Coordination Compounds

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Cyanide, a coordination compound, is used in the extraction of gold and silver. Part 24 in the series of 36 delves into the world of coordination compounds. Classes learn, through readings, discussions, and answering questions, how to name complex compounds such as Na[Ag(CN)2], and the nature of their bonding. From Werner's theory to the application of these compounds in medicine, the lesson is complex. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the terminal exercise as an assessment to determine if classes have mastered the concepts; pair masters with those still struggling and allow for peer tutoring time
Classroom Considerations

  • Depth of concepts make this lesson most appropriate for higher-level high school chemistry classes or college level
  • British versions of word used throughout the lesson such as learnt

  • Space on the sides of paper allows pupils to take notes
  • Includes questions throughout the lesson with a key at the end

  • None
Common Core