Chemistry Homework

This page will have homework and deadlines for Northwest High School Chemistry classes!

March-25: Balancing equations, types of reactions

March-23/24: TEST chapter 7
HW: READ chapter 8, vocabulary, start SRQ 8-1, 8-2

March-22:  Go over review questions.  RQ due on day of test.

March-19: Go over SRQ 7-3,
HW: Review questions Chapter 7 (page 250) 1-18 all, 19-66 odds.   19-66 evens and 67-70 are Extra Credit

March 18: White board 7-2, turn in 7-1, 7-2

Feb-11: Review for Test – Tuesday/Wednesday

Jan-26,27: Block Days -

Jan-25: TEST – Periodic Properties

Jan-22: Study Guide for the Test Monday

1) Know the groups for the periodic table.
2) Know the following properties: Electronegativity, Ionization Energy, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Melting point, Boiling point, Electron Affinity
3) Know the trends for each property
4) Know the explanation for the property trends, namely electron shielding, nuclear charge.
5) Know why Melting Point and Boiling Point don’t follow the pattern of the other trends
6) Know the four fundamental forces found in nature, the particle that exhibits the force, and the particle that carries the electromagnetic force.
7) Know whether each force acts at a distance.
8 ) Gravitation, Electromagnetic, Strong and Weak nuclear force
9) Know that photons carry the electromagnetic force.
10) Know where the elements come from (stars, supernova explosions, etc.)
11) Know the difference between fission and fusion.
12) Know what elements undergo fusion in the sun (H –> He)
13) Know the three types of radiation, alpha, beta, gamma and the particles/radiation involved
oops, last minute addition!  relay to others in my class!

14) know the contributions of Newlands, Moseley and Mendeleev to the periodic table and the differences between their ideas and discoveries

Jan-21: Notes: MP, BP, nuclear reactions.  HW: P 150 7-9, 11, 14-18, 27-33, 45, 47-48      TEST MONDAY!

Jan-19, 20: Notes: Atomic Radius, other periodic table trends.  Details for finishing up graphs before they are turned in.  Turn graphs in by the end of the period.  HW: work on EC graphs if not complete.  Final day for EC graphs is Friday.

Jan-15: Finish graphing of Atomic Radius and Ionization Energy.  Discussion and analysis of graphs.  HW: Finish graphs and have ready to turn in by the endof the day Wednesday.

Jan-14: 1) Continue graphing of Electronegativity vs Atomic Number 2) Discussion and analysis of graph and trends 3) Notes: Atomic Radius, Ionization Energy  HW: Graph atomic radius vs AN and Ionization Energy vs AN

Jan-12, 13: Block Day-Early Release Wednesday: 1) Finish and discuss Creation of the Universe – 6 questions about movie 2) Notes: History of Periodic Table 3) Pass out two periodic tables, new Table of Contents sheets, graph paper. 4) Notes: Electronegativity and trends in the periodic table.  HW: Graph Electronegativity vs Atomic Number

Jan-11: Finish Creation of the Universe

Jan-8: No school, snow

Jan-7: No school, snow

Jan-6: Sub (I’m attending my grandmother’s funeral, she was 103!)  Watch the first half of Creation of the Universe with Timothy Ferris

Jan-5: Practice – determining ions, formulas, formula weights.  Check vocab, BR 1-4

Jan-4: Practice – Determining ions,  formulas, formula weights.   HW: vocab ch 5

12-22: 4, 5, 6 finals half day!  happy holidays!!  (and there was much rejoicing, yay….)

12-21: 1, 2, 3 finals  half day!  (and there was much rejoicing, yay….)

12-18: my Birthday!  (and there was much rejoicing, yay….)  Review for final, 7th period final  (NO WORK ACCEPTED AFTER THE FINAL)


know the relationship between wavelength, frequency and energy
know the waves of the electromagnetic and visible spectra.  Know the range for the visible spectrum
know what a line emission spectrum is and how it’s created and viewed.
know the rules for electron configuration (pauli, hund, aufbau)
know how to write an orbital electron configuration
know the quantum numbers and what they tell us about electron location
know the groups in the periodic table (alkali metals, alikaline earth metals, halogens, noble gases, actinides, lanthanides, transition metals, metals, metaloids, nonmetals, main group elements)
know how to use the periodic table to determine properties
know how to determine the ions an atom will form
know how to determine the number of valence electrons for an atom.
know how to determine the formula for a compound
know how to determine the mass of a compound

12-15, 16: Finish periodic table work, review for final: HW: work on review for exam THURSDAY – FINAL EXAM REVIEW GUIDE DUE DAY OF FINALS, WHETHER YOU TAKE THE FINAL OR NOT.

12-14: ionic compounds, naming:  HW: study for test THURSDAY

12-11: intro to periodic table groups  HW: vocab chapter 4

12-10: notes:  periodic table

12-8, 9:  Finish electromagnetic spectrum, quantum rules and numbers.  This finishes chapter 3.  HW: review question set.  p 107: 19-25, p 108 38-41, p 109 66-67, p 110 76-82, EC p 111 88-93)

12-7 Quiz: electron configuration, Notes: electromagnetic spectrum.

12-4:  Notes: electromagnetic spectrum, including visible light; Bohr model of atom and how electron movement produces various wavelengths of light.

12-3:  Lab – spectroscopy continued.  Working with spectroscopes, basic information about electromagnetic spectrum   HW: write up report for lab.

12-1, 2: Block day, practice electron configuration, color code periodic table for s, p, d, f blocks, Lab: spectroscopy, looking at spectrum from various sources.

11-30:  Notes: Electron Configuration – section 3-3

11-24: test Chapter 3, sections 1-3 (up to page 91)  Turn in SRQ for sections 1-3

Review Guide for test:
1. Know the people, dates and their accomplishments 400 BC to present
2. Know the various models of the atom
3. Know Dalton’s Atomic theory and what parts are now wrong.  Know the Law of Conservation of Mass, Law of Definite Proportions and Law of Multiple Proportions
4. Know the experiments in atomic structure and the discoveries they led to.
5. Know the properties of protons, neutrons and electrons.
6. Know about isotopes (practice calculating number of protons, electrons, and neutrons here)
7. Know how to calculate atomic mass
8. Know how to calculate percent abundance given atomic mass and the mass of two isotopes.
9.  Know what orbitals are and the maximum number of electrons that can reside in one orbital (maximum of TWO!).  Consult either the second link on the periodic table page to the left or the orbitron link on the Chemistry Links page to the left to view orbitals.  To see the dot diagrams, select an orbital on the left, then dots at the top.

11-23: Finish Electron Configuration, review for test.

11-20: Electron Configuration

11-19: Turn in Bean Bag Lab, HW: SRQ p78 1-9, p89 1-8,  READ section 3 (89-99), SRQ p99 1-3

11-17/18 (Block Days): Electron Structure and configuration, post-lab discussion for isotopes.

11-16: White Board Session: Bean Bag Isotope Lab  HW: Write discussion for lab.  Due Tues/Wed

11-13: Bean Bag Isotope Lab  HW: Answer post-lab questions

11-12: Notes: Atomic Bookkeeping, Isotopes

11-11 (Block Day):  Notes: Atomic Structure, Binder Check, Check Vocabulary chapter 3

11-10 (Block Day):  Notes: Atomic Structure  Binder Check, Check Vocabulary chapter 3

11-9: Notes: Atomic structure

11-6: TEST CHAPTER 2  HW: Vocabulary Chapter 3

11-5: finish review for chapter 2  HW: STUDY FOR TEST CHAPTER 2 FRIDAY!  GET BINDERS READY FOR CHECK!  Check the chemistry links page on the left for drill and practice for problems!

11-3, 4: Construct ABCD response cards, review lecture HW: study for test ch 2 FRIDAY

11-2: Finish Idol problem – whiteboard session

10-30: Work on Idol problem

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