HON CHEMISTRY: Wow! Did you every dream there was that much interesting and important stuff to know about the s, p, d, and f block elements?! Here’s the introduction to the d & f blocks, and then, our look at the s-block slides to clarify some information and filled in gaps you might have had.
As you are studying, make sure you go back and practice figuring out the period, block, group, and type of element from the electron configuration. And don’t forget the topics I asked you to research for yourself that you will find on the Chapter 5 Stuff to Know Sheet on Edline!!
To make your research even more interesting(!), there are some really interesting videos with tons of useful information at this site: http://periodicvideos.com/ Go pop some popcorn and have some movie time!
The videos that you must watch from the s-block for the test are potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
The elements from the d block that I especially want you to watch are copper and mercury. And there are other interesting ones you might like to watch just for fun!
The videos on from the f-Block that you need to watch are: neodymium, thorium, and uranium.
And just a heads up – the videos you need to watch for the p-Block are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, and chlorine. http://periodicvideos.com/
CHEMISTRY: Isn’t this a super cool picture of light? So tell me again, if we’re supposed to be figuring out electrons, why are we studying waves?
I’m thinking you’ve probably memorized the electromagnetic spectrum after that inspirational song; however, also sure you also know the uses of the different types (all except for long waves). Just in case you’d like to hear it again: Electromagnetic Spectrum Song
How’d you like the light problems so far? Be sure and learn the formulas, the two constants, and practice, practice, practice!
Hon Chemistry 1-10-17 The Electromagnetic Spectrum & Wave Properties of Light UPDATED from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.
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