Chemistry 201 Syllabus

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Jan 31st MonCourse Introduction: 
Introductions, Course Description, Policies and Procedures.
Introduction to Chemistry:
Chemistry the Central Science
Scientific Method
Concepts of Scale
Phases and Classification of Matter
Physical and Chemical Properties
Atoms, Molecules, Ions, Polymers, Crystal Lattices
Metric System
Measurement Uncertainty
Significant Figures
Technical Skills Review:
Using Images in Word Documents
Saving pdf files
Using Excel
Weighted Averages
Atomic Numbers
Mass Numbers
Isotopic Notation
Atomic Mass
Review: Course Objectives for Basic Chemistry - the prerequisite for this course.
Do: Review Worksheet
Check: Answers to Review Worksheet
Memorize: Names and Formulas of the Polyatomic Ions
Watch: Review of Basic Chemistry Powerpoint
Read: Chapter One
Do: 16, 17, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 32, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53
Watch: Why We Should Trust Scientists | transcript
Watch: Powers of Ten
Read and Listen: Phosphorus Starts With Pee...
Do: Review Drills
Read: Chapter Two
Do: 19, 23, 25, 31, 43, 47, 55, 61
Do: Isotopic Notation Worksheet
Use: Isotopes and Atomic Mass Simulator to explore isotopes.
Feb 2nd WedLaboratory Safety
Significant Figures and Density (pdf)
Significant Figures and Density (docx)
Do: Isotopic Abundance Worksheet
Do: Isotopic Notation Practice
Watch: Uranium enrichment
Watch: How to Enrich Uranium
Feb 7th MonTOPICS:
Inorganic Nomenclature
Isotopic Abundance
Weighted Averages and Isotopic Abundance
Properties of Elements
Electromagnetic Energy
The Bohr Model
The History of Quantum Theory
Watch: Variance and Standard Deviation
Watch: Fidler's Chemical Scales
Read: Chapter Three
Do: 7, 9, 11, 15, 27, 33, 35, 49, 53, 67, 71, 87, 89, 91, 97, 99
Watch: Unit Circle and the Sinewave
Do: Light Waves Worksheet
Do: Planck's Equation
Read: The Quantum Comic Book (on Brightspace)
Read: Light Vocabulary
Feb 9th WedLAB TWO:
Separation and Recovery of Components in a Ternary Mixture (pdf)
Separation and Recovery of Components in a Ternary Mixture (docx)
Do: Graphing Ionization Energies
Do: Periodic Trends - Atomic Radius
Do: Information on Periodic Table
Watch: Three Important Experiments
Blackbody Radiation
Photoelectric Effect
Atomic Spectra
Watch: A Better Way to Picture Atoms
Watch: Electrons Do Not Spin
Do: Cast of Characters Worksheet
Do: Practice Problems Quantum
Feb 14th MonTOPICS:
Electronic Structure of Atoms
Electronic Configurations
Periodic Variations in Element Properties
The Periodic Table
Do: Electromagnetic Radiation
Do: Orbital Diagrams Worksheet
Do: Electronic Configuration Worksheet
Feb 16th WedLAB THREE:
The Bohr Model and Spectroscopy of the Hydrogen Atom (pdf)
The Bohr Model and Spectroscopy of the Hydrogen Atom(docx)
Watch: The Mystery of Matter: Unruly Elements
Watch: Alkali metals in water
Watch: Francium
Feb 21st MonHoliday 
Feb 23rd WedExam One: Chapters 1, 2 &3Read: Oxides
Feb 28th MonTOPICS:
Molecular and Ionic Compounds
Electronic Configuration of Ions
Ionic Bonding
Lattice Energy
Covalent Bonding
Chemical Nomenclature
Common Ionic Substances
Lewis Symbols and Structures
Formal Charges and Resonance
Molecular Structure and Polarity
Valence Bond Theory
Hybrid Atomic Orbitals
Multiple Bonds
Molecular Orbital Theory
Read: Chapter Four
Do: 7, 13, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33
Read: Lattice Energy
Do: Naming Ionic Compounds
Do: Naming Molecules
Do: Naming AcidsDo: Lewis Structures Part I
Do: Lewis Structures Part Two
Do: Lewis Structures Practice
Read: Chapter Five
Do: 15, 19, 25, 39
Use: Electronegativity Values
Do: Molecular Shapes
March 2nd WedLAB FOUR:
Lewis Structure and Molecular Shape (pdf)
Lewis Structure and Molecular Shape (docx)
March 7th MonTOPICS:
Formula Mass
Empirical and Molecular Formulas
Read: Chapter Six
Do: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 23, 27, 31, 53
Do: Molar Mass
Do: Hydrates
Do: Empirical Formula
Do: More Empirical Formula Practice
March 9th WedLAB FIVE:
Analysis of Hydrates (pdf)
Analysis of Hydrates (docx)
March 14th MonTOPICS:
Units of Concentration
Acids and Bases
Do: Molarity
Do: Percent by Mass/Volume
Do: Combustion Analysis One
Do: Combustion Reactions
March 16th WedLAB SIX:
Acid-Base Titration Using Phenolphthalein Indicator (pdf)
Acid-Base Titration Using Phenolphthalein Indicator (docx)
March 21st MonTOPICS: 
Writing and Classifying Chemical Equations
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
In Class Practice Writing Reactions
Solubility Rules
Read: Chapter Seven
Do: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 33, 37, 39, 49, 59, 73, 79, 87, 91, 93
Do: Writing Equations
Do: Balancing Equations
Do: Types of Equations
Do: Solubility Rules Worksheet
March 23rd WedLAB SEVEN:
Classifying Chemical Reactions (pdf)
Classifying Chemical Reactions (docx)
March 28th MonTOPICS:Stoichiometry
Limiting Reactant
Percent Yield
Do: Net Ionic Equations
Do: Oxidation-Reduction Practice Problems
Use: Stoichiometry Map
Use: The Activity Series
Do: Stoichiometry
March 30th WedLAB EIGHT:
REDOX Chemistry Activity of Metals (pdf)
REDOX Chemistry Activity of Metals (docx)
April 4th MonTOPICS:Stoichiometry
Solution Stoichiometry
Gas Stoichiometry
Acid-Base Stoichiometry
Do: Solution Stoichiometry
Do: Limiting Reactants
Do: Percent Yield
Do: pH and pOH Calculations
April 6th WedEXAM TWO: Chapters 4, 5, 6, & 7 
April 11th MonHoliday 
April 13th WedHoliday 
April 18th MonTOPIC: 
Gas pressure, volume and temperature
Combined Gas Law
Ideal Gas Law
Gas Mixtures
Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases
Gas Effusion and Diffusion
Non-Ideal Gases
Watch these Crash Course Videos
The Ideal Gas Law
Ideal Gas Law Problems
Passing Gases
Partial Pressure and Vapor Pressure
Real Gases
Read: Chapter Eight
Do: 22, 23, 24, 31, 33, 35, 41, 45, 55, 57, 61, 63, 65
Use: Gas Law Reference Sheet
Do: Pressure Conversions
Do: Mamometers
Do: Introduction to Gas Laws
Do: Combined Gas Law
Do: Gas Stoichiometry

Watch: Gas Density
April 20th WedLAB NINE:
Determining the Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid (pdf)
Determining the Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid (docx)
Watch: Collecting Gas Over Water
Do: (Ch. 8 cont.)87, 89, 95, 97, 99, 100
Do: Partial Pressure of Gases
Do: Gas Laws Practice
April 25th MonTOPICS:
Enthalpy, Bond Energy, Thermochemistry & Stoichiometry
Bomb Calorimetry and Coffee Cup Calorimetry
Read: Chapter Nine
Do: 11, 13, 19, 21, 27, 29, 41, 43, 53, 55, 59, 64, 67, 6987, 89, 103, 107
Do: Specific Heat
Do: Bond Energy
Do: Enthalpy Calorimetry
Watch: Enthalpy: Crash Course Chemsitry #18
Do: Enthalpy Stoichiometry
Do: Hess's Law
Do: Thermochemistry Review
Do: More Thermochemistry Review
April 27th WedEXAM THREE: Chapters 8 & 9 
May 2nd MonTOPICS:
Intermolecular Forces
Liquids and Solids
Phase Diagrams
Phase Changes of Water
Read: Chapter Ten
Do: 11, 17, 21, 23, 33, 35, 39, 50, 54, 57, 63, 65, 69, 71,
Do: Spot the Bonding
Do: Terms to Know
Do: Phase Diagram Worksheet
Do: Heating and Cooling Curves
Do: Heat and Cooling Practice
May 4th WedLAB TEN:
Calorimetry and Hess's Law (pdf)
Calorimetry and Hess's Law (docx)
Read: Chapter 11
Do: 15, 22, 29, 33, 37, 47, 49, 59, 71
May 9th MonTOPICS:
Solution Concentration Units
Reactions in Solution
Do: Concept Assessment
Do: Dissolution and Precipitation
Do: Solution Concentrations
Do: Solution Concentration Conversions
Do: Reactions Practice
May 11th WedFINAL EXAM: Chapters 1 to 11