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CH13 – Celebrate!

Dates P4 – Monday, September 25th P5 – Monday, September 25th P7 – Monday, September 25th Test Day! w00t2 relax, stay focused, you will be just fine! you have worked hard… trust … Continue reading

September 25, 2017

CP14 – RXN Types

Date Monday, September 25th (long block) Class Business test moved from Thursday to Monday more info soon Units 1-2-3 (see the Syllabus) on test specifics Added vocabulary to the Syllabus … Continue reading

September 24, 2017

CP13 – RXN Lab

Date Friday, September, 22nd Lab Day! Lab set up Lab Safety Use of LNB Distilled Water bottles push in chairs toothpicks scoopula waste beaker lab station numbering working in pairs … Continue reading

September 21, 2017

CP12 – Reaction Types

Date Thursday, September 21st New Idea – Reaction Types Handout in GDrive Focus on four types Combination (synthesis) Decomposition Single Displacement Double Diplacement Examples Lab Next Class Explores Reaction Types … Continue reading

September 20, 2017

CH12 – Trending

Dates P4 – Thursday, September 21st P5 – Thursday, September 21st P7 – Friday, September 22nd Connecting & Finishing isoelectronic species excited state configurations Periodic Table Trends IE trends (hey! … Continue reading

September 20, 2017

CH11 – PT Trends

Dates P4 – Wednesday, September 20th P5 – Wednesday, September 20th P7 – Wednesday, September 20th Quiz Spectrum Quiz 15 minutes only 20 pts All equations / constants provided Recap … Continue reading

September 19, 2017

CP11- Reaction Balancing

Date Tuesday, September 19th Quiz naming quiz quick and easy! Recap – Balancing Strategies for balancing reactions? examples Balancing Practice Ch 8 P(3, 4) Write down equation (we will discuss … Continue reading

September 18, 2017

CH10 – Configurations

Dates P4 – Monday, September 18th P5 – Tuesday, September 19th P7 – Tuesday, September 19th Class Business – Quiz Next class starts with quiz (20 min) Line spectra calculations … Continue reading

September 17, 2017

CP10 – Reactions

Date Monday, September 18th Recap Formulas to Names Names to Formulas Quiz on Tuesday covering all of this Lots of practice in Textbook Ch. 6 P(5 – 24) 10 Questions … Continue reading

September 17, 2017

CH09 – Quantum Numbers

Dates P4 – Friday, September 15th P5 – Friday, September 15th P7 – Monday, September 18th Orbitals – What do we know? where likely to be found “time-lapse” of electron … Continue reading

September 15, 2017

BTSN – 2017

Welcome to Back-to-School Night 2017 I am always honored to meet the parents of the students I am lucky to have in my classes. This presentation is a brief overview … Continue reading

September 14, 2017

Hands on Fire

The students of the BLAST club had a… well… BLAST… at the first meeting on Tuesday. Sometimes fire makes things fun!

September 14, 2017

CP09 – More Naming

Date Thursday, September 14th Quiz – Nomenclature student given 10 formulas quiz asks for the names of the formulas only ionic substances on the quiz polyatomic ion names and charges … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

CH08 – H Spectrum

Dates P4 – Wednesday, September 13th P5 – Wednesday, September 13th P7 – Thursday, September 14th Activity – Hydrogen Spectrum formula to calculate the energy levels of hydrogen principal quantum … Continue reading

September 12, 2017

CP08 – Naming Mania!

Date Monday, September 11th Long Block (after lunch) Quiz Yahoo! Our first quiz! Q provides element name Student writes symbol and valence or valences Provided with PT only Quick – … Continue reading

September 9, 2017

CP07 – Naming

Date: Friday, September 8th Periodic Table Groups have names! Textbook section 3.2 (Please know these) Formula Basics subscripts / coefficients parentheses examples (book practice below) Naming Formulas there is a … Continue reading

September 7, 2017

CH07 – Spectral Lines

Class Business a word about workload what to do when homework takes a long time Textbook Notes goal – record big ideas student not expected to understand what is in … Continue reading

September 7, 2017

CH06 – Electrons

Dates P4 – Thursday, September 7th P5 – Thursday, September 7th P6 – Friday, September 8th Pulling Together What did Dalton think the atom looked like? What did Thomson know … Continue reading

September 7, 2017


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