Category Archives: Grade 11

Persuasive Essay Corrections: English 11

This is my persuasive essay that I did my corrections for.

Things I did well: The hard work I put in on writing my essay, my choice of words, and my proper formatting for quotes in the essay.

Things I could improve on: One main thing is to explain myself better and understand that the reader may not know as much detail about novel as me, as well as improve my sentences and make them more parallel to have more flow.

Periodicity: Chemistry 11

A. Atomic radius versus atomic number

A number of physical and chemical properties are related to the sizes of the atoms, but atomic size is somewhat difficult to define. There is no precise outer boundary of an atom. The radius is one half the distance between the centers of two adjacent atoms. The radius of an atom depends on the environment in which it is found. For bonded atoms, we customarily speak of a covalent radius, ionic radius, and, in the case of metals, a metallic radius. For atoms that are not bonded together, the radius is known as the van der Waals radius. For comparison, all radii in the above table are covalent.

1. Which is the largest of the first 54 elements?


2. Describe how the atomic radius varies within a period and within a family.

An atom gets larger as the number of electronic shells increase, the radius of atoms increases as you go down a family. The size of an atom will decrease as you move from left to the right in a period.

3. Use your graph to predict the atomic radius of the following elements:

a. cesium = 0.223

(b) tungsten = 0.142

(c) thallium = 0.166

(d) radon = 0.143

4. Which group of the main group elements contains the largest elements?

Alkali Metals

B. Ionization energy versus atomic number
5. How would you explain ionization energy to your partner?
b.How does the ionization energy vary within a period and within a family?
Elements on the right side of the periodic table have a higher ionization energy because their valence shell is almost full.
c. Which element on your graph has the strongest hold of its valence electrons?
He Helium
6. (a) Write the electron configuration for chlorine.
[Ne] 3s2 3p5
(b) Which electron is lost when 1251 kJ/mol of energy are applied to a sample of chlorine atoms?
2. Compare the ionization energies of metals to nonmetals
Metals have lower ionization energies and nonmetals have higher ionization energies

C. Melting point versus atomic number
7. Describe the trend of melting points within a period
There is not really a specific trend for melting points along the periods, however metals tend to have a higher
melting point and non-metals tend to have a lower melting point.
8. Which group of elements tends to have the highest melting points
Carbon and Boron have the highest melting points within the elements with atomic numbers 1-54.The transition
metals tend to have the highest melting points.
9. Tungsten is used in incandescent light bulbs because it has an extremely high melting point. Which element on your chart could be
a reasonable replacement for tungsten? Why?
Carbon could be a reasonable replacement for Tungsten, since Carbon has a melting point of 3,550 and
Tungsten has a melting point of 3,422.

D. Density versus atomic number
10. Describe how density varies within a period.
Usually, density increases when you go from left to right and top to bottom. Gaseous substances will be substantially lower than solids and liquids.
Compare the densities of the elements in the second period with the elements in the third period.
The density increases as you go from left to right so the density will increase as you go from second to third period.
Assume that the transition metals given in the table are representative of the other members of this group. How do the densities of the transition metals
compare with those of the elements in the main group?
Transition metals have hard and high densities and elements in the main group have light and soft densities.
Explain why aluminum and magnesium are more suitable than iron for use in some airplane parts.
Aluminum and magnesium are light and durable whereas iron is dense and heavy.

E. Electronegativity versus atomic number
11. Describe how electronegativity varies within a period.
The electronegativity will increase as the number of protons in the nucleus increase
12. Describe how electronegativity varies within a family.
As the energy levels increase, the electronegativity decreases since it gets further away from the nucleus

Lord of the Flies: Informal Blog

Why Simon Would Be My Boyfriend 

Have you ever wanted a boyfriend that you can be really close with? Well, in the novel “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, there is one character by the name of Simon that would fit the role perfectly.




Reason #1: He shares his Food 

Simon is a very caring person, Simon gave his food away to Piggy, who didn’t get a chance to eat the meat. Food is very important to me and to have a boyfriend that shares his food has the best quality a boyfriend could ever have. 


Reason #2: He Would Never Hurt a Butterfly

Simon would never hurt a soul. I would never be scared to be with simon, because he would never want to harm me. He would only want to make me happy. Simon and I would also own a pet, because he would treat our dog or cat like family and not a rodent. 

Reason #3: Simon Seems Older

Simon seems much older than what he is, which says more than the selection of boys I get to choose from. He is mature, wise, and very understanding. Simon is also not becoming savage despite all of the influences around him. He stands his ground and sticks to his morals and values.

Simon would be the perfect guy for me. I love when guys share food, it’s all about the food. I love how I would be treated with care, I would never have to complain about his maturity level. Yes, he is younger than I am, but age is just a number. He sticks to what he believes, and I know that he would believe that we should be together forever. Simon would be a well rounded boyfriend, and be perfect for me. 



What does it mean to be human……

Humans need to be able to communicate

Humans need to interact with others

Humans look for happiness

Humans want to express feelings

Humans need other to support

Humans are violent, mean and greedy

Humans hurt other humans and populations, they’re are discriminatory

Humans are vengeful

Humans are sympathetic and giving and helpful to others

Humans are oblivious when it isnt happening to us

Humans can be united by the simplest of things

Humans can find joy

The movie American Sniper is one of my favorite movie because it showed the different experiences people go through, the difference between countries and the differences between people. Watching the movie makes me think differently of Veterans I see on the street or in general. I have more respect for them than ever. They are brave to go and fight for their country despite knowing the risks. I don’t think that I would be able to do it. You have to be mentally strong, physically strong and extremely courageous.