HS-PS2-6: Molecular-Level Structure of Designed Materials
Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials. (Structure and Function)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the attractive and repulsive forces that determine the functioning of the material. Examples could include why electrically conductive materials are often made of metal, flexible but durable materials are made up of long chained molecules, and pharmaceuticals are designed to interact with specific receptors.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to provided molecular structures of specific designed materials.
Intermolecular forces (attractive and repulsive)
Electrons (e.g. delocalized in metals)
Macroscopic properties (e.g., material strength, conductivity, reactivity, state of matter, durability)
Structure and Function
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