Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Honors Chemistry 2018 - 2019

Matsumoto

Expectations

 

Respect everyone in class.

Students are responsible for all aspects of the class.

Follow all laboratory safety rules.

Description of course

 

This is a college-preparatory honors course, where UC awards an extra "grade point" for this course. Due to the culumative nature of chemistry, strongly recommend forming a study group (password = 94109G) for chem tutoring as soon as any problem arises.

excellent preparation for college chemistry,  a “gate keeper “ (12, 3, 4) course,  required in STEM majors.

for non-STEM majors, prepare for the rigors of college; (1, 2)

Textbook: Chemistry; Glencoe

optional supplement resources: chemwiki @ UCDavis; CK12 chem ebook; Khan Academy videos

prerequisite: algebra I (B or higher); recommend: (i) students with a D or F in fall honors chem to enroll in spring chem rather than spring honors chem and (ii) concurrent enrollment in advanced algebra.

Grades

  A = 88 - 100 % exam = 50 %
  B = 75 - 87.9 class work / home work = 30
  C = 60 - 74.9 lab = 20
  D = 50 - 59.9    
  F = < 50    
 

semester- and grading period- grades are cumulative from the beginning of the semester, thus the semester grade may not be the average of your grading period grades. 

extra credit points: attending Calday earns 3 points; provide proof of attendance, e.g. schedule / program of events and written summary of your activities; must attend one science related event; turn-in on Monday after Calday.

academic integrity (e.g.1; 2; potential consequence; e.g. 1; 2): Cheating on an exam or plagiarism (e.g. lack of appropriate quote marks / citation in a lab assignment; as such, inlcude in-text citation and a reference list at the end of the lab assignment; ex1, ex2) is unacceptable; potential consequences (teacher discretion):  (i) score = 0 (default, which can't be dropped), (ii) negative points, (iii) lower semester grade by 1 level, and (iv) semester grade = F.

include your name(s) & period on all turned-in material; otherwise, no points.

Based on the benefits of group work in school and the workplace (general ; chem) up to two students may work in a group for their prelab and / or lab report and / or HW assignments (excludes test / quiz).

late work (i.e. homework, prelab, or lab report) due to an absence is due on the day of your return to class and write "absent" on it and write the score on any HW assignments; otherwise, no points.

exams

  • score = 0 for being absent on day of exam / quiz
  • make-up test / quiz until it is returned to the class
  • weekly quiz on Monday (Tuesday if Monday = holiday); may use 1- page / 1- side notes
  • may use a calculator, periodic table  for exam; may write notes on this paper.  may use photocopy of textbook appendixes, but no notes may be written on it.
  • may include recent lab and / or integrate prior related chemistry content
  • test correction; do corrections on another sheet and attach in front of original; due before school starts on the next school day; score = average of test correction & original test.
  • retest maybe afterschool; record highest score
  • Final exam is cumulative & multiple choice format

class work / home work

  • include HW score on HW:  2 points for trying each problem, 1 point for trying part of a problem, 0 point for no attempt on a problem; any multiple-part problem is still worth 2 points. write your HW score at the top of the assignment; otherwise, your score = 0.
  • bring your textbook to class on the day of HW collection.

labs

  • turn-in prelab assignments & lab reports at the beginning of class
  • prelab due on the day of the lab; lab report due date on course website
  • lab report score = 0 if no prelab done or misbehave during lab
  • no make-up labs, but can get lab data from a classmate and to avoid plagirism, cite data source & state absence
  • read lab notebook rubric / scoresheet and lab safety rules; sign & attach to the end of your lab notebook; otherewise, no lab notebook points
  • to prepare your lab report, use Word (include equation editor) & Excel as appropriate
  • lost of prelab / lab report points for improper sequence of content

Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus will require a note (stating your name & description of the situation & item number in the grade book) signed by me.   Fill-out survey & signature form.

tentative sequence of topics: Honors Chemistry

 

Fall

Spring

 

ch. 4 atom

ch. 5* electron configuration

ch. 6 periodic trends

ch. 8* & 9* chemical formula / name

ch. 8* & 9* chemical bonds

ch. 13 intermolecular forces

ch. 10 chemical equations / reactions

ch. 20 redox reactions

ch. 2 dimmensional analysis

ch. 5* light & spectroscopy

ch. 11 moles

ch. 12 stochiometry

ch. 14 gas

ch. 15 solutions

ch. 16 thermodynamics

ch. 25 nuclear chem

ch. 17 kinetics

ch. 18 equilibrium

ch. 19 acid / base

 

 

 

HW in ap text are available in my pickup folder or link

(tentative - subject to change, depending upon topic coverage in class)

date description due
     
     

homework problems refer (i) to the problems at the end of the chapter in the textbook and (ii) due on the next class day, unless otherwise stated

Tentative schedule of lab

 description   simulation / animation
 
lab 1. introduction to Excel & statistics
 
lab 2. labware: accuracy & precision
lab 3.  isotope / atomic mass simulation
lab 4.  chromatography 
lab 5.  ion analysis; solubility rules
lab 6.  vitamin C assay, a redox Rx  [least-squares analysis]
lab 7.  density of solids & liquids
 
lab 8.  volume of liquid on a penny  [use of conversion factors]
 
lab 9.  empirical formula
lab 10.  Boyle's law
lab 11.  gas stoichiometry  
 
lab 12. Charles' law
 
lab 13.  acid / base titration   
lab 14   specific heat of metal   
lab 15.  enthalpy    
lab 16.  nuclear decay simulation   
 
lab 17.  kinetics   
 
lab 18. determine the equilibrium constant  

 

laboratory resources

  • msds form (to be used for prelab assignment)
  • to avoid plagarism, use appropriate citation (e.g. format); common knowledge exception
  • vodcast:  background on data analysis (e.g. statistic) & probe use
  • writing mathematics
  • mathematica: statistics
  • minitab (version 12; statistics analysis software): on school computer network, goto start --> all programs --> student menu --> science applications
  • fulfill various aspects of the NGSS science & engineering standards; includingcomputational thinking; e.g. northwestern / wolfram
  • above simulations / animations from:

1 Chemical Education Research Group; Department of Chemistry; Iowa St. Univ.

2 Chemistry @ Davidson College

 

description
questions
   
Old exams (2006 - 2007)
 
ch. 3 & 11 atoms & molecules
ch. 12 & 14  bonds & IMF
ch. 4, 7, 8, 18  chemical name, equation, reaction
ch. 5, 11, 6  conversion factor, light, moles
ch.  9  stoichiometry
ch. 13 gas  &  15 solution
ch. 14, 10 & 19   thermodynamics & nuclear chem
ch. 14ap  & 17  kinetics & equilibrium
ch. 16  acid & base
old exams (2007-2008)
 
ch.  3 & 4  atoms & molecules
ch. 11 & 12  AO & bonds
ch. 14, 7, 8, 18  IMF, chemical eqn + Rx
ch. 5, 11, 6  conversion factors, light, moles
ch. 9 & 13 stoichiometry & gas
ch. 15, 14, 10  solution & thermodynamics
ch. 19 (& 14ap)  nuclear & kinetics
ch. 16 & 17  equilibrium & acid / base
old exams (2008-2009)
 
ch.  3 & 4  atoms & molecules
ch. 11, 12, 14 AO, bonds, & IMF
ch. 7, 8, 18  chemical equations & reactions
ch. 5, 6, 11  conversion factors, moles, light
ch. 9, 13  stoichiometry & gas
ch. 10, 14, 15  solution & thermodynamics
ch. 19 & 14 (ap)  nuclear & kinetics
ch. 16 & 17  equilibrium, acid / base / pH / buffer
old exams (2008-2009)
 
ch.  3, 4, & 11  atoms & molecules
ch. 12, 14 AO, bonds, & IMF
ch. 7, 8, 18  chemical equations & reactions
ch. 5, 6, 11  conversion factors, density, light, moles
ch. 9 & 13  stoichiometry & gas
ch. 10 & 15  solution & thermodynamics
ch. 19 & 17.1-17.3  nuclear chem & kinetics
ch.  17 & 16  equilibrium & acid / base
old exams  (2010 - 2011)
 
ch. 3 & 4 atoms & molecules
ch. 11 & 12  atomic structure & chemical bonds
ch. 7 & 14  IMF & chemical equation
ch. 8 & 18 chemical reactions
ch. 5 & 11 measurement & light
ch. 6 & 9  moles & stochiometry
practice Fall Final exam
ch. 13 & 15  gas & solution
ch. 14 & 10  thermodynamics
ch. 19 & 17.1-17.3  nuclear chem & kinetics
ch.  17 & 16  equilibrium & acid / base
practice Spring Final exam
old exams (2011 - 2012)
 
ch. 3 & 4 atoms & molecules
ch. 11, 12 atomic structure & chemical bonds
ch. 7 & 14  IMF & chemical equation
ch. 8 & 18 chemical reactions
ch. 5 & 11 measurement & light
ch. 6 & 9  moles & stochiometry
ch. 13 & 15  gas & solution
ch. 10 & 14  thermodynamics
kinetics &  ch. 19 nuclear 
old exams  (2012 - 2013)
 
ch. 3 & 4  atoms & molecules
ch. 11 & 12  AO & bonds
ch. 7 & 14 chem eqn & IMF
ch. 8 & 18 chem reactions
ch. 5 & 11 measurement & light
ch. 6 & 9  moles & stochiometry
ch. 13 gas
ch. 10 & 15  thermodynamics & solution
ch. 19 nulcear chem
kinetics
ch. 17 equilibrium
ch. 16 acid, base, pH
old exams (2013 -  2014)
 
ch. 3 & 4 atoms & molecules
ch. 11 & 12 atomic orbitals & chemical bonds
ch. 14 & 7 IMF & chem eqn
ch. 8 & 18 chem reaction
ch. 11 & 6 light & moles
ch. 9 & 13 stochiometry & gas
ch. 15 solution
ch. 10 & 14 thermodynamics
ch. 19 nuclear chem
kinetics
lost equilibrium + acid / base tests - sorry  
old exams (2015 - 2016)  
ch. 3 & 4 atoms & molecules available
ch. 11 & 12 electron configuration & chemical bonds available
ch. 7 & 14 chem eqn & IMF available
ch. 8 & 18 chemical reactions available
ch. 5 measurement available
ch. 11 light available
ch. 6 moles available
ch. 9 & 13 stochiometry & gas available
ch. 15 solution available
ch. 10 & 14 thermodynamics available
ch. 19 nuclear chem available
kinetics available
ch. 17 equilibrium available
ch. 16, acid, base, pH, buffer
available
old exams (2017 - 2018; "new" chem textbook - Glencoe)
 
ch. 4 & 5 atom & molecule available
ch. 6, 8, 9 chemical name / formula; periodic trends available
ch. 9 & 13 Lewis structure, VSEPR; molecular polarity, IMF available
ch. 10 & 20 chemical reactions available
ch. 2, 5, 11 dimensional analysis, density, light, moles available
ch. 12 & 14 gas & stochiometry available
ch. 15 & 16 solution & thermodynamics available
ch. 17 & 25 nuclear & kinetics available
equilibrium & acid / base - incorporate into Final exam  
2017 - 2018