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Periodic Table of the Elements
Go to this site by the Los Alamos National Laboratory to see an interactive periodic table. Click on any element in the table to learn more about that element.
Go to this site to read about chemical bonds and the formation of compounds. Scroll down to read about ionic bonding. Click on a simulation of the NaCl reaction to see what happens to the sodium atom in this reaction.
At this site by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology you can see a description of various types of chemical bonds, including covalent bonds, ionic bonds, and hydrogen bonds.
Visit this site to read a brief description of the various types of chemical bonding. Scroll down to read about covalent bonds.
The States of Matter
Explore this site that supports an online geology course given by the Charter School of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, California. Find out how atoms in plasmas lose their electrons.
States of Matter
Visit this site to read about solids, liquids, and gases, the three common states of matter.
What are plasmas?
This site represents all aspects of plasma science and technology. Find out who originally identified the fourth state of matter, and who named it. Click on space to see images of plasmas in space.
Plasma, Plasma Everywhere
At this NASA web site you can learn how Earth is surrounded by a plasmasphere. Click on the plasmasphere image to see a simulation of the magnetosphere’s changing shape.