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Summer Assignment 2018

  1.  If you are taking AP Chemistry 12 next year,  you will keep the textbook “Chemistry the Central Science” by Brown and LeMay and the solutions book to the exercise in the textbook.  If you don’t have a copy of the textbook, you can try to find it online or in a public library.
  2. Your summer assignment will consist of four main things: a) chapter 25 (or ch26, depending on the edition of your textbook) on organic chemistry, b) ch13 on solutions and colligative properties, c) photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) and d) review of previous chapters.  See instructions here:

Chem 11H Summer Assignment 2018.

Check back during the summer to see if anything else has been added.

3.  Resources:

ch13 Properties of Solutions Learning Outcomes

4.  Chapter worksheets and answer keys – no peeking at the answers until you have tried all the questions!!

(ch25 WS – oops posted the wrong one!  For practice instead, you can do questions from the end of the chapter.  Depending on which edition of the textbook you are using, the organic chemistry chapter may be chapter 25 or 26 (I think it is ch26 in the 6th edition and ch25 in the 9th edition).  The focus is on writing and naming organic compounds (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic compounds, aromatics, and the functional groups)

That said, here is the worksheet for the organic chemistry chapter:  ch26 Organic Chemistry Worksheet

ch13 review worksheet and answer key

5.  Photoelectron Spectroscopy Resources and Practice:

a.  from Khan Academy:

b.  a good powerpoint: PES powerpoint

c.  Video:

some practice:

PES practice worksheet and PES practice worksheet answer key

6.  Review of Chapters 1-11:

Sectional Test 1 and key

Sectional Test 2 and key

Sectional Test 3 and key


7.  Supporting Videos:

A tutorial on colligative properties:



Organic Chemistry Part 2

  1.  Reminder to return textbooks and solutions book if you are NOT taking AP Chemistry next year.  I will go over the summer assignment next class.
  2. I will be able to name alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and cyclic compounds.
  3. Do:  Worksheet #38 (a-f, h, i, m, p)  #39 (b,e,g-i, k-m, p, r) and #43 (all)
  4. Go over final exams
  5. Go over term 3 progress reports

Project #3 Presentations

  1.  Term 3 assessments are due today!
  2. Students presented their 3rd project today–everything from stories, computer simulations, poetry, music video, dance, and games.  Please make sure you have sent me links and/or summaries etc.. for your project otherwise I cannot assess them!
  3. For project #1 and #2 – make sure you have submitted your summary/writeups.  Project 1 should include the article or a link to the article.  Project 2 should have a written description of your chemical and its uses.
  4. Return textbooks asap!
  5. Next class:  in-class awards; go over term3/final marks; celebrate!  Block 5 wants to walk to Safeway for ice cream.  What does Block 6 want to do?

How Geological Processes have Affected BC

  1.  Review:  Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  2. I will be able to explain how geological processes have affected BC
  3. I will be able to know how to prepare for an emergency such as an earthquake.
  4. Do:  Read section 4.4 and do the WB Q’s for section 4.4
  5. Test next class on ch4.  You will be allowed to use your workbook pages only for the test.