Category Archives: Chemistry 11H

Chromatography and Naming Alkanes

  1.  Lab activity:  Using paper chromatography, determine whether the colour samples are pure substances or mixtures.  Calculate the Rf values for each colour.  See block 4 notes:  Chromatography – a method to separate mixture
  2. I will be able to write and name alkanes.  See notes here:  How to Name Alkanes
  3. Quiz next class on writing and naming ionic compounds, covalent conmpounds, hydrates and acids.  Memorize the polyatomic ions and charges!!!

Writing and Naming Covalent Compounds

  1.  Did you mark your own worksheet (Parts of the Atom) from last, last class?  The answer key is posted on last day’s blog.
  2. Fizz Quiz on writing and naming ionic compounds.
  3. I will be able to write and name hydrates, acids, and covalent compounds.  Memorize the prefixes from 1-10 for the covalent compounds.  See block 4 class notes here:  How to Write and Name Molecular Compounds
  4. Read the rest of chapter 2 and take notes.
  5. Finish your Ch1 test corrections and store it in your portfolio and put it into the filing cabinet.

How to Write and Name Ionic Compounds

  1.  Go over ch1 test and fill in the test analysis.  If you would like to do a retest, you should do your test corrections, do practice questions, talk to me, and then we will schedule a time to write it.
  2. Go over WS from last class:  see answer key here:  Parts of an Atom Answer Key
  3. I will be able to write and name ionic compounds.  See notes from block 4 here:  How to Write and Name Ionic Compounds
  4. Memorize the element charges, multivalent elements and charges and polyatomic ions and charges!
  5. Read sections 2.6-2.8 and do practice questions from the textbook.

History of the Atom Part I and Isotopes

  1.  What does the atom look like?  – a brief review of the history of the atom from Democritus to the Quantum model.  For chapter 2, we will focus on from Democritus to Rutherford.
  2. I will be able to determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an isotope.  See block 3 notes here:  Isotopes or block 4 notes here:  What is in an Atom
  3. Read sections 2.1 to 2.5 and take notes!
  4. Do:  Worksheet “Parts of an Atom”.  See copy here:  Parts of an Atoms Worksheet

Ch1 Test

  1.  Hand in chapter 1 notes and chapter 1 review worksheet (marked and corrected).
  2. Students wrote the chapter 1 test today.
  3. Bring a folder/duotang to put your assessments in.  We will store them in class.

Ch1 Review

  1.  Go over Ch1 Review WS.  See answers, including T and F, here:  Ch1 Review WS Answer Key
  2. Ch1 Test Outline:  about 25 mc questions (around 10 will be based on early sections of the chapter which you should read yourselves and take notes; around 15 will be based on measurements and sig figs);  written section will have 3 parts:  1) metric unit conversions (memorize the metric prefixes!) 2) sig fig rounding and 3) reading scales.
  3. Ch1 Test, Ch1 Notes, and Ch1 Review WS with corrections due next class
  4. Bring a folder/duotang to hold your assessments, which will be kept in class.

Lab: Find the Thickness of Aluminum Foil

  1.  Lab activity:  Find the thickness of a sheet of heavy duty and regular aluminum foil.  See copy of lab here:  What is the Thickness of a Sheet of Aluminum Foil
  2. Quiz on Friday on Metric Conversions and Applying Sig Fig Rules.
  3. On Friday, we will have the quiz and then you will have time to finish the lab write up with your partner.  You will also start the chapter 1 review worksheet
  4. Tuesday:  Ch1 review worksheet is due
  5. Thurs. Ch1 Test.  There will be a mc section and a written section.  The mc section will cover a variety of topics from chapter 1.  The written section will focus on metric conversions, applying sig fig rules and reading scales.

Sig Fig Rules and Practice Applying Them

  1.  Fizz Quiz #2 on Metric conversions and sig figs.
  2. I will be able to apply sig fig rules.
  3. See notes here:  Follow Along Notes Ch1 Sig Figs
  4. Activity:  Find the density of water.  Note:  there are two purposes of this activity:  1) to see if you could measure precisely using the equipment available in our classroom and 2) to see if you could apply the sig fig rules to your calculation of density.  How did your group do?
  5. Upcoming Events–
    1. Next class:  we will be doing a lab activity where you will apply these principles
    2. Friday:  Quiz on Metric Conversions and Sig Fig Rules
    3. Tuesday:  will go over ch1 review WS
    4. Thurs Oct 6 – ch1 test.  Your ch1 notes and review WS corrections will also be due this day.

Significant Figures

  1.  Fizz Quiz on Metric conversions.  This is for practice and to inform you of what you understand/don’t understand.  If you are falling behind, get going with your readings and practice!!  You need to memorize the metric prefixes.
  2. Finish the 2 POGIL Worksheets on Significant Digits and Significant Zeros
  3. I will be able to apply sig fig rules.  See notes here:
  4. Do:  Finish chapter 1 notes and do the practice questions in your booklet (do what you can–we will continue and finish the notes and examples next week)

525,000 minutes – how do you measure a year?

  1.  From “Rent” the musical- “Season of Love”


2.  Students created a question in which you had to use unit conversions to solve the question.  Students exchanged questions and solved them.

3.  Worksheet:  Significant Digits.  In pairs, answer the questions as you move from Model 1 to the next.  Note “Key” points!  5 Significant Digits and Measurement-S.1

Key question:  Why is this important?

4.  Do:  Unit C from the Review of Junior Math and Chemistry worksheet