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Walter Murray Collegiate
Semester 1, 2015/2016
Chemistry 30
Contact Information:
Miss Dycer
Room 305
Email: [email protected]
Mr. Sandor
Phone: (306) 683-7850
Email: [email protected]
Chemistry 30’s major focus is studying the role that
chemical properties and bonds play in determining the
suitability of a material for a specific application. In this class,
the nature of chemical equilibrium will be investigated. Oxidation-reduction
reactions and electrochemisty’s environmental and societal impacts will also be
explored. This is a senior level science course that will help you understand the world
around you and prepare you for post-secondary educational endeavors.
Unit 1: Chemistry 20 Review
 A short chemistry concepts covered in Physical Science 20
Unit 2: Solutions & Solubility
 Understand the theoretical basis of solutions and solubility
 Qualitatively examine how to create and chance solutions
 Determine how to calculate or analytical find the concentration of a solution
Unit 3: Rates & Equilibrium
 Investigate the factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions
 Demonstrate an understanding of the collision theory of chemical reactions
 Investigate the importance of potential energy in chemical reactions
 Demonstrate an understanding of reversible reactions
 Implement calculations of equilibrium conditions
 Investigate chemical equilibrium in solutions
Unit 4: Acid-Base Equilibrium
 Investigate the different theories of understanding acids and bases
 Demonstrate an ability to use the pH scale when working with acids and bases
 Implement titration techniques to understand characteristics of acids and bases
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Unit 5: Reduction and Oxidation (Redox)
 Develop an understanding and use of oxidation numbers to balance chemical
 Demonstrate an ability to work with half-reactions
 Investigate the world of electrochemistry
Unit 6: Molecular Geometry and Properties of Substances
 Examine the role of valence electrons in chemical bonds
 Determine the three dimensional geometry of a compound
 Investigate how the geometry of a compound affects its properties
Unit 7: Organic Chemistry
 Examine the classification and representation of simple carbon based compounds
 Understand the naming, structural, and chemical differences of particular
functional groups
Student Directed Project
Marking Breakdown:
1. Chem 20 Review...........................................................................0%
2. Solutions & Solubility...................................................................9%
 Quizzes/Assignments
 Lab Quizzes/Assignments 1
 Lab Quizzes/Assignments 1
 Unit exam
3. Rates & Equilibrium...................................................................12%
 Quizzes/Assignments
 Lab Quizzes/Assignments 1
 Lab Quizzes/Assignments 1
 Unit Exam
4. Acid-Base Equilibrium.................................................................8%
 Quizzes/Assignments
 Lab Quiz/Assignment
 Unit Exam
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5. Redox Reactions...........................................................................8%
 Quizzes/Assignments
 Lab Quiz/Assignment
 Unit Exam
6. Molecular Geometry & Properties of Substances..........................8%
 Quizzes/Assignments
 Lab Quiz/Assignment
 Unit Exam
7. Organic Chemistry........................................................................7%
 Quizzes/Assignments
 Unit Exam
Student Directed Project..................................................................8%
Lab Reports....................................................................(2 x 4%) = 8%
Final Exam ....................................................................................30%
Course Details:
Classes will typically involve a 35-40 minute lecture/lesson.
After this, there will be an assignment about that topic. You will
have the remainder of the class to work on the assignment. THE
BE COMPLETED BY THE NEXT DAY. The start of the next
class will involve a homework check!
Quizzes and Hand-ins
This refers to quizzes or hand-in work based on the practice assignments done in class. Class
work expectations are as follows:
 Students will use any time left over after each lesson to complete their practice
 Students will then check their answers on the class answer key and/or online on the class
website or wikispace
 Students will have their answers corrected in a different colored pen
 Homework checks will be done the following day – I need to see your work and your
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Periodically, students will write a brief quiz composed of questions taken from (or base
on) each of the practice assignments of that week
o So, if you do your daily assignments and take the time to understand the
questions, the weekly quizzes should be no problem
The rationale behind the weekly quizzes is threefold:
1. To ensure students get regular and ongoing feedback on how they are
understanding the current material
2. For me as a teacher to address any problems students may have BEFORE the
unit exam when it is too late
3. For me as a teacher to see who is keeping up with and doing their work on the
daily practice assignments
These quizzes are formative in nature. This means that if you do better on a unit exam
than on a quiz in that unit, your quiz mark will be replaced with your unit exam mark
Lab Activities
Laboratory based activities and lab skills are required for any chemist. As such, there will
be a lab component to nearly every unit. Some labs have more opportunities for lab
based work and will have 2 labs.
All labs will have a short write-up giving the purpose, procedure, and possibly questions.
You are REQUIRED TO READ this through BEFORE every lab.
Most labs will have a pre-lab video posted on the wikispace so that you can see a visual of
the lab set up and any required skills.
All MSDS sheets needed will be posted on the website. You are REQUIRED TO READ
through these BEFORE every lab.
All labs have a pre-lab quiz. This quiz will be about lab safety and lab procedure. YOU
TO WORK IN THE LAB. Chemistry labs are dangerous places if you are unprepared
and unknowing of safety requirements. If you do not know what to do, you are a hazard
to yourself and a hazard to others. For this reason, you must show that you know and
understand that safety and procedure of the lab before working in it.
As stated before, chemistry labs can be dangerous places if you do not know the
instructions or follow lab rules. If you are misbehaving/disobeying any lab rules,
you will be removed from the lab. This is to ensure the safety of yourself and
everyone else in the class.
All labs will have a post-lab quiz or assignment. This will take place shortly after the
completion of the lab. Even if you did not participate in the lab, you MUST complete
this quiz/assignment.
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Lab Reports
You are required to complete 2 lab reports this year. One must be handed in before
midterm, one before finals.
o 1st LAB REPORT DUE DATE – October 23rd
 Feedback deadline
- October 15th
o 2nd LAB REPORT DUE DATE – January 11th
 Feedback Deadline
- December 18th
These deadlines are non-negotiable. You MUST hand in your lab report in by
the end of the class period of these days.
You may hand in your lab report for feedback as many times as you would like before the
feedback deadlines.
Lab reports should be written in the Walter Murray Science Lab Write-Up Format. This
document will be provided to you.
Unit Exams
Each unit will conclude with a unit exam
Unit exam dates are important and should be recognized as such. An
EXCUSED absence for a missed unit exam will result in the weight of the
exam being added to your final exam.
Tentative Unit Exam Schedule (subject to change)
o Unit 1 – Review ................................................Sept. 11th
o Unit 2 – Solutions & Solubility .........................Oct. 5th
o Unit 3
 Rates and Basic Equilibrium ..................Oct. 21st
 Quantitative Equilibrium........................Nov. 4th
o Unit 4 – Acid and Base Equilibrium .................Nov. 25th
o Unit 5 – Redox Reactions .................................Dec. 9th
o Unit 6 – Molecular Geometry............................Jan. 7th
o Unit 7 – Organic Chemistry ..............................Jan. 18th
o Final Exam .......................................................Jan 22-26
*Although this is a tentative schedule, it is very important that we do not stray far
from these dates.
Final Exam
The final exam is cumulative and will cover material from the entire course
Your final exam will be broken into unit sections.
If you get a better mark on a section than you did on your unit exam AND you have
completed your homework for that unit, your unit mark will be replaced with the mark
on that section of the final.
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Class Website/Wikispace:
o Is meant to provide you with additional support outside of the classroom
o Will have all the lab information
Remind App:
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Course Expectations
In this course there are expectations that you must meet. Think of these as guidelines for how to succeed
in a classroom. If you apply these expectations to your routine then you will likely see a great deal of
success in this class.
 You cannot be successful in this course without attending. Everything in Chemistry 30 builds
upon previous knowledge. If you miss a topic, you will likely struggle with future material.
 You should bring a binder, paper, pencil or pen, calculator, and ruler to every class. You may
not use each of these every class, but you should be prepared to. Do not expect any materials
to be supplied if you do not bring them.
 If you miss class for any reason, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to gather any
materials from any classes you have missed. You are in a 30 level class and it is expected
that you take responsibility for yourself. If you know that you will be missing, you can talk to Miss
Dycer/Mr. Sandor ahead of time and gather materials. If this is not possible (illness, emergency,
etc.), you should talk to a fellow classmate, Miss Dycer, or Mr. Sandor. If you get materials from a
classmate, you can make photocopies in the library and then return your classmate’s work!
Stay focused in class.
 It is crucial that you listen to lessons when they are going on. If you don’t pay attention then you
will undoubtedly miss extremely important information that you may not be able to get from
another source. I only ask you to pay attention for an hour a day, so do you best to stay on task!
 It is easier to do things immediately and get them finished rather than putting them off until that
last possible moment. If you do things immediately, you can ask questions and even foresee if you
need more time for a project. If you leave it to the last minute, you will typically produce
something of low quality, you won’t learn as much, you won’t be able to ask for help, and it will be
nearly impossible to get an extension if needed.
Expect to do homework. You probably won’t pass if you don’t do the homework. Period.
Ask for help if you need it.
 Chemistry 30 is hard. Really hard. So if you don’t ask for help or ask for clarification, you will be
get lost quickly. Be sure to ask if you need help. You can also try and set up a time with Miss
Dycer/Mr. Sandor for extra help if needed. You will only receive help outside of class time
if you have used your class time and shown that you deserve extra help.
You are in a 30 level class. Act like it.
 There is no time in this course for goofing off, acting out, mouthing off, etc. If you can’t act as an
adult, you can’t be in the class with those who want to learn. We refuse to sacrifice the learning of
many for the needs of a few.
Be responsible digital citizens!
 The class website and Remind are tools to help everyone succeed. Do not ruin the experience for
your fellow classmates!
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Practice good personal hygiene.
 We are going to be working together for an hour a day, every weekday, for the next 4 months.
Please be conscientious of your fellow classmates and practice good personal hygiene by
showering regularly, wearing a deodorant or antiperspirant, brushing your teeth, and washing
your hands frequently. This will not only make our room a fun place to learn, it will help to
prevent the spread of diseases. Please do not wear perfumes, colognes, or body sprays as
many people (including Mr. Sandor are allergic or sensitive)
It is expected that you will help in making this classroom a safe, belonging, and equitable place. Walter
Murray prides itself on the diversity amongst the student and staff population. This means that we
expect that you to:
 Treat each person with dignity and
 Honour individual rights
 Celebrate our success
 Speak with respect
 Respect the personal space of others
 Honour diversity of race, religion,
 Work toward our full potential.
culture, sexual orientation
Classroom Rules
Be on time. You must be in your seat and ready for class to begin before the second bell rings
or you will be marked late. If you are late for class, you must fill out the late log with your name
and reason for being late. If you are late for more than 5 classes your parents/guardians will be
Absolutely no food or drinks allowed in the classroom at any time. Sealed water bottles are
permitted. This is a science lab and has had experiments performed with poisonous chemicals,
preserved organisms, and much more. Food may be contaminated if you eat in this room.
ABSOLUTELY NO PEANUTS!!! The teacher next door and several students in the school have a
severe peanut allergy. You should not bring any peanuts or peanut products into the school.
No gum in the classroom. If you are caught chewing gum you will be forced to spit it out.
No drawing on the tables. The custodians in the school worked hard this summer to ensure the table
tops looked great for the new school year. If you draw on the tables you will stay at lunch or
after school to clean the table tops, counters, and shelves (including what is on the shelves) in
the room. You parents/guardians will also be notified.
You must follow lab safety rules at all times. If you cannot follow these rules you are a danger to
yourself and everyone around you. A chemistry lab is an extremely dangerous place if you
aren’t being careful. If you cannot be safe in the lab, you cannot be in the lab.
No foul language.
Show everyone in the classroom respect.
Cellphones must be put away and turned on silent during class time. If you are caught with a
cellphone in class, it will be taken away until the end of the period.
You may listen to music if and only if you are working on individual work, you have headphones, and
you keep the volume low so as not to disrupt others. If your music player is also your phone
you may use it as long as you meet the previous conditions and you are only using your phone
to play music and nothing else.
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Lab Protocol for Chemistry 30 with Miss Dycer & Mr. Sandor
The laboratory component of Chemistry 30 is an integral part of the learning experience. It is the opportunity for students to
bring the content of the curriculum to life, and at the same time acquiring the fundamental lab skills necessary for any type of
future chemistry experience.
In the laboratory, the most important focus is on student safety. In order to ensure the safety of one’s self and others in the
class, it is the sole responsibility of each student to take the time to familiarize themselves with the following BEFORE
The potential hazards and health side effects of any and all chemicals they will be using
How to safely handle and dispose of the chemicals they will be using
Any and all of the lab equipment – including identification of all components as well as the appropriate setup and use
of the lab equipment apparatus
The purpose of the lab activity and any of the procedures that they will perform
Due to the large class sizes in Chemistry 30, this focus is even more important, yet more difficult to ensure. This semester, the
lab component of Chemistry 30 will follow a “Flipped Classroom” format. This means that students will be responsible to
receive the pre-loading of knowledge or instruction on their own time, so that when they enter the lab, they will be ready to
work. Please make note of the following expectations for all students to ensure that the lab experience runs as smoothly as
1. One (1) week before each lab activity, an instructional pre-lab video will be posted for students to access and view.
The link to the video will be posted on the class wikispaces site. This video will detail all of the safety protocols for
chemicals they will be using, as well it will detail how to setup any and all of the lab equipment. Students are
responsible to take the time to watch the video to ensure that they are prepared for their upcoming experiment. The
one week time frame will give students without internet access at home the opportunity to access the video at the
school – we have computers at the library where they can access and watch before school, at lunch or after school.
The teacher is available to answer any questions student might have at any time prior to the lab date.
2. Students will also be expected to read the entire lab procedure from their lab sheets (handed out 1 week before the
lab) BEFORE the lab period to ensure they are fully aware of what they need to do. Each student was issued a copy of
this workbook at the beginning of the semester.
3. Students will be given a copy of the MSDS (material safety data sheet) before the lab period for any chemical they
will be using in the lab activity. It is the student’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with this document BEFORE
the lab period to ensure that they are informed of any potential hazards or safety concerns.
4. A pre-lab entrance slip will be given before the scheduled lab activity. This entrance slip will be very brief and only
cover the following content:
a. Safety concerns specific the experiment
b. Safety concerns specific to the chemicals used
c. Proper identification, setup, and use of lab equipment
d. The purpose and procedures carried out in the lab
5. Students who pass the pre-lab entrance slip will be able to participate in the lab activity.
6. Students who do not pass the pre-lab entrance slip will not be able to actively participate in the lab activity as they
are not adequately prepared. The expectation for these students is that they will still show up for the scheduled lab
period. However, instead of taking an active role in the experiment, they will observe the lab practices of their peers,
and use class average data to work through the lab questions independently at their desks. This way, they can still
learn the objectives of the lab despite not being able to participate.
a. These students will still be expected to write the post-lab quiz
b. These students can NOT use these labs as their formal lab write up as they did not actually perform the
c. Only experiments where they successfully completed the pre-lab entrance slip and actively participated in
the experiment can be used for a formal lab write up.
The purpose of this protocol is to ensure that ALL students entering the lab are thoroughly and adequately prepared for the
experiment. Pre-lab preparation may seem like a given, however, due to the large number of students in the lab at one time, it
is the utmost importance that students are fully aware of what they need to do in their experiment as one-to-one supervision
and instruction will be limited.
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Student Safety Contract/Agreement for Laboratory Activities
Chemistry 30, Miss Dycer & Mr. Sandor
Student’s Name: ________________________________________________________
1. Follow all written and oral instructions given by the teacher.
2. Ask questions, or state concerns before beginning a lab procedure.
3. Behave in a manner that will ensure the health and safety of me and others in the laboratory or
classroom at all times.
4. Use protective devices for my eyes, face, hands, body and clothing during laboratory activities.
Contact lenses CANNOT be worn in the laboratory on lab days as certain chemical fumes
or small particles may become lodged under the lens. Please be aware of the slight
increase in the risk of eye damage for contact lens wearers as compared to students in
similar situations without contact lenses. All students must wear safety goggles in
certain activities, even if they wear prescription glasses.
5. Know the location and use of first aid and fire extinguishing equipment.
6. Refrain from eating, drinking, chewing gum or applying cosmetics in the laboratory.
7. Keep my work area clean and free of clutter during lab class.
I understand and realize that many accidents are caused by carelessness and being in a hurry. I
will come to class prepared to be responsible so that the safety and welfare of myself and
others is not jeopardized
I have read the set of written science safety rules prepared by my teacher and agree to follow these and
any other rules.
Student’s signature ____________________
Date: _____________________
Parent/Guardian signature ________________ Date: _____________________
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