Thursday, December 20, 2007

Chemical Formulas 12/20/07 Std 4.7

Objective: SWBAT name and write the formulas for ionic and covalent compounds.

  • Add on to notes
  • Practice Game
  • Nomenclature Practice

HW: Bring in one food product and at least one chemical formula from its ingredients.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Chemical Formulas 12/19/07 Std 4.7

Objective: SWBAT name and give the formulas for ionic compounds.

  • Notes: Chemical Formulas and Names
  • Nomenclature: Ionic Compounds

HW: Read Section 1 Chapter 7

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Determining Formulas of Ionic Compounds


Intermolecular Forces Animation

Chemical Bonding 12/18/07 Std 4.5

Objective: SWBAT describe intermolecular forces\

  • Notes: Intermolecular Forces
  • Quiz: Intermolecular Forces

HW: Complete take home quiz by Thursday

Monday, December 17, 2007

Chemical Bonding 12/17/07 Std 4.4

Objective: SWBAT practice determining shape and polarity of molecules.

  • Attractive Molecules
  • Shapes of Molecules

HW: Finish final draft of Attractive Molecules
  • You need to go into full detail about why water has its particular shape and why it is polar. Be specific.
  • Then explain why it was attracted to the charged rod. Once again, be specific!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

VSEPR Theory Animation

From Holt, Reinhart, and Winston's Modern Chemistry

Chemical Bonding 12/13/07 (Std 4.4)

Objective: SWBAT determine if a molecule is polar.

  • Attractive Molecules Lab

HW: write up conclusion for today's lab

A good conclusion:
  • Restates the hypothesis (you answer to whether you thought water was going to be polar or not)
  • Describes the results of the lab
  • Uses the results to evaluate the hypothesis (relate what you observed to the hypothesis)
For this lab, your conclusions should relate the following concepts to the results that you observed:
  • VSEPR Theory
  • Geometry of the molecule (the shape)
  • Polarity and electronegativity

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lewis Dot Structure Tutorial

If you need additional assistance (or practice) with Lewis Dot Structures, check out this video on the NASL method of drawing Lewis dot diagrams.

Download the written instructions and practice problems here.


Chemical Bonding 12/12/07 (Std 4.4)

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate mastery on Standards 3.4, 4.1, 4.2 and design their own polarity experiment.

  • Standard 3.4, 4.1 and 4.2 Mastery Quiz
  • Attractive Molecules (download)

HW: Finish Attractive Molecules Prelab Writeup

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Shapes of Molecules Examples

Here are a couple of good examples of the Shapes of Molecules HW.

Chemical Bonding 12/11/07 (Std 4.4)

Objective: SWBAT describe the shapes of molecules

  • Let's Build It (download)
  • Notes: Polar Bonds vs. Polar Molecules
  • Paragraph: Polar Molecules

HW: Paragraph: Explain why HF is polar and CO2 is not.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Chemical Bonding 12/10/07 (Std 4.4)

Objective: SWBAT describe the shapes of molecules

  • Notes: VSEPR Theory
  • Two's Company
  • Paragraph: Shapes of Molecules

Draw the shape of H2S and name the shape and justify that shape using VSEPR Theory.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Chemical Bonding 12/7/07 (Std. 4.3)

Objective: SWBAT use electronegativity to explain what kind of bond atoms will form.

  • Notes: Electronegativity and Bonding
  • Thinking Electronegatively (download)

HW: (beginning and developing mastery recommended) Read Section 6.1 of Modern Chemistry

Video: Electronegativity and Bonding

Chemical Bonding 12/6/07

Objective: SWBAT analyze their own mistakes on yesterday's test

  • Assessment Mistake Analysis

HW: Analyze your mistakes and do test corrections

Chemical Bonding 12/6/07

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate mastery of Standards 3.3, 3.4, 4.1 and 4.2 on a test

  • Standard 3.3, 3.4, 4.1 and 4.2 Test

HW: none

Chemical Bonding 12/4/07

Objective: SWBAT predict how ionic and covalent compounds will behave

  • You Light Up My Life

HW: Study for Quiz

Monday, December 3, 2007

Chemical Bonding 12/3/07

Objective: SWBAT explain how ionic and covalent compounds are different

  • Notes: Ionic vs. Covalent
  • Electron Glue
  • You Light Up My Life

HW: Read "You Light Up My Life" and make predictions about what will be soluble and what will conduct electricity.
Quiz Wednesday on Standards 3.3, 3.4.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Chemical Bonding 11/29/07

Objective: SWBAT explain how ionic compounds form.

  • Finish Ionic Notes
  • Ionic Crystal Models
  • Lattice Energy and Bond Energy

HW: How is Lattice Energy in an ionic compound like Bond Energy in a covalent compound? Use formula unit vs. molecule and energy in your response!

Covalent Bonding 11/28/07

Objective: SWBAT explain ionic bonding

  • Chapter Review p 209 #11
  • Notes: Ionic Bonding
  • Section Review p. 194


  • Section Review p. 194

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Covalent Bonding 11/27/07

Objective: SWBAT explain the characteristics of covalent bonds

  • NOTES: Ionic and Covalent Bonding


  • Chapter Review p 209 #11

Covalent Bonding 11/26/07

Objective: SWBAT practice Lewis Dot Structures

  • Why Do Atoms form Covalent Bonds?


  • Why Do Atoms for Covalent Bonds? - Paragraph answer using page 179-181 of textbook.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Chemical Bonds 11/16

-Review "What are Ionic and Covalent Bonds?"
-Review "Intro to Chemical Bonding"
-Polar Bears and Penguins
-Connect the Dots
-Notes: Ionic and Covalent Bonding

HW: None

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chemical Bonding 11/15

  • What are Ionic and Covalent Bonding?
  • Introduction to Chemical Bonding
  • Polar Bears and Penguins


  • Polar Bears and Penguins

Periodic Trends 11/14

Quiz on Periodic Trends.

Tomorrow, we start learning about how atoms bond!