This unit deals with a lot of the different types of calculations that we will use in Chemistry this year.   We will look into what moles are, how the idea was developed and why it is so crucial to an understanding of Chemistry.  This unit is very mathematical so you will need your calculator and periodic chart every day.  Another important topic is how to calculate formula weights which is a needed skill for so many topics in Chemistry.  There will be several quizzes on them which will count for points and with chances for extra credit on every quiz. 

Table Code:  

IT - IsaacsTeach.  This is an online series of tutorials and guides to help with AP Chemistry Topics. They are very well done and align to our class quite well. 

MR - Mark Rosengarten.   This is similar to IsaacsTeach but covers some different topics.  These are often more entertaining than the usual science videos.

TT - Teacher Tools.  Teacher Tools is a set of reference materials, worksheets, and self-quizzes to assist in practice.

Q - Quizlet. This will be a link to a Quizlet on the topic.

Animation - A short clip usually under two minutes long.

PPT - This is an abbreviation for PowerPoint.  Some are originals and others are from other sources.

Podcasts - Podcasts are audio lectures on a topic. Practically all of them on this page are going to be original so it is a good way to reinforce a lecture.

PH - Resources with this code are from a previous textbook that I used.

A Short note about animations and videos.

There are several sources for a complete library of chemistry videos and animations.  For the tutorial videos, I have gone through many of the sources and have chosen two of them that I think are the best.   I looked for the ones that were the clearest, and most entertaining. 

An Introduction into Chemistry

General Information & Reference

 Vocabulary Notes - The Mole
 Activity - Mole analogy 

PowerPoints & Podcasts

 The Mole PPT # 1

Worksheets & Activities

 Rounding atomic weights # 1
 Determining formula weights # 1
 Determining formula weights # 2
 Converting moles to grams # 1
 Converting moles to grams # 2
 Converting moles to grams # 3
 Converting moles to grams # 4
 Moles to # of particles # 1
 Moles to liters # 1
 Formula Weight from isotope data # 1
 Formula Weight from isotope data # 2
 Formula Weight from isotope data # 3
 Moles, grams and % composition # 1
 Percentage composition # 1
 Empirical formula # 1
 Empirical formula # 2
 Molecular formula # 1




 Isotopes and atomic mass simulation



Tutorials - IsaacTeach


Tutorials - Mark Rosengarten


Day 1     Blue Oct. 25 & Green: Oct. 28

1.  Preview Chapter 6 including reading
2.  Hand out Vocabulary Sheets and Problem Sets.

Day 2     Blue Oct. 29 & Green Oct. 30  

1.  6.1: Atoms and Moles.  Mole Concept.  Avogadro's Number
2.  Formula Weights and Mole to gram calculations

Day 3     Blue Oct. 31 & Green Nov. 1  

1.  Practice mole calculations.  VERY IMPORTANT

2.  Percent compositions calculations

Day 4     Blue Nov. 4 & Green Nov. 5  

1.  Quiz on Mole Conversions
2.  Preview Lab # 3 and 30
3.  Empirical formula and their calculations

Day 5
    Blue Nov. 6 & Green Nov. 7  

1.  Determining molecular formulas.
Review for Chapter 6 quiz.
3.  Work on Lab # 30 in class

Day 6
    Blue Nov. 8 & Green Nov. 11    

1.  Chapter 6 Quiz
2.  HW and Notes are due
3.  Problem Set work

Day 7     Blue Nov. 12 & Green Nov. 13  

1.  Lab 3

Day 8    Blue Nov. 14 & Green Nov. 15

1.  7.1  Evidence of a Chemical Reaction
2.  7.2  Parts of a Chemical Equation & writing equations
3.  Introduce Balancing Equations

Day 9
   Blue Nov. 18 & Green Nov. 19

1.  More practice with balancing equations
2.  Lab 3 due
3.  Review for Chapter 7 Quiz
Day 10
   Blue  Nov. 20 & Green Nov. 21

1.  Chapter 7 Quiz

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