Like all chemistry teachers, I dreaded the compounds unit because students always forgot naming rules or applied them incorrectly! I made this handout for students to practice naming compounds AFTER the students learned how to name binary molecules, ionic salts and metal oxides, and acids.
These Four student-centered, guided inquiry lessons enable students to construct their own understanding of chemical compound naming and formula writing. Students are able to actively learn the material without lecture or note taking. This bundle contains the following four lessons: Introduction to Formulas, Simple Ionic & Covalent Compounds, Polyatomic Ion Compounds & Hydrates, Multivalent Metal Compounds & Acids.
Looking for an interactive review over naming and writing formulas? Check out these puzzles! There are two different versions with multiple sizes for individual use, or small and large group collaborations! Both puzzles cover the following: Binary Ionic Compounds Ionic Compounds with Transition Metals Ionic Compounds with Polyatomic Ions Molecular GasesOnce the puzzles are completed, continue the review by using the provided worksheets to practice naming or writing the formulas for the…
strictly, zinc, cadmium and mercury aren’t considered transition metals. IUPAC definition of a transition metal states that it must be ‘an element whose atom has an incomplete d sub-shell, or gives rise to cations with an incomplete d sub-shell‘. Zinc, cadmium and mercury all have the electronic configuration d10s2; although they commonly form +2 ions, these involve the loss of the s electrons. However, they can also exist in a +1 oxidation state.