Giant covalent structures: Graphene

This lesson introduces the fullerene family of carbon compounds. It describes their structure and properties. It tells the story of the discovery of graphene and the scientists involved.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of these substances forms giant covalent substances? Tick all that apply.

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Q2.Why do giant covalent substances have high melting and boiling points?

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Q3.What are the properties of diamond? Tick all that apply.

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Q4.What are the properties of graphite? Tick all that apply.

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Q5.Which property is best explained by delocalised electrons?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of these substances forms giant covalent substances? Tick all that apply.

Select three (3) boxes

1/5

Q2.Why do giant covalent substances have high melting and boiling points?

2/5

Q3.What are the properties of diamond? Tick all that apply.

Select two (2) boxes

3/5

Q4.What are the properties of graphite? Tick all that apply.

Select two (2) boxes

4/5

Q5.Which property is best explained by delocalised electrons?

5/5

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Quiz:

Giant covalent structures: Graphene

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and previous lessons

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

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Q1.What element are fullerenes made from?

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Q2.Why is graphene so strong?

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Q3.Why is graphene so good at conducting electricity?

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Q4.Why is graphene so hard to melt?

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Q5.Why is graphene so easy to see through?

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Q6.What are the potential uses for graphene and fullerenes? Tick 4 boxes.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Giant covalent structures: Graphene

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and previous lessons

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.What element are fullerenes made from?

1/6

Q2.Why is graphene so strong?

2/6

Q3.Why is graphene so good at conducting electricity?

3/6

Q4.Why is graphene so hard to melt?

4/6

Q5.Why is graphene so easy to see through?

5/6

Q6.What are the potential uses for graphene and fullerenes? Tick 4 boxes.

Select four (4) boxes

6/6

Lesson summary: Giant covalent structures: Graphene

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