Chem 12 Syllabus

Chemistry 12

Course Description: A follow-up to Chemistry 11, this course offers a closer look at introductory chemistry topics. A solid foundation of basic math skills is required to be successful in Chemistry 12.  Students will be instructed in basic laboratory techniques, be required to take part in laboratories, and complete formal lab write-ups in preparation for university-level chemistry courses.  

Teacher: Ms Nielsen


Extra Help: Everyday at lunch, or after school by appointment.

Material(s) Required: Scientific or graphing calculator, looseleaf, graph paper, pens, and pencils Website: is a new website, so please be patient while I get it up and running)

Grade Breakdown

Lab Reports/Assignments30%

*         As Chemistry 12 is designed to prepare students for University-level Chemistry courses, the Chemistry 12 exam is mandatory, and not subject to exemption. 

Missed work policy: Students are responsible for ALL coursework. If a student is absent from class, assignments or labs due on the day of the absence must be submitted the first day back to school. If absent on the day of a test, a written excuse from a parent or guardian is required in order to write a make-up test.

Laboratory safety: All students will take part in a laboratory tour encompassing all safety aspects of the lab. After participation in this tour, students will be given a school safety contract outlining everything covered on the tour. This contract must be signed by both the student and a parent/guardian and returned to Ms Nielsen prior to the first laboratory. Without a signed contract, students are not permitted to take part in labs.

Topics Covered in Chemistry 12 

Solutions, Kinetics and Equilibrium

  • Concentration, Properties and Solubility
  • Solubility and Precipitates
  • Kinetics and Rate of Reaction
  • Collision Theory, reaction Mechanisms and Catalysts
  • Equilibrium
  • Le Chateliers Principle and Keq
  • Equilibrium Applications 

Acids and Bases

  • Properties and Definitions of Acids and Bases
  • Acid/Base Reactions
  • Using the Equilibrium Concept with Acids and Bases
  • Indicators and Acids and Bases
  • Acid/Base Titrations
  • H+, OH-, and Le Chatelier 


  • Thermochemistry and Potential Energy
  • Bonding and Hesss Law

Oxidation and Reduction

  • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Redox and Half Reactions
  • Electrochemical and Electrolytic Cells
  • Redox Reactions with Standard Reduction Potentials
  • Energy Efficiency of Cells