This month, we will focus on chemical bonding, chemical nomenclature, and balancing equations. Students will learn about covlent, ionic, and metallic bonds, as well the properties of compounds held together by those bonds. We will perform a lab in which students will grow borax crystals. Since borax is an ionic compound, thier crystals will have the properties students learn about in thier notes. We will also learn how to write chemical names and formulas.