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Chemistry 11 – summer 2013

Important Information

Course Outline

Course Calendar

We are currently studying Organic Chemistry
There will be an Organic Chemistry unit test on Wednesday, August 7.
The final exam will be on Thursday, August 8. It will be worth 20% of the final grade.

Thus August 8
Final Exam

Wed August 7
Organic Chemistry Unit Test

Tues August 6
Other functional groups
Multiple bonds: alkenes and alkynes

Fri August 2
Alkyl halides
Branched alkanes

Thur August 1
Branched alkanes
Solutions Chemistry test
Concentration of ions

Wed July 31
Concentration of ions
Dissociation reactions and double replacement reactions
Intermolecular forces and melting/boiling points

Tues July 30
Solubilities of compounds
Conductivity of solutions

Mon July 29
Polarity of molecules
Shapes of molecules
Lewis dot diagrams

Fri July 26
Atomic Theory Unit test
Lewis dot diagrams and drawing molecules

Thurs July 25
Trends in the periodic table (size, ionization energy, electronegativity)
Development of the modern periodic table
Electron configurations and their energy levels review

Wed July 24
Development of the periodic table
Electron configurations and their energy levels
The atom, isotopes, and sub-atomic particles.

Tues July 23
Atomic theory history
Chemical reactions test

Mon July 22
Limiting and excess reactants
Percent yield and percent purity

Fri July 19
Volume of a gas stoichiometry calculations
Stoichiometry quiz

Thurs July 18
Molarity stoichiometry calculations
Mass stoichiometry calculations
Mole stoichiometry calculations

Wed July 17
Balancing/types of reactions quiz
Balancing equations using algebra

Tues July 16
Predicting products of reactions
Types of reactions
Balancing chemical equations

Mon July 15
The Mole test
Volume of a gas at STP

Fri July 12
Dilutions of solutions

Thur July 11
Emperical/molecular formulae
Percent composition
Mole quiz

Wed July 10
Mass-mole calculations
The mole

Tues July 9
Relative masses
The Nature of Matter test

Mon July 8
Naming and formulae of covalent compounds
Ionic naming and formulae quiz

Fri July 5
Naming and formulae of ionic compounds

Thur July 4
Separation techniques
Chemical vs. physical changes
Chemical vs. physical properties
States of matter and the KMT

Wed July 3
Skills and Processes of Chemistry test
Converting units

Tues July 2
Sig figs
Scientific notation
Precision and accuracy


This course will be made up of seven units. The following have been taken verbatim from the prescribed learning outcomes available in the Chemistry 11 and 12 IRP.

Unit 1 – Skills and Processes of Chemistry

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • A1 – demonstrate appropriate safety techniques and proper use of protective equipment
  • A2 – demonstrate skills in measuring and in recording data
  • A3 – communicate results and data in clear and understandable forms


Unit 2 – The Nature of Matter

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • B1 – relate the observable properties and characteristics of elements, compounds, and mixtures to the concept of atoms and molecules
  • B2 – write the names and formulae for ionic and covalent compounds, given appropriate charts or data tables
  • B3 – describe the characteristics of matter
  • B4 – differentiate between physical and chemical changes
  • B5 – select an appropriate way of separating the components of a mixture


Unit 3 – Mole Concept

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • C1 – explain the significance and use of the mole
  • C2 – perform calculations involving the mole
  • C3 – determine relationships between molar quantities of gases at STP (Standard Temperature and Pressure
  • C4 – perform calculations involving molecular and empirical formulae to identify a substance
  • C5 – describe concentration in terms of molarity
  • C6 – perform calculations involving molarity


Unit 4 – Chemical Reactions

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • D1 – explain chemical reactions in terms of the rearrangement of the atoms as bonds are broken and new bods are formed
  • D2 – apply the law of conservation of mass to balance formula equations
  • D3 – devise balanced equations for various chemical reactions
  • D4 – describe reactions in terms of energy changes
  • D5 – perform stoichiometric calculations involving chemical reactions


Unit 5 – Atomic Theory

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • E1 – describe the development of the model of the atom
  • E2 – describe the sub-atomic structures of atoms, ions, and isotopes, using calculation where appropriate
  • E3 – describe the development of the modern periodic table
  • E4 – draw conclusions about the similarities and trends in the properties of elements, with reference to the periodic table
  • E5 – justify chemical and physical properties in terms of electron population
  • E6 – demonstrate knowledge of various types of chemical bonding
  • E7 – apply understanding of bonding to create formulae and Lewis structures


Unit 6 – Solution Chemistry

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • F1 – distinguish between a solution and a pure substance
  • F2 – predict the relative solubility of a solute in a solvent, based on its polarity
  • F3 – relate ion formation to electrical conductivity in aqueous solutions
  • F4 – calculate the concentration of ions in solution


Unit 7 – Organic Chemistry

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to…

  • G1 – describe characteristic features and common applications of organic chemistry
  • G2 – demonstrate knowledge of the various ways that carbon and hydrogen can combine to form a wide range of compounds
  • G3 – generate names and structures for simple organic compounds
  • G4 – differentiate the various types of bonding between carbon atoms
  • G5 – identify common functional groups
  • G6 – perform a simple organic preparation


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