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Description of the video lesson
This lesson shows how metals have low electronegativities, losing outer shell electrons easily.
This loss of electrons is called oxidation.
The oxidation and reactivity of the metals depends on their positions in the periodic table.
The video gives a short review of chemical properties.
Limerick Institute of Technology
Level of English
Basic English vocabulary and grammar supplementing technical vocabulary.
Students should have basic English vocabulary and grammar.
They should be familiar with the periodic table and concepts like atomic structure and ionisation.
The language uses simple vocabulary, grammar and phrasing.
Technical Keywords include:
Alkali Metals – Group I
Alkaline Earth Metals – Group II
This gives an overview of the chemical properties of metals, linking them to the positions of the metals in the periodic table.
Students find it difficult to link real-world properties and reactivity to more abstract concepts like atomic structure, electron transfer and ionisation.
Students should be able to combine basic vocabulary and grammar with technical terminology to describe some of the chemical properties of metals.
- Web Site/Portal
- Interactive activity
- Project-based activity
- Multiple choice questionnaire