Chemistry 12-3-20 Chemical Formulas Review… Again

CHEMISTRY: Today you’ll be practicing chemical compound names and formulas at a site called The Physics Classroom. Here’s what you need to do

•  Register as a student at The Physics Classroom. Click on My Account at https://www.physicsclassroom.com/
•  Ask me for the Class Code. Be careful with your password – you will need to enter it twice.
•  Click on Tasks and Courses to open your assigned activities. Read all the directions on the activity page.
•  Hint: Write these on notebook paper as you go through the questions to help build the layers of learning in your brain!!

Do the Apprentice, Master, and Wizard levels of the Concept Builder called Names to Formulas 1. If you don’t finish in class, the rest of the assignment is for homework and is due at 8:00 A.M. Friday morning.

Chemistry 12-1-20 Chemical Formulas Help Session

CHEMISTRY: So how are the chemical formulas and chemical names coming? I wasn’t able to upload the help session from this morning, but here’s a help session on writing and naming formulas from a couple years ago. This help session has practice with oxidation numbers on it, but on the quiz tomorrow, you will only use oxidation numbers when you’re figuring out the Roman numeral for an element that can have more than one charge.

And don’t forget to add one more thing to your “make sure you memorize for the test” list: polyatomic ions, binary acids, oxyacids, and prefixes. God bless you as you study!!

Hon Chemistry 10-25-16 Help Session from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Chemistry 11-30-20 Oxidation Numbers (& Pre-Test Quiz Info)

CHEMISTRY: One man’s rust is another student’s lesson in chemistry! Great job today with oxidation numbers. Now it’s time to go and practice applying them! Try to do your homework without your notes first. Then go back and check and see what you actually knew. Great way to check up on yourself.

God bless you as you study for the Chapter 7 Memorization Quiz for Wednesday! You need to have memorized (and be able to use!!): polyatomic ions, monatomic ions (but you can get these off the periodic table), acids, prefixes, and how to write and name chemical formulas. You do not have to know the chemical names and formulas for common substances. Click here for a copy of the PERIODIC TABLE you’ll use on the test – if you want to practice using it on your own.

That’s a lot, but you can do it! And make double dog sure you are working hard at practicing it all now!!


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Chemistry 11-20-20 Binary Molecular Formulas

CHEMISTRY: Do you feel like you have letter and numbers swimming in your eyes? This is one of those times that paying attention to details is super, super important! Here’s the lecture from Friday on writing formulas and names for binary molecular compounds. Part of it’s really similar to what you learned to do for ionic compounds, but another part is totally different. Details!!

Make sure you keep everything straight. Do something that will organize all the information for you, so you won’t get confused. Also, don’t forget the lists you have to memorize – it’s getting larger and larger!! And practice, practice, practice!!!

Need extra practice? Another help session??


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Chemistry 11-18-20 Chemical Formulas with Polyatomic Ions

CHEMISTRY: Great job today! Do you understand better now? Remember it’s like baby steps, first binary ionic compounds, and now, formulas with polyatomic ions. Begin learning how to do them now! And practice, practice, practice!!

Speaking of – how are you doing with polyatomic ion memorization? Have you learned them for…ever?

Another great idea, click here for a copy of the Hints for Naming Chemical Formulas Flow Chart, or find it under the Worksheet/Handouts Tab. Follow it every time you name chemical formulas!!


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Chemistry 11-16-20 Writing Chemical Formulas

CHEMISTRY: Great job today writing chemical formulas! The key to getting good at it – practice, practice, practice!!

Check Evernote for your graded lab. The Wi-fi here at school kept blocking the initial set-up, but check at home. Go to your Gmail and find an invitation from me to share a notebook. Click on it, and then go to Evernote and click on Shared with Me. (You can find it under one of the menues). In a sec you should see a file from me that you can add, and then view. It may work better the first time on your computer than your phone. Try that.

Chemistry 11-13-20 Naming Chemical Formulas

CHEMISTRY: Great job learning to name binary ionic compounds!

Speaking of formulas, what is your plan for all the memorization in this chapter? Word of warning – don’t wait to the last minute!!

Super important – the secret for the next few days and this entire chapter is DON’T GET BEHIND! Keep up with me and practice, practice, practice!

Chemistry 11-5-20 Graphing Exercise 1 Recap

CHEMISTRY: How’d you do with your Google Sheets or Excel graphs yesterday? Make double dog sure you followed the instructions that I gave you in the video. I won’t accept your graph if you didn’t! Below is our overview of good and bad graphs – great stuff to check your graphs with!!

Today I’ll be checking your rough draft of Graph J in class. While you are waiting, you can be working Graph K or getting a head start on the questions for the Graphing Exercise 1. Questions must be typed, but Question A can be scanned.Have you thought about how you are going to answer question A? Could you use what you know about scanning??? Hmmm…..

And now, it’s time to put it all together! IMPORTANT: Check the project sheets for the exact order of how you turn in everything!! After you assemble everything in a doc, then make sure the heading and title are correct on the first page (do this like you would a lab report). Finally, you’ll save it as a PDF and turn it in two both your Google Drive Shared folder and turnitin.com.

It must be submitted by this Friday, November 6, 8:00 A.M. Again, check the Project sheets for the exact order of how you turn in everything!!ame>

Chemistry 11-3-20 Graphing Exercise 1

CHEMISTRY: Today you will begin Graphing Exercise 1. Don’t forget if you get stuck, you can always go back and watch the videos below.

Here are the instructions for Tuesday – (You are going to be dreaming about graphs!!)

IMPORTANT: A rough draft of your first graph (graph J) is due tomorrow by class time. The entire assignment must be submitted by this coming Friday, November 6, 8:00 A.M.

You can do this assignment at school or at home with your own computer. If you use any device other than a PC or any graphing tool other than Excel or Google Sheets, you may need to modify the instructions to fit your device.

    1. When you begin working on the Graphing Exercise 1 assignment, pay very close attention to the instructions. Also, pay close attention to the sheet on How to Make a Best Fit (Scatter Plot) Line Graph in Excel 2010 – UPDATED to make sure you have all the parts of the graph covered.

4. Google Sheets only: If you ever need to add subscript or superscripts to the axis labels in Google sheets, try copying and pasting whatever number you need from this set in to the axis title in Google sheets: ⁰¹²³⁴⁵⁶⁷⁸⁹₀₁₂₃₄₅₆₇₈₉

Now go forth and conquer graphs!!

Excel Graph Tutorial Below (older version of Excel)

Google Sheets Graph Tutorial Below

Chemistry 10-30-20 Graphing with Spreadsheets

CHEMISTRY: Today you are going to learn (or review) how to make graphs using data analysis software like Google Sheets or Excel by watching the video below at your own pace.

Here are the instructions for today, Friday. In class, you will follow along with the video instructions and make the same practice graph that I am making. This is due at the end of class. (You are going to be dreaming about graphs!!)

IMPORTANT Homework Update: A rough draft of the practice graph is due Tuesday class time. Graphing Exercise 2 is also due by class time on Tuesday. We will start on the Graphing 1 assignment next week.

You can do this assignment at school or at home with your own computer. If you use any device other than a PC or any graphing tool other than Excel or Google Sheets, you may need to modify the instructions to fit your device.

  1. Watch one of the vodcasts below for a tutorial on how to make graphs in Excel or Google Sheets.
    • My advice is to use a split screen view on the laptop with the video on one side and Excel open on the other side of your laptop screen. Watch the video and at the same time pause it as you follow along with the steps in Excel. Holler if you need me to show you how to do a split screen view. Or Google it! 🙂
    • The practice graph is due at the end of the period.2. When you begin working on the practice graph, pay very close attention to the instructions. Also, pay close attention to the sheet on How to Make a Best Fit (Scatter Plot) Line Graph in Excel 2010 – UPDATED to make sure you have all the parts of the graph covered.

      3. If you need a sample set of data to play around with, click here: Sample Data for Graphing Practice

      4. Google Sheets only: If you ever need to add subscript or superscripts to the axis labels in Google sheets, try copying and pasting whatever number you need from this set in to the axis title in Google sheets: ⁰¹²³⁴⁵⁶⁷⁸⁹₀₁₂₃₄₅₆₇₈₉

      Now go forth and conquer graphs!!

      Google Sheets Graph Tutorial Below

      Excel Graph Tutorial Below (older version of Excel)