Chemistry 5-1-24 Electron Configuration & Blocks of the Periodic Table

CHEMISTRY: Wow! You learned a lot today! Don’t we serve an awesome God?!? You probably knew the periodic table was really organized, but did you realize that it was THAT organized? Awesome!

Be sure and practice with the homework tomorrow night, and don’t forget to use the Aufbau “chart”!!!!

UPDATE: Lab change for tomorrow. Change to Emmision Spectra of Elements. Be sure and print it and bring colored pencils.

Photo by Kimson Doan on Unsplash

Hon Chemistry 5-1-24 Molecular Geometry

HON CHEMISTRY: Who knew we’d be doing geometry in chemistry?!? Great job today! Lewis structures, multiple bonds, resonance, polyatomic ions, and now molecular geometry. Wow, that’s a lot you’ve conquered in the last few days!!

Molecular geometry is super easy. Make sure you know how to draw Lewis structures, then determine the type of ABE structure and you’ve got it. Here’s a copy of Molecular Geometry Shapes – VSEPR handout. Be sure and memorize the shape and the ABE structure that goes with it. Easy-peazy!

Here’s some good advice – don’t take shortcuts. Learn the proper steps on the easier molecules, and you’ll be able to do the hard ones. And if it’s still all Greek to you, don’t worry! Keep practicing and you’ll get it, I promise!! Don’t forget to count electrons and don’t forget CONS!

flickr photo by Ron Layters