Friday, March 17, 2017


Students were shown the following video by Paul Anderson in class on Friday, March 17th---which is also the last day of the 3rd quarter!  

There is no worksheet associated with this video, but students should be able to explain how water's molecular structure creates polarity, which in turn generates many of water's other properties, including cohesion, adhesion and the tendency to dissociate into ions of opposite charge (H+ and OH-).  

Make sure you are familiar with this material, students!

FINALLY, AS A REMINDER:  Saturday School takes place in Mr. Hatfield's classroom (N-63) on Saturday, March 18th, between 8:45 and 11:30.   

If you were assigned Saturday School and fail to attend without a parent contact, it will be treated as defiance.

Thursday, March 9, 2017



Here are the Power Point Notes for Unit 7:  Thermochemistry.  

In this you will find discussions of phase changes (again!),  heat transfer, the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics, and problems to calculate energy (q) , specific heats and enthalpies of reaction:

Click here to download those notes.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


The following video by Paul Anderson was introduced in class on Thursday, Feb. 23rd.   It helpfully reviews some of the information already given in lecture regarding heat and the enthalpy of reactions. It also features a very handy, step-by-step demonstration of how to apply Hess's Law (a SUBTLE and advanced topic) to calculate enthalpies.

Students have an assignment based on that video, which is available HERE as a PDF file.


Students:  We have begun Unit 6, which is concerned with thermochemistry, rates of reaction and factors (such as heat or pH) that affect those rates.   Our syllabus can be found below.   Students received a hard-copy of this in class.   They should use it as a 'checklist' to keep track of major assignments and when they are due:

As for the 'GAS LAW Poster Project':  students can either work on their own, or with a partner.  This is a major 75-point assignment, due on Monday, Feb. 27th.  Students should've already been assigned a gas law and an accompanying situation that applies that law for their poster.  The guidelines for this assignment are found below:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Paul Anderson helps us out again.   This video has a great set of demonstrations using a set of interactive animations.   Students are expected to complete a worksheet based on this video:

Thursday, January 19, 2017



Students in Mr. Hatfield's Chemistry classes should've spent the first week of the Spring 2017 semester completing a four-part packet of handouts which review math routines taught and rehearsed in the Fall semester.  

On ATLAS, this packet will display as four separate classwork assignments: Molar Mass, Two-Step Problems, Three-Step Problems and Stoichiometry 1.   Each is worth 20 points, but they are shown on the Syllabus below as a single (80-point) assignment:

Students should've also begun answering the Section Assessment Questions from Chapter 13, and beginning on Tuesday of the second week, begun to absorb new material on kinetic molecular theory and gas laws.