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Chemistry Naming & Formulas Guided Inquiry Bundle

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.


The chemical compounds behind the colours of various gemstones. (By - Click 'visit site' to read more & download.)


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.


Metal Ion Flame Test Colours Chart I found materials to do some of these at:

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112 Cartoon Elements Make Learning The Periodic Table Fun

112 Cartoon Elements Make Learning The Periodic Table Fun All characters and artwork © Kaycie D. 2011-2012

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Naming Compounds Spinner - A Fun Chemical Nomenclature Review

Naming Compounds Spinner - A Fun Chemical Nomenclature Review! This Naming Compounds Spinner is a sure-fire way to help your students with chemical nomenclature! The top layer asks the students 3 questions to help them identify which type of compound they are trying to name: Binary Ionic Compound, Binary Ionic Compound – Metal with Multiple Ionic Charges, Compounds with Polyatomic Ions and Molecular Compounds. A great way to help your students review before a test or exam!


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.