Tenth Grade, Eleventh Grade, Twelfth Grade
The fall semester in Chemistry II began with laboratory safety, which the students investigated through short videos, and guided questions. The students then explored chemistry safety through a project on one of the world’s worst chemical disasters, and presented their findings to the class. Chemistry II continued with a review of the periodic table, Lewis structures, polar covalent bonds, nonpolar covalent bonds, ionic bonds, metallic bonds, and intermolecular forces to prepare them for the upcoming topic on moles and calculating moles in various chemical processes. The last topic covered for the semester was the unit on solutions that involved the various types of solutions, their calculations through molarity, and analyzing graphs on solubility curves.
The spring semester in Chemistry II began with the introduction to the gas laws, which the students investigated through short videos, and guided questions. The students then explored the gas laws in depth starting with Boyle’s Law, leading to Charles's Law, and finishing with Gay Lussac’s Law. The students then formulated the combined gas law equation from the former individual gas laws and solved various gas problems through manipulation of the combined gas law equation. Students then compared the combined gas law equation to the ideal gas law equation to identify the differences in how ideal gases behave from real gases. Chemistry II continued with the study of various topics including solids, energy and states of matter, and nuclear chemistry.
Fall: Review of: Periodic Table, Lewis Structures, Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds, Ionic Bonds, Metallic Bonds, Intermolecular Forces, and Moles
Spring: Introduction to the Gas Laws, Boyle's Law, Charles's Law, Gay Lussac's Law, Combined Gas Law, Ideal Gas Law, Solid Compounds, Energy and States of Matter, and Nuclear Chemistry
Students will work on executive functioning skills of planning, organization and time management through projects, and presentations. Teacher will work with students 1:1, along with supplying rubrics, and checklists.