Syllabus for Chemistry 11 (Spring 2015)

Expectations Be on time for every class, with all necessary materials ready. Be polite and respectful to each other, to me, and especially to guests. Take notes, and keep your binder organized and up-to-date. Hand in lab reports on time.  Late projects will suffer a -20% grade penalty. Produce quality work. (Explain your work, write legibly, include organized calculations, include units).Continue reading “Syllabus for Chemistry 11 (Spring 2015)”

7. Quantum Theory (4 lessons)

Concepts The Bohr model is only an approximation of real electron behaviour.  Actually, electrons do not “orbit” the nucleus but exist in probability clouds at different energy levels. Unpaired electrons in atomic orbitals produce ferromagnetic behaviour. Skills Quiz 7a Determine the electron configuration of an atom in its ground state. Relate ground-state electron configurations to theContinue reading “7. Quantum Theory (4 lessons)”

6. Organic Chemistry (10 lessons)

Concepts Because of its half-full valence shell and medium electronegativity, carbon can form an extraordinary number of covalent compounds. Organic (carbon-based) compounds form the chemical basis of all life on Earth. Organic compounds can be classified (and named) based on the length and arrangement of their carbon chains, and by the “functional groups” attached to theContinue reading “6. Organic Chemistry (10 lessons)”