Watch this Crash Course video about molecular bonding (and/or any other Crash Course Chemistry video) And figure out what molecule is on the right side of Hank's desk. The molecule is made of the same types of ball and stick model's we used in class. Submit a drawing, the formula, and the name of this molecule for two pieces of Gold Tape!
We continued our reading and discussion of atoms and their properties today. Mr. Houde also explained how atoms get their identity, specifically from their protons. The atomic number of an atom is the same as the number of protons it contains. And if the atom is neutral (has no charge) then the amount of electrons in the atom will also equal the number of protons. For example, Carbon has the atomic number 6, which means it has 6 protons and 6 electrons.