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Unit 5: Atomic and Molecular Models



Day
Monday, November 13
1
Focus Question(s):
  • What is a quantum model of the atom and what was the experimental evidence that led to its acceptance?
  • What is the cause of a line spectrum and how can it be used to identify an unknown element?

Activities:
  • Discuss Light waves; demos; EM Spectrum; Packet, p. 3, Q#1-3
  • Discuss Wave-Particle Duality (TedED video); Image; Plank's Equation; line spectra; Packet, p. 3, Q#4-5
  • Bohr's Quantum Model of the Atom: Video; Packet, p. 4; Demo
  • Lab AMM1 - Elemental Fingerprinting


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Day
Wednesday, November 15
2
Focus Question(s):
  • How did the Wave Mechanical Model (Quantum Mechanics) of the atom develop and what are the major characteristics of the model?
  • How does Quantum Mechanics describe the energy and location of individual electrons within an atom?

Activities:
  • Review p. 4; demo; wrap up Lab AMM1
  • Discuss Chapter 11:1-5 Rdg Guide; Packet, pp. 1-2
  • Discuss Bohr to Schrodinger w/Demos and Videos:
  • Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom; pp. 7-8 of Packet
  • Video: Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
  • Electron Configurations - 1st 20 elements: p. 9 of Packet
  • Discuss Chapter 11:6-8 Reading Guide (pp. 5-6)


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Day
Friday, November 15
3
Focus Question(s):
  • How does Quantum Mechanics describe the energy and location of individual electrons within an atom?
  • By what pattern do the properties of elements vary with location of the element within the periodic table? And how are these properties explained by Quantum Mechanics?

Activities:
  • Electron Configuration and Orbital Diagrams (Packet, pp. 13-15)
  • Lab AMM2 - Periodic Properties
  • Discuss Periodic Table and Electron Configurations (p. 16)
  • Check Chapter 11.9-10 Reading Guide (pp. 11-12)


Homework:   
  • WebAssign: Chapter 11.12 Reading Guide
  • WebAssign: Chapter 11:9-10 Electron Configurations



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Day
Tuesday, November 21
4
Focus Question(s):
  • By what pattern do the properties of elements vary with location of the element within the periodic table? And how are these properties explained by Quantum Mechanics?
  • What is the nature of a bond and how and why is it formed?

Activities:
  • Check Chapter 11.11 Reading Guide (pp. 17-18)
  • Quantum explanations for Periodic Properties (Packet, p. 20)
  • Complete Lab AMM2 - Periodic Properties
  • What is a Bond? How and Why is it Formed? (Packet, pp. 21-22)
  • Introduction to Bonding Theater


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Day
Tuesday, November 28
5
Focus Question(s):
  • What is the nature of a bond and how and why is it formed?
  • How are the valence electrons shared among covalently-bonded atoms in molecules?

Activities:
  • Discuss Chapter 12.1-4 Reading Guide (pp. 23-24)
  • To Give, To Take, and To Share (pp. 25-28, Q#1-5 as Twosomes)
  • Bonding Theatre - Planning (30 min)
  • To Give, To Take, and To Share (pp. 26-28, Q#5-7)
  • Quiz - Atomic Structure (Chapter 11)


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Day
Thursday, November 30
6
Focus Question(s):
  • How are the valence electrons shared among covalently-bonded atoms in molecules?
  • How can one use a Lewis Structure and VSEPR to predict the electron pair geometry and the molecular geometry of a molecule?

Activities:
  • To Give, To Take, and To Share (pp. 29-30)
  • Discuss Chapter 12.6-7 Reading Guide (pp. 31-32)
  • Bonding Theater - 6 Acts
  • Discuss Molecular Shape and Polarity (pp. 33-34)


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Day
Monday, December 4
7
Focus Question(s):
  • How can one use a Lewis Structure and VSEPR to predict the electron pair geometry and the molecular geometry of a molecule?
  • How can the polarity of a molecule be determined from the formula and the Lewis Structure?

Activities:
  • Discuss Chapter 12.8-10 Reading Guide (not in packet)
  • Lewis Structures and VSEPR (pp. 35-38)
  • Lab AMM3 - Molecular Geometry and Polarity


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Day
Wednesday, December 6
8
Focus Question(s):
  • How can one use a Lewis Structure and VSEPR to predict the electron pair geometry and the molecular geometry of a molecule?
  • How can the polarity of a molecule be determined from the formula and the Lewis Structure?

Activities:
  • Lewis Structures and VSEPR (pp. 35-38)
  • Lab AMM4 - Molecular Geometry and Polarity
  • Catch-up


Homework:   
  • WebAssign: Chapter 12.8-10 Polarity
  • WebAssign: Chapter 11-12 Review (optional)
  • Prepare for Unit 4 Test



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Day
Friday, December 8
9
Focus Question(s):
  • How can one use a Lewis Structure and VSEPR to predict the electron pair geometry and the molecular geometry of a molecule?
  • How can the net polarity of a molecule be determined from the formula and the Lewis Structure?

Activities:
  • VSEPR: pp. 33-34 w/Color Coding and AXE Notation
  • Refernce p. 35 and do selected Qs on pp. 36-38
  • VSEPR Practice as Twosomes: pp. 37-38; check w/Key
  • Discuss Chapter 12.8-10 Reading Guide (pp. 39-40); relate to pp. 33-34
  • Discuss Dipole moment vectors and overall polarity
  • Lab AMM4 - Molecular Geometry and Polarity
  • Work on PhET Simulation and  WebAssign

Homework:   
  • WebAssign: Chapter 12.8-10 Polarity
  • WebAssign: Unit 4 Review (optional)
  • Prepare for Unit 4 Test







Day
Tuesday, December 12
10
Focus Question(s):
  • How do you make soap?
  • What is the soap project all about?

Activities:
  • Discuss Soap Project
  • Day 1 of Soap Lab (standard formula)


Homework:   
  • Work on Lab AMM4
  • Select unique fat for inclusion in Day 2 recipe
  • Email teacher regarding selected oil for Day 2 Soap Lab by class time on Thursday




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Day
Thursday, December 14
11
Focus Question(s):
  • What courses should I be taking next year (and the years to come)?
  • What is the soap project all about?

Activities:
  • Discuss Group Report for Soap Project
  • Discuss Course Recommendations for 2018-19
  • Discuss polarity; work on Lab AMM4



Homework:   
  • Prepare for Unit 4 test
  • Lab AMM4 (due at 8 AM on 12/20)




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Day
Monday, December 18
12
Focus Question(s):
  • What did we learn this unit?
  • What courses should I be taking next year (and the years to come)?

Activities:
  • Discuss Course Recommendations for 2018-19
  • Unit 4 Test on Atomic and Molecular Structure


Homework:   
  • Soap research using provided links
  • Lab AMM4 (due at 8 AM on 12/20)



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Day
Wednesday, December 20
13
Focus Question(s):
  • How does changing the fat% and types affect the quality of the soap product?
  • How can we make our soap product smell and look good?

Activities:
  • Day 2 of Soap Lab (do assigned formula; modify fat %s; experiment with a second sample)
  • Investigate fragrances and colorants



Homework:   
  • Make decision about Course Recommendations for 2018-19
  • Work on Soap Project (research, report)



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Day
Friday, December 22
14
Focus Question(s):
  • How did the Day 2 Soap products turn out?
  • What courses should I be taking next year (and the years to come)?

Activities:
  • Discuss Course Recommendations for 2018-19
  • Test commerical soap samples
  • Test Day 2 soap samples; organize observations.
  • Decide on a Day 3 formulations with additives; submit proposal to teacher
  • Work on Group Report


Homework:   
  • Take a break



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Day
Tuesday, January 9
15
Focus Question(s):
  • How can we make this soap product better?
  • What's on the final exam?

Activities:
  • Day 3 of Soap Lab
  • Discuss Final Exam



Homework:   
  • Work on Group Report for Soap Project



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Day
Thursday, January 11
16
Focus Question(s):
  • How did the Day 3 Soap turn out?

Activities:
  • Final product testing; work time
  • Work Time: complete group report


Homework:   
  • Prepare for Final Exam
  • Group Report (if not done) – due by midnight on Monday, 1/14



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