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Copying from the internet is cheating.

I read the Electrons Lab and I read some stuff that made NO sense to me.  Not to some of you either, but at least I know it was junk.  Some of you copied from the google machine…

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(What’s next) Naming Compounds

The next section of our course will allow you (if you practice) to name about 1000 kinds of compounds.  There are rules to naming compounds, just like there are rules to football.  Some rules are weird, but those…

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Meet the Atoms

This slide show has a lot of atoms in it.  It’s a simple way to help you begin to make connections between names and symbols, which will make you comfortable and quick with the table.  It does have…

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Hafnium is Special, etc.

A few more items of chem to make sure they are in your head. First of all, you KNOW that all atoms fill up their orbitals from first to seventh orbital in order.  Lowest energy to highest. The…

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What You Should Know So Far.

Since September we’ve practiced chemistry.  Below is a somewhat comprehensive list of all the things you should know how to do, and a bunch of words you should understand enough to use in a sentence, and define.  Review…

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Chemical & Physical Changes Lab Report

Please know that I know that you know that I know that you can’t really do this lab report because you don’t know nearly enough chemistry yet. Sometimes in movies they show you the last scene, then cut…

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What’s The Matter With You?

Monday we start the second topic in Regents Chem, that is MATTER. You remember that matter is “stuff”, anything that takes up space and has mass.  Pretty much everything is matter.  Except weird things like fire, or radiation,…

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Penny Lab Conclusion

A lot of you did your best on the Penny Lab conclusion, but your best efforts were not quite aligned with what is best practice.  I’d like to put this up to provide you with guidance, to make…

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How To Write Better Lab Reports

Nice try, really, but there were a lot of mistakes. Hopefully you will find yourself in some of these examples, and realize that you should NOT do these silly things again. You must work hard to improve your…

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Measuring Activity

This is a classwork assignment.  It feels a bit like a lab experiment, but in this case it’s for a classwork grade (it counts less than a lab report overall) and there is no cover, or conclusion. I…

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