November 10

COL science app assignment

fullsizerenderThe app I have download is called ”Quick Periodic Table of the Elements”. I have chosen this app to help users find quick information on the periodic table. If you are curios or confused about the periodic table than you can quickly open the app to have a full visual of the periodic table. Not only does this app show you all of the elements but it will also give you the option to click on any one of the elements to see all information on it, such as molar mass, ionic charge, electronic configuration and much more.

I would recommend this app to others because it is very easy to use and does not require a lot of figuring out. This app is colour-coated with four different visuals of the periodic table each with different perspectives.                                                                        —-

The first visual on the right hand side  focuses on all of the different families of the elements. The families of the periodic table are Alkali Metals, Alkaline Earth Metals, Halogens, Noble Gasses, transition Metals, Lanthanides and Actinides.

img_6746In the first picture the elements are grouped into seven chemical categories. 



The second visual on the right focuses on the  MetalsMetalloids and    Nonmetals.




The third display to the left is about the Representative and  Transition ElementsThe two groups are the main groups of the periodic table. They are separated according to valence electron configuration.



The fourth and final diagram shown on the left hand side, the periodic table is shown in parts of blocks such as                   S Block, d Block, p Block and f Block.

 ——————————————————————————————————As shown in the fourth diagram above the      —————————————————————————————————-elements are grouped  according to the ————————————————————————————————————highest-energy occupied orbital.

This app has taught me the methods there are for every element. “QuickElem” shows four different properties (Chemical Properties, Atomic Properties, Mechanical Properties and Physical Properties). I had already learned a little bit about all of these properties but this app has given me a better understanding of what they all mean.

One of my favourite things about this app is that it is very handy when you are in a rush to just pull your device out of your pocket, the application is easly understood and does not require a lot of instructions to use. One thing about the app that is to a disadvantage to myself and other users is when you click on an element the information given is a little complicated with some big words that I am unfamiliar with.

A common problem found with the subject science (Chemistry) is often people/students are trying to figure out a formula but do not have a periodic table with them. To solve this problem I have searched for an app that is of the periodic table with all of the elements so when a student needs a periodic table in class, they are then able to quickly pull one up on there cellular device. This application is extremely helpful and simple to use. The app ”QuickElem” has multiple displays of the periodic table.

My dream in making my own science application would be an app that is able to show you how to solve any formula from the periodic table that you type into the app. I feel that it would be very helpful because if you are unsure how to solve the formula than it would be able to give you all the steps towards solving it. The app would only provide the answer with a password so the teacher knows you are not just copping the answer and you are actually doing the work.

Angie Johnston