01/24 Course purpose, class roster, books, class rules, Safety: Fire Drill, class web page, pre-course quiz (math and chem); Day One Questionnaire; Honors activities: additional topics, synthesis of aspirin, research paper
HW: get Elemental Symbols; study list #1; get notes for Unit I, Ch. 2 (Math) from web site; Also print Density Lab external image pdf.png Density.pdf sheet and the sheets on Accuracy and Precision and Significant Figures (both can be found on the Chem Resources page. Go to the Main Chemistry Page, scroll down and find the Chem Resources Page.
Don't forget to study for the quiz on the elemental symbols!
Also, along with your parents, read and sign the Lab Safety Contract, and the Course Propsectus. Return the signature pages only from both documents.

01/25 Quiz - The Elements (Q:El_a); Metric System - Base and Derived Units; Making Measurements; Scientific Notation; Dimensional Analysis; Significant Figures; Accuracy and Precision; Graphing (paper, title, axes, labels and units);

01/26 Quiz: The Elements and Q:02a; Books; Density Lab; Proportions,

01/27 Quiz: The Elements and Q:02b; Lab: Thickness of Aluminum Foil

01/30 Quiz: Elements; Review Math in Chemistry; Significant Figures; Unit II - Intro to Chemistry, (Chapter 1); Branches of Chemistry; Some basic definitions (mass, weight, inertia, matter); States of Mater, Building blocks; Extensive and Intensive Properties; Physical and Chemical Changes and Properties; Classification of Matter (Mixtures (heterogeneous & homogeneous) anda Substances (elements and compounds);

01/31 Practice identifying Physical and Chemical Changes and Properties (.flp); Practice Classification of Matter (.flp); Separating mixtures; Laws of Conservation of Matter and Energy; Law of Definite Proportions; Law of Multiple Proportions; types of Energy (Potential and Kinetic); Scientific Method activities; difference between a scientific law and a theory;
Chapter 4: Early Atomic Structure (Democritus, Aristotle, Newton, Proust, Dalton and Lavoisier); Dalton's Hypothesis (The Atomic Structure); Avogadro's Hypothesis; Early Research (J.J. Thomson, Robert Millikan, E. Rutherford); Goldstein, Chadwick, Bohr (Planetary Atomic Model (Bohr Model of the Atom));
HW: Study for test; Get copies of two labs: Observing a Chemical Reaction and the Spectrum Lab ;

02/01 Test: Mathematics in Chemistry; Atomic Structure; Rutherford-Bohr Model of the atom; Calculation of the Average Atomic Mass; Gold Foil Experiment; Radioactivity; Half-Life; Alpha decay; Beta Emission; U-238 Decay Series; Fission; The Mole Concept (Molar Mass, Molecular Weight, Formula Mass, Formula Weight);
HW: Get copy of Lab: Understanding the Mole ; and the Candle Lab ;

02/02 Lab: Observing a Chemical Reaction; Conversions involving the mole (grams, # atoms, volume)

02/03 Conversions involving the mole (grams, # atoms, volume)

02/06 Lab: Understanding the Mole;


02/07 Lab: Candle Lab ; Review calculations for mole conversions (grams, liters, # atoms/molecules);
HW: Study; Get notes for Ch. 5 - Electron Configuration;

02/08 Review for test; Begin unit on Electron Configuration (Ch. 5)
HW: Study!!!

02/09 Test: Atomic Structure - Ch. 1,3,4; Begin unit on Electron Configuration (Ch. 5) - as time allows;

02/10 Begin discussion of the Electron: history leading up to the development of the Quantum Theory (Ch.5);

02/13 Book work (pp146-147, #65-70; 30-64)

02/14 Quantum Numbers: electron configuration; electron dot diagrams; abbreviated electron configuration; valence electrons

02/15 Electron transitions from ground to excited states; Lab: Spectroscopy
HW: finish lab write-up and study electron configuration material (Ch.5);

02/16 Quiz; Review and practice electron configuration; electron dot diagrams; abbreviated electron configuration;
HW: Study electron configuration material (Ch.5);

02/17
HW: Study electron configuration material (Ch.5);

2/22 The Periodic Table
HW: Study electron configuration material (Ch.5);

2/23 Test: Ch.5 - Electron Configuration and the Quantum Theory;

2/24 Periodicity

2/27 Periodicity

2/28 Ionic Bonding vs Covalent Bonding

2/29 Test: Ch. 6 - Periodicity; Iondic Bonding

3/1 Covalent Bonding

3/2 Nomenclature

3/5 - Molecular Model Lab;

3/6 Work on Nomenclature Worksheets (31-36) unless you are taking the ACT. If you are taking the ACT, you are still responsible for working on these worksheets.

3/7 Finish Molecular Model Lab; Continue work on your Nomenclature Worksheets (31-36);

3/8 Nomenclature WS(31-36); Calculation of Percent Composition; Calculation of Empirical Formula

3/9 Chemical Nomenclature WS(31-36)

3/12 Review for test as needed; Chemical Reaction Types (5) - Ch. 10;

3/13 Test Ch. 8&9 - Chemical Bonding; Congratulations! Everyone was here to take the test during class! This has to be a first.

3/14 Test - Nomenclature; make-up test Wednesday (3/14) after school (Room 104) or Friday (3/16) after school (Room 218). If you can't make it at these times, see me to make arrangements. It must be completed this quarter.

3/15 Ch. 10 - Chemical Reactions - Balancing Chemical Equations; Five Types of Chemical Reactions; Indications of a Chemical Reaction; Net Ionic Reactions (Spectator Ions); Rules for Net Ionic Reactions; Strong and weak acids and bases;

3/16 Practice problems involving balancing equations and predicting products; )Red Book (57,58,59,60,61) and Black Book (37&38, 45&46);

3/19 Practice problems involving balancing equations and predicting products; )Red Book (57,58,59,60,61) and Black Book (37&38, 45&46);

3/20 Check "Proof of Progress" on Independent Research Project; Lab: Empirical Formula of a Hydrate;

3/21 Print out this assignment:. It will be due on April 16 and will count as a test grade. It is very important that you take this assignment seriously. The report MUST be typed.

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3/27 Print out this assignment:. It will be due on April 16 and will count as a test grade. It is very important that you take this assignment seriously. The report MUST be typed.

3/28 Semester Exam - Per 3; Print out this assignment:. It will be due on April 16 and will count as a test grade. It is very important that you take this assignment seriously. The report MUST be typed.

3/29 Semester Exam - Per 4; Print out this assignment:. It will be due on April 16 and will count as a test grade. It is very important that you take this assignment seriously. The report MUST be typed.

4/9 Review for Stoichiometry Test (Wed. 4/11); Argumentative Task is due on Mon. 4/16; Nomenclature Test is on Wed.

4/10 The Gas Laws: Introduction; STP; measuring pressure (manometers: open and closed); Ideal Gas Law; KMT (Kinetic Molecular Theory; Energy distribution as a function of temperature (Boltzmann Distribution); Characteristics of gases (expansion, fluidity, low density, compressibility, diffusion/effusion);



4/11 Test: Stoichiometry;

4/12 Gas laws; Ideal Gas Law, Boyle's law, Charles' law, Combined Gas Law

4/13 Dalton's Law of Partial Pressure, Graham's Law of Effusion/Diffusion; Practice Gas Law Problems

4/16 Collected Argumentative Tasks; Practice Gas Law Problems; WS 20-25 (Red Book), Black: sheets 1-3;

4/17 Practice Gas Law Problems; WS 20-25 (Red Book), Black: sheets 1-3;

4/18 Retake the Nomenclature Test; Student will keep the higher score;

4/19 WS 20-25 (Red Book), Black: sheets 1-3;

4/20 Finish Gas Law Work Sheets

4/23 We will begin States of Matter; Bring the notes for Ch. 13 ;

4/24 Lab: Molar Mass of Butane

4/25 Test: Gas Laws (Ch. 14);

4/26 Gases, solids and liquids; properties of each state; transition between states (melting/freezing, boiling/condensation, sublimation/deposition); capillary action, surface tension, vapor/liquid equilibrium; crystalline solids;



4/27 phase diagrams; heating and cooling curves; WS13-16 (red book); heat calculations;



4/30 Discussion of Heat, Heat lost = Heat gained; calorimetry; introduction to the Heat of Fusion Inquiry Lab;



5/1 WS 13-15: Heat, Heating and Cooling Curves; Phase Diagrams;
Heat of Fusion Lab


5/2 Students prepared procedure for the Heat of Fusion Inquiry Lab; Introduction to Solutions;

5/3 Heat of Fusion Inquiry lab


5/4 Introduce concepts of molarity, molality, mole fraction; WS 67-70 (red book)

5/7 WS Calculations (Molarity, Molality, mole fraction; colligative properties);

5/8 WS Calculations (Molarity, molality, mole fraction; colligative properties);

5/9 WS Calculations (Molarity, molality, mole fraction; colligative properties);

5/10 Test: Ch. 15 Solutions (Molarity, molality, phase diagrams, heating/cooling curves);

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5/18 Enthalpy, Entropy, Gibb's Free Energy; Exothermic and Endothermic reactions;

5/21 Work on Acids, Bases and Salts Worksheet: solving problems of solubility, and pH calculations; Titrations

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5/23 Test: Acids, Bases and Salts; Ch. 18&19