Antoine Lavoisier (father of chemistry)
(An twahn La Vwah’ see ay)
0.5 = hemi
2 = di
3 = tri
4 = tetra
5 = penta
6 = hexa
7 = hepta
8 = octa
9 = nona
10 = deca
deci, centi, milli, micro, nano, pico (What does “micro” mean?)
kilo, mega, giga, tera (What does “tera” mean?)
What is the difference between trash and treasure?
What is the difference between health and sickness?
All chemistry concepts can be broken down into what three areas of focus?
CHEMICALS WITH FUNNY NAMES: Some chemical names are named after the shape of the molecule, which leads to such things as Rocketane (looks like a rocket) or Churchane (looks like a church with a steeple). Other names are after the plant that it is extracted from. If the plant had a funny name, so does the chemical. Some names come from a person or town with a funny name. Visit the website below and find 4 chemical names that you think are amusing. Tell me how the 4 chemicals you picked got its name. There are 3 pages of names at this website. I’m sending you to the middle one, but you can check out all three pages.