Month: February 2015

Week of 2/23

Monday: Review of ionic radii trends and Born-Haber cycle. Quiz next class. Answer key to ionic bonding essays.  Notes Tuesday: Ionic bonding test Wednesday: Organic Naming (alkanes and alkenes) and Lewis structures (plus went over bond length and resonance/ limitations of Lewis structures). Notes. Homework: see unit outline. Thursday: snow day Friday: Today started with a lecture […]

Week of 2/16

Monday: president’s day holiday Tuesday: snow day Wednesday:  2 hr delay, but we still made it through a good chunk of the bonding packet. Here’s the notes. Thursday: ionic radius and transition metal ions Friday: Handed out unit outline (new format!). Melting points and bond strengths for ionic and metallic + Born Haber Cycles. At the […]

Week of 2/9/15

Monday: Review of deviations in IE and PES that leads to refinement of Bohr model.  Rest of story that gets us to orbitals.  Went over rules for orbital diagrams, electron configs, noble gas, included exceptions of Cu and Cr as well as Hund and Pauli’s rule.  Also went over quantum numbers, but will need more practice […]

Week of 2/2/15

Monday: Buffer Test Tuesday: history of atomic structure.  HW: Bohr model and other review from first quarter Wednesday: Bohr Model Lab.  Explained the energy concepts in advance of doing the lab. Thursday: Giant packet: Started with Coulomb’s law. Then more evidence for Bohr model beyond spectroscopy (IE patterns for Calcium, 1st, 2nd, 3rd IE patterns […]