Hon Chemistry 11-1-22 Binary Molecular Formulas

HON CHEMISTRY: No audio on today’s vodcast, so here’s the same lesson from last year. Start it at about 11:24. One thing that’s not on this list is the info on binary and oxyacids that you’ll need to memorize and know for this year. You can find the list of these acids here on the class website under the worksheet tab.

So I’m not saying that learning to name and write chemical formulas is as bad as a jellyfish sting (you’ll get that in a minute!), but you do have to really, really pay attention to the details!! Here’s our discussion on writing formulas and names for binary molecular compounds. Part of it’s really similar to what you learned to do for ionic compounds, don’t you think? The other part is totally different, though!

Make sure you keep everything straight. Find a way to organize all the information for yourself so you won’t get confused. Also, don’t forget the lists you have to memorize – chemical names for common substances, polyatomic ions, acids, and numerical prefixes. And practice, practice, practice!!!


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Hon Chemistry 5-5-22 Resonance & Polyatomic Ions

HON CHEMISTRY: Are your eyes playing tricks on you yet? 🙂 Great job working with multiple bonds and polyatomic ions with Lewis structures today!

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!

Hon Chemistry 3-29-22 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.

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 1-31-22 Percent Yield

HON CHEMISTRY: So are you a cookie dough lover? Not me – I like my cookies crispy!

Here’s the last of the applications of stoichiometry problems – percent yield. Lots easier that limiting reactants I think. You realize what we’ve done… we’ve finished the chapter!! Now let’s see if you can apply what you know – good times!

Hon Chemistry 2-12-21 Intro to Atomic Theory

HON CHEMISTRY: So how do you feel about being made from earth, air, water, and fire? Here’s the intro we did on how we ended up with the atomic theory. Had you ever heard of Lavosier, Proust, and Dalton?

Pretty impressive little theory that Dalton came up with, huh? Were you surprised as you made comparisons with the Modern Atomic Theory? Could you now take it a step further and show connections between the three laws we discussed today and Dalton’s atomic theory?

Hon Chemistry 9-14-20 Chapter 2 Test Practice & Help Session

HON CHEMISTRY – God bless you as you prepare for your test! Here’s some of the practice for test that we did in class today.

Below the vodcast today’s class is the vodcast from the help session this morning.

Remember, don’t just read your notes and memorize! You must practice your notes, practice the problems, practice the memorization!!

Also, don’t forget the Interactive Review Games with your online text and also sciencegeek.net. God bless you as you study! I’ll be praying for you!!


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Monday Morning Help Session

Chemistry 9-3-20 Scientific Notation

CHEMISTRY – Wow! That was different!! I like you better in person, but at least I got to see you 🙂

How did you do with scientific notation today? Have you conquered it yet? Remember you have to use the scientific notation button that is on your calculator or it will almost always give you the wrong answer!! If you can’t find the scientific notation button your calculator, text me a pic of it and I’ll help!

HOMEWORK UPDATE: Don’t do it tonight. I just realized there is too much conversion factor stuff on it, so we’ll do that tomorrow.


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It’s Almost Here & I’m So Excited!!

I can’t wait! Summer has been great, but I am sooooooooo looking forward to seeing you and doing school with you!

Have you seen this? It is SO cool!! So, if you need a last minute summer project… Or maybe a project for my budding physics students?

Can’t wait to see you!!

Psalm 19: 1 -3, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.”

Have you ever been on a hike and just stopped to appreciate the sounds of nature? from Terra Mar Entertainment on Vimeo.