Hon Chemistry 2-10-20 Chapter 5 Overview

HON CHEMISTRY: Great overview of Chapter 5 today. This is the one where we went over test questions and then took a look at #50 and also the Marsh test for arsenic. Good stuff!

God bless you as you study! Be sure and PRACTICE. Never just look over things! PRACTICE everything!!!


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Hon Chemistry 2-13-20 Periodic Trends, Pt. 2

HON CHEMISTRY: Here’s the last of the trends – not car trends, periodic trends! 2nd ionization energy, electron affinity, ionic radii, and electronegativity. Whew!

We’ve finished the chapter! Don’t forget though that part of the first part of chapter is still important as you prepare for the test! A great way to review the Element Scavenger Hunt is watching the videos of elements from this chapter I mentioned earlier at periodicvideos.com. Very interesting(!), with tons of useful information!

The videos that would be great review from the s-block for the test are potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

The videos that would be great review for the p-Block are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, and chlorine. http://periodicvideos.com/

The videos that would be great review for d block are copper and mercury. And there are other interesting ones you might like to watch just for fun!

The videos that would be great review for the f-Block are neodymium, thorium, and uranium.


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Hon Chemistry 2-12-20 Atomic Radii & Ionization Energy

HON CHEMISTRY: Hey guys, here’s the first lecture on periodic trends – atomic radii and ionization energy. You made some great connections today!

We’ve started a new part of the chapter! Don’t forget though that part of the first part of chapter is still important as you prepare for the test! Make sure you’ve making progress on watching the videos of elements from this chapter I mentioned earlier at periodicvideos.com. Very interesting(!), with tons of useful information!

The videos that would be great review from the s-block for the test are potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

The videos that would be great review for the p-Block are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, and chlorine. http://periodicvideos.com/

The videos that would be great review for d block are copper and mercury. And there are other interesting ones you might like to watch just for fun!

The videos that would be great review for the f-Block are neodymium, thorium, and uranium. Go pop some popcorn and have some movie time!


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Hon Chemistry 1-24-20 Chapter 4 Overview

HON CHEMISTRY: God bless as you study for the chapter 4 test! Here’s our overview of the test and look back at some of the “problems” from the chapter. BONUS – Below today’s lesson, I’ve also included a vodcast of a review day with electron notations.

Have you checked out the Chapter 4 Stuff to Know Sheet? Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to 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. Did I mention that already?

What about applications for discussion? Photoelectric effect, spectroscopy, etc.? Another great idea for studying is to watch the videos that we watched in class, and others – super helpful as you study for the test!! Here are some of them:
Spectrum of the Stars (overivew of the results of the spectroscopy lab you did, shows the connection between our lab on spectroscopy and how we can identify elements), Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen (how we use it to know about the energy levels in an atom), Quantum Mechanics (about the roles of Bohr, Schrodinger, Heisenberg), and also Animated Quantum Mechanics.

God bless you as you study! I’ll be praying for you!!


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Hon Chemistry 1-22-20 Electron Configuration Homework & Practice

Hon Chemistry 1-21-20 Blocks of the Periodic Table & Noble Gas Notation

HON 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!

Practice what you’ve learned!! You’ll get the hang of it and be as laid back as this “noble” fellow in no time! 😉


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Hon Chemistry 1-17-20 Orbital Notation & Electron Configuration Notation

HON CHEMISTRY: Wow, you did a great job today! Did quantum numbers begin making more sense when you started using them? Good work today on orbital notation. I think you’re going to be seeing arrows and numbers in your sleep!

And 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”! Let me know if you figure out the riddle!!


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Hon Chemistry 1-15-20 Bohr Model of the Atom

HON CHEMISTRY: I figured anybody who ditched his honeymoon to finalize his work on atomic theory deserved to have his picture on our website. (I’ll finish telling you that story tomorrow!)

Here are some of the video clip that begin to show the connection between our lab on spectroscopy, the hydrogen emission spectrum, and how we can identify elements – including the one from today on why it’s all important. They’ll be very helpful as you study!!

The Electromagnetic Spectrum (not the song!)
Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen
Animated Quantum Video is the one that explains all about why scientists began to believe that electrons could be acting as waves


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Hon Chemistry 1-10-20 Photoelectric Effect

HON CHEMISTRY: Wow check out this awesome example of the photoelectric effect – a giant solar flower in Buenos Aires, Argentina! It moves as it follows the sun. Click on the link to learn more. There’s also a link below the vodcast. Giant Solar Flower

Awesome field trip today! Hey what about other applications of the photoelectric effect? Are there tiny people living in boxes above the doors at Wal-mart and Target? What about solar calculators? And hey – what about those automatic flush toilets?!


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Hon Chemistry 1-9-20 Wave Properties of Light

HON 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? We’ll resume with the photoelectric effect tomorrow!


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