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Title Build a Molecule - Molecular Formulas and Coefficients
Description This activity consists of a series of challenges that utilize the Build a Molecule sim to help students achieve the following learning goals: 1. Recognize that molecules are made from atoms. 2. Describe the difference between a molecule name and chemical formula. 3. Distinguish between the coefficient and subscript in a chemical formula. 4. Use pictorial representations of molecules to generate chemical formulas.
Subject Chemistry
Level K-5, Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 90 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords atoms, coefficients, molecular formulas, molecules
Simulation(s) Build a Molecule (HTML5)

Author(s) Christine Denison, Emily Moore
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 11/07/26
Date updated 21/09/29