Classroom Resources: Molecules & Bonding
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Molecular Formula, Naming Compounds, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molar Mass | High School
Activity: Formula Card Game
In this activity, students play a card game to practice creating chemical formulas.
Polarity, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Physical Properties, Observations, Mixtures | Middle School, Elementary School, High School
Lab: Salad Dressing Science: Emulsions
In this lab, students mix polar and nonpolar substances and then add various emulsifiers to encourage the mixing of the two substances. They use ingredients in salad dressing to relate science to real life scenarios.
Molecular Formula, Stoichiometry, Law of Definite Proportions, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Classification of Reactions | High School
Lab: Finding the Formula of Magnesium Oxide
In this lab, students will recognize that oxygen has mass and that heating can involve and increase in mass as an element reacts to become an oxide
Polarity, VSEPR Theory, Molecular Geometry, Electronegativity, Covalent Bonding | High School
Lesson Plan: Polarity
In this lesson, students learn some tips about how to determine whether a molecule is polar or nonpolar by question features about Lewis structures and symmetry.
Intermolecular Forces, Solubility, Intermolecular Forces, Intramolecular Forces, Polarity, Lewis Structures, Molecular Structure, Solute & Solvent, Mixtures, Melting Point, Freezing Point, Boiling Point, Physical Properties, Graphing, Mixtures | High School
Lab: Physical Properties (High School)
In this lesson, students investigate how intermolecular forces effect physical properties by investigating substances’ melting points as well as solubility.
Percent Composition, Percent Composition, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis | High School
Lab: Percent Composition of Bubble Gum
In this lab, students will be introduced to the concept of percent composition. Students will determine the amount of sweetener in various brands of gum by determining the mass difference of the gum before and after it is chewed.
Ionic Bonding, Naming Compounds, Intramolecular Forces, Ions | High School
Activity: Constructing Ionic Compounds
In this activity, students will construct ionic compounds by balancing the charges on cations and anions.
Condensation, Chemical Change, Functional Groups, Lewis Structures | High School
Lab: Condensation Reaction
In this lab, students will use Lewis structures to explain the mechanism of an organic condensation reaction between a carboxylic acid and an alcohol, also known as an esterification reaction.
Polymers, Polymers, Molecular Structure, Physical Properties | High School
Activity: Molecular Spaghetti
In this activity, students will discover how the entanglement in cooked spaghetti depends on the length of the spaghetti strands and relate this discovery to polymeric materials.
Molecular Formula, Functional Groups, Molecular Structure, Saturated vs. Unsaturated, Molecular Structure , Oxidation | High School
Lesson Plan: Chocolate: The New Health Food
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Mole Concept, Measurements, Dimensional Analysis, Molar Mass | High School
Lab: Calculating Moles
In this lab, students will have the opportunity to practice conducting the chemist’s way of counting atoms and molecules by using the mole. They will determine the mass of various common elements and compounds and convert this data into values of moles, atoms and molecules. This will allow students to realize the connection between commonly used laboratory chemicals and the quantitative data and calculations that are such a fundamental part of chemistry.
Mole Concept, Significant Figures, Dimensional Analysis, Measurements, Scientific Notation, Molar Mass, Molecular Formula | High School
Activity: Can You Color A Mole?
In this activity, students determine how many moles of paraffin are used when they color a piece of paper as well as how many molecules and moles of wax are in one crayon.
Molecular Formula, Periodic Table, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | High School
Activity: Bondy (Rummy)
In this activity, students play a game in which they use element cards to form compounds.
Molecular Structure, Molecular Structure , Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Distillation, Renewable Energy, Enthalpy, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Combustion | High School
Lesson Plan: Biofuels of the Future
In this lesson students will explore the world of automobile alternative energy sources through the study of biofuels. They will design and create an e-book that illustrates and explains one of the provided topics or an original idea approved by the teacher.
Mixtures, Physical Properties, Molecular Structure, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Demonstration: Analyzing Mixtures
In this demonstration, the teacher will create a sequence of mixtures in a single test tube. Water, oil, food coloring and soap will be used in this demonstration to introduce the concepts of heterogeneous and homogeneous solutions as well as the idea of miscibility. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze the properties, such as surface tension of each component used.
Percent Composition, Identifying an Unknown, Net Ionic Equation, Stoichiometry, Error Analysis, Molar Mass | High School
Lab: Analysis of Carbonate Compounds
In this lab, students calculate the molar masses of three unknown carbonate compounds by measuring the amount of product (CO2) produced by a reaction with hydrochloric acid.
Molecular Formula, History, Functional Groups, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure | High School
Activity: Napoleon's Buttons Writing Assignment
In this activity, students read Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson’s book Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History. They discuss the book in class and complete a written assignment based on the chemistry and history highlighted in the book.
Naming Compounds, Covalent Bonding | High School
Lesson Plan: Naming Covalent Compounds
In this lesson, students engage their literacy skills to interpret tables and answer a series of guiding questions to discover the rules of naming and formula writing for simple covalent compounds.
Naming Compounds | High School
Activity: Naming Compounds
From this reference, students will gain a better understanding of how to name compounds.
Molecular Formula, Atomic Mass, Molar Mass | High School
Activity: Molecule Building Tournament
In this activity, students determine molecular formulas given formula masses and a limited number of atoms.
Gas Laws, Molar Mass, Density, Temperature, Pressure, Volume, Ideal Gas, Physical Change, Observations, Density, Identifying an Unknown, Error Analysis | High School
Lab: Molar Mass of Dry Ice
In this lab, students will use gas laws to calculate the molar mass of dry ice and then use the information to identify the compound that makes up this substance.
Periodic Table, Physical Properties, Identifying an Unknown, Ionization Energy, Atomic Radius, Electronegativity | High School
Activity: Mendeleev's Periodic Table
In this activity, students will use their knowledge of Periodic Trends to analyze and identify unknown elements and organize them correctly in the Periodic Table.
Molecular Formula, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Lewis Structures, Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Ions, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School
Simulation: Ionic & Covalent Bonding
In the September 2016 simulation, students investigate both ionic and covalent bonding. Students will have the opportunity to interact with many possible combinations of atoms and will be tasked with determining the type of bond and the number of atom needed to form each. Students will become familiar with the molecular formula, as well as the naming system for each type of bond and geometric shape, when applicable.
Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Molecular Motion, Intermolecular Forces, Molecular Motion, Physical Change, Physical Change | High School
Simulation: Comparing Attractive Forces
In the November 2014 issue, students explore the different attractive foreces between pairs of molecules by dragging the "star" image. In the accompanying activity, students investigate different types of intermolecular forces (London dispersion and dipole-dipole). In the analysis that follows the investigation, they relate IMFs (including hydrogen bonding) to physical properties (boiling point and solubility).
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