Are You Ready for the Exam?!?

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WOW! It has been an incredibly awesome year for me, and I hope it has been for you too! God bless you as you are studying for your chemistry & honors chemistry exam! If you need a break, check out this awesome review of the elements: The Element Song or this New Periodic Table Song, but don’t get distracted by the challenge!!

EXAM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS are listed below. IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet to the chemistry room before you go to your exam room! (And the chemistry textbook if you checked one out!!)

It is super, super important so study YOUR VERY BEST and remember to practice, practice, practice! This exam can make a HUGE difference in your average. FINISH STRONG, like you’ve been working all year!! Produce something!! Make flashcards out of the vocab, formulas, types of chemical reactions, etc. Practice writing chemical formulas, balancing equations, working the problems – try the practice tests on the online textbook or on The Physics Classroom (sign in as a guest) or sciencegeek.net. All of these will be really helpful. And get yourself plenty of snacks! πŸ™‚

How’s the exam review coming? You know, I don’t just give you that thing for the extra credit. I give it to you because it will help you get organized and help you remember everything that’s going to be on the exam. As you answer each topic, keep studying it, if you’re having trouble!

Chemistry – 1st Period 307 Berryhill
Chemistry – 2nd Period 305 Clayton
Chemistry – 3rd Period 303 Walton
Chemistry – 4th Period 301 DeFrehn
Honors Chemistry 300 Phillips

Chemistry 5-16-22 Intro to Acids, Bases & pH

CHEMISTRY: So what do you think would cause these beautiful colors? Great intro to the properties of acids and bases, indicators and pH! Don’t forget The Physics Classroom assignment. If you need help on the last two levels, click on the Help Me button. It will give you the pH chart that matches certain indicator colors. Here’s a hint – Phenolphthalein indicator is always hot pink/magenta in a base.

And last hint – the more negative the H3O+ concentration (that means the higher the negative exponent) the more of a base that it is. The lower the number of the exponent (which actually makes it a higher number) the more of an acid it is.

How’s the exam review packet coming along? Help session for the exam Friday morning, 7:15ish A.M.

Chemistry 5-12-22 f & P Block Elements and Chapter 4b & 5a Test Overview

CHEMISTRY: Wow! We finished! Here’s the notes on the f block and p block elements. Now on to the test!

Here’s our overview of the chapter from today. Have you checked out the Ch 4b & 5a Stuff to Know Sheet?? Don’t forget you can leave off reading and writing noble gas configuration. Make sure you memorize the things you need to memorize so that you can apply them on the test. And practice, practice, practice, the problems and electron configurations.

God bless you! I’m praying for you!!


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Chemistry 5-10-22 Electron Configuration Notation & 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!

Then, just when you were getting the hang of drawing arrows, I go and change it! But don’t you think writing electron configuration notation is a whole lot shorter than doing orbital notation? Don’t get me wrong, knowing how to do orbital is great for seeing how the electrons are paired, but this way is waaaay shorter!

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


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Chemistry – Your LAST Web Post Comment!!

Can you believe it?!? This is your LAST web post comment!! This is where you put it and here are the three things I want you to talk about:

1) How did chemistry grow you? What did you learn about yourself?
2) What advice do you have for future chemistry students?
3) What could we have done different this year that would have helped you learn chemistry better?

Can’t wait to hear from you!! πŸ™‚

Chemistry 5-6-22 Quantum Model of the Atom & Quantum Numbers

CHEMISTRY: Great job with quantum numbers today! Wow, it was a lot. Confused yet?

Don’t worry! Today you learned all the background information about quantum numbers. Monday we will begin putting it all together πŸ™‚

Here the video clip from today that shows the connection between electrons as particle and electrons as waves. It’ll be very helpful as you study!!

Animated Quantum Video is the one that explains all about why scientists began to believe that electrons could be acting as waves


Cartoon courtesy of nearing-zero.net

Chemistry 5-3-21 Chapters 3A & 21 Test Overview

CHEMISTRY: God bless you as you practice for the test. Be careful and don’t take the test for granted! Use the Chapter 3A and the 21 Stuff to Know sheet as a guide for what you are memorizing and practicing.

Here is the test overview from today. Bottom line? Memorize everything and practice everything! And did I mention, PRACTICE!! God bless you! I’ll be praying!!


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Chemistry 4-29-22 Applications of Radioactivity, Pt. 2

CHEMISTRY: Hey guys! Here’s our discussion from Friday. More information on the applications of radioactivity

Have you started studying? The test will be Tuesday, May 3. 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.

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!


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