ODMS 1/18 and NFDMS 1/19 - Chemistry of Living Things - Prezi

Create a prezi that answers the following things about the chemistry of living things.

  • Why is carbon special in living things?
  • Why are all living things "carbon based"?
  • What 6 elements are living things primarily made of?
  • What are the importance of the compounds listed below in living things?
    • Water
    • Salt
    • Carbohydrates
    • Fats
    • Proteins
    • DNA

ODMS 1/6 and NFDMS 1/9

  • Create a google drawing of the states of matter and their phase changes (ignore plasma for phase changes).
    • Make sure you have a picture of water in each state of matter
    • Draw a sample of how the particles move in each state
    • Describe the particle motion for each phase
  • Create a graph on the same drawing that shows how the temperature changes water goes from a solid to a gas.

ODMS 11/29

Some review sites to help you study for the quiz

NFDMS 10/17 & ODMS 10/18

For today, answer the following questions using the periodic table site that we created last class period.

1. If a new element is discovered, could it be placed between oxygen and fluorine on the periodic table? Why or why not? (hint: what does the atomic number tell us about an element?)

2. How many valence electrons do the elements in group 1 have?

3. How many valence electrons do the elements in group 2 have?

4. How many valence electrons do the elements in group 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 have?

5. What is the charge of elements in group 1?

6. What is the charge of elements in group 2?

7. What is the charge of elements in group 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18?

8. A positive charge on an element represents that element's desire to lose an electron. A negative charge represents that element's desire to gain an electron. With this in mind, which group of elements are the happiest the way that they are?



Sometime next week, I will be giving a quiz for the names (spelling counts!) and chemical symbols (capitalization counts!) of the first 20 elements. Basically, if I give you N, you would write Nitrogen. If I give you Sodium, you would write Na. Fairly simple. The quizlet below is a good way to study, but make sure you quiz yourself on both names and symbols.

NFDMS 10/11

For the element that you have been assigned, you will be editing a page on the "Periodic Table" wiki that I have created. On the table, click on your element and then copy and paste the information below. Then, replace the italicized sections with the information relevant to your element. I have done Xe (found here) for you as an example. If you need help figuring out what any of the sections are talking about, please go to the Periodic Table Help Page

Atomic Number – Your Name
Element Symbol
Element Name
Atomic Mass (2 decimals)

# Electrons
# Protons
# Neutrons

Metal, Semi-metal, or Non-metal (Metalloid)?

Period: Number
Group: Number
Group Name

# Valence Shell Electrons

Dot Structure
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: ? :
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Charge: ?
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