Chemistry 1-31-12 Blocks of the Periodic Table

CHEMISTRY: Great job playing with blocks today! Did you realize there was such incredible organization on the periodic table? And are you starting to get the hang of using the location of elements to tell what the electron configuration is? Now you know how I did it! Tomorrow, let’s take it a step further. 🙂

Cartoon by Nick D. Kim,

Hon Chemistry 1-25-12 Periods & Block of the Periodic Table

HON CHEMISTRY: Isn’t the periodic table an amazing thing? It will surely prove to be a very valuable tool for you! Are you starting to get the hang of using electron configuration to determine the ID of an element, and vice versa?

And what about Noble gas notation? This vodcast from last year will go back and explain how you were able to figure it out using the periodic table. Don’t forget, practice, practice!