Making 'Connections' with The Periodic Table of Black History

Making 'Connections' with The Periodic Table of Black History

Mar 01, 2021

In honor of Black History Month in February, BHS Science Teacher Desiree Rowland made a Periodic Table of Black History for her students as an example of ionic bonds - "Making 'Connections' with The Periodic Table of Black History." Dynamic learning in action! #BettPride

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Making “Connections” with The Periodic Table of Black History

Ionic bonds become neutral compounds when a cation (+) and an anion (-) come together. The attraction to each other is due to the electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions. This strong connection takes loads of energy to break.

Your task is to find a person on the PT of Black History that would be considered a cation, and a person on the PT of Black History that would be considered an anion. These individuals should be considered “opposites” of each other just as cations and anions are. However, when you read about their achievements and character, although they are “opposites” you believe they would form a strong “bond.” After you have picked the two individuals, use the location of the individuals and compare with PT of elements to find the charges to go with the symbol. Then write the chemical formula of their relationship using the criss-cross method.

Please name the “cation” and “anion” and list characteristics that you think make the bond strong due to the attraction between opposites



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