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Calcium

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 Periodic Network

 

 

 Quote:

I'm calcium and I absolutely love to travel! I have also recently discovered that I'm not really into the whole relationship thing. I am, not high maintenance per say, but I just expect a lot of people and always seem to get let down. 

 

Status update:

10/9- Just visited ancient ruins in Greece, it was rockin'.

10/10- Take cover! Here I come, burning bright orange!

10/11- Moo! Baby cows seem to have a thing for me as well!

11/3- Wow the single life sure is fun. I can go out to eat junk food and eat in bed and no one cares! Woo, single for life!

11/4-Chillin' in a chemical equation, the scales seem to be tipping a bit here though! Eek, I seem to have fallen!


Overview:

I am the fifth most popular element on here! It may not seem like it, but I happen to be a huge softy and, despite what it seems, I am really nice and love to hang out with other elements. In fact, you can almost never find me by myself!  I have a silver complexion which makes me stand out. I am mostly found in ionic bonds as the cation, very rare to find me anywhere else, but not impossible!

Information: 

 

Relationship Status: 

Single! Just don't really like anyone on the market right now.

Primary Relationship: 

n/a 

network: 

Metal 

valence electrons:

Two

reactivity: Commonly reacts with Oxygen and water compounds 
state of matter:  Solid 
Location on Periodic Table: Group two, Period four 

Birthday: 

1808 

Hometown: 

England by Sir Humphry Davy

Movies: 

The Calcium Kid (2004) 

Activities & Interests:

I love to study old animals that have been extinct for years. They have such an interesting history and tell me a lot about creatures from that time. I also enjoy dressing up, but I find that whenever I do, I just look kind of dull. 

 


Places:

10/9- Athens, Greece To see the ruins of Ancient Greece.

10/10- Sacremento, California  To watch some patriotic people blow up fireworks!

10/11- Caroll, Iowa To visit some of my favorite mammals in the world! Cows. 

11/4- On your test I sure hope you know how to balance chemical equations!

 

 


Photos:     

Create 2 photo albums:

  • atom and bonding diagrams - these will be done in class and will take time
  • fun images - pictures that contain the element

 every photo must have a caption 

- tag other elements in the pictures

 

 

 Atom and Bonding Diagrams

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Bohr Diagram of Calcium

P+ 20

N=20

E=20

 

Electron Dot Diagram of Calcium

Diagram of Calcium explaining the electrons in a more realistic way.

 

 

 

 Me and my friends - Around the World

 

 

 

 

 


 



 



 

 

 

Got milk? I love to play hide and seek in tall glasses.

Boo! Halloween is coming! Guess what I'm going to be.

Ka Boom! I glow a bright orange when set on fire. Not that I have ever tried it before or anything.

A picture I took a while back with some friends I was in a band with. We were called calcite.  Carbon and Oxygen

Yum a tum tum tum!  One of my more colorful outfits for sure!

 

 


Groups:

Alkaline Earth Metals, Period 4

 

 

Resources:

Accelerator Facility - Office of Science Education, n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2013.

Bentor, Yinon. Chemical Element.com - CalciumOct. 17, 2013 <http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/ca.html>.

"Bohr Model." Chemistry. Tutor Circle, n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.

Helmenstine, Anne M., Ph.D. "Calcium." About.com Chemistry. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.

Knapp, Brian. Calcium and Magnesium. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational, 2002. Print.

"Mexico D2." Mexico D2. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.

"Our Own Font Creations." Haunt Your Home.com Halloween Costume and Prop Shop. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.

"Orange Fireworks Explosions." Image of '' N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - Office of Science Education. "The Element Calcium." It's Elemental -. Thomas Jefferson National   

Wynn, L. S. "What Does 200 Calories Look Like?" WiseGeek. Conjecture, n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.

 


Friends:    

add your friends here - make sure you link it and insert their profile pictures    

Barium 

Magnesium

Stontium

Barium

Radium 

 
 
     

 

       


 

 

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Comments (8)

Andrea Salem said

at 8:05 am on Oct 24, 2013

Why do you bond easily with certain elements as opposed to others?

calcium said

at 9:12 am on Oct 29, 2013

I like to think that I bond easily with all elements, but, in reality, that isn't really true. I find it hard to bond with elements that are full of themselves, mostly just those who like to think that they are "noble" or elements who think that they are God's gift to the planet, I call them "halos". However, I find it a lot easier to bond with two "halos" as opposed to one at a time.

technetium said

at 3:00 pm on Oct 25, 2013

I react with you so you can see your bones in an X-ray

tantalum said

at 3:22 pm on Oct 25, 2013

What happens once the element reacts with oxygen?

calcium said

at 5:02 pm on Oct 29, 2013

When I react with oxygen, we can form many things. One of the most well known thing we have done together is probably limestone, though.

tantalum said

at 3:29 pm on Nov 2, 2013

Funny how you react with water compounds and oxygen.. hope one doesn't get jealous of another.

stontium said

at 1:35 pm on Nov 3, 2013

Hey! Guess what??? We are both in the same group! We also both react to water compounds!! Lets be besties for life!!!!!!!

argon said

at 7:29 pm on Nov 4, 2013

You're lucky. You have so many friends. Because I'm a noble gas, I also happen to be extremely lonely.

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