Chapter 1 Objectives and related HW problems

A.P. Chemistry, Chapter 1 Objectives and Activities
1. Use your knowledge of density, solubility, and the kinetic molecular theory of matter to
explain your observations of the behavior of ice placed in water, isopropyl alcohol, and
oil. (Text: Apply kinetic-molecular theory to the properties of matter)
 Think, pair, share: Show arrangement of molecules in solid, liquid and gas;
explain why ice floats on water
 Lab activity: Observe and explain behavior of ice in 3 liquids
 Why is density temperature-dependent?
2. Demonstrate an understanding of chapter 1 vocabulary by showing the relationships
between terms about matter and its properties. Use these terms to describe your
observations of the preparation of peanut-less brittle.
(Text: Classify matter, Recognize elements atoms, compounds, molecules, Identify
physical and chemical properties and changes)
 Card Sort
 Develop category names
 Use terms in a category in a meaningful sentence
 Apply terms to the process of making peanut brittle
 HW: Revise categories / sentences based upon your reading of chapter 1 and the
chapter 1 notes provided
 HW: Answer questions 25, 28, 35 on page 22-23
3. Use graphical analysis to solve a problem - enter lists of data, draw a graph, and find the
equation for a line using your graphing calculator (Text: Prepare a graph of numerical
information, find the slope and equation of the line, Read information from graphs,
Express quantitative information in an algebraic expression and solve that expression)
 Find areas of 4 regular shapes
 Determine another pieces of quantitative data that would vary in direct proportion
to the area of the shape
 Use graphical analysis and the equation for the line your data forms to find the
area of an irregular shape
 HW: p. 45, Q 26
4. Demonstrate basic mathematics of chemistry (HW questions on p. 43)
 temperature C to K conversions, Q. 3
 use of density as a conversion factor, Q 13, 37, 44
 use of scientific notation, Q 19
 use of significant figures, Q 21
 use of conversion factors in dimensional analysis, Q 58