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Chemistry A and B
Course Description: Chemistry A and B consist of the fundamental principles of chemistry and their applications. The scientific method; atomic structure; bonding theories; ionic equations; chemical compositions; ; stoichiometry; periodic properties; gas laws; the properties of solids and liquids solution properties; chemical reactions; equilibrium; thermodynamics and nuclear chemistry are taught in the course content. Through the course labs; students will have an opportunity to test and verify ideas and concepts; familiarize themselves with laboratory equipment and the scientific method; and communicate scientific information in a logical manner.
After completing this course; students are able to:
1. State the general purpose for the study of chemistry.
2. List several fields of study where knowledge of chemistry is important.
3. Use scientific units of measurement.
4. Describe the structure and components of basic atoms.
5. Use the periodic table to locate important chemical information.
6. Describe several types of chemical bonds.
7. Manipulate common chemical formulas and equations.
8. List and describe types of chemical reactions.
9. List some physical characteristics of common gases; liquids; and solids.
10. Describe the behavior of solutions and ions.
11. Describe reaction energy and reaction kinetics.
12. Discuss important aspects of nuclear chemistry.

Laboratory descriptions
Observing Changes Lab
? Make observations of each substance used in the lab.
? Make observations of the changes that occur while following each procedure.
? Based on your observations; identify each change as a chemical or physical change. Design a data table that organizes the goals listed above.
? Answer the questions after completing all procedures using complete sentences.
Liquid Density Lab
Lean how to conduct basic measurements using simple lab instruments. We will compute the densities of three different cubes; first by using the less precise methods and instruments and then by using more advanced instruments and techniques.
Students learn to use and read: Mechanical Balance; Graduated Cylinder; Vernier Calipers; and digital balances
Polymer Lab
? To make a polymer using some common household chemicals.
? To manipulate the ratios of the substances used to produce a desired physical property.
? To research polymers and uses of polymers.
? To make a Non-Newtonian fluid and observe its unusual physical properties.

Empirical Lab
Students perform an experiment to
1. Find the percent composition of a hydrate salt.
2. Understand t he meaning of the empirical formula of a chemical compound and calculate the empirical formula of a hydrate slat.
3. Document findings

Stoichiometry Lab ?
Objectives: Calculate theoretical yields of chemical reactions and verify theoretical yields by determining actual values using chemicals in the virtual lab
Acid and Base Lab
? Predict the pH of several different household items before testing them.
? Make an acid-base indicator solution from Red Cabbage.
? Use the indicator solution to test the pH of several household items.
? Compare your predictions with your test results.
? Observe and analyze the color changes associated with a neutralization reaction.
Temp and the Solubility of Salts Lab
? To determine how the solubility of a salt is dependent upon temperature.
? To identify the dissolution of several salts as an endothermic or exothermic process.
? To determine how solubility temperature dependency relates to the endothermic and
exothermic nature of salts.

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United States

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Pinnacle Virtual High School

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3225 S. Hardy Drive

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  • LCHM
  • Chemistry

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Online / Virtual