Category Archives: Chemistry 11H

Summer Assignment 2020

For the summer assignment, you will keep your textbook and solutions book over the summer.  For those of you who prefer an ebook version, you can search for one online.

You will cover ch13 on Colligative Properties, Photoelectron Spectroscopy (PES), and review material from Chem11/11H for the coming year.  In September, we will do a quick review of the units and then start right away on the AP Chem12 curriculum (chapter 14-17, 19-20;   skip chapter 18).

If we continue with some form of online learning in September, make sure you communicate well and communicate often!  Email works well until new classes are set up for September in Teams/OneNote.

General Instructions:  Chem 11H Summer Assignment 2020

A.  Chapter 13 – Colligative Properties.  This chapter technically isn’t really tested on the AP exam BUT it reviews and applies a lot of concepts you have learned this year (moles, molarity, periodic trends, IMFs).  It is really good for enrichment.

  1. Read Ch.13 and make your own study notes.
  2. Tutorial video to help support your learning:

3. Do:  Ch13 Review Worksheet here:  ch13 review worksheet and answer key.  Mark it using the answer key.  Make note of things you don’t understand or questions you want to ask.    Do your corrections, identifying what your error was.  Remember that I am looking to see what you learned, not just what the right answer is.

B.  Photoelectron Spectroscopy (PES) –this ties in quantum theory and periodic trends.

  1. Read the PES Powerpoint:  PES powerpoint
  2. Watch the tutorial video to support your learning:

and summary from Khan academy:

3.  Do:  PES Worksheet PES practice worksheet and mark it PES practice worksheet answer key.

C.  Review concepts from Chem11/11H:  If you are joining AP Chem12 and took regular Chem11 or took Chem11H with Ms Ingratta,  look through chapters 1-11 in your textbook and make sure you have learned all the topics there.  If you haven’t yet, you will need to learn those chapters before continuing with AP Chem or you will find yourself a bit lost and unprepared.

  1.  Memorize the ion charges, polyatiomic ions, solubility table, and periodic trends.
  2. Do sectional reviews of the chapters covered last year and mark your work.  Note:  we did not cover ch12.
    1. Sectional Test 1 and key
    2. Sectional Test 2 and key
    3. Sectional Test 3 and key


D.  Get ready for next year:  Download resources that will be useful for your AP exam.  A good place to start is the AP Central website:

Any Q’s?  Email me.  I will check more often from mid-Aug onwards.

Lewis Dot Structures

  1. Chem contests coming up:  check out practice exams and decide if you want to participate:  BC Chemistry Olympiad,  Avogadro Chemistry Contest (UWaterloo),  Thompson Rivers University Chemistry Contest for Chem11 (these contests are aimed at Chem11 students)   and Canadian Chemistry Contest (CCC), Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO),  Chem13 News contest (UWaterloo), Thompson Rivers University Chemistry Contest for Chem12
  2. Any Q’s from ch7 worksheet?  Due Friday, April 3 along with ch7 notes.
  3. Quiz on ch7 on Friday, April 3.
  4. I will be able to draw Lewis Dot structures.
  5. Do:  Worksheet  Electron Dot Structures Worksheet
  6. Do:  read ch8.  Sec1-3 intro;  (sec.4 is part of the ch7 test as it talks about periodic trends in electronegativity);  sec.5 – how to draw Lewis dot structures in more detail.  We will look at some of the exceptions to the Lewis dot structures when we return from Spring Break and that’s it for chapter 8!
  7. See here for an advanced copy of the ch.8 review worksheet and answer key:  ch8 worksheet and  Chapter 8 Review Worksheet Answer Key.

Chemistry and Harry Potter

  1. Fizz Quiz:  periodic trends.
  2. Periodic Trends worksheet:  what are some exceptions you were supposed to notice?  Why do they happen?
  3.  Video:  Floo powder – chemistry in action!

4.  Activity:  Flame tests –make note of which color each element turns into.

5.  Do:  chapter 7 review worksheet.  See copy here:  ch7 worksheet.  Finish your chapter 7 notes, focusing on the periodic table and the trends (and the principles of attraction and repulsion!!)  See answer key here:  Chapter 7 Review Worksheet – Periodic Trends -Answer Key

Review Ch6; Intro to Ch7

  1.  Fizz Quiz #2
  2. Quiz on electron configurations next class.  There will be about 12 questions which should take about 15-20 minutes.  Ch6 notes and WS are due.
  3. Any Q’s from the ch6 review WS?
  4. Do:  Worksheets on Coulombic Attraction and Periodic Trends.  We will discuss this more on Wed.

Ch5 Test

Today, students wrote the ch5 test on Thermochemistry.

For next class, finish the “Electron Configuration” worksheet and bring any questions you have from your readings!

Reminder:  last day for term 2 assessments is Thurs. Feb.27

How to Write Electron Configurations and Review of ch5

  1.  Warm Up!  practice questions from ch5.
  2. Any Q’s from the Ch5 review worksheet?
  3. Ch5 Test Outline:  20 multiple choice questions from a variety of topics in ch5 (make sure you have read the chapter!) and 4 written questions (stoichiometry, calorimetry, Hess’ Law, enthalpies of formation —ways to find enthalpy)
  4. I will be able to write the quantum electron configurations. —read the history parts to give you background on how the quantum model came about.
  5. Do:  Worksheet “Electron Configurations” for class after test.
  6. Reminder:  any assessments for Term 2 due by Feb.27 for it to count towards your term 2 mark.