Chemistry 2010-11

ANNOUNCEMENTS

5/23    Mon    fun videos
wimp.com is a great site full of time-wasting videos...
5/17    Tue second to last shuttle launch thoughts...
This morning was the second to last space shuttle launch.  1903 was the Wright brothers first successfully manned flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, and by 1969 we were on the moon.  How much further have we pushed since 1969?  The following links are interesting...
4/29    dark matter
a cartoon on the universe from PHD Comics

1/5    Wed  welcome back!
Hope you all had a good break.


SPRING MMXI SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise specified, chapter references are to the only required textbook for the course, Timberlake & Timberlake Basic Chemistry, 3rd edition.  You need only the textbook, no additional media resources, CourseCompass, etc.  THIS SCHEDULE IS ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
  • Ch5 Electronic Structure & Periodic Trends (homework solutions)
  • Ch6 Inorganic & Organic Compounds & Nomenclature (and an overview chemical bonding)
  • Ch7 Chemical Quantities
  • Ch8 Chemical Reactions
  • Ch9 Chemical Quantities in Reactions (stoichiometry)
  • Ch11 Gases
datetopichomework (to be completed prior to next class)
Thu 1/6
Fri 1/7
notes (smartboard 1/6 & 1/7)
  • review
    • EM radiation
    • periodic table
    • Bohr model
    • subatomic particles
Mon 1/10
Tue 1/11
  • collect self-evaluations
notes
(smartboard 1/10B, 1/11D, 1/11G)
(5-3 lecture slides)
  • standing waves
  • uncertainty principle
  • energy levels, sublevels & orbitals
simulations
Wed 1/12
Thu 1/13
  • check & review homework
notes (5-4 lecture slides)
  • electronic configurations
  • spectroscopic notation
  • orbital box notation
  • orbital illustrations
  • noble gas (abbreviated) configurations
practice

  • read section 5.5
  • p137 problems 5.29, 5.31a, 5.33c, 5.37a&c
  • p141 problems 5.41d, 5.43d, 5.45d, 5.47, 5.49b
  • (homework solutions)
Fri 1/14
Tue 1/18
notes
  • atomic radius
  • effective nuclear charge
  • ionization & electron affinity
Wed 1/19
Thu 1/20
notes (5-6 lecture slides) (smartboard 1/19, 1/20)
  • valence electrons, groups & electron dots

  • read section 5.6
  • do Problems 5.51, 5.53, 5.57, 5.59
  • (homework solutions)
  • Find the room temperature densities in g/cm3 of the following elements: Ti, Zr, Hf, Fe, Ru, Os, Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, Au, An, Cd, Hg, C, Si, Ge, Sn, Pb.  You can find them here: periodictable.com
Fri 1/21
Mon 1/24
  • do Problems 5.61, 5.63, 5.65, 5.67, 5.69, 5.71
  • bring your book next class
  • extra credit (due day of exam) DUE MONDAY/TUESDAY!  I WANT YOU TO FOCUS ON YOUR EXAM: Graphing Density
  • MORE EXTRA CREDIT!
    • What is the densest element (at room temperature & pressure)?  Cite your source.
Tue 1/25
Wed 1/26 
  • STUDY (problem solutions here)
  • topics:
    • know what energy level, sublevel, & orbital mean
    • know the basic orbital shapes
    • write orbital diagrams (box notation), electron configurations, and noble gas abbreviations
    • identify valence electrons from electron configurations and from the periodic table
    • identify s, p, d, & f blocks on the periodic table
    • write electron dot symbols
    • understand atomic radius and ionization energy trends
Thu 1/27
Fri 1/28
  • Ch05 unit exam




Mon 1/31
Tue 2/1
board notes
  • read Sections 6.1 & 6.2
  • do Problems 6.1, 6.3, 6.5, 6.9, 6.11, 6.13

Wed 2/2
Thu 2/3
  • Naming Ionic Compounds (6.3 outline)
  • begin Ionic Bonding Lab
  • read Section 6.3
  • do Problems 6.15, 6.17, 6.21, 6.23, 6.25, 6.27, 6.31
Fri 2/4
Mon 2/7
Tue 2/8
Wed 2/9
board notes 2/8, board notes 2/9
Thu 2/10
Fri 2/11
board notes 2/10 B, 2/11 D, 2/11 G
  • read Section 6.5
  • do Problems 6.49, 6.51, 6.53, 6.57
Mon 2/14
Tue 2/15
board notes
Wed 2/16
Thu 2/17
  • Lab Exam: Ionic vs. Covalent Compounds: Conductivity & Solubility
  • none
Fri 2/18
Tue 2/22
  • read Sections 6.6 & 6.7
  • do Problems 6.63, 6.65, 6.67, 6.69, 6.71, 6.73
Wed 2/23
Thu 2/24
NONE!  Have fun on Minicourse!
Fri 2/25
Tue 3/8
  • NONE!  Have fun on Minicourse! (B BLOCK ONLY)
  • (D & G BLOCKS): Finish petroleum research questions
Wed 3/9
Thu 3/10
  • begin watching Crude
  • (B BLOCK): Finish petroleum research questions
  • (D & G BLOCKS): NONE!
Fri 3/11
Tue 3/15
  • finish movie discussion questions
Wed 3/16
Thu 3/17
  • (B) introduce the mole
  • (B)time permitting: mole intro lab activity: guess the substance
  • (D & G) mole intro lab activity: guess the substance
  • (D & G) finish mole intro lab activity: guess the substance
  • (ALL) read section 7.1: The Mole
  • (ALL) do problems 7.1a,b, 7.3, 7.5b,c
Fri 3/18
Mon 3/21
  • (B) introduce molar mass
  • (B) time permitting: continue intro mole lab activity: guess the substance
  • (D & G) moles & molar mass: How Many Things?, example
  • (B block)
    • finish intro mole lab activity
    • read section 7.2
    • do problems 7.9a-f
  • (D & G blocks)
    • read sections 7.2 & 7.3
    • do problems 7.9a-f, 7.23, 7.24
Tue 3/22
Wed 3/23
Thu 3/24
Fri 3/25
  • (B)
    • introduce percent composition & empirical formulas
    • review problem 7.23, finish How Many Things?
  • (D&G) percent composition
  • (ALL) None!  Have a nice Spring Break!

SPRING BREAK
Mon 4/11
Tue 4/12
  • lab: The Formula of a Hydrate
  • finish calculations for Formula of a Hydrate
  • read excerpt from Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks (the link only takes you to Amazon if you are interested in reading the whole book; the excerpt was handed out in class)

Wed 4/13
Fri 4/15
  • discussion of The Formula of a Hydrate, turn in
  • discuss Uncle Tungsten excerpt
  • chemical reactions
    • combustion
    • electrolysis of water
  • balancing chemical equations
  • read sections 7.5, 8.1, 8.2
  • p228 problem 8.7
Mon 4/18
Tue 4/19
  • short quiz on moles and molar mass (see p204 figure 7.2 for study)
  • displacement reactions & stoichiometry (notes 1 & notes 2)
  • synthesis reaction: zinc sulfide (board notes)
  • read sections 9.1 & 9.2
  • p259 problems 9.3a, 9.7, 9.9
  • p262 problems 9.13, 9.17
Wed 4/20
Thu 4/21
  • read sections 9.3 & 9.4
  • p267 problems 9.21, 9.23b, 9.25b
  • p267 problem 9.27a
Fri 4/22
Mon 4/25
  • read section 9.5
  • p272 problems 9.35, 9.37, 9.39
  • p279 problems 9.51, 9.55, 9.63
Tue 4/26
Wed 4/27
  • energy in chemical reactions (notes)
  • lab: the molar volume of a gas (data collection only)
  • collect data for Stoichiometry Problem: Vehicle CO2
    • record initial odometer reading
    • record make/model/year of vehicle
    • lookup average miles/gallon for your vehicle (and cite your source!)
    • record final odometer reading
  • read sections 11.1, 11.2
Thu 4/28
Fri 4/29
NO HOMEWORK! YAY!
Mon 5/2
Tue 5/3
  • introduce pressure and its units
    • elephants & high-heels
    • shrink-wrap a student
    • quantifying pressure
  • Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures
  • relation to temperature, volume and the Gas Laws
  • STP
notes
Wed 5/4
Thu 5/5
Fri 5/6
Mon 5/9
Intro to Rockets!
Tue 5/10
Wed 5/11
Rockets!
Thu 5/12
Fri 5/13
Rockets!
Mon 5/16
Tue 5/17
Rockets!
Wed 5/18
Thu 5/19
Rockets!
Fri 5/20
Mon 5/23
Rockets!
Tue 5/24
Wed 5/25
Rockets!
  • completed rockets report due (overall rubric)
    • staple together:
      • cover page with title & names
      • group conclusion outline
      • graph
      • data tables #1 & #2
      • individual conclusions (make sure they are named!)
  • rockets competition
  • launch bigger rockets
HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER & THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR!


COURSE POLICIES


REQUIRED & USEFUL BOOKS

The required textbook for the course is Timberlake & Timberlake Basic Chemistry, 3rd edition

I highly recommend some of these books:
The links above are for Amazon.com.  They're all cheap if you buy used.  You can also find these cheap on Half.com or by doing a Google price search.  Trust me, these books will all help you understand chemistry better.  The Cartoon Guide, Mad Science, and The Elements make for good bathroom reading.  Think of the Schaum's guides as homework cheats (but you won't actually be cheating if you use them, it's actually called research and studying).

SIMULATIONS & LINKS