CHEMISTRY: So are you a cookie dough lover? Not me – I like my cookies crispy!
Here’s the last of the applications of stoichiometry problems – percent yield. Be careful to remember that percent yield is all about product. The masses in the formula will be from products. The masses of the reactants will only be used to find the mass of the product.
You realize what we’ve done… we’ve finished the chapter!!
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HON CHEMISTRY: Wow! What do you think about fission and fusion? Can you now begin to understand the destructive force of the hydrogen bomb? It’s a fusion bomb! Just another reason you might not want to plan a trip to the sun!!
We put the final touch on a lot today, and guess what? We’ve wrapped up the chapter! How are you doing on studying for the test? It will cover the beginning part of chapter 3 (through average atomic mass) and chapter 21. Did you find the Stuff to Know Sheet?
Practice everything! And did I mention, PRACTICE!! I’ll be praying for you!
Hon Chemistry 12-7-16 Isotopes, Nuclear Reactors, and Fusion from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.
HON CHEMISTRY: Hey guys! Here’s the laaaast of the applications of radioactive isotopes. The Lord willing, we’ll finish fission and fusion on Monday.
How are you studying? Be careful and don’t take the test for granted! And don’t forget to check out the the Chapter 21 Stuff to Know & sheet (and yes, there actually is one!).
Make sure you keep practicing half-life problems and nuclear equations. Also, make sure you’ve memorize the nuclear symbols for alpha particles, beta particles, positrons, neutrons, and protons. And then there are tons of notes on the conceptual stuff. Properties of radioactivity, people, types of radioactive decay, applications of radioactivity, definitions, definitions, and definitions!
FYI – This is a pic of a test used to check on blood flow through the heart during a stress test. Fun, huh!?
So what’s this about you probably having an radioactive isotope in your house?!? Don’t forget to research how smoke detectors, especially those with Americium, work!
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PHYSICS: Did you realize that fluids could produce that much force? Make’s you wonder at the awesome way God designed those beautiful under water sea creatures to withstand so much pressure, doesn’t it? This little creature is a lionfish from the waters of Lembeh, Indonesia.
Here’s the lecture on Pascal’s law and hydraulics and the like.
Physics 2-27-17 Pascal's Law from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.
flickr photo by CW Ye
HON CHEMISTRY: Wow! Did you realize radiation was everywhere? It turns out there are some pretty useful applications of radioactivity! Let’s finish talking about that tomorrow.
Photo by Steve Jabo, NMNH.
HON CHEMISTRY: Hey guys – this is where honors chemistry will post results for the Half-Life Simulation lab. You’ll just list your data from the first data table as a comment – just like you comment every week, except this time you are just listing the data from the first data table.
Remember, you don’t have to use candies; you may use coins or anything else that has two sides. Please note that you are to post the number of “radioactive” nuclides remaining after each toss.
Just to clarify, everything on the lab sheets will go in your lab report on that you will submit as a PDF to Google Drive and TurnItIn.com – Title, Objective, Procedure, Observations (with data table), Conclusion, and Questions. Don’t forget that your graph needs to be either a full page graph that you do on Excel or a similar program, or you can draw a full page graph on graph paper, scan a very clean, sharp copy and copy it into your lab report. And don’t forget that the analysis questions, calculations, graph, etc., go after your conclusion.
Happy counting – and wait until AFTER the lab to snack!! 🙂
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CHEMISTRY: So if you have 11 roller wheels, how many roller blade skates can you make? You know, really, limiting reactant is almost that simple. Well, the concept is anyway! You deal with limiting reactants in your life all the time. Now we’re just applying that same concept with chemical reactions! 🙂
Here’s our lesson from Thursday – first a review of stoichiometry problems. Then – limiting reactants. Fun times!
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CHEMISTRY: So how did you do with the stoichiometry problems on your own? Do you find that working these problem is kind of like following a map – and making sure you have the right passport before you try to get in to the next country?!
Good job today! Here’s a look at some of the problems from homework last night. Be sure and get the answers at the beginning so you can go back and work these problems and more to practice for the test!
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HON CHEMISTRY: So what do you figure is the half-life of a banana? But I digress…. Here’s the lecture for Wednesday on half-life problems.
Have fun with the half-life simulation lab! Be sure and post your data in the Half Life Lab web post by the time listed on the syllabus. Don’t forget to include pics and your graph! The lab report is to be submitted as a PDF 2X by the due date listed on the syllabus. 🙂
flickr photo by Caro Wallis
HON CHEMISTRY: Can you guess what it is?/ It’s a picture of uranium ore under UV light. Cool, huh! Here’s the lecture for Tuesday on the properties of radioactive nuclides and the types of radioactive decay.
How’d you like writing writing nuclear equations to represent radioactive decay? Maybe a tad bit easier than writing chemical equations? Don’t forget to memorize the nuclear symbols for alpha particles, beta particles (electrons), positrons, neutrons, and protons. Not nearly as bad as polyatomic ions?!?