Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

Honors Chemistry 2022 - 2023

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

prerequisite: algebra I and recommend concurrent enrollment in advanced algebra. math expectations.

Grades

  A = 80 - 100 % exam = 40 %
  B = 60 - 79.9 class work / home work = 30
  C = 40 - 59.9 lab = 20
  D = 20 - 39.9 quiz = 10
  F = < 20    
 

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. As the Synergy gradebook grade cut-off does not match the above cut-off, the Synergy gradebook letter grade may diff from the online gradebook.  Also, the online gradebook would be updated on a more regular basis and will be more informative than the Synergy gradebook.

Course Policies

academic integrity (e.g. 1; 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, include both in-text citation and a reference list 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.

include your name(s) & period on all turned-in material; otherwise, no points. Deadline to turn-in, correct any errors, or to turn in any missing items in the online gradebook, is on the last day of the corresponding grading period

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).

Q & A on first school day of the week -- to address any questions about that day's quiz / prior course content / upcoming course content

exams

  • score = 0 for being absent on day of exam / quiz
  • weekly quiz on Monday (Tuesday if Monday = holiday); may use 1- page / 1- side 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
  • 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 (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.
  • 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
  • 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. optional extra credit for using JuypterNotebook / Mathematica to prepare your lab report.
  • lost of prelab / lab report points for improper sequence of content

Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus (e.g. absent for quiz / test) will require a note 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
     
     

Mon, Aug 29

 

weekly quiz

Q & A

 

Fri, Aug 26

 

collect HW

ch. 5.2 atomic structure: Bohr model & atomic orbitals; #

 
block isotope / average atomic mass simulation lab Fri, Sept 2
Tu, Aug 23 ch. 4.3 isotopes / average atomic mass; 66, 67, 68 Fri, Aug 26

Mon, Aug 22

 

weekly quiz

Q & A

 

Fri, Aug 19

 

collect signature form & survey

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

   

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Thu, Aug 18

 

distribute textbook

finish up course website review

 

Wed, Aug 17

 

 

 

 

 

attendance & seating chart

distribute:   course syllabus, lab NB rubric, lab safety info, periodic table / eqn sheet, survey, signature form

HW: read / sign the last page of the lab safety form (otherwise, your lab assignment scores = 0); read / sign signature form; fill-out survey

lab assignment:  msds

lab assignment:  stats 

review course website  

 

Fri, Aug 19

Fri, Sept 2

Fri, Sept 9

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; context

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)