- Welcome to Conceptual Chemistry!
Welcome to Conceptual Chemistry!
- Unit 1 - Scientific Method and Measurement
Unit 1 - Scientific Method and Measurement
- Unit 2 - Matter
Unit 2 - Matter
Students study the basic properties of matter, distinguishing between physical and chemical properties. Basic changes in matter is reviewed with students ultimately being able to describe the differences between the liquid, solid, and gas states of matter, as well as identifying physical and chemical changes. Mixtures and pure substances are discussed with elements, compounds, solutions, alloys, heterogeneous mixtures and homogeneous mixtures being main points of emphasis.
- Unit 3 - Atoms
Unit 3 - Atoms
Students gain an understanding of the history of the Atomic Theory and how the idea of the atom has changed throughout history. The current model of the atom is studied with students understanding how each of the subatomic particles are arranged within the atom. The concept of average atomic mass will be understood and practiced by calculating this value and the percent abundance of different isotopes of a particular element will be required. Students begin to understand basic isotope notation.
- Unit 4 - Periodic Table
Unit 4 - Periodic Table
This unit addresses the periodic table of the elements, its creation, and its arrangement, including different families of the periodic table and their common properties. Being able to describe three trends within the periodic table, first ionization energy, atomic radius, and electronegativity will be a focus of the work done with the periodic table. Using the periodic table to identify the atomic mass, atomic number, and specific quantities of electrons, protons, and neutrons, will be required for use within future units.
- Unit 5 - Bonding
Unit 5 - Bonding
This unit allows students to take their knowledge of electron dot diagrams and bohr diagrams, and apply them to an understanding of chemical bonding. They understand the difference between ionic, covalent, and metallic bonding and identify when each will occur.
- Unit 6 - Nomenclature
Unit 6 - Nomenclature
Students name and write the formulas for basic ionic and molecular compounds and acids, including compounds containing transition metals and polyatomic ions.
- Unit 8 - Chemical Reactions
Unit 8 - Chemical Reactions
In this unit students begin by learning how to balance equations, which will help provide the understanding of the Law of Conservation of Mass. The unit then moves on to distinguishing between different types of chemical equations and reactions, including Combination Reactions, Decomposition Reactions, Single Replacement Reactions, Double Replacement Reactions, and Combustion Reactions. Students predict the products of these different reactions as well.
- Unit 7 - MolesThis topic
Unit 7 - Moles
This unit covers moles, including explanation of what a mole is and how to calculate a certain number of moles. Students work on determining moles from a given mass for a compound or element using the molar mass. Calculations also involve finding the number of particles from a specific number of moles or a given mass.