Atoms and Moles
Compared to other subjects, the periodic table and its display of the elements (atoms) serve as a chemistry student’s visual representation of their subject. Similarly, the mole (abbreviated mol) is quite possibly the most important mathematical distinction of chemistry compared to other subjects. Avogadro’s number is a mol, or 6.022 x 1023. This topic introduces the mole similar to how “dozen” conveys the number 12. Reasons behind usage of the mole, ways to apply it to chemistry calculations, as well as better grasping the smallness of the atom are practiced and discussed. Combining patterns and other information conveyed by the periodic table along with concepts of Avogadro’s number become the foundation of many, more advanced topics in chemistry.
Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Read Chem 19 – Atoms Moles and Mass
- Read Chem 19 – Converting Moles & Atoms
- Read Chem 19 – Relationship
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
0:41 Origin of Mole
7:01 The Mole
2:23 The History of Avogadro’s Number with Bill Bryson
Compare Contrast and Debate
Kickoff Debate Background: xx
- Position A: Honeycutt Science should x
- Position B: Honeycutt Science should x
Resources Documents and Links
Notes and Notices
- Science & Engineering Practice: Analyze and interpret data.
- Cross-Cutting Concept: Scale, Proportion, and Quantity.