College Chemistry 2016-2017

Sept. 7, 2016

In the textbook: read pp. 44-50; p. 57 SR #2-4.  

Sept. 9, 2016

In the textbook: read pp. 50-57; SR #1, 7, 8.  

Sept. 13, 2016

Study for quiz on significant figures only.  You need to be able to add and subtract numbers, and round to the correct # of SF.  You also need to be able to multiply and divide numbers, and round to the correct # of SF.  There are different rules for the sets of math operations-make sure you understand them.  You will also be asked to solve some density problems (like your HW) and round to the correct # of SF.  Please see me if you are still having difficulty.  

Sept. 15, 2016

Do the multiplication and division calculations for the scientific notation worksheet.  You do not have to worry about the other side just yet.  

Sept. 19, 2016

Calculate the % error for all of your measurements from the lab.  See me if you need the accepted values.  

Sept. 21, 2016

If you missed class today, or would like to see the video again about sig figs in scientific notation, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIQPHC5gZT8  Pay attention to his description of the effect of moving the decimal point in the mantissa (number before the x 10) on the exponent.  

In the textbook: review pp. 50-52; p. 57 SR #5-6.  

Sept. 23, 2016

Complete both sides of the Dimensional Analysis worksheet.  Be sure to show your work.

Sept. 27-29, 2016

Today we watched a video about pure numbers and their impact (or lack of) on significant figures in calculations.  If you missed class today, make sure you watch this video (hint: it will be on the test):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym5u5IlYWcg  

Test prep packet was handed out today for you to review your areas of weakness.  Do the problems where you feel you are weak, and bring your questions to class.  The entire packet will need to be completed and corrected (by you) by Monday, Oct. 3.  I WILL BE CHECKING TO SEE THAT YOU DID SOME PROBLEMS FOR HW ON THURSDAY.  

TEST ON NUMERACY (Ch. 2) on MONDAY, OCT. 3.  If you are struggling with the math, please come see me for extra help.  

Oct. 3, 2016

In the textbook: read pp. 65-74; SR p. 69 #1-3; SR p. 74 #1-4.    

Oct. 5, 2016

Make sure you are familiar with the AZX notation for determining atomic mass number, protons and neutrons.  Watch the video again if needed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7G1CowcRf4 

For HW: complete the 2 worksheets: Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass, and Atomic structure.  

Oct. 7, 2016

Complete your "net worth" project.  Remember to start, your weight in lbs should be 4SF, and you DO NOT round to the correct number of sig figs in your calculations (it will significantly decrease your net worth).  You will round  to $$ at the end when you have totaled your sum of elements.  Due next class.  

Oct. 12, 2016

If you missed class today, we watched 2 videos to help explain the mole and start doing molar mass calculations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqZSxErQ7Ck  What is a mole? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuE36bZLYRM  Molar mass calculations 

For HW: In the textbook: read pp. 75-85.  Do practice problems on pp. 83, 84, 85.  You MUST SHOW YOUR WORK for full HW credit.  Don't just write down the answers in the book-that will be no credit.  You are to do the calculations and show your work.  The problems give you an exemplar to follow.  If you don't get the answer they do, we can go over it at next class.  

***Any of the worksheets that we started in class DO NOT NEED TO BE FINISHED FOR HW.***

Oct. 14, 2016

In the textbook: do SR#1-7 on p. 85.  There will be a quiz on atomic theory basics on Thursday, Oct. 20.  The study guide will be handed out next class.  This will not include mole calculations; rather composition of atoms (protons, neutron, and electrons) and their written format (hyphen and AZX), and isotopes.  

Oct. 18, 2016

Study for the quiz on atomic theory basics.  Use the study guide, worksheets and warm-ups to help you study.  

Oct. 20, 2016

Quiz on atomic theory today.  If you missed it, please see your study hall teacher (or me if you don't have one) to make it up.  You should make it up by Wednesday, 10/25.  You are to complete all classwork worksheets on mass and mole calculations: Gram Formula Mass, Moles to Mass and Mole Calculation Worksheet (both sides).  We need to get everyone back to the same place so we can do a lab!  We will review next class. 

Oct. 24, 2016

Do the calculations for the worksheet The Mole and Avogadro's Number.  We started a lab in class-you can work on the calculations that you can finish at home (not the class average  or the bean conversions), but we will finish in a subsequent class.  

Oct. 26, 2016

Finish the PCU lab calculations, including the extensions.  We will review next class.  

Oct. 28, 2016

Do the calculations for the worksheet Avogadro's Number and The Mole and the Mole Calculation Practice worksheet.  

Nov. 01, 2016

Work on the test study preparation packet.  You should be able to complete it; however, focus on the areas where you need the most help.  We will review next class.  

Nov. 3, 2016

Be sure to complete the test prep study packet.  It will be collected next class.  Study for the test on chapter 3: atomic theory.  Use your study guide, test prep packet, labs, old worksheets and warm-ups to study with.  

Nov. 9, 2016

In the textbook: 

  1. read pp. 108-109.  You are to research 2 different elements whose name is of Greek origin, and write a paragraph about each.  This will be collected next class.  You can type or hand write the assignment, but it must be LEGIBLE.  
  2. read pp. 105-107; do practice problems on p. 107, show your work as to how you filled the orbitals.  

Nov. 14, 2016

In your textbook: read pp. 110-116, SR #1, 3-5.  

Nov. 16, 2016

If you missed class today, or would like to see it again, here is the link to the video we watched about electron configurations: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igxUYzbQO7s 

For HW: please complete the FRONT SIDE ONLY of the electron configuration practice worksheet.  

Nov. 18, 2016

If you did not finish the POGIL in class, then you need to finish it for HW.  We will review next class.  

Here is a video about electron configurations for ions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZS7-xIF6K8  

Nov. 22, 2016

In your textbook: read pp. 128-139; SR#1-5.  

Nov. 28, 2016

If you missed class today, we watched a video about the trends of the periodic table: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tP6bV89log Please watch on your own as it helps to explain why the elements behave the way they do.  

Study for the quiz on electron configurations.  Use the study guide to help you.  

Nov. 30, 2016

In your textbook: read pp. 140-154; SR#1, 2, 3A.  

Dec. 2, 2016

Complete the Periodic Trends worksheet (both sides).  Answer the questions, including analysis, from the lab on Friday about the reactivity of the elements and the periodic trends.  

Dec. 6, 2016

Study for the quiz on periodic trends.  Use your study guide and worksheets to help you study.  Remember to review the properties of metals, nonmetals and metalloids in your textbook: pp. 128-137.  

Dec. 8, 2016

In the textbook, read pp. 161-163; Sr #1-3.  In addition, complete the ionic bonding worksheet.  Follow the exemplar we did in class.  

Dec. 12, 2016

In the textbook, read pp. 176-182; SR# 1-3.  In addition, do the ion formation worksheet-both sides!  

Dec. 14, 2016

While we are learning about ionic bonds, we are also going to learn about how to write the correct formula for ionic compounds and how to correctly name them.  We will be straddling 2 chapters in order to do this: ch. 6 (bonding) and ch. 7 (formula naming). In the textbook, read pp. 203-210; SR #1-3 p. 215.  In addition, do the worksheet "Ion Naming Practice".  

Dec. 16, 2016

We practiced writing ionic formulas and naming ionic compounds today.  We did watch a video about naming ionic compounds with transition metals in them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq0A-AHdB74  I strongly urge you to watch this as there is a lot of valuable information in it.  For HW: complete the "Ionic Compound Formula Writing worksheet".  Only 1 side! wink 

There will be a test about writing and naming ionic compounds on Thursday before vacation.  **If you missed the make-up lab this week (shame on you!), you will have one more opportunity on Tuesday after school.  This will be your last chance!**

Dec. 20, 2016

We practiced writing ionic formulas and naming ionic compounds again today. There are several practice worksheets available for you to practice on.  You need to practice to get good at this, so I advise you to consider doing at least part of all of them so you can practice different approaches to identify and name ionic compounds.   

HW: study for the test on ionic bonds, how to make ionic compounds and how to name them.  

Dec. 22, 2016

If you missed class today, we watched a short video about the difference between ionic and covalent bonding.  I suggest you watch on your own as we will start covalent bonding after the holiday break.  Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKA4CZwbZWU 

Your test has been sent to your study hall teacher.  I expect that you will take the test by Friday.  

There is no HW.  Have a great vacation!

Jan. 4, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a short video about covalent bonding.  I suggest you watch on your own as there is very good information here.  Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlgKp4FUV6I  We also went through and finished the Bonding PowerPoint packet, so be sure to review your slides.  

For HW: in your textbook: read pp. 164-175; SR#1-4.  

Jan. 6, 2017

Go to the website at the top of the worksheet for intermolecular forces: https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/natural-science/chemistry/gch6804/intermolecular-forces   Watch all the animations and answer the questions.  

Jan. 10, 2017

Complete 2 worksheets for HW on naming covalent compounds: Naming Molecular Compounds and Naming Chemical Compounds #21-40. 

Jan. 12, 2017

Work on your study guide packet for the midterm.  Focus on the areas where you are weak.  Come prepared to ask questions during midterm review on Tuesday.  This will be collected for a completion grade (25 points) on the day of your exam.  

If you are working on the optional bonding packet (25 points), I will be collecting this on Tuesday.  If you choose not to do it, it will show as "exempt" in the grade book.  

Jan. 25, 2017

In your textbook: read pp. 221-228.  Do the practice problems in this section of the chapter: 7.6, 7.7, 7.9, 7.11.  You MUST SHOW YOUR WORK.  The answers are to let you know if you are doing it correctly.  Afterwards, do the SR#1-6 on p. 228.  You do not need to complete the naming worksheet if you did not finish it in class.  

Jan. 27, 2017

Complete the percent composition worksheet (both sides).  You are given the name of the formula; you will need to translate that into a chemical formula, balanced for charges (don't forget this part!), before you can calculate the molar mass, and the % composition of each element.  You do not need to complete the online curriculum assignment-we will finish in class next week.  

Jan. 31, 2017

Complete the "percentage of an element in a compound" worksheet.  There are 4 pages, but only 12 problems due to formatting issues.  Make sure to show your work!  

Feb. 2, 2017

In your textbook, read pp. 229-233.  Do Practice Problems 7.13 and 7.14 - you must show your work!!  Answer questions SR#1-5.  If you did not finish the bubble gum lab calculations, you must finish them for HW and hand in next week.  If you did not finish the SAS curriculum in class, you must finish it for HW and hand in next week.  

Feb. 6, 2017

For periods 1 and 7, complete your calculations for the bubble gum lab and be sure to show your work.  In addition, do the worksheet "Percent Composition and Molecular Formula."  I will be collecting the lab.  

For period 3, complete both sides of the worksheet "Empirical Formula" and "Molecular Formula".  Be sure to show your work!  We will review next class.  

Feb. 8, 2017

Working with ONE partner, do the calculations for Mole Flight 1023.  You may work together, but everyone should be working on calculations.  Be sure to fill in the identity of the compounds found along with their empirical formulas.  If your formula does not match something on the chart, your math is wrong.  Identify the passengers and the evidence that you used for their ID, and finally identify the murder victim and the culprit.  Remember to identify the substance at the site of the explosion (% composition is listed at the top of the front page), and certify your work.  You and your partner can both certify your work, and submit 1 final copy for a joint grade.  You can submit your work, but it is not required as I will know from your conclusions if you were right.  If you want me to check it over, I am happy to do so.  Obviously, you will have to communicate with your partner electronically on this assignment as we will probably have a snow day tomorrow.  

Feb. 14, 2017

Finish the Composition of Hydrates worksheet.  You should have completed some of it in class.  In addition, in preparation for the lab on Thursday, complete the pre-lab worksheet on the back side only (naming of hydrates).  We will review the front side with lab safety concerns on the day of the lab.  

Feb. 16, 2017

Today we did the hydrate lab in class.  If you were absent, you MUST make it up with me after school.  I would like to schedule it either Tue, Wed or Fri after school.  Please see me so we can (hopefully) set this up so everyone can do it all at once.  For HW: you are to complete the "Determining the Formula of the Hydrate" worksheet.  

Feb. 21, 2017

Complete your test preparation packet in preparation for the test on Thursday.  This will be due the day of your test (Thursday,Feb. 23) and corrected as per usual.  I will share the key with you via Google docs on Wednesday late afternoon.  Period 1 should plan on going to first lunch.  

Feb. 23, 2017

For HW: in your textbook: read pp. 245-254; SR#1-5.  

Feb. 27, 2017

Complete the "Word Equations" worksheet.  You only need to focus on the formula equation (all formulas are balanced for charges and written properly) tonight.  Make sure you write it as an equation: A + B → C + D.  We will learn how to balance equations next class.  

Lab report rubric handed out in class today.  Your lab report will be due on March 14.  You are expected to include your calculations, and how you determined the formula for the Cu (II) SO4 hydrate.  You should do some research on hydrates, and be sure to include cited references.  No graph for this lab.  You will use Turn-it-in to check your references.  

March 1, 2017

Now that you have the formula equations for the "Word Equations" worksheet, you need to balance the equations for atoms.  We will review the balanced equations next class.  In addition, complete the "Balancing Act" worksheet, including the opening paragraph at the top of the page.  

March 3, 2017

Complete both sides of the "Worksheet 6.2 - Word Equations".  The front side asks you to translate the word equations to formulas and balance them, and the second side is just balancing formula equations already given.  Complete the "Formula Balance" worksheet started in class.  

March 7, 2017

Complete the "Formula Balance 2" worksheet.  In addition, on the "Word Equations" worksheet, translate the statements into a formula equation (balanced for charges, but not atoms), and then use the formula equation to balance the chemical equation.  This will be what is expected on the upcoming quiz.  

Study for quiz on translating word formulas into balanced chemical equations and back again.    

REMINDER: hydrate lab report is due on Tue, March 14.  Feel free to see me if you want some advice on how to display your data.  

March 9, 2017

In your textbook, read pp. 256-264; SR#1-4.  

March 16, 2017

Complete the worksheets on synthesis and decomposition reactions, and combustion reactions.  Balance all of the equations once you have predicted your products.  Remember to save the oxygen for last when you balance the combustion reaction equations.  

March 20, 2017

Complete the single replacement and double replacement reactions packet.   You must predict the products (use regular bonding rules) and then balance the equations.  Come prepared for a lab next class.  

March 22, 2017

If you missed class today, please watch this video about exothermic and endothermic reactions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJXL0IrbtqE  It is only a couple of minutes but gives a nice summary.  This relates directly to the lab we did in class.  

Complete your calculations on the hand warmer lab (or at least for the compounds you were able to measure).  We will finish the lab at the beginning of class on Friday.  

March 24, 2017

Complete your calculations on the hand warmer lab including LiCl.  This will be collected at the beginning of class next week.  Start working on the problems in the test prep packet.  Find the areas where you need review for next class.  There will be a unit test on Thursday.  

March 28, 2017

Complete the test prep packet and the additional problems handed out today.  You will attach them to the test prep packet.  Study guide and instructions also handed out today that provide detailed step-by-step directions on how to approach a problem.  Use these to help you study for the test on Thursday.  

March 30, 2017

Read the worksheet "Annotating Science Articles", and apply the methods demonstrated to the Newsela article about the periodic table.  Read and annotate the article, then take the quiz.  The quiz score will not count, but doing the annotations will count for extra credit on Q3.  We will review next class.  

March 31, 2017

Read and annotate the article about the blowflies, then answer the questions on the bubble sheet.  The quiz score will not count, but doing the annotations will count for extra credit on Q4.  We will review next class.  

Also, do LAD 9.1 worksheet page 1 only (brownie stoich). We will review next class.  

April 4, 2017

Finish the LAD 9.1 worksheet packet using the examples we did in class.  We will review these and the brownie problems next class.  

Please come prepared for a lab on Thursday; i.e. hair tied back, no open-toed shoes, etc.  

April 6, 2017

Finish the POGIL that you should have started while your brownies were baking in class.  You may work with partners on this exercise.  In addition, complete the worksheets on mass-mass conversions and mole-mole conversions.  

April 18, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a video about stoichiometry to review what we have learned, and also some additional facts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQq203gyftA  Please watch on your own and you can stop around 6:30 (beginning of molar mass of gases).  

Students worked on the practice problems on pp. 282, 284, 285, and 287 during class.  Make sure to show your work, and use the template I gave you during the warm-up today.  For HW: in your textbook, do SR#1-5 p. 287.  

April 20, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a video about stoichiometry and finding the limiting and excess reactant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCq_X4ESdBk  Please watch on your own and complete the guided questions while watching the video.  They are located in your "while you were out" packet outside the classroom.  

For HW: In your textbook, read pp. 288-294.  Do Practice Problems 9.6, 9.7 and 9.8 on p.289, 291 and p.294- you must show your work!!  Answer questions SR#1-4 on p. 294.

Please come prepared to do a lab on Monday; i.e. hair tied back, no open-toed shoes, no scarves or dangles, etc.  

April 24, 2017

If you missed the limiting reactant lab (Foiled Again!), please see me about making it up.  You can probably accomplish it during activities block (but I am not available until Friday due to junior class commitments). 

For HW: do both sides of the Limiting Reactant worksheet.  Complete question #5 on your lab using the mole calculation we did in class, calculate how much MORE of the limiting reactant you will need to drive the reaction to completion, and predict what will happen.   

April 26, 2017

Complete the "Epic Battle of Stoichiometry" packet and use the step-by-step guide that was handed out in class today.  Make sure you go back and calculate how much of the ER is left over for each of the problems.  The due date for this assignment has been extended to Tuesday, May 2.  Come see me for extra help in the meantime if you are still struggling with the calculations.  

THERE WILL BE A UNIT TEST ON THURSDAY, MAY 4 ON STOICHIOMETRY.  A test prep packet will be handed out next class.  Please see me for extra help if you are still struglling with where to start, or what the numbers mean.  

April 28, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a video about stoichiometry and finding the perent yield from the limiting reactant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf7KzG6qCZY Please watch on your own and complete the guided questions while watching the video. They are located in your "while you were out" packet outside the classroom.

The test preparation packet was handed out today so students could look at it over the weekend.  This is NOT due on Tuesday, but will be due on Thursday, the day of our test.  Please review and bring any questions you have to class.  

May 2, 2017

Complete the test preparation packet to get ready for the test on Stoichiometry.  Unit test will be on Thursday.  Extra help available after school today until 3:45 and tomorrow (Wednesday) until 4:30 PM.  Come in if you are having trouble with any of the calculations.

May 4, 2017

We will be starting gas laws next week.  In your textbook, read pp. 303-306; SR #1-4.   

May 8, 2017

Watch the following video which will help introduce you to the gas laws.  I apologize as he is very dry, but provides a good introduction of the laws we will be using (except Avogadro's) in this unit.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zDGzQ1YUTA  

Use the formulas in the PowerPoint slides that were given to you to help you do the classwork (Practice Problems 10.1 p. 312, Practice Problems 10.2  p. 315, Practice Problems 10.3 p. 319, Practice Problems 10.4 p. 320, Practice Problems 10.5 p. 322) and HW problems.  

For HW: do the worksheets on Boyle's Law and Charles' Law.  

May 10, 2017

Complete the 3 worksheets on the Gas Laws: Ideal Gas Law, Combined Gas Law and Gay-Lussac's Law.  We will go over these next class. 

IN addition, you have a project to work on where you have to identify and explain the Gas Laws via comic book form.  You may work in groups of no more than 4.  You will have Friday's class to do your research, but all other work will be completed outside of class.  There will be a group reflection at the end of the project.  Due May 23.  

May 12, 2017

My gift to you: NO HW THIS WEEKEND!!!  Enjoy your time off!  (Remember that you have a comic strip/book project due on May 23)

May 16, 2017

Today was dedicated to practicing the Gas Laws, and being able to identify the variable in a problem.  Whatever you did not finish in class must be finished for HW.  You are to do the practice problems in Chapter 11 on pp. 343, 344, 345, and 346.  In addition, do the problems on the Ideal Gas Law worksheet (both sides) and the Boyle's, Charles' and Gay-Lussac's Laws worksheet.  We will review next class.  

May 18, 2017

There will be a QUIZ on the Gas Laws on Friday, May 19.  Study by practicing old problems if you are still shaky on the calculations.  Once you have completed the quiz, you can work on your comic strip project.  I will have computers available for you to use if needed.  Aslo, you can use any of the arts and crafts supplies in my classroom if you are doing your project by hand.  Reminder: the comic strip project is due Tuesday, May 23.  

May, 23, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a short video about how to do calculations based on the molarity equation.  Please watch on your own as it is very helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXf9rDnVFao

Complete the Molarity Calculations worksheet (both sides) for HW.  Just remember to rearrange the basic equation: M = mol/L.  

May 25, 2017

If you missed class today, we watched a short video about how to do make a solution based on the molarity equation. Please watch on your own as it is very helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2YyIo8vSCA  It reviews the types of glassware used, and how to make the solution the proper way.  

We made some sample molar solutions to familiarize us with the techniques involved in making molar solutions of different concentrations.

For HW: complete the Molarity Practice Worksheet.  

May 30, 2017

You will be watching a few short videos that will explain dilution of solutions from stock solutions, and how to calculate how much of the stock solution you need to add to water to dilute it to the correct concentration.  Watch Mr. Causey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2BRpFihX3M, The Chemistry Solution tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6dnEp58mVk and Chem Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJbgyGHKl3c.  Each of these videos have different aspects that will help you with the worksheets you will be working on today.  Please watch all of them!  You will have 3 worksheets to work on in class - whatever you do not finish in class you can finish for HW.  We will review next class and do another technique lab so you can apply what you have learned to actual applications.  

June 1, 2017

We will have a quiz on molarity and solutions (molarity and dilution formulas) on Monday, June 5.  Use the distributed study guide and all of the class worksheets to study from.  The best way to study is to practice the problems again!  Extra help will be offered after school on FRIDAY.  

June 5, 2017

Start working on the final exam study guide.  we can use the next 2 class periods as review sessions to go over topics you don't rememebr well.  Your completed study guide will be due the day of your exam, as per the usual expectations.  

June 7, 2015

Complete your study guide for Friday as we will be reviewing as much as possible.  If you have questions, that will be the time to ask.  Extra help is not available during exam week!!