Course Description

This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry.

Students will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases and solutions; investigate changes and

relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products

and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the

importance of chemistry in other branches of science.

Units of Study

Unit 1: Matter, Chemical Trends and Chemical Bonding

Unit 2: Chemical Reactions

Unit 3: Quantities in Chemical Reactions

Unit 4: Solutions and Solubility

Unit 5: Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry

What we are doing in class!

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

- Introduction to Chemistry! (course outline, expectations, equipment and safety equipment, intro

quiz, scavenger hunt)

- Homework - read over all handouts

- get outline signed!!!

Wed, Sept 5th

- Skills: Using Pipets and Burets

- Matter and Review of the Modern Periodic Table

{Matter and the Periodic Table Note.pdf}
- homework: Periodic Table colouring assignment (worksheet)

Thurs. Sept 6th

- Atoms, Isotopes, Average Atomic Mass

{Sept 6 Notes_Atoms, isotopes, ave at mass.pdf}

Homework: Complete practice questions 1 and 2 (average atomic mass questions)

Complete Worksheet 1.3A (Isotopes)

Friday Sept 7th

- collect PT assignment, take up isotopes work

- Lab - Penny Isotopes


Monday Sept 10

- quiz

- Bohr Model - in depth lesson

- spectroscopes

homework: Bohr diagrams, Lewis Dot diagrams (try...if you remember).

{Bohr Model notes.pdf}

Tuesday Sept 11th

- texts assigned! Write name / class info in front cover! Do not lose the texts! Replacement cost is$120.

- Bohr diagrams / Lewis Diagram trends

- Start Trends in PT (basics)

*Research Project assigned. Topics due by Friday.

Wednesday Sept 12

- Trends in reactivity, atomic radius and ionic radius

- P 2 homework: explain reactivity trend of metals across a period and down a group, as well as reactivity of non-metals

- handout # 1,6,9,10

- P4 homework: handout # 1,2,3,5,6,9

*everyone should make sure they have read the text (section 1.5) and have a basic understanding of ionization energy and electronegativity

Thursday Sept 13

- took up atomic / ionic radius worksheet

- ionization energy and electronegativity basics

- Computer lab!


Friday Sept 14

- in computer lab to finish graphing lab, Lab due Tuesday.

- quiz next tuesday.

Use this to review (as well as text book questions):


Monday, Sept 17

- recap trends

- p. 59 #3.4

- start chapter 2 (first section)

- quiz tomorrow, lab due tomorrow

- hwk: read over lab p. 66-67 and do hypothesis

Tuesday Sept 18

- I'm away. Work on section 2.2 (Ionic Bonding) as directed by supply teacher

Wednesday Sept 19

- Took up quiz

- took up ionic bonding notes / questions

- Video

*If you are at football buy out - HAVE FUN!!! I can take up the quiz with you during afterschool help and I will post the answers on the wall.

Thursday Sept 20th

- Lab (Ionic or Molecular?)

  • I will collect the observation table along with answers to questions f and g on Friday. Be sure to use a ruler and make sure your observations are clearly written / legible.

Friday Sept 21

Period 2 - community recycling project. THANK YOU for all your hard work today!

Period 4 - Ionic Bonding, finish lab,and complete homework p. 73 - 74 #8,9,10,11,13

Monday Sept 24

- recap of ionic bonding (took up work)

- Covalent Bonding Lesson on board. Dry lab (building molecules)

- Homework: READ section 2.3

questions p. 77 #1, p. 79 #2, p. 81 #11 and 13

QUIZ on Thursday (Ionic and Molecular substances, lewis diagrams, polarity)

Unit 1 test (covers chapters 1 and 2) - NEXT Friday, October 5th

Tuesday Sept 25th

- took up homework, Guest visit to speak about University night volunteers

- Coordinate Covalent Bonding Lesson

- Do work: p. 80 #3,4.

Draw Lewis Dot diagrams for the polyatomic ions: CO3-2, NH4+1 and NO3-1

Assignment (handout) - DUE THURSDAY....this is great review for your QUIZ that is Thursday

Read ahead section 2.4

Wednesday Sept 26th

- took up homework

- Lesson on Electroneg, polar bonds and polar molecules (note provided, read section 2.4 of text)

- work period / homework:

1. Read section 2.4 (copy table 3), answer questions p. 84 #1-4 and p. 88 #8

2. work on assignment (due Thursday) and/or study for quiz that is tomorrow

*note: omit assignment question that asks you to draw N2O4

oopss....went offline for awhile!

Monday Oct 1st

-took up homework

- dry lab - polarity and intermolecular forces

- test review handed out.

Tuesday, October 2nd

Nomenclature of Ionic Compounds - monovalent vs. multivalent

p. 93 #6-11 (a,c,e,etc...)

Wednesday October 3rd

Period 2 - mass

Period 4 - Nomenclauture continued...took up homework, learned classical nomenclature and how to name polyatomic ions. Here is the polyatomic ion part of the note. Homework: p. 96#15,16 and study for the TEST that is FRIDAY!

Thursday Oct 4th
P 2 - took up work, classical naming, review
P 4 - took up polyatomic ion work, review

Reminder - Project Due October 23rd. Library work periods have been scheduled for Thursday October 11th and Thursday Obtober 18th

Friday Oct 5th

Tuesday and Wednesday October 9th and 10th

Naming Continued. Finishing Ionic and doing molecular. Do all questions from p. 93 - 97 that you have not already done. Taking up in class!

Thursday October 11th
- practice quiz
- library work period for Chemistry Research Project. Remember...the report is DUE OCTOBER 23rd!!!!

Friday October 12th 2012
- Naming Acids and Bases! Worksheets for practice provided in class. See note and practice attached. Make sure you read the textbook (section 2.5). Complete worksheets for homework.

*NAMING TEST is NEXT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd!!!! You MUST achieve 80%!** (or re-write)

To study, I recommend you do as many questions for practice as possible. Your text book has SO MANY! See pages 102 - 104 of your text. I have attached an ANSWER KEY below so you can check your work as you go.

Monday Oct 15
Take up all acid and base naming problems
Review Period for Naming Compounds

Tuesday Oct 16th
Naming Compounds TEST!
Start Unit 2 - Chemical Reactions! (Covers chapter 3 of text, as well as the first little bit of section 5.1 of the text)
  • Short note on reaction basics and how to balance chemical equations.
  • homework: Balancing chemical equations worksheet #1-25 . Start in class!

Wednesday Oct 17th

Thursday Oct 18th
Naming Compounds Test returned. Answer keys provided in class to share / make corrections. Help provided.
Library work period for GREEN CHEMISTRY PROJECT (report due next Tuesday, Oct, 23rd).
  • re-test tomorrow

Friday October 19th
1- took up balancing equations worksheet
2. Combustion Reactions and Demo
class / homework: Read p. 114 - 120, Questions on p. 117-118 #1-3 and p. 121 #5 c,d,f
Handout (back side of balancing eq'ns) #26-50 ODD NUMBERS ONLY - convert word equations to chemical equations and BALANCE!
        • TEST RE-WRITE in progress.

Monday Oct 22nd
1. took up homework
2. Synthesis and Decomposition Reactions Lesson - can follow along in text book also.
Homework: Handout #1 (side 1). do # 6-12 and page 121 #7

Lab dates this week are Tuesday and Friday!

Unit 2 test will cover chapter 3 (and balancing) and will take place next FRIDAY, Nov 2nd.

Tuesday Oct 23
- took up homework.
- Lab (Synthesis, Decomp and Combustion reactions)
      • You will have to hand in your observations and your completed chart (as outlined on the handout)
        • Helpful hints:
Reaction 1 - copper + oxygen gas --> ?

Reaction 2 - in this reaction you are burning wax, which is a hydrocarbon. Wax is really a very long carbon chain hydrocarbon. For the sake of balancing an equation, use CH4 as the chemical formula for the wax. What is ALWAYS produced in this type of reaction?
- the limewater was used to test the presence of carbon dioxide. The cobalt test paper was used to test for the presence of water.

Reaction 3 - copper II carbonate --> copper II oxide + carbon dioxide

Reaction 4 - the decomposition of H2O2 to produce water and a gas! The gas could be either oxygen gas or hydrogen gas. The results of your burning splint test would tell you what type of gas. (the catalyst is not written in your chemical reaction)
H2O2 ---------> water + oxygen gas

We will finish the lab in class tomorrow. You should complete the table for the reactions 1 and 2 (at least) for homework tonight! Also, read ahead the section on Single Displacement reactions!

Wednesday Oct 24th
- Finish Lab! Complete the table IN DETAIL in class. Everyone submits their own work. See hints above.
- Read Section 3.3 of text book (p. 123 - 130)
- projects are due tomorrow!!!!

Thursday Oct 25th
- Single Displacement reactions
Class work / homework
- read section if you haven't already (section 3.3). Complete p. 128 #1,6,8. Summarize and give examples of alloys and galvanizing. Also p. 146 #8 (extra practice)

Friday - I was away.

Monday, October 29th
- went over double displacement reactions.
- mini lab (potassium iodide reacts with lead II nitrate). Mark in class.
- p. 142 #5,7,9,10,11 - this was assigned FRIDAY
- Lab Prep - create your observation table in advance! The lab will take the entire period tomorrow. Need to be prepared!
- Study package was provided to prepare for the TEST on friday! The test covers everything on chemical reactions that we have worked on. (Chapter 3).

Tuesday October 30th

* Lab day!!!!! You will hand in your observations and the answers to questions: 2, 5,6,7 and 9. DUE THURSDAY!

- tomorrow will be an "open" period where we work on the lab, take up double displacement homework problems, work on types of reactions review package. REMEMBER YOUR TEST IS ON FRIDAY! (and Thursday we will be doing an in - class lab - where you do all work and submit all work before leaving!)
*Good extra review questions can be found in the end of chapter review (chapter 3, p. 146 #3, 4, 5, 8, 9)

Wednesday Oct 31st!
- Quiz today:)
- Presentation sign up today! (lottery)
- Work on lab, review, and text review

Important corrections: I "borrowed" the answer key from someone else....and there are a few typos. In section 1, #11 could also be considered a combustion rxn. In section 2, #3 is not balanced correctly. The coefficients should be 4,5,4,6. In section 3, #1 would be a NR and any time you see an acid-base reaction you need to remember that acid base reactions are special cases of DOUBLE DISPLACMENT REACTIONS. In addition, you will need to predict STATES of all products formed.


Thursday Nov 1st
- Review Test

Friday Nov. 2nd

oopss! I didn't post this week.

Thursday November 8th
- took up molar mass work
- Molar Mass and Calculations involving M=m/n Lesson

- homework: handout #3,4 (and period 3 read and complete the significant digits handout also)
*Presentations on Monday / Tuesday! Be prepared!

Monday and Tuesday Nov. 12 - 13th

Wednesday Nov 14th
Period 1
- reviewed concepts of mass - moles and entities
- lesson on combining equations and concepts
Work: textbook p. 176 / 177 # 10 - 11 (use appendix on p. 634 for common substances)

Period 2
- finished presentations
- reviewed mass / mole concept
- introduced concept of # entities and new equation
work: p. 172 #3, p. 173# 5 and p. 176 #10-11
(use appendix on p. 634 for common substances)

Thursday Nov 15th
Period 1
- took up work
- MATH DAY! (unit conversions for chem, scientific notation, significant digits)
- handed out an extra practice worksheet on the types of questions you may get on your quiz tomorrow. Try # 1,3,5,7,11,14. See attached (includes worksheet and answers...courtesy of

Period 3
- took up homework
- MATH DAY! (unit conversions and scientific notaiton)
- complete scientitifc notation worksheet
- your quiz tomorrow covers what we have done in class this week. To practice, do the worksheet I gave you #1,2,5,6 (see above for copy of worksheet and the answers)

Friday Nov 16th
Period 1 - took up homework, quiz, copied short note on % composition (part 1), presentation
HomeworK; read section 4.5 of text (p. 178 -->) and do questions p. 170# 1-3

Period 3 -
- took up homework, quiz, copied short note on % composition (part 1),
-class worK; read section 4.5 of text (p. 178 -->) and do questions p. 170# 1-3
- calculating # of atoms. Do worksheet # 11, 14,16

here's the note

Monday Nov 19th
Took up quiz and hwk
Learned % composition by formula
Lab Prep - Read p. 180 - 181 carefully. Write out the purpose and hypothesis (prediction)
Homework questions p. 184 # 5-8 and purple questions #3,4

Tuesday Nov 20th
- took up homework
Lab day! Percent Composition of MgO (p. 180 - 181). See attached for details and what to hand in. Reports due NEXT TUESDAY!

Wednesday Nov 21st
Lesson on Empirical and Molecular Formulas (Read over sections 4.6 and 4.7)
Period 1 - Class work / Homework: complete p. 188-189 # 2-6 and work on lab!
Period 3 - Class work / Homework: complete questions on p. 186 #4,5 and p. 189 # 3-6 and work on lab!

Thursday Nov 22nd
- took up homework
- lesson on calculating molecular formulas
classwork / homework: Read sections 4.6 and 4.7 if you haven't already done so. Questions p. 193 #8,9,10. Work on lab

Friday Nov 23
- took up homework
- quiz
- lesson 1 on section 5.4 of the text book (see attached)
Homework: finish lab (due Tuesday). Complete p. 227 #1-3

Monday, Nov 26th
- Seat work on stoichiometry (p. 227 #3-6, dry lab on p. 227/8 (a to d only) and p. 228 #9
- I am away today. I will go over work tomorrow. Remember your % Composition lab is due tomorrow!

Tuesday Nov 27th
- Took up stoichiometry problems #1 and 6 from p. 227.
Work period to understand Stoichiometry. Re-do / Try again p. 227 #1-6, p. p228 #9 and the dry lab on p. 227 / 228 (a through d)

Wednesday Nov 28th
- took up homework
- lab: Find the formula of a hydrated salt (blue lab manuals - all done IN CLASS)
- study for quiz tomorrow. Good practice questions are on p. 252 #8,9 and 14(a only). The answers are in the back of your text book.


Thursday Nov 29th
- quiz
- finish lab
- intro to Limiting and Excess Reagents. Discussion and very short note.
Homework - Read section 5.5! (very important). Do p. 235 #6

Friday Nov 30th - catch up and catch a break day:)

Monday Dec 3rd
- Took up limiting and excess reagents problems from last week. Reviewed concepts
- Lesson on how to calculate amount of product from the limiting reagent

Work period for Class / Homework: p. 235 #7,8,9,10 (hint: for 9 and 10 you'll have to convert kg to g)

Test topics (as listed on review): mole calculations (M=m/n), Number of entity calculations (N=nNA), Percentage Composition, Empirical and Molecular Formulas, Molar Ratios, Calculating amount of product formed, Limiting and Excess reagent problems, Percentage Yield.

Tuesday Dec 4th
- Lesson on Percentage Yield. If you were away, read the text book (Section 5.6)
- class / homework: p. 239 #3-6

UNIT TEST MOVED TO MONDAY DEC. 10th (due to assembly)

Wednesday Dec 5th

Thursday Dec. 6th
- Took up work on % yield
- work period for test preparation, as well as prep lab for Friday

Friday Dec. 7th 2012
- Worked on Lab (Percentage Yield of sodium acetate). Some of you finished all the work in class and handed it in. I will collect the rest after the the lab is officially due on Tuesday. Rememeber to STUDY FOR YOUR TEST! THE TEST IS MONDAY!!!!

Tuesday Dec. 11th

Wednesday Dec 12th
Start Unit 4! Solutions and Solubility. Notes / discussion on board
Class work period / homework: Read sections 6.1 and 6.2 and answer questions on p. 269#1,2,5,6 and p. 279#7,10,11 (lots of unit 1 review!)

Thursday Dec. 13th
- took up unit test in detail. Made all corrections.
- took up all homework on sections 6.1 and 6.2

Friday Dec 14th
- Lesson on Section 6.3 (Solution Concentration). done on board.
- class / homework - Read section 6.3, questions p. 284 #,2,3 p. 288 #17, p. 290 #20, p. 291 #8

Monday Dec 17th
- took up all concentration homework
- Lesson on How to Prepare a Solution from a Solid.
- mini lab activity - preparing 2 solutions from a solid.
Homework: Read section 6.5 of the textbook. p. 302 #1,2 and p. 206 #2,3 (purple box)

I took time off of writing here....I'm back:)

Monday, January 7th
1. Solutions and Solubility (covered section 7.1 in a note)
2. Class work period (45 minutes) - Read over section 7.1. Complete these questions: p. 316 #1,2 p. 318 #4, p. 319/20 #6,8 and p. 325 #11,12

Important notes:
- Unit 4 test (covers chapters 6,7,8) next WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16th
- Exams start on Thursday, January 24th. (period 1 exam)

Tuesday January 8th
1. took up homework
2. Reactions in Solutions and Net Ionic Equations - note provided
Complete Handout in class / for homework

Wednesday January 9th
1. Took up Net Ionic Equations work.
2. Mini Quiz
3. Solution Stoich Notes
Classwork / homework: p. 353 #1,2,3a. If you want to challenge #4 also!
hint for #1: Ammonia is NH3. The ammonium ion is NH4+1

Thursday Jan 10th
- took up work on solution stoichiometry and handed back quizes
Homework: Read pages 362 - 366 and copy summary on page 366. Do questions on p. 367 #2 and 7

*I handed out the final exam review today (with an answer key). It is HIGHLY recommended that you start reviewing and studying early. Ask for help if you need it!

Friday Jan 11th
- took up homework on acid / base properties and identifying solutions
- Lesson on pH and [H+]
Homework: READ SECTION 8.2
Complete questions p. 371 #2,3,6 p. 374 #10 and p. 375 #2 and 5
this file contains some of the answers to homework as well as brief notes summarizing section 8.2

Monday Jan 14th
- took up acid base work
- review period for test that is WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday Jan 15th
- Titrations!!!! (acid-base reactions)
- some time for review

Wednesday Jan 16th

Thursday Jan 17
Titration Analysis of Vinegar lab! p. 398. Hand in observation table and questions a-c. show all work! Communicate clearly.
- practice titration questions from handout.

Friday Jan 18
- Gas law BASICS (very brief discussion)
p. 428 #6-9 and p. 435 # 23
- Finish and hand in titration lab
- practice titration questions from handout. The answers are #1 C=0.107 mol/L #2 C=0.377 mol/L