Whether your chemistry students are learning or reviewing how to name molecular compounds and write chemical formulas for molecular compounds using prefixes and subscripts this Molecular Compounds and Prefixes Card Game will provide endless amounts of self-checking practice for your students!
This PDF by Hoop There It Is includes:
32 number/prefix cards (pg. 2-3)
32 nonmetal/metalloid cards (pg. 4-5)
Student handout (pg. 6-7)
Answer key grid (pg. 8-11)
Prefix/Subscript chart (pg. 12)
Simply print the # cards (pg. 2-3) and nonmetal cards (pg. 4-5) front-to-back on two different colors of cardstock and provide each student with a front-to-back copy of the student handout (pg. 6-7).
20 different numbers or prefixes and 16 unique nonmetals (including metalloids) result in 91,200 possible combinations for students to practice naming and formula writing.
The random drawing of cards also forces students to figure out which of the two elements in the compound is more metallic for naming and writing chemical formulas.
Student instructions also prompt pupils to consider whether or not the combination of atoms and prefixes is possible, based on the number of atoms and shared valence electrons.
Print and post the 4 page, student-friendly answer key grid with the prefix/subscript chart so students can check their answers as they go. This works well at an independent or cooperative station during small group instruction!
The student handout provides space for 34 molecular compounds at a time, meaning students could play thousands of times without repeating a compound.
This product by Hoop There It Is could replace countless compound practice sheets . . . a major time saver that enables you to provide your students with limitless practice naming and writing formulas for covalent compounds!
Prefix/subscript cards and compound endings are based on those included in my course textbook, Prentice Hall Physical Science (Section 6.3).
You might also like my Ionic Compounds Card Game, also available in my Hoop There It Is store!