Polarization

This is one cool resource for teaching about polarity! Chemistry scholars observe electron distribution and molecular shape as they select different non-metals and form bonds. The interactive offers two views, surface charge and electron distribution, to provide different levels of complexity in the lesson.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class describe each molecule as they form in terms of polarity and shape
  • Include the interactive when teaching electronegativity to extend the lesson
  • Use the surface charge view for learners new to the idea of polarization; it provides a more simplified model
Classroom Considerations

  • Review the reasoning behind polarity in covalent molecules to be sure pupils understand the concept
Pros

  • Graphics are clean and simple
  • The interactive's controls respond quickly to changes input by the user
  • Shows realistic depictions of charge distribution and molecular shape
Cons

  • None
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