Chemistry 3-4-19 History of the Periodic Table & cLAB: Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt (s-block notes)

CHEMISTRY: Great start to a new chapter! I love that you are going to be learning to research some really cool stuff about the elements on the Periodic Table.

Here is the intro the the history of the periodic table and and your short intro to the cLAB: Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt. We’ll pick up with the s-block next week!

Chemistry 2-22-19 Noble Gas Notation

CHEMISTRY – Great job with noble gas notation today!! Watch this vodcast again and it will make even more sense the second time! It would also be great review for the test! Speaking of which – have you checked out the stuff to know sheet for the test??? Super important!!!

Need extra practice or help? Wave problems? Electron configuration?? Help session this Monday, 7:20ish A.M.

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Chemistry 2-21-19 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”!!!!

Need extra practice or help with this chapter? Ask me about a help session next week!

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Chemistry 2-19-19 Quantum Numbers

CHEMISTRY: See what Bohr and Heisenberg’s work led to? Now you have the tools you need to determine where electrons are in an atom – but can you?!?

Here’s the vodcast from today on quantum numbers and the rules you’ll use to use them. Be sure and practice drawing the Aufbau Chart!! The good news – quantum numbers will begin making more sense when you started using them!

HOMEWORK UPDATE: You can hold off on #30 until tomorrow during class. You’ll do it then!

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Chemistry 2-15-19 Bohr Model & Quantum Model of the Atom

CHEMISTRY: So which are they? Are electrons particles or are they waves? Here’s the lecture from Friday. If you’re still having questions, you will not only want to watch this vodcast again, but also you might watch these video clips that we saw in class today – The Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen, and also this one Animated Quantum Mechanics.

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Chemistry 2-12-19 Photoelectric Effect

CHEMISTRY: Fun field trip today!! Good job coming up with examples of the photoelectric effect. What? There really aren’t tiny people living in boxes above the doors at Target? And I just thought of another one, what about those automatic flush toilets!

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Chemistry 2-7-19 Wave Properties of Light

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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Chemistry 1-24-19 Fusion & Chapters 3A & 21 Test Overview

CHEMISTRY: Are you ready for the test Monday? Be careful and don’t take the test for granted! Also, make sure you got a copy of the Chapter 3A and the 21 Stuff to Know & Study Suggestions sheet to help you get organized as you study.

Here is laaaaassst set of notes on chapter 21, and the test overview from today. If you have been absent, be sure and watch the vodcasts, we talked about information that isn’t in the textbook – and also very important info about the test!!

Memorize everything and practice everything! And did I mention, PRACTICE!! God bless you! I’ll be praying!!

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Chemistry 1-23-19 Applications of Radioactivity, Pt. 2 and Fission

CHEMISTRY: Hey guys! Here’s our discussion from Wednesday. The Lord willing, we’ll finish the chapter tomorrow! Have you started 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.

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!

Help session Thursday morning, 7:20ish A.M.