Grade Level

High School

Topics

Chemistry

Authors

Kristen L. Cacciatore, Jessica Karch

Lesson Summary

This lesson serves as a review of ionic and covalent bonding and macroscopic properties of ionic and covalent solids. It also introduces students to a novel class of materials, cluster solids, which contain bonds with ionic and covalent properties. Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • compare particulate structures and macroscopic properties of three types of solids—ionic, covalent, and cluster solids (a novel type of solid developed recently); and
  • explain how the particulate structure of each type of solid determines its macroscopic properties, including conductivity and solubility.

 

 

Standards

Science and Engineering Practices:

SP2, SP6

MA Science and Technology/Engineering (2016):

HS-PS1-3

NGSS (2013):

HS-PS1-3

Common Core Math/Language Arts Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1, CSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2  

Tags

cluster solids, cluster units, electrical conductors, fullerene (C60), ionic solids, metallic solids, molecular solids, valence electrons

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