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Day
Monday, September 25
1
Focus Question(s):
  • How are the formulas and the names of ionic compounds written?
  • How are the formulas and the names of molecular compounds written?

Activities:
  • Comments on Tests, Notebooks, WAs, etc.
  • Discuss Binary Compounds - Type I, II, and III
  • Discuss Chapter 5.1-4 Reading Guide (pp. 1-2)
  • Unit 2 Packet, p. 7, Q#1-3 (ionic)
  • Individual Practice (Type I and II) - p. 5, Q#1-11
  • Unit 2 Packet, p. 6 (molecular)
  • Discuss Ionic Compounds w/Polyatomic Ions: p. 5, Q#12-21


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Day
Wednesday, September 27
2
Focus Question(s):
  • How are the formulas and the names of ionic compounds written?
  • How are the formulas and the names of molecular compounds written?
  • Is mass conserved in a chemical reaction?

Activities:
  • Review: Binary (I, II, and III) and Polyatomics; Scan pp. 5-7
  • Practice w/Polyatomics: pp. 8, Q#4-5
  • Mixed Practice:  p. 9
  • Discuss Chapter 5.5-7 Reading Guide
  • Names and Formulas of Acids: p. 10
  • Lab DCC2: Conservation of Mass
  • If time allows: discuss chemical reactions via Cu + HNO3 demo and Ira Ramsen story


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Day
Friday, September 29
3
Focus Question(s):
  • How can chemical reactions be described at the particle level?
  • How does one balance a chemical equation?
  • What did we learn about names and formulas of ionic and molecular compounds?

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Day
Tuessday, October 3
4
Focus Question(s):
  • How does one balance a chemical equation?
  • How can the products of mixing two aqueous solutions be predicted?
  • How are precipitation reactions represented in balanced chemical equations

Activities:
  • Discuss Chapter 7.1-3 Reading Guide
  • Lab DCC3 - Chemical Drop Outs
  • Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations (pp. 21-22)


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Day
Thursday, October 5
5
Focus Question(s):
  • How can one identify the precipitate when two aqueous solutions are mixed and how can the result be represented by a balanced chemical equation?
  • How can the products of mixing two aqueous solutions be predicted?
  • How are the multitude of reactions classified?

Activities:
  • Discuss Types of Reactions (pp. 23-24)
  • Classifying Reactions (Selected Qs from pp. 27-30)
  • Lab DCC4: Classifying Chemical Reactions (do reactions #1-#5)
  • Complete Lab DCC3
  • Hand in Lab Notebook; insert Scoring Sheet


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Day
Tuesday, October 10
6
Focus Question(s):
  • How does one balance a chemical equation?
  • How can the products of mixing two aqueous solutions be predicted?
  • How are the multitude of reactions classified?

Activities:
  • More Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations (pp. 21-22)
  • Demonstration: Ions in Solutions
  • Classifying Reactions and Balancing Equations (Selected Qs from pp. 29-30)
  • Discuss Chapter 7.6-7 Reading Guide (pp. 25-26)
  • Lab DCC4: Classifying Chemical Reactions (do reactions #8; #5-#7)
  • WebAssign work (Reaction Types 2)


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Day
Thursday, October 12
7
Focus Question(s):
  • What is the average atomic mass and how is it determined?
  • How do we count the number of atoms in a sample of matter?

Activities:
  • Discuss Atomic Mass Spectroscopy (Packet, p. 1)
  • Discuss Atomic Mass - It's Relative (Packet, p. 2)
  • Counting Atoms (Packet, p. 5)
  • Discuss Chapter 8.1-3 Reading Guide
  • In the time that remains: review Unit 2; work on WebAssigns


Homework:   
  • WebAssign: Unit Review
  • Prepare for the Unit 2 Test



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Day
Thursday, October 13
8
>> Monday, October 16 <<

Focus Question(s):
  • What did we learn in Unit 3?
  • How can molar mass and Avogadro's number be used as conversion factors to relate mass, moles, and number of particles?

Activities:
  • Continue Unit 3 Activities:
    Molar Mass of Compounds (p. 9)
    Mole Conversions (Selected Qs from pp. 11-12)
  • Test on Unit 2


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