Formulas and Percent Compositions of Ionic Compounds

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Try not to blind anyone with science by following the safety rules. The lesson encourages scholars to form an ionic compound from magnesium and chlorine. Then they determine the empirical formula and determine the mole ratio and percent composition. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Learners can use the same method for ZnCl2 and AlCl3
Classroom Considerations
  • Follow all safety precautions when using acids and flames
  • Requires prior knowledge of percent composition and empirical formula determination
  • Safety guidelines are crucial as some chemicals can cause blindness
  • The fourth lesson in a series of eight
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  • Includes an exciting hands-on experiment
  • Provides an assessment worksheet
  • Does not include an answer key
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