Students, here is syllabus for the current unit, which began BEFORE Spring Break in the third week of March and will end AFTER Spring break, on the fourth week of April. Notice that we will transition from ACIDS and BASES (material completed in class before today, April 5th) and will be moving to ORGANIC chemistry, the study of chemical compounds based on the element CARBON.
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Due to SBAC testing in block schedules on Tuesday 4/25 and Thursday 4/27, the Unit Test is being moved to Thursday, May 4th.
Students were shown this video in today's class. Paul Andersen demonstrates the centrality of water to most acid-base chemistry, and explains how to calculate equilibrium constants for acids (Ka) and bases (Kb), and how to express those as pKa's or pKb's:
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.
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 regardingheatand the enthalpy of reactions. It also features a very handy, step-by-step demonstration of how to applyHess'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:
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.