Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Honors Chemistry 2023 - 2024

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 demanding college-preparatory course, where UC awards an extra "grade point" for this course. Excellent preparation for college chemistry,  a “gate keeper “ (1, 2) course, and is required in many STEM majors. For non-STEM majors, prepare for the rigors of college; e.g. college graduation rate (1) and college vs high school expectations (1). Due to the culumative nature of chemistry, strongly recommend forming a study group (password = 94109G) for chem tutoring.

Textbook: Chemistry; Glencoe ; sfusd honors chem resources

Grades

  A = 80 - 100 % test / quiz = 50 %
  B = 60 - 79.9 class work / home work = 30
  C = 40 - 59.9 lab = 20
  D = 20 - 39.9    
  F = < 20    
 

the semester grade and grading period grades are based on the above components and cumulative from the beginning of the semester; thus the semester grade may not be the average of your grading period grades.  While the Synergy gradebook grade cut-off does not match the above cut-off, the the letter grade in the Synergy gradebook and the online gradebook will be the same.  Also, the online gradebook will be updated on a more regular basis and be more informative than the Synergy gradebook.

Course Policies

academic integrity (e.g. 1; scientist action; e.g. 1; 2; 3): Cheating on an exam or plagiarism (e.g. lack of appropriate quote marks / citation in a lab assignment; as such, include both in-text citation and a reference list (or bibliography) at the end of the lab assignment) is unacceptable; potential consequences (teacher discretion):  (i) score = 0 (default), (ii) negative score, (iii) lower semester grade by 1 level, and (iv) semester grade = F. in regards to the use of AI chatbot; be aware of possible errors and "acknowldege" its use to avoid plariarism.

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

Deadline to correct any errors, or to turn in any missing work / items in the online gradebook, is on the last day of the corresponding grading period. 50% penalty on any late work; unless due to an absence and (i) it's turned in on the day of your return to school, (ii) write "absent" on the late work, and (iii) attach your email notification of your absence to me on the day of your absence that the assignment is due.  

Based on the benefits of group work, up to three students may work in a group for their prelab and / or lab report and / or HW assignments (excludes test / quiz).

exams / weekly quiz

  • score = 0 for being absent on day of exam / quiz
  • weekly quiz on the 30 minutes "short" day of the week and might be cancelled if it's a prelab day; may use 1- page / 1 side of notes
  • may use a calculator, periodic table / appendices for exam; may not write on these sheets
  • may include recent lab and / or integrate prior related chemistry content
  • retest (teacher discretion; optional); 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.

labs

  • see course assignment website for the day of the prelab
  • no make-up labs, but can get lab data from a classmate and to avoid plagirism, cite data source & state absent
  • read lab notebook rubric / scoresheet and lab safety rules; sign & attach to the end of your lab notebook; otherewise, no lab notebook points. also, turn in copy of signed lab safety form; otherwise, lab assignment score = 0.
  • to prepare your lab report, use Word (include equation editor) & Excel as appropriate. optional extra credit for using JuypterNotebook / Mathematica to prepare your lab report.
  • lost of prelab / lab report points for improper sequence of content
  • failure to share your group's data → lab report score = 0, which can't be dropped using chem tutoring

hallway / phone / chromebook policy

Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus (e.g. absent for quiz / test) will require a note (describing the issue) signed by me (or an email exchange between you and 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
     
  winter break  
Thur, Dec 21 end of semester  
  winter break optional assignment; study skill video series  
Tu, Dec 19 final exam - period 5  
Mon, Dec 18 final exam - period 6  

Fri, Dec 15

 

last day to turn in any missing work

collect chem tutoring form

 
block retest on ch. 2, 5, 11 conversion factor, light, mole  
Wed, Dev 13 (S) final exam prep  
Tu, Dec 12      "    
Mon, Dec 11      "  (blah)  
Fri, Dec 8 test review  
block test on ch. 2, 5, 11 conversion factor, light, mole  
Wed, Dec 6 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Dec 5 test review  
Mon, Dec 4 collect / review HW  
Fri, Dec 1 finish up  
block ch. 11.4 empirical formula; # 136, 143, 144, 145, 151 Mon, Dec 4
Wed, Nov 29 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Nov 28 ch. 11.1 - 11.3 mole & molar mass; # 89ab, 90abc, 91; 99; 108, 112; 115      "  

Mon, Nov 27

 

mental math; bring your chrome book to school

announcement: revise course syllabus; sharing lab data

 
  holiday  

Fri, Nov 17

 

collect HW: ch. 5

retest on ch. 13, 10, 20 IMF; reactions; redox

 
block test review  
Wed, Nov 15 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu, Nov 14

 

ch. 5.1 Bohr model & spectroscopy

ch. 6ap; # 23

 

Fri, Nov 17

Mon, Nov 13

 

ch. 5.1 light

ch 6ap; # 5, 7ab; 13

 

     "  

Fri, Nov 10 holiday  
block lquid on a coin lab      "  
Wed, Nov 8 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Nov 7 test on ch. 13, 10, 20 IMF; reactions; redox  
Mon, Nov 6 collect / review HW: ch. 2  

Fri, Nov 3

 

 

 

 

end of grading period

review weekly quiz

collect chem tutoring form

last day to turn in any missing work for the current grading period

     "  
block density lab Mon, Nov 13
Wed, Nov 1 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Oct 31 finish up  
Mon, Oct 30 ch. 2 scientific notation; significant figures; conversion factors; density; # 73, 74; 75, 76; 80; 83, 85 Mon, Nov 6

Fri, Oct 27

 

collect / review HW

lab data analysis

 
block vit C lab Fri, Nov 3
Wed, Oct 25 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Oct 24 hmm  
Mon, Oct 23 finish up  

Fri, Oct 20

 

ch. 20.1 oxidation number & redox reactions; # 44, 47, 48

ch. 10.2 redox reactions; # 80 - 84

Fri, Oct 27

     "  

block ion analysis lab      " 
Wed, Oct18 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu,Oct 17 ch. 10.2 - 10.3 solubility rules; precipitation reactions; net ionic eqn; # 90 - 92      " 
Mon, Oct 16 collect / review ch. 13 HW  

Fri, Oct 13

 

collect / review ch. 9 HW

ch. 10.1 chemical equations; balancing chem eqn; # 75 - 78

 

     " 

block chromatography lab Fri, Oct 20
Wed, Oct 11 (S) chromatography prelab  

Tu, Oct 10

 

ch. 13.4 IMF & vapor pressure / boiling point

ch 11ap; # 9; 35, 41

 

Mon, Oct 16

Mon, Oct 9 holiday  
Fri, Oct 6 retest on ch. 6, 8, 9 (optional)  
block finish up  
Wed Oct 4 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu, Oct 3

 

ch. 13.2 IMF

HW: ch. 11ap; # 7, 11, 12, 13

 

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Mon, Oct 2

 

ch. 9.2 & 9.4 valence bond theory; hybrid orbitals; mutliple bonds

HW: ch 9ap; # 27, 29, 31, 33; 35, 37, 39

 

Fri, Oct 13

Fri, Sept 29 test on ch. 6, 8, & 9 periodic trends; ionic / covalent compound nonmenclature / bonds; Lewis structure, vsepr, & molecular polarity  
block vsepr lab - see ngss lab; no prelab end of period
Wed, Sept 27 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Sept 26 collect / review ch. 8 & 9 HW; test review  

Mon, Sept 25

 

last day to correct online grade book error(s) for first grading period

finish up

 

Fri, Sept 22

 

 

 

end of grading period

collect chem tutoring form

last day to turn in any missing work for 1st grading period

finish up

 
block ch. 9.4 vsepr & molecular polarity; # 105abd Tue, Sept 26
Wed Sept 20 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Sept 19 ch. 9.3 Lewis structure; # 99, 102, 104      "  
Mon, Sept 18 ch. 9.1; 9.5 electronegativity & covalent bond; # 72, 73, 75; 108      "  

Fri, Sept 15

 

collect HW on ch 8 & 9 nomenclature

retest on ch. 4 & 5 (optional)

 

block

 

ch. 8.1 - 8.2 octet rule; ionic bonds; # 68, 69, 70

ch. 9.1 covalent bond

     "  

 

Wed, Sept 13 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Sept 12 ch. 8.3 covalent cpd nomenclature; # 74, 75, 76, 79 Fri, Sept 15
Mon, Sept 11 ch. 9.2 ionic cpd nomenclature; # 95, 96, 97abc      "  

Fri, Sept 8

 

collect ch. 6 HW & stats assignment

test on ch. 4 & 5

 
block finish up  
Wed, Sept 6 (S) weekly quiz  

Tu, Sept 5

 

collect HW: ch. 5

ch. 6.3 periodic trends: atomic radius & ionization energy; # 52, 54, 57, 58, 62, 63

 

Fri, Sept 8

Mon, Sept 4 holiday  

Fri, Sept 1

 

collect msds assignment & lab report

ch. 6.2 periodic table & electron configuration; # 49

 

     "  

block finish-up  

Wed, Aug 30 (S)

 

weekly quiz

lab safety quiz (no notes)

 
Tu, Aug 29 ch. 5.3 electron configuration; orbital diagram; # 78, 79, 80; 93 Tu, Sept 5

Mon, Aug 28

 

 

collect / review HW

ch. 5.2 Bohr model; Bohr model / spectroscopy; atomic orbitals

HW: ch. 6ap; # 23; 47, 49a

 

 

     "  

Fri, Aug 25 post lab "math"  
block prelab; average atomic mass simulation lab Fri, Sept 1
Wed, Aug 23 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Aug 22 ch. 4.3 isotopes / average atomic mass; 66, 67, 68 Mon, Aug 28

Mon, Aug 21

 

ch. 4.2 atomic structure; # 52, 64, 71, 72, 79

announcement: revise / simplify stats presentation

     "    

 

Fri, Aug 18

 

 

 

collect: lab safety form, survey & signature form

announcement: due to (potential) student transfers, will not enforce penalty of lab score = 0 or HW score = 0 for not submitting lab safety signature form or signature form, respectively until Aug 25

stats notes

 

 

Thu, Aug 17

 

 

 

review course syllabus

distribute textbook

lab assignment: msds

lab assignment: statistics

 

 

Fri, Sept 1

Fri, Sept 8

Wed, Aug 16

 

 

 

 

 

attendance & seating chart

distribute:   course syllabus, lab safety info, periodic table / eqn sheet, signature form + survey, lab NB rubric; emergency restroom pass

read the lab safety form + lab NB rubric and attach to the back of your lab notebook

HW: fill out / read / sign lab safety form

HW: read / sign signature form; fill-out survey

review course website  

 

 

 

 

Fri, Aug 18

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  spring  

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

google sheet's link to share class data; period 5 or period 6

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

 

laboratory resources

  • msds form (to be used for prelab assignment)
  • to avoid plagarism, use appropriate citation
  • vodcast:  background on data analysis (e.g. statistic) & probe use
  • writing mathematics
  • writing lab report (text ; video)
    • from past galileo students, who taught / took college chem lab, respectively
  • mathematica: statistics
  • optional extra credit (up to 4 "%"), where use ___ for your lab report
    • fall semester: Juypter notebook / Python - tutorial
    • spring semester: mathenatuca - tutorial
  • above simulations / animations from:

    1 Ruffle: workaround to run flash file; e.g. *swf; content

semi-random selection of past tests - recommend use as a study guide to prepare for upcoming tests

 
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description
questions
   
practice Fall Final exam
practice Spring Final exam
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); use Glencoe chem textbook
 
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  
old exams (2019 -  2020)
ch. 4 & 5 atom & electron configuration
available
ch. 6, 8, & 9 periodic trend; chemical name / chemical formula
available
ch. 8 & 9 chemical bonds
available
ch. 10, 13, & 20 IMF, chemical equation / reactions available
ch. 2, 5, 11 conversion factor, light, & moles available
ch. 12 & 14 stochio & gas; + answer key available
ch. 15 & 16 solution & thermo; + answer key available
ch. 25 & 27 nuclear chem & kinetics + answer key available
ch. 18 & 19 equilibrium, acid / base / pH + answer key available
old exams (2020 -  2021)
ch. 4 & 5 atom, atomic orbital, electron configuration, spectroscopy  +  scoring rubric available
 ch. 6, 8, 9  periodic trend & chemical name / formula  + scoring rubric available
 ch. 13, 10, & 20 IMF & chemical equations / reactions  + scoring rubric available
 ch. 2 & 11  conversion factors & mole   + scoring rubric available
 ch. 12 & 14.  stochiometry & gas   + scoring rubric available
 ch. 15 & 16 soln & thermo   + scoring rubric available
 ch. 17 & 25 nuclear & kinetics   + scoring rubric available
ch. 18 & 19  equilibrium; acid / base / pH available
old exams (2021 -  2022)
 
ch. 4 & 5 atom, AO / electron configuration + scoring key available
ch. 6, 8, 9 periodic trends, chemical name / formula, chemical bond + scoring key available
ch. 13, 10, 20 IMF & chemical reactions + scoring key available
ch. 2, 5, 11 conversion factor; light; mole + scoring key available
ch. 12 & 14 stochi & gas + scoring key available
ch 15 & 16 solution & thermo + scoring key available
ch. 25 & 17 nuclear & kinetics available
ch. 18 & 19 equilb & acid / base / pH + scoring key available
old exams (2022 -  2023)
 
ch. 4 & 5 atom, AO / electron cofig + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 6, 8, 9 period trend; ionic / covalent compounds; Lewis structure, vsepr, & molecular polarity + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 10, 13, 20 IMF & chemical reaction + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 2, 5, 11 conversion factor; light; moles + scoring guide available
ch. 12 & 14 stoch / gas (2 versions) + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 15 & 16 solution & thermo (2 versions) + scoring guide - retest available
ch. 25 & 17 nuclear & kinetics + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 18 & 19 equilibrium & acid / pH + scoring guide available
old exams (2023 -  2024)
ch. 4 & 5 atom, AO / e config + scoring key available
ch. 6, 8, & 9 periodic trend; bond; name; molecules + scoring guide available
ch. 13, 10, 20 IMF, reactions, redox + scoring guide available
ch. 2, 5, 11 conversion factor, density, light, mole + scoring guide available