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Unit 6: Solids, Liquids and Gases

Unit 6 pertains to the topic of Solids, Liquids and Gases. Get yourself in the right state of mind as it will be a quick 8-day unit. The first part of the unit should ideally be a real gas. Despite the rather ephemeral start, our feet should hit solid ground around the fifth or sixth day of the unit. The unit will be a mixture of conceptual reasoning and mathematics (algebraic thinking and formula-based problem solving). Some may think that the mathematics is just a phase and will quickly evaporate or go away; that's not the case as Unit 7 and subsequent units will be highly reliable upon mathematics and problem-solving.

Thermodynamics Quiz - Answer Key

The answer key to the Thermodynamics Quiz is available online. View it soon because it isn't a permanent fixture.

View Answer Key.

Lab SLG1: Pressure vs. Volume

Lab SLG1 involves the collection of pressure-volume data using the Graphical Analysis program. It also involves the use of Desmos to determine a line of best fit and a subsequent equation. Finally, the data and graph will be pasted into a Google doc (see template below) and submitted to  Google Classroom. Here are lnks to what you need:

Unit 5 Lab Notebook Collection ... Again

Lab notebooks will be collected again on Friday, February 16. Only one lab will be graded - Lab T8

Lab description pages can be found in the Laboratory section of this site:

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The End is Near!

The End is NearThe Unit 5 Test is on Friday, February 16. It will be your first of four tests this quarter. The test will include approximately 18 choice questions, 5 long-answer problems, and a lab practical.

The lab practical will be an individual lab; you will not be permitted to talk to anyone. You will go to the back of the room according to a strict schedule. You will have 15 minutes to collect your data and clean your station. Calculations will be done in the front of the room. There will be 75 minutes allotted for the test (including the 15 minutes of lab time per student).

There are several good ways to review for your Unit Test. These include going over your Unit 5 Packet, reviewing the textbook readings, going over Past Due WebAssigns, reviewing your calorimetry labs, and doing the optional Unit 5 Review WebAssign. As in the past, there will be an optional, no-point WebAssign Review available that covers topics from the entire unit.

Help is Here

The following resources will be quite helpful supplements to your textbook readings. The resources included Tutorials, YouTube videos and practice.

Periodic Table in Pictures and Words

For those who are connoisseurs of periodic tables or simply would like to relish a great moment of geekery, tap the link below and explore on this interactive periodic table of the elements.

Visit Interactive Periodic Table with Words and Pictures.

FREE: A Chemistry Study Tip

Stretching out your studies over a lengthy period of time so that there are many "visits" of the material is far better than lengthier, less-frequent sessions of intense studies. So what's this have to do with Chemistry class? I'm going to tell you:

A little Chemistry each day helps. Your homework usually includes two WebAssigns - one is a "looking ahead" WebAssign in which you read about something that is coming up next. The other is a "looking behind" WebAssign in which you practice using something that we just learned in class. So why not do the "Looking behind" WebAssign on the evening of the Blue day - the day you were presented with the material. And then do the "Looking ahead" WebAssign on the evening of the Gold day - the evening just prior to when we cover the material the next morning. Hopefully that makes sense ... and it gives you a little Chemistry every day.  =SIGH=

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Today in Class

>> Friday, February 16 <<

Focus Question(s):
  • How can gases be described?
  • What did we learn in Unit 5?

  • Collect Lab Notebooks
  • Twosomes: The Nature of a Gas (pp. 3-4)
  • Unit 5 Test (70 minutes)


Next Time in Class

>> Wednesday, February 21 <<

We will spend a lot of time discussing the mathematical patterns seen in gas properties. This will include a qualitative and a quantitative discussion. We will do a ChemThink on Gas Behavior.

Periodic Tables

Are you in need of a periodic table?  Try one of the following websites:

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