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Chemistry 121 Course Outline/Syllabus
Date    TopicText Reference, Worksheets and Videos
Week 1
WED June 7th
The Chemical World
Scientific Method, Chemistry is the Central Science
Read: Chapter 1
Read: Introduction to the Scientific Method
Read: Lab Equipment
Watch: Lab Attire and Personal Protection Equipment
Watch: Matthew: Using a Fire Extinguisher
Do: Scientific Method in Action
Week 1
THURS June 8th
Measurement and Problem Solving
Scientific Notation, Significant Figures, Significant Figures in Calculations, Why Significant Figures Matter, The Metric System, Metric Prefixes, Metric-Metric Conversions, Dimensional Analysis, Multistep Conversions, Units Raised to a Power, Density Calculations
Read: Chapter 2
Do: Counting Sig Figs
Do: Scientific Notation
Do: Metric to Metric Drill
Watch: Significant Figures
Week 2
MON June 12th
Practice Metric ConversionsRead: Chapters 2

Visit: NIST: International System of Units
Do: Density
Watch: Comments on Measurement
Watch: Determination of Density
Watch: Density: Temperature Effects
LAB ONE: Measurements
Week 2
TUES June 13th
Matter and Energy
Classifying Matter, Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes, Conservation of Mass, Energy, Temperature
Do: Names to Symbols Drill
Do: Symbols to Names Drill
Do: Quizlet
Watch: Separation of a Ternary Mixture
Week 2
WED June 14th
Methods of SeparationRead: Chapter 3
Read: Origin of the Element Names: Color
Read: Origin of the Element Names: Myths
Read: Origin of the Element Names: Minerals
Read: Origins of the Element Names: Alchemists
Meet the Elements (lyrics)
LAB TWO: Separation of Salt and Sand
Week 2
THURS June 15th
Matter and Energy
Heat Capacity
Specific Heat Capacity
Energy Calculations
Read: Chapter 3

Do: Specific Heat
Week 3
MON June 19th
Juneteenth Holiday  
Week 3
TUES June 20th
Atoms and Elements
The Atomic Theory, The Nuclear Atom, Properties of Subatomic Particles, Isotopes and Isotopic Notation, Atomic Mass
Read: Chapter 4
Do: Isotopic Notation 1
Do: Isotopic Notation 2
Do: Isotopic Notation 3
Do: Isotopic Abundance
Week 3
WED June 21st
Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State
Boiling Point and Melting Point
Metals vs Non-metals
LAB THREE: Identification of an Unknown Metal
Week 3
THURS June 22nd
review chapters 1-4
Week 4
MON June 26th
Exam One (Chapters 1,2,3 & 4)
Molecules and Compounds
Chemical Formulas (Acids, Bases, Salts), Molecules, Polymers, Molecular Crystals
Read: Chapter 5
Use: Ion Chart
Do: Binary Ionic Names to Formulas
Do: Binary Ionic Formulas to Names
Do: Polyatomic Ion Names to Formulas
Do: Polyatomic Ion Formulas to Names
Week 4
TUES June 27th
Chemical Composition
Mass-Mole Calculations
Read: Chapter 6
Do: Calculating Percent by Mass/Volume
Do: Molar Mass
Do: Mole Conversions
Week 4
WED June 28th
Chemical Composition
Percent by Mass, Empirical Formula, Molecular Formula
Read: Chapter 6
Do: Empirical Formulas
Empirical and Molecular Formulas
Week 4
THURS June 29th
Chemical Reactions
Balancing Chemical Reactions, Classifying Chemical Reactions
Read: Chapter 7
Do: Writing Equations
Do: Balancing Equations
Week 5
MON July 3rd
Chemical Reactions (cont.) 
LAB FOUR: Single Replacement Reactions
Week 5
TUES July 4th
Independence Day Holiday 
Week 5
WED July 5th
Chemical Reactions (cont.) 
LAB FIVE: Double Replacement Reactions
Week 5
THURS July 6th
Chemical Reactions
Types of Chemical Reactions
Read: Chapter 7
Do: Types of Equations
Do: Net Ionic Equations
Week 6
MON July 10th
Exam Two (Chapters 5, 6 & 7)
Quantities in Chemical Reactions
Mole-Mole, Mole-Mass, Mass-Mass Calculations with Chemical Reactions
Read Chapter 8
Do: Percent Yield
Do: Solution Stoichiometry
Do: Practice Test Stoichiometry
(with Answers)
Week 6
TUES July 11th
Quantities in Chemical Reactions
Limiting Reactant
Percent Yield, Solution Stoichiometry
Electrons and the Periodic Table
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry, Electron Configuration
Read: Chapter 8
Do: Mole Conversioins
Do: Chemical Calculations
Do: Stoichiometry
Do: Limiting Reactants
Read: Chapter 9
Do: Light Waves
Do: Planck's Equation
Week 6
WED July 12th
Electrons and the Periodic Table
Periodic Properties, Periodic Trends
Read: Chapter 9
Do: Orbital Diagrams
Do: Electron Configuration
Do: Atomic Radius
Do: Ionization Energy
LAB SIX: Empirical Formula of a Compound of Magnesium and Chlorine
Week 6
THURS July 13th
Chemical Bonding
Lewis Dot Structures, Resonance, Molecular Shape and Polarity
Read: Chapter 10
Do: Lewis Dot Diagrams
Do: Lewis Structures I
Do: Lewis Structures II
Do: Molecular Shapes
Week 7
MON July 17th
Solution Concentrations
Read: Chapter 13
Do: Mass and Volume (Molarity) Calculations
Do: Molality
Do: Dilution
Do: Solution Stoichiometry
Do: Solution Concentrations
LAB SEVEN: Molecular Models
Week 7
TUES July 18th
Review for Exam
Week 7
WED July 19th
Exam Three (Chapters 8,9,& 10)
Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases, Gas Laws
Read: Chapter 11
Watch: Units of Pressure
Do: Ideal Gas Law
Do: Partial Pressures
Do: Pressure Conversions
Do: Introduction to Gas Laws
Do: Boyle's Las
Do: Charles' Law
Do: Combined Gas Law
Week 7
THURS July 20th
Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces
Intermolecular Forces
Crystalline Solids
Read: Chapter 12
Read: Intermolecular Forces
Do: Spot the Bonding
Do: Fusion and Vaporization Calculations
Week 8
MON July 24th
Acids and BasesDo: Acid Base Titration
LAB EIGHT: Titration
Week 8
TUES July 25th
Acid and Bases
Properties of Acids and Bases
The pH scale
Read: Chapter 14
Do: Naming Acids
Do: Acid/Base Equations
Do: Conjugate Pairs
Do: pH
Week 8
WED July 26th
Comprehensive Final Exam 
Week 8
THURS July 27th
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