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.
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!
PlumSiena: What a Wall! Emily Swift-Jones She began with a normal, painted wall, smoothed it out with joint compound, primed with shellac and then went to town. The steps included Dutch metal gold leaf, patinating the gold leaf, glazing with oil colours and varnishing for the top coat. At the end, she embedded tiny glitter flakes into the tacky varnish.
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.