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HONORS CHEMISTRY - Burnside

Instructor
Ms. Jeri Burnside
Term
Fall 2019
Department
Science
Description
Welcome to Honors Chemistry!  This class is an introductory first-year Chemistry course designed to give you the necessary fundamental Chemistry skills to allow you to proceed into AP Science courses.  Here is a link to the class textbook, with each chapter as a separate .pdf file:
HChem Textbook

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Due:

Read Sections 4.2 and 4.3 in your book, then do the following problems on pages 872-873: CH. 4, # 1-8.

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Due:

Rubric for Homework binder, due tomorrow!
  1. First day Guidelines ______/5
  2. Video: 10 things done wrong ______/5
  3. Pumpkin Experiment description ______/5
  4. Dimensional Analysis
    Prac Probs # 1-12 ______/10
  5. Analysis Prac # 1-32;
    Water Problem                             ______/10
  6. Density LAB ______/10
  7. Scientific Notation worksheet ______/10
  8. Significant figures worksheet ______/10
  9. & Chem. Props. & Changes WS ______/10
  10. Lab #2 Physical & Chemical Props ______/10
  11. Classification of matter worksheet ______/10
  12. Isotopes of Lincolnium Lab ______/10
  13. Study Guide Ch. 3 ______/10

 

 

Due:

Print and complete the attached worksheet on Classification of Matter.  Have a nice weekend!

Due:

PRINT the attached lab procedure and design a full-page data table for all the data and observations it asks you to make.   Bring both to class on Wed (period 3) or Thursday (periods 5,6).  

Due:

Make flashcards of the polyatomic ions found in table 8-6 on page 224 of the textbook.  In addition to the ions in that table, also make cards for the following ions:
oxalate: C2O4 2-
thiocyanate: SCN -
hydronium: H3O +
You should have 30 cards, total.
There will be a QUIZ on these ions on FRIDAY Sept 6th!

Due:

PRINT and COMPLETE the attached worksheet on Physical and Chemical properties and changes. 

Due:

Print both the attached worksheets.  
Do ODD-NUMBERED problems 1-87 on the Significant Figures worksheet.
Do ODD-NUMBERED problems 1-19 & 61-71 odds on the Scientific notation worksheet.

Due:

***QUIZ TODAY on your flashcards! (Metric conversions and SI Units)***
PRINT the attached lab procedure, READ it, CREATE the Data Table required for the lab on a separate piece of paper, and bring BOTH to class.

Due:

***Bring Donation Money Today Please!***
Do the dimensional analysis practice problems (# 1 - 12) at this website: Dimensional analysis practice . Sorry, the "answers" link on that page does not work. 
Set your problems up as shown in class and SHOW ALL WORK, including units cancelling out and correct units in your answer.   

Due:

Make Flashcards of the information in the two tables found on page 26 of your book (the SI Units and the Metric Prefixes).  Examples of how to make the flashcards are attached.  Start memorizing!  You can make the flashcards on paper, or you can use Quizlet or another flashcard app on your phone.  I will need to see your flashcards for you to get credit!

Due:

1.  STUDY safety rules on page 16 for the quiz today! 20 true/false questions.
2.  Pretend you are a gardener whose hobby is growing gigantic pumpkins for Halloween.  You have heard that pouring beer on pumpkin plants makes the pumpkins larger.  State a hypothesis for whether or not you believe using beer will make pumpkins larger; then design an experiment to test it.  Clearly state which variable is independent, which is dependent, and which other variables you will control.  State what data you will collect and whether those data are qualitative or quantitative. (We will assume that you are able to legally obtain beer for this experiment!)
 
 

Due:

Thinking back to the video we saw in class (you may re-watch it here), write down at least 10 examples of things the lady in the video did wrong in the laboratory.  

Due:

Read the Course Guidelines given to you in class (copies attached here as well).  Sign, and then have your parent/guardian sign, and return the bottom portion only to Ms. B.  Keep the top part in your Chemistry binder. HONORS CHEM: If you would like to have the entire textbook as .pdf files, bring a flash drive to Ms. B.