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Unit 7 Schedule
2010-2011

The following schedule information was prepared at the beginning of the unit.  It's role is to serve as an organizational tool for students to find both required and helpful resources relevant to daily activities. The schedule is updated as the unit progresses.

 Day 1:  Monday, January 3 Lesson Plan: Organization:  grades; lab notebooks; introduction to new unit;  discuss WebAssign assignments Lab TC1 - Zeroing in On Heat Discuss Zeroeth Law of Thermodynamics; do handout: Heat and Temperature (p. 1) Homework: Chapter 8:1 Reading Sheet (on WebAssign) Complete Lab TC1 Announcements: Final exam reviews will be sprinkled throughout this unit.  But a more intense review will be saved until the end of next week. This is the last unit before the conclusion of the first semester.  We will have a quest at the end of the unit; the unit will actually continue into second semester. Online Help: None yet

 Day 2:  Tuesday, January 4 Lesson Plan: Discuss reading:  heat flow, cause of heat flow, system/surroundings designations and application to chemical reactions; q; dir'n of heat flow and the sign of q; endothermic vs exothermic processes (demos);  energy level diagrams; units on heat and their equivalencies;  heat-temperature change relationships;  heat capacity (C) and specific heat (c); two equations Handout - Heat and Energy (p. 2) Lab TC2 - Specific Heat of a Metal Homework: Chapter 8:2 Reading Sheet (on WebAssign) Complete Lab TC2 Announcements: There is a Quest on this unit next Wednesday. There is one WebAssign problem set - due next Thursday; it is not droppable. Final exam reviews will be sprinkled throughout this unit.  But a more intense review will be saved until the end of next week. Online Help: None yet

 Day 3:  Wednesday, January 5 Lesson Plan: Discuss reading:  calorimetry;  assumptions and the system/surroundings model; coffee cup calorimeter (Figure 8.2) and water as the surroundings;  bomb calorimeter (Figure 8.3) and water as the surroundings; determining the quantity of heat gained or lost by a reaction Handout - Calorimetry (pp. 3-4) Lab TC3 - Heat of Fusion Lab Homework: Chapter 8:3-4 Reading Sheet (on WebAssign) Complete Lab TC3 Announcements: There are semester exam reviews on WebAssign;  they are optional;  there is no grade for doing them.  However, there is a final exam and your grade on the Final will in part reflect the effort you put into the review process.  Use the WebAssign review. There is a Quest on this unit next Wednesday. There is one WebAssign problem set - due next Thursday; it is not droppable. Online Help: None yet

 Day 4:  Thursday, January 6 Lesson Plan: Problem-solving; do selected problems from handout - Calorimetry Discuss reading: def'n of enthalpy; q and enthalpy; endo- and exothermic reactions and enthalpy change; energy level diagrams; thermochemical equations; three basic rules of thermochemistry Do selected questions from Heat and Enthalpy of Reaction Homework: WebAssign - Thermochemistry Lab Notebook: Labs TC1, TC2, and TC3 Announcements: Lab notebooks will be collected this Friday and again next Wednesday. Online Help: None yet

 Day 5:  Friday, January 7 Lesson Plan: Problem-solving; do selected problems from handout - Thermal Stoichiometry Lab TC5 - Heat of Combustion of a Candle (as a lab test) Homework: Chapter 8:5 Reading Sheet (on WebAssign) Announcements: There are semester exam reviews on WebAssign;  they are optional;  there is no grade for doing them.  However, there is a final exam and your grade on the Final will in part reflect the effort you put into the review process.  Use the WebAssign review. Have a great weekend. Online Help: None yet

 Day 6:  Monday, January 10 Lesson Plan: More practice; complete handout - Thermal Stoichiometry Discuss reading:  Hess's law and heat of formation;  practice - do selected problems from handout:  Heat of Formation Start Lab TC7 - Heat of Formation Homework: WebAssign - Thermochemistry (a non-droppable homework ass't) Announcements: There is a Unit 7 Quest on Wednesday. Online Help: None yet

 Day 7:  Tuesday, January 11 Lesson Plan: More practice - do selected problems from handout:  Heat of Formation Problem-solving - do selected problems from handout:  Hess's Law Complete Lab TC7 - Heat of Formation Homework: WebAssign - Thermochemistry (a non-droppable homework ass't) Announcements: There is a Unit 7 Quest on Wednesday. Online Help: None yet

 Day 8:  Wednesday, January 12 Lesson Plan: More Practice - do selected problems from handout:  Hess's Law Review for Final Exam Quest on Thermochemistry Homework: WebAssign - Thermochemistry (a non-droppable homework ass't) Complete Lab TC7 Announcements: We will spend all of Thursday reviewing for the final exam. Use the final exam reviews on WebAssign to assist in the preparation for the final exam. Online Help: None yet

 Review Day:  Thursday, January 13 Lesson Plan: Review for Final Exam Homework: Review for Final Exam Announcements: There are semester exam reviews on WebAssign;  they are optional;  there is no grade for doing them.  However, there is a final exam and your grade on the Final will in part reflect the effort you put into the review process.  Use the WebAssign review. Online Help: None yet

 Day 9:  Monday, January 24 Lesson Plan: Organization:  grades, return quests/key, remainder of packet, etc. Discuss phases of matter (p. 13, #1-13) Lab TC8: Heating Curve Lab; discuss post-lab requirements Discuss Phase Change (pp. 13-14, #14-28) Homework: Chapter 9:1-2 Reading Sheet (on WebAssign) Announcements: The unit ends next week.  There are three labs, three reading sheets and three WebAssign sets remaining. Online Help: None yet

 Day 10:  Tuesday, January 25 Lesson Plan: Phase Change Calculations - Packet, p. 14, Part C Discuss Chapter 9.1-2 Reading Demonstration: boiling water at reduced pressure using vacuum pump and using cooling of a hot vapor Homework: WebAssign - Phase Change Calculations Announcements: The unit ends next week. Online Help: None yet

 Day 11:  Wednesday, January 26 Lesson Plan: Do ACT Practice: Phase Diagrams (p. 16 of Packet) Review Phase Change Diagrams - Packet, p. 15 Demonstration: superheated steam Homework: Chapter 17:1-2 Reading Sheet (on WebAssign) Announcements: Remember that reading sheets are graded leniently.  You will be rewarded for reading your book.  Make it a double reward by reading it well and getting something out of it. Online Help: None yet

 Day 12:  Thursday, January 27 Lesson Plan: Discuss spontaneity; do Enthalpy and Spontaneity (pp. 17-18) Demonstrations: freeze liquid N2 in vacuum jar; melt CO2 at high P Homework: Finish Heating Curve Problem on WebAssign Delicious Assignment for Unit 7 (due on Tuesday) Announcements: Remember that reading sheets are graded leniently.  You will be rewarded for reading your book.  Make it a double reward by reading it well and getting something out of it. Unit 7 Delicious Assignment is due on Tuesday. Online Help: None yet

 Day 13:  Friday, January 28 Lesson Plan: Discuss Entropy Do Entropy (pp. 19-20) Check answers to Chapter 17:1-2 Reading Sheet  Exothermic reaction demonstration: oxidation of Zn by NH4NO3 Homework: WebAssign - Entropy Change Delicious Assignment for Unit 7 (due on Tuesday) Announcements: Have a great weekend. There is a Test on Thursday.  Lab notebooks will be collected on Thursday. Unit 7 Delicious Assignment is due on Tuesday. Online Help: None yet

 Day 14:  Monday, January 31 Lesson Plan: Finish entropy discussion; Chapter 17:1-2 Reading Sheet; finish p. 20 Introduce free energy and the Gibb's Helmholtz equation; start pp. 21-22 TC9 - Hess's Law Lab - Part 1 Homework: WebAssign - Free Energy Calculations Delicious Assignment for Unit 7 (due on Tuesday) Announcements: There is a Test on Thursday.  Lab notebooks will be collected on Thursday. Unit 7 Delicious Assignment is due on Tuesday. Online Help: None yet

 Day 15:  Tuesday, February 1 Lesson Plan: Check answers to Chapter 17:3-5 Reading Sheet  Continue on pp. 21-22 TC9 - Hess's Law Lab - Part 2 Homework: WebAssign - Free Energy Calculations Announcements: There is a Test on Thursday.  Lab notebooks will be collected on that day (Labs TC9 and TC10). Online Help: None yet

 Day 16:  Wednesday, February 2 Lesson Plan: Free Energy and Spontaneity (pp. 21-22) Review Hess's Law (p. 12) Complete Lab TC10 If time allows, review thermal stoichiometry Homework: There is a Test on tomorrow.  Lab notebooks will be collected  tomorrow (Labs TC9 and TC10). Announcements: The next unit is on Atomic Structure; we will follow the readings in Chapter 6. Online Help:

 Day 17:  Thursday, February 3 Lesson Plan: Hand in lab notebooks (three labs to be graded) Test on Thermochemistry Homework: None (unless you wish to get an early jump on the reading) Announcements: The next unit is on Atomic Structure; we will follow the readings in Chapter 6. Online Help: None yet