Name: ________________________________________________________ Seminar: __________________________ Date: ___________________________ National Geographic: The Science Book Inorganic Chemistry Directions: Read the Organic Chemistry packet with your group. Then, use the book to research the discovery of the structure of atoms and matter, elements and the periodic table, and the work performed by chemists in the field. Answer the questions below. Cite the page number where you found the answer to each question. Question What did ancient Greek philosophers believe about matter? What is an element? A compound? A mixture? Who first discovered the structure of an atom and how? What is an orbital? Answer Page Number What scientists created the periodic table? How is the periodic table organized? What determines the chemical properties of an element? How are chemical bonds formed, and what are the different types of chemical bonds? What is a polar covalent bond? What is an ionic bond, and what is the range of electronegativity difference for ionic bonds? What is a nonpolar covalent bond, and what is the range of electronegativity difference for nonpolar covalent bonds? What is a catalyst? What does an analytical chemist do? What does a biochemist do? What is a semiconductor? What is an example of a semiconductor? What is a conductor? What is an insulator? What are semiconductors used for? What are memory metals?