Naming and formula writing, Nomenclature, Ionic compounds, Covalent Compounds, Consumer products, phenomenon
Looking for a phenomenon to introduce your unit on bonding or nomenclature? Have your students gather, analyze, and interpret data for various consumer products. In this activity, your students will analyze the ingredients found on consumer product labels by investigating their chemical names, formulas, and utility. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing patterns in the data and how the naming rules of ionic and covalent compounds differ. Students will also get exposure to polyatomic ions and formation of formula units through electron transfer.
This student-centered activity includes:
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