08/25 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 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!

08/26 Quiz - The Elements (Q:El_a); Metric System - Base and Derived Units (know your prefixes); Discuss how to take measurements (thermometers, burettes, ruler(length)); Scientific Notation; Dimensional Analysis (Factor labeling); Overview of Accuracy and Precision; Per 4: Honors Project Activities (Environmental Chemistry, Organic Nomenclature, Research Paper (Web Page); Synthesis of Aspirin Lab);
HW: Study for another quiz (Elemental Symbols - Tables 1&2); print copy of Thickness of Aluminum Foil Lab

08/29 Q:El_b; Q:02a; Graphing & Proportions; Accuracy and Precision; Lab: Density;

08/30 Q:El_c; Q:02b; Quiz; Lab: Thickness of Aluminum Foil;


08/31 Q:El_d; Review for Unit test (metric system, scientific notation, significant figures,...)

09/01 Test: Mathematics in Chemistry (Unit 1,Ch. 2); Begin Unit II (Introduction to Chemistry, Classification of Matter)

09/02 Formative Exam; discussion of the Scientific Method and Problem Solving;
HW: Print copy of Lab: Observing a Chemical Reaction

09/05 Labor Day Holiday; No School

09/06 Development of the Atomic Theory; Democritus, Aristotle, John Dalton, Lavoisier, Dalton's Hypothesis; Law of Multiple Proportions; Avogadro's Hypothesis; The Early Research (Thomson, Millikan, Rutherford, Chadwick, Moseley, Bohr, Rutherford-Bohr Model of the Atom; Calculation of the Average Atomic Mass; Gold Foil Experiment; Radioactivity (alpha, beta, gamma; half life; Nuclear chemistry as it relates to atomic structure);
HW: Print copy of Lab: Observing a Chemical Reaction

09/07 Observing a Chemical Reaction; Be sure to bring a copy of this lab with you. The Mole;

09/08 Worked problems involving the conversions between grams / moles / # atoms(molecules);
HW: print copy of Understanding the Mole

09/09 Lab: Understanding the Mole;
HW: Finish your lab write-up for Understanding the Mole

09/12 Atomic Structure: determining the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in atoms and ions;
review calculations of grams to moles to # olecules (and to liters) - for test on Wed. (9/14).

09/13 Brief review for test; Unit 3: Waves, Spectroscopy, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle; Schrodinger (treated electrons as waves rather than particles);
HW: Study for test

09/14 Test: Atomic Structure (Unit 2, Ch.1,3,4); Classification of matter; Atomic Structure

09/15 Quantum Theory; Electron Configuration; Calculate frequency and wavelength using c = luand E = hu;; Valence electrons; Lewis electron dot; Electron transitions involving the Bohr Model;

09/16 Work problems involving c = lu and E = hu; how to use the Bohr model of the atom in the Reference Tables, and correllate with electron transitions, energy of the photons;
HW: Print a copy of the Spectroscopy Lab for use on Monday ;

09/19 Quiz; Valence electrons; Electron Dot Diagrams; Review abbreviated electron configuration; Video segment on the Quantum Theory; Lab: Spectroscopy (electron transitions; Review Electron Configuration/Quantum Theory material for test
HW: Finish lab write-up

09/20 Quiz on electrons; Review for test; Begin Unit on Periodicity (Unit 4, Ch. 6) (as time allows).

09/21 Test: Electron Configuration (Unit 3, Ch. 5); Begin Unit on Periodicity (Unit 4, Ch. 6); Dobereiner, John Newlands, Dmitri Mendeleev, Moseley, Names for the various groups/families of the Periodic Table (Alkali Metals; Alkaline Earths, Halogens, Nobel Gases); How electron configuration relates to the periodic table; Categories of elements (metals, nonmetals, metalloids); The Octet Rule; Relative Atomic Stability; V: Alkali Metals Reactivity; Periodic Properties: Atomic Radii

09/22 Quiz; Ch. 6 - Periodicity; Periodic Trends

09/23 Q:06a; WS Periodic Table (and review); Periodic Trends

09/26 Finish WS: Periodic Trends and review; Review Oxidation Numbers

09/27 Review Oxidation Numbers for test.

09/28 Test: Ch. 6 - Periodicity; Begin ionic bonding

09/29 Web Page Project; How to build your web page. Finish Ionic Bonding

09/30 Covalent Bonding

10/03 Chemical Bonding: Hybridization, VSEPR; ABE Classification System for Molecular Geometry;

10/04 Practice Molecular Geometry

10/05 Molecular model lab

10/06 Chem Bonding

10/07 Work on Independent Research Project in Media Center;

10/10 Nomenclature - Iionic and covalent compounds; acids;

10/11 Chem Test: Ch.8&9 - Chemical Bonding;

10/12 Nomenclature; Brief review using chart to help understand the process; Percent composition; Empirical formula calculation;

10/13 Nomenclature practice worksheets;

10/14 Nomenclature (WS);
HW: Get copy of Empirical Formula of a Hydrate (Lab page);

10/17 Lecture on Textiles
HW: Get copy of Empirical Formula of a Hydrate (Lab page) ;

10/18 Nomenclature (WS); review all worksheets on nomenclature;

10/19 Lab: Empirical Formula of a Hydrate

10/20 Finish Nomenclature; Review calculation of empirical formula

10/21 Final Review for S1 Exam
HW: Study for S1 Exam. Study! Study! Study!

10/24 Per. 3 S1 Exam; Per. 4 - Chemical Reactions (Ch.10); If you want to receive periodic emails concerning this class, click here to enter your email address. Your parents can also sign up if they want.
HW: Study for S1 Exam. Study! Study! Study!

10/25 Per. 4 S1 Exam;Per. 3 - Chemical Reactions (Ch. 10); If you want to receive periodic emails concerning this class, click here to enter your email address. Your parents can also sign up if they want.

10/26 Practice writing chemical equations and balancing; If you want to receive periodic emails concerning this class, click here to enter your email address. Your parents can also sign up if they want.



10/27 Practice writing chemical equations and balancing; If you want to receive periodic emails concerning this class, click here to enter your email address. Your parents can also sign up if they want.

10/28 Teacher Workday - No School!

10/31 GP2 Begins; Intro to Stoichiometry

11/01 Test: Ch.10 - Chemical Reactions; Practice stoichiometry problems (black book).

11/02 Practice Stoichiometry Problems from Red Book (pp.65- )

11/03 HW: print the lab:

11/04 Lab: Determination of Percentage Yield (stoichiometry)

11/07 Finish WS on Stoichiometry
HW: Study for test

11/08 Test: Ch. 12 - Stoichiometry

11/09 Intro to the Gas Laws; manometers to measure gas pressure (open and closed); barometer (a closed manometer designed to measure atmospheric pressure); real gases vs ideal gases; standard temperature and pressure; The Ideal Gas Law (incl. WS from red book);

11/10 Boyle's Law; Charles' Law; Combined Gas Law; Graham's Law of Diffusion/Effusion; WS for all these gas laws were distributed;
HW: Print a copy of the lab for the determination of the molar mass of butane ; Next week we will also do a lab on Boyle's Law, but there is no write-up for you to print;
Enjoy your long weekend;

11/11 Holiday; No School

11/14 Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures;

11/15 Lab: Determination of the Molar Mass of Butane;

11/16 Work Gas Law problems to get practice identifying which law applies, and when;


HW: Study for test on the Gas Laws - Next Monday

11/17 Lab: Boyle's Law (using NOVA Dataloggers)


11/18 Work Gas Law problems to get practice identifying whil law applies, and when;


11/20 Test on the Gas Laws

11/21 Make-up test for anyone who missed the test on Monday; begin unit on Solutions; (Molarity, molality, mole fraction); Colligative Properties (Vapor Pressure Lowering, Freezing Point Depression, Boiling Point Elevation, Osmotic Pressure);

11/23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday

11/28 States of Matter

11/29 Calorimetry; heat lost = heat gaind; Solvent-solute interactin; Rates of Dissolution (factors) - stirring, heating, increasing surface area; Introduction to Heat of Fusion Lab;

11/30 Lear Molarity and molality; Colligative Properties (VP lowering, fp depression, bp elevation, osmotic pressure)

12/01 WS concentration (molarity, molality); Colligative Propoerties; discuss osmotic pressure

12/02 Lab: Determine the Heat of Fusion of ice (inquiry lab);

12/05

12/06 Test: States of Matter and Solutions;

12/07 Introduction to the concept of Equilibrium; WS Learn how to write equilibrium constant expressions (Keq); WS Le Chatelier's Principle;

12/08 Work problems involving Ksp - solubility of a salt; WS;

12/09 Work problems involving Ksp and Ka; Common-Ion Effect; Acids and Bases: definitions, properties, Conjugate acids and bases;
HW: Check out Kahn Academy on Youtube.com for tipics related to equilibrium;

12/12 Acids and Bases; pH calculations;


12/13 Acids and Bases; pH calculations;

12/14 Acids and Bases; pH calculations;

12/15 Test: Acids, Bases, Salts and Equilibrium

12/16 Introduction to the concept of oxidation-reduction reactions; Redox reactions; oxidizing agents, reducing agents; review of the rules for oxidation numbers. All redox reactions involve the transfer of electrons.

01/02 Watched Kahn Academy video on balancing Redox reactions; WS92-93; practiced identifying oxidation numbers, indentifying the oxidation and reduction half reactions; Balancing Redox Equations

01/03 Redox reactions; WS solving Redox reactions: WS92-93;



01/04 Finish Redox; Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics,

01/05 Finish Nuclear Chemistry Unit; WS Nuclear reactions; Begin review for final exam
HW: Get copy of Aspirin Synthesis Lab; Review for Final/Summative

01/06 Lab: Synthesis of Aspirin - Day 1 (preparation of acetylsalicylic acid); Review for Final as time allows

01/09 Per 3: Chemistry Summative; Per. 4: Lab: Synthesis of Aspirin - Day 2 (Det'n of % yield); Review for Final

01/10 Per 4: Chemistry Summative; Per. 3: Lab: Synthesis of Aspirin - Day 2 (Det'n of % yield); Review for Final

01/11 Lab: Synthesis of Aspirin - Day 3 (Det'n of m.p.); Review for Final

01/12 Review for Final

01/13 First day of exams

01/16 Holiday; No school

01/17 Block 3 review session

01/18 Block 3 Final Exam; Block 4 review session

01/19 Block 4 Final Exam

01/20 Last Day of Semester 1