Last week we went over ionic bonds in class – everyone seemed to understand and things were going great…they were even naming the compounds correctly! Then today I introduced polyatomic ions…they didn’t get it! I didn’t know what to do or how to explain it in a different way 😦 I tried saying that the polyatomic ions were a package deal like having 4 kit kat bars in a package – not even a candy reference helped. So we’ll practice some more tomorrow. Most students started to understand by the end of the period…but I thought this was going to be a quick “introduce them to the idea and move on” type of thing…nope!