This course builds from knowledge acquired in 8th grade physical science. This course prepares students for the NYS Physical Science Regents in Chemistry and for future study of chemistry at the college level. It's a great way to develop critical thinking skills.
Almost everything you lneed to know about the Periodic Table!
A how to do it guide to naming ionic compounds and acids. Editor wanted for introducing glitz to it...apply with sample of work to Mrs. Helenek in the "Will work for extra credit department"
1 minute video clip showing examples of ionic and covalent bonding
slides for intro of this unit in pdf
a look at some the organic reactions you need to know for this unit, in pdf goes with Ch 22 of your text
there may be more, but this is a good place to start with the vocabulary for this unit
endothermic, exothermic reactions shown in graphical form in potential energy diagrams, activation energy, heat of reaction, enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy, spontaneous reactions...and you haven't seen anything yet...
slides used in class made available for your notes and review
Slides to explain reduction/oxidation processes
The teenage edition of the Almost Everything you need to know about the Periodic Table: an adaptation of my original document produced by a former student, with a bit of added editing on my part
A brief outline and explanation of the material covered in the bonding unit
This is a revised version of the previous file which introduces several key topics in chemistry. Start with this file!
Describes vapor pressure of liquids and relationship to intermolecular forces and boiling points; explains how boiling points change with pressure
Outline for formal lab reports and descriptions of sections
You may find this helpful in addition to the textbook chapter 13 for understanding Kinetic Molecular Theory (KMT) and the Gas Laws. In Regents chemistry problems, the number of moles (mass) of gas is always kept constant in the problem, and we make use of Boyles Law for constant temperature problems, Charles Law for constant pressure problems, and Gay-Lussac Law for constant volume problems. It sounds complex, but each of the previous laws equations can be derived from the Combined gas law given on the back of the CRT, by simply taking out the variable that is constant in the problem. The ideal gas law is presented in your textbook, but is not tested in Regents Chemistry. It will appear in a first year college chem course.
Introduction to Atomic Theory: Understand that the atomic theory has evolved over a long period of time (thousands of years!) and continues to evolve today. Know the key scientists and the significance of their findings, as listed in the table included.
posted by request, this chart shows the properties associated with the various types of bonding and should allow you to determine type of bond can usually be figured out from just a few physical tests
shows temperature vs. heat added or removed, describes changes in potential and kinetic energies