Honors Chemistry Announcements

*****PARENTS AND STUDENTS: I am trying out a new text messaging system called
Remind 101. This text messaging service will allow me to send out text
reminders about upcoming tests, etc. If you are interested in
receiving these texts, please text @nphschem to (470) 315-7191.

*****TUTORING AVAILABLE BEFORE SCHOOL: TUESDAY - FRIDAY 8:00-8:30 am

*****I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE USE OF THE FOLLOWING ON-LINE RESOURCES:

1) The following link is an OUTSTANDING resource. There are video tutorials
that explain all of the concepts we will study this year. Please use this
resource any time you are struggling to understand what we are learning
in class.

http://www.sophia.org/chemistry-topic

2) Another fantastic site, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, has
notes, practice sheets, activities, etc. too help you understand all
aspects of chemistry.

http://besocratic.colorado.edu/CLUE-Chemistry/

3) This is the website that accompanies your textbook. The "ACE the Test"
feature offers great practice/review questions.

http://college.cengage.com/chemistry/zumdahl/chemistry/7e/instructor_home.html

4) There is a website that accompanies another great textbook. This site has
so many wonderful resources - please check it out:

http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/007874637x/student_view0/


5) This site contains excellent UNIT OUTLINES and TOPIC NOTES of the units
we will cover this semester. You will be asked to print the outlines
and topic notes as we begin each unit.

http://www.course-
notes.org/Chemistry/Unit_Notes/Holts_Modern_Chemistry_Textbook

http://www.course-notes.org/chemistry/topic_notes

6) There is a FANTASTIC website that has video tutorials, note-taking
sheets and practice problems for the each of the topics we will cover
in Honors Chemistry. Please visit this site any time you need extra
help/practice. The videos go in the same order as the Honors Chemistry
course and are listed by topics.

http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/students/all

7) There is a another GREAT site that breaks the chemistry curriculum into
modules. Each module provides an excellent tutorial with lots of good
practice problems for you to work to enhance your understanding of the
concepts we cover in class.

http://www.chemreview.net/download_instructions.htm

8) A third great site is the Khan Academy, which has over 100 chemistry
videos that correlate with the concepts we will study this semester.
The subject areas are listed alphabetically, so scroll down to the C's,
then look for the topic you want to study.

http://www.khanacademy.org/

9) There are two free on-line textbooks that you might find helpful.
Visit these websites, they will be a huge help this year. The books
cover much of the same material we will study this semester.

http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/virtualtextbook.html

http://www.ck12.org/flexbook/ (look in the middle column, and
click on Chemistry SE)

10) Here is an on-line chemistry GLOSSARY to help with terms and
definitions.

http://www.course-notes.org/Chemistry/Glossary



PLEASE PRINT THE CHAPTER NOTES FROM ONE OF THE WEBSITES AT THE TOP OF
THE "LINKS" PAGE


DAILY ASSIGNMENTS

Wednesday, 1/8
Review class documents, procedures and websites
Activity - Lab equipment - Quiz on Monday, 8/5
*****Student signature forms, lab safety contracts are due by Friday, 1/10

Thursday, 1/9
Review lab equipment (quiz tomorrow)
Discuss - writing formal lab report
Lab Safety Video and Quiz
Pre-lab for Lab #1: Reaction in a Bag

Friday, 1/10
Turn in signature forms, lab safety contracts 
Review lab equipment
Quiz: Lab equipment
Lab #1 Reaction in a Bag (due tomorrow - don't forget to attach rubric)


Monday, 1/13
Turn in Lab #1 w/rubric
PP: Ch. 1.2-1.4
Practice: scientific method and experimental procedures
Your assigned vocab word for the word wall is due tomorrow.
Quiz tomorrow over Ch. 1

Tuesday, 1/14
Review Ch. 1 concepts
Quiz: Ch. 1
PP: Ch. 2.1,2.2
Practice: metric system, density calculations, temperature conversions

Wednesday, 1/15
Review metric system, density calculations, temperature conversions
Practice: metric conversions

Thursday, 1/16
Review: scientific notation, density, metric conversions, temperature
conversions
Lab #2: Scientific Measurements - due tomorrow
Quiz tomorrow over Ch. 2.1-2.2

Friday, 1/17
Turn in Lab #2 w/rubric
Review: scientific notation, density, metric conversions, temperature
conversions
Quiz: Ch. 2.1,2.2
PP: Ch. 2.3 and 2.4 - Reporting scientific data
Practice: significant figures
Extra credit assignment: significant figures (due Tuesday)




Monday, 1/20
MLK Holiday

Tuesday, 1/21
Practice: significant figures, percent error, accuracy and precision
(quiz tomorrow)
*****You will need 3 SHINY pennies for Lab #3 on Thursday
*****The Ch. 1-3 TEST will be Monday, 1/27
*****Unit 1 Extra Credit Vocab (index cards) is due on MOnday, 1/27

Wednesday, 1/22
Review Ch. 2
Quiz: Ch. 2.3,2.4
PP: Ch. 3
Video animations and demonstrations
Practice: matter, mixtures, properties and changes (quiz tomorrow)
*****Remember - bring pennies tomorrow!

Thursday, 1/23
Review: matter, mixtures, properties and changes (quiz tomorrow)
Review Quiz: Ch. 2.3,2.4
Lab #3: Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes (due tomorrow)
*****Remember - Ch. 1-3 TEST Monday!!!

Friday, 1/24
Turn in Lab #3
Quiz: Ch. 3
Review all quizzes from Ch. 1,2,3
Supplemental/review problems for Ch. 1-3
Discuss test format, preview essay questions




Monday, 1/27
TEST: Ch. 1,2,3

Tuesday, 1/28
Early release due to snow

Wednesday, 1/29
SNOW DAY

Thursday, 1/30
SNOW DAY

Friday, 1/31
SNOW DAY



Monday, 2/3
Return/discuss Ch. 1-3 TEST
Test Extra Credit opportunity tomorrow at beginning of class
*****Please review/practice significant figures and units!!!
PP: Ch. 4.1-4.3
Practice: atomic structure and isotopes,calculating average atomic
mass
*****Please bring 3 SMALL bags of candy for Lab #4 - you will need 1 SMALL
bag of each of the following: m&m's, skittles and reese's pieces

Tuesday, 2/4
Extra credit opportunity for Ch. 1-3 TEST
Review and practice: atomic structures and isotopes,calculating average atomic
mass
Lab #4: Isotopes of Candium (due tomorrow)
Quiz tomorrow - Ch. 4.1-4.3

Wednesday, 2/5
Turn in Lab #4
Review: atomic structures, isotopes
Quiz: Ch. 4.1-4.3
PP: Ch. 5.1
Practice: calculating frequency, energy, wavelength, photoelectric effect,
using Planck's constant

Thursday, 2/6
Review: calculating frequency, energy, wavelength, photoelectric effect,
using Planck's constant

*****Ch. 4 and 5 TEST will be Friday, 2/14*****

Friday, 2/7
Quiz: Ch. 5.1
Lab #5: Flame Tests and the Photoelectric Effect - due Monday
PP: Ch. 5.2,5.3
Practice: orbital diagrams, electron configurations, noble gas
configurations, Lewis dot structures

NOTE TO PARENTS: Students have completed 5 labs this month. These labs are
averaged into Lab Grade #1, which counts as a formative grade. Future labs 
(every five labs) will be averaged as a summative grade, which will count as 
a test grade. Please encourage your student to turn in all labs, and to make
sure all labs are complete. Labs are a critical part of chemistry class, and 
have a major impact on your child's grade in Honors Chemistry.



Monday, 2/10
Turn in Lab #5
Practice: orbital diagrams, electron configurations, noble gas
configurations, Lewis dot structures
Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, 2/11
SNOW DAY

Wednesday, 2/12
SNOW DAY

Thursday, 2/13
SNOW DAY

Friday, 2/14
SNOW DAY



Monday, 2/17 - Friday, 2/21  WINTER BREAK



Monday, 2/24
Review Ch. 4 and Ch. 5.1

Tuesday, 2/25
Review: orbital diagrams, electron configurations, noble gas
configurations, Lewis dot structures
Quiz: Ch. 5.2,5.3
Practice: quantum numbers

Wednesday, 2/26
Review: quantum numbers
Lab #6: Electron configurations, atoms, ions, and quantum numbers (due 
tomorrow)
*****Ch. 4 and 5 TEST information:
     48 multiple choice/matching questions
     12 free response questions (some have multiple parts)
     2 essays - 1 required, 1 extra credit
     Essay topics:
     1) Development of the quantum mechanical model (include scientists)
     2) Relate quantum theory to the photoelectric effect

Thursday, 2/27
Turn in Lab #6
Quiz: Ch. 5.4
Review for Ch. 4 and 5 TEST

Friday, 2/28
TEST: Ch. 4 and 5



Monday, 3/3
Return/review Ch. 4-5 Tests
Discuss Ch. 6 Project: Families of the Periodic Table (due Tues, 2/26)
PP: Ch. 6.1,6.2
Practice: analyzing the modern Periodic Table

Tuesday, 3/4
Review Ch. 6.1,6.2
Quiz: Ch. 6.1,6.2
Lab #7: Development of the Periodic Table

*****You will need 5 balloons for Lab #8. You will also need 20 balloons for
a lab in the next unit. You will earn 10 EC points for bringing in 25
balloons.

Wednesday, 3/5
Turn in Lab #7 
Discuss Extra Credit Periodic Trends Lab
Lab #8: Properties of Hydrogen 

Thursday, 3/6
Turn in Lab #8 and EC Lab
PP: Ch. 6.3
Practice: periodic trends

Friday, 3/7
Turn in Project early - 3 EC points (Test points!)
Review: Ch. 6.3
Quiz: Periodic Trends
Review Ch. 6




Monday, 3/10
Test: Ch. 6

Tuesday, 3/11 
Turn in Project - Families of the Periodic Table
PP: Ch. 7.1,7.2
Practice: ionic bonding with orbital boxes and lewis dot structures
Quiz tomorrow

Wednesday, 3/12
Review: ionic bonding, e- configuration, orbital boxes, Lewis structures
Quiz: Ch. 7.1,7.2
PP: Ch. 7.3
Practice: criss-cross methods, writing and naming ionic ionic compounds

Thursday, 3/13
Review: criss-cross methods, writing and naming ionic compounds
Practice: writing formulas of ionic compounds from names
PP: Ch. 7.4
Practice: sea of electrons
Introduce: covalent bonding
Practice: forming covalent bonds

Friday, 3/14
Review: writing formulas of ionic compounds, naming ionic compounds
In-class extra credit - naming and writing formulas for ionic cmpds
Quiz: Ch. 7.3,7.4
Review and practice: covalent bonding
Lab #9: Covalent Bonding




Monday, 3/17
Turn in Lab #9
Review: covalent bonding, bond length and strength
PP: Ch. 8.3
Practice: resonance structures, exceptions to octet rule
Quiz tomorrow - Ch. 8.1,8.3

Tuesday, 3/18 
Review: covalent bonding, bond length and strength, resonance
structures, exceptions to octet rule
Quiz: Ch. 8.1,8.3
PP: Ch. 8.2
Practice: writing formulas for covalent compounds, naming covalent
compounds

Wednesday, 3/19 
Review: writing formulas of covalent compounds, naming covalent
compounds
Quiz: Ch. 8.2

Thursday, 3/20
Review ionic and covalent bonding
TEST: Ch. 7 and 8

Friday, 3/21
PP: Ch. 8.4
Practice: molecular geometries (VSEPR) and orbital hybridization




Monday, 3/24
Review: VSEPR and polarity
Introduce: orbital hybridization and intermolecular forces
Practice: shapes, polarity, hybridization, IMF's

Tuesday, 3/25
Review: VSEPR, polarity, orbital hybridization and IMF's
Lab #10: Molecular Geometries (due tomorrow)
Quiz tomorrow: Ch. 8.4,8.5

Wednesday, 3/26
Turn in Lab #10
Review: VSEPR, polarity, hybridization and IMF's
Quiz: Ch. 8.4,8.5
Introduce: Chemical Reactions
Practice: writing skeleton equations
Quiz tomorrow - Ch. 9.1
****Here is the link for the Equations Vodcast:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIlDR72saGI

Thursday, 3/27
Review: Ch. 9.4
Practice: Writing equations and balancing equations
Quiz: Ch. 9.1
PP: Ch. 9.2
Practice: classifying reactions and predicting products

Friday, 3/28
Review: classifying reactions and predicting products
Practice: write reactants. classify reaction, predict and write
products, balance equation
Lab #11: Types of Chemical Reactions




Monday, 3/31
Review: write reactants. classify reaction, predict and write
products, balance equations
Quiz: Ch. 9.2
PP: Ch. 9.3
Practice: net ionic equations
*****EXTRA CREDIT LAB #2: Net Ionic Equations - due tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, 4/1
Introduce the MOLE concept
PP: Ch. 10.1-10.3
Practice: molar mass, moles, mass and particle conversions

Wednesday, 4/2 
Review: molar mass, moles, mass and particle conversions
Quiz: mole conversions #1
Introduce: mixed mole conversion problems
Practice: mole conversions to mass, volume and particles

Thursday, 4/3
Review: mixed mole conversion problems
Quiz: mole conversions #2
PP: Ch. 10.4
Practice: % composition, empirical formulas

Friday, 4/4
Review: % composition, empirical formulas
Introduce: molecular formulas
EC activity: The Strange Case of Mole Airlines Flight #602 


Monday, 4/7 - Friday, 4/11   SPRING BREAK


Monday, 4/14
Turn in Mole Airlines EC
Review: % composition, empirical and molecular formulas
PP: Ch. 10.5
Practice: hydrates
Quiz: Ch. 10.4,10.5

Tuesday, 4/15
Review for Ch. 9 and 10 TEST
Ch. 9 - Types of Chemical reactions
Ch. 10 - The Mole

Wednesday, 4/16
TEST: Ch. 9 and 10

Thursday, 4/17
Introduce stoichiometry
PP: Ch. 11.1,11.2
Practice: mole-mole ratios, stoichiometric calculations

Friday, 4/18
Review: mole-mole ratios, stoichiometric calculations
Quiz: Ch. 11.1,11.2
PP: Ch. 11.3
Discuss and practice: limiting and excess reactants




Monday, 4/21
Review: mole-mole ratios, stoichiometric calculations, limiting and
excess reactants
PP: Ch. 11.4
Practice: calculating limiting and excess reactants
Extra credit activity: Chemical Preparation of Aspirin


Tuesday, 4/22
Review: limiting and excess reactants, percent yield
Quiz: Ch. 11.3,11.4
Ch. 11 practice test (answers provided)

Wednesday, 4/23
Ch. 11 TEST: Stoichiometry

Thursday, 4/24
Introduce Ch. 12
PP: Ch. 12.1
Practice: gas conversions, manometers, Graham's law of effusion,
Dalton's law of partial pressures
Quiz tomorrow

Friday, 4/25
Review: gas conversions, manometers, Graham's law of effusion,
Dalton's law of partial pressures
Quiz: Ch. 12.1
PP: Ch. 12.2-12.4
Practice: states of matter, phase changes and heating curves




Monday, 4/28
Review: states of matter, phase changes and heating curves
PP: Finish Ch. 12.4
Practice: phase diagrams, changes in state, intermolecular forces
Tomorrow: Ch. 12.2-12.4 Quiz
*****PLEASE bring a pair of pliers to use in lab tomorrow*****

Tuesday, 4/29
Review: states of matter, phase changes and heating curves,
phase diagrams, changes in state, intermolecular forces
Quiz: Ch. 12.2-12.4
Lab #13: Triple Point of Carbon Dioxide

Wednesday, 4/30
Turn in Lab #13
PP: Ch. 13.1
Practice: Boyle's, Charles', Gay-Lussac's and combined gas laws

Thursday, 5/1
Review: Boyle's, Charles', Gay-Lussac's and combined gas laws
PP: Ch. 13.2
Practice: Ideal gas law
EC: Gas laws (due tomorrow)
Quiz tomorrow

Friday, 5/2
Review: Boyle's, Charles', Gay-Lussac's, combined and ideal gas laws
Quiz: Ch. 13.1, 13.2
Review all concepts and calculations from Ch. 12 and 13



Monday, 5/5
TEST: Ch. 12 and 13

Tuesday, 5/6
Introduce: solutions
PP: Ch. 14.1,14.2
Practice: calculating molarity and molality

Wednesday, 5/7
Review: properties and types of solutions, molarity and molality
Practice: calculations involving mole fraction, molarity by dilution,
% mass and % volume

Thursday, 5/8
Review: properties and types of solutions, molarity and molality
calculations involving mole fraction, molarity by dilution,
% mass and % volume

Friday, 5/9 
PP: Ch. 14.3,14.4
Practice and calculations: solubility curves, Henry's law, colligative
properties



Monday, 5/12
Review: solubility curves, Henry's law, colligative properties
Quiz: Ch. 14.3,14.4
Lab #14: Freezing Point Depression (due tomorrow)

Tuesday, 5/13
Introduce: Thermochemistry
Practice: heat stoichiometry, heating curves, heats of phase changes
Extra credit activity: heat calculations (due tomorrow)

Wednesday, 5/14
Review: heat stoichiometry, heating curves, heats of phase changes
Quiz: Ch. 15.1,15.2
Practice: calculating delta H, specific heat

Thursday, 5/15
PP: Ch. 15.3, 15.4
Practice: calculations with Hess' law and heats of formation
Review for Ch. 14 and 15 TEST - it will be an open-note test

Friday, 5/16
TEST: Ch. 14 and 15 



Monday, 5/19
Introduce acids and bases
Practice: pH, pOH, concentrations of acids and bases

Tuesday, 5/20
Review: acids and bases, pH, pOH, calculating concentrations of acids/bases
Quiz: Ch. 18.1,18.2
PP: Ch. 18.3,18.4
Practice:  Ka and Kb, salt hydrolysis, titrations

Wednesday, 5/21
Review for Final Exam

Thursday, 5/22
FINAL EXAM