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Day
Tuesday, September 25
0.5
There is an in-school field trip today. Our class will meet for 45 minutes in chemistry, 45 minutes in engineering, and 90 minutes in the Lyceum.

Focus Question(s):
  • How can the structure of an atom be described in terms of its subatomic particles?
  • What is an ion and how and why would an ion form?
  • How do ions combine to form compounds?


Activities:
  • Pick up Unit 2 Packet
  • Review Ion Formation; Ions (p. 35)
  • Unit 2, as time allows:
    • Unit 2 Packet, p. 5, Q#1-11 (ionic)
    • Unit 2 Packet, p. 6 (molecular)
    • Unit 2 Packet, pp. 1-2 (Reading)


Homework:   
  • Prepare for Test


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Day
Thursday, September 27
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?
  • What did we learn this past unit?

Activities:
  • Unit 2, as time allows:
    • Unit 2 Packet, p. 7 (Q#1-3)
    • Start Unit 2 Packet, p. 5, Q#12-21 (ionic w/polyatomic ion)
  • Test on Unit 1 - 60 minutes


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Day
Monday, October 1
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:
  • Comments on Tests, WAs, etc.
  • Unit 2 Packet, p. 5, Q#12-21 (ionic w/polyatomic ion)
  • Discuss Chapter 5.5-7 Reading Guide (pp. 3-4)
  • Twosomes: Polyatomics: pp. 8, Q#4-5
  • Mixed Practice:  p. 9
  • Concept Builder: Law Enforcement - Names to Formulas 1
  • Names and Formulas of Acids: p. 10
  • If time allows: discuss chemical reactions via Cu + HNO3 demo and Ira Ramsen story


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Day
Wednesday, October 3
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?

Activities:
  • Review Acid Nomenclature
  • Lab DCC2: Conservation of Mass
  • Introduction to Chemical Equations (pp. 15-16)
  • Discuss Chapter 6.1-3 Reading Guide (pp. 11-12)
  • Balancing Chemical Equations: selected Qs on pp. 17-18
  • Quiz: Names and Formulas


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Day
Friday, October 5
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:
  • More Balancing Equations: selected Qs (pp. 17-18)
  • Lab DCC3 - Chemical Drop Outs
  • Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations (pp. 21-22)
  • Discuss Chapter 7.1-3 Reading Guide (pp. 19-20)


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Day
Wednesday, October 10
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 Chapter 7.2-3 Reading Guide (pp. 19-20)
  • Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations (p. 22, #5-8)
  • Complete Lab DCC3 - Chemical Drop Outs
  • Discuss Types of Reactions (pp. 23-24)
  • Lab DCC4: Classifying Chemical Reactions


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Day
Friday, October 12
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:
  • Classifying Reactions and Balancing Equations (Selected Qs from pp. 27-30)
  • Discuss Chapter 7.6-7 Reading Guide (pp. 25-26)
  • WebAssign work (Reaction Types 2)
  • Complete Lab DCC4: Classifying Chemical Reactions


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Day
Tuesday, October 16
Day 1 of U3
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:
  • Classifying Reactions and Balancing Equations (Selected Qs from p. 30)
  • Demo Inertia, Mass, Force, Atomic Mass Spectroscopy
  • 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 (Packet, pp. 3-4)
  • 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 18
Day 7 of U2

and

Day 2 of U3
Focus Question(s):
  • What did we learn in Unit 2?
  • 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:
    Discuss Chapter 8.1-3 Reading Guide (Packet, pp. 3-4)
    Molar Mass of Compounds (p. 9)
    Mole Conversions (Selected Qs from pp. 11-12)

  • Test on Unit 2 (~50 minutes)


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Day
Thursday, October 13
8
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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