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This is a hands-on lab activity about the composition of salt. Learners will explain the general relationship between an element's Periodic Table Group Number and its tendency to gain or lose electron(s), and explain the difference between molecular compounds and ionic compounds. They will then use household materials to build a model to demonstrate sodium chloride's cubic form and describe the nature of the electrostatic attraction that holds the structure of salt together. Background information, common preconceptions, a glossary and more is included. This activity is part of the Aquarius Hands-on Laboratory Activities.

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    Keywords:

    Earth Science,Aquarius,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123443489T,Oceanography,NSDL,Chemistry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Ocean salinity,Earth system science,Sodium chloride,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Ocean and water,Geoscience,Physical sciences:Chemistry

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    English

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