Grade 11 Chemistry
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
Ms. Heidi Redfern – Instructor
GOALS
1. Science for meeting personal needs to prepare individuals to use science for improving their
own lives and for coping with an increasingly technological world.
2. Science for resolving current societal issues to produce informed citizens prepared to deal
responsibly with science-related societal issues.
3. Science for assisting with career choices to give an awareness of a wide variety of science and
technology related careers.
4. Science for preparing for further study to provide students with a firm foundation from which
they may pursue progressively higher levels of study.
COURSE OVERVIEW
1. Review and Molecular Structure
Laboratory safety, skills, procedures; Science 20S review: periodic table, formulae, compounds,
balancing equations, prediciting products, IUPAC nomenclature (naming); atomic theory;
VSEPR theory; significant figures; unit conversions (Silberberg, 4ed., Chapters 1, 2)
2. The Mole Concept
History of Atomic Mass; isotopes; Definition of a Mole; Molar Mass & Moles; Molar Volume &
Moles, Moles; Molecules and Atoms; Density & Mole Calculations; Mole Conversion; Percent
Composition and Empirical Formulas
3. Stoichiometry
Coefficients and Moles, Calculation conversions between moles, mass, molecules, stoichiometry
involving molarity, stoichiometry of excess quantities
4. Physical Properties of Matter
Properties of gases, liquids, solids, plasma; kinetic molecular theory (KMT); melting,
solidification, deposition, evaporation, condensation; vapour pressure, boiling temperature
(Silberberg, 4ed., Chapters 3, 12)
5. Solutions
solution types; electronegativity and polarity; heat of solution; solubility curves; freezing-point
depression, boiling-point elevation; concentration calculations and dilutions
(Silberberg, 4ed., Chapters 6, 13)
6. Gases and the Atmosphere
Change over geologic time; units of pressure; Boyle, Charles, Gay-Lussac, Kelvin; pressurevolume-temperature calculations (Silberberg, 4ed., Chapter 5)
7. Organic Chemistry
Structural characteristics of carbon; IUPAC nomenclature; alkanes, alkenes, alkynes; saturated
and unsaturated, functional groups(alcohols, organic acids, esters, etc.), polymers;
hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, esterification, polymerization (Silberberg, 4ed., Chapter 15)
TEXTBOOK/NOTES
There is no textbook for this course. The course is based on class notes, but there are several
excellent web-based resources that students may access for extra help.
http://misterguch.brinkster.net/explains2.html (main gr.11 source)
www.colgurchemistry.com (main gr.12 source)
These websites are referred to frequently in class and are the source of many of our worksheets.
Answer keys to class worksheets are often available online at these sites or from a link from the
course’s homework page.
POLICIES
All rules in the student handbook apply. Students are to observe ALL SAFETY RULES at all
times, as outlined in class. Failure to do so will result in your removal from the classroom and a
zero for that lab. Attendance at class is required. Students are reminded that school policy states
that students failing to attend class may lose their credit. Students are responsible to catch up on
all work missed when absent.
GERMAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Students going on German exchange must meet all course requirements prior to departure for
Germany; otherwise they will not receive course credit and must take the course in summer
school to receive credit.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
Students are expected to exhibit commitment to learning and to behaviour that reflects the school's
philosophy of openness and mutual respect. Students are expected to take personal responsibility for
their behaviour in all areas of school life, and to be honest in their relations with other students and
staff. Students are expected to submit work that is original and represents their own best efforts.
Students are expected to acknowledge the sources of ideas and information, whether directly quoted or
paraphrased, using either the MLA (see the student agenda book) or Chicago style.
LAB PROCEDURES AND REPORTS
Laboratory experiments will be conducted individually or in groups of two or three, at the discretion of
the instructor. If you make a mistake, simply cross out the error and record the correct data as neatly as
possible; NO WHITE-OUT. Complete all calculations, graphs and questions, plus provide a discussion and
brief conclusion related to the purpose of the lab. Further details will be announced in class during the
lab activities.
ASSESSMENT
Values reflect the depth of a particular unit. Each unit mark will be a combination of quizzes,
assignments, labs and a unit test.
1. Review and Molecular Structure
2. The Mole Concept
3. Stoichiometry
4. Physical Properties of Matter
5. Solutions
6. Gases and the Atmosphere
7. Organic Chemistry
10%
15%
10%
10%
15%
10%
10%
TOTAL TERM
+ EXAM
FINAL GRADE
80%
20% (no exemptions)
100%
Please note that term marks are cumulative.
Bonus:
Each week a scientist of the week (or two) will be available for 5% bonus on your total. There will be
enough slots for everyone in class to have the opportunity to complete this bonus assignment, however,
later slots may be in high demand, so sign up early! (Better yet, complete this task on one of the early
dates.) If a slot is left blank, that scientist is gone for good and no extra slots will be created later on in
the semester.
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