Showing posts with label Chemistry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chemistry. Show all posts

Thursday, December 11, 2014


(10% of total grade)
-       Students can use the periodic table, a 5-8 “cheat sheet”, a scientific calculator, and the ion sheet on the final exam.
-       There will be about 150 multiple choice questions.
-       Your final grade will be posted by Friday of the final week.

a.     What is chemistry? 5 branches of chemistry.   Scientific law and the scientific method.  Law of conservation of mass, etc.
b.     Know all of terminologies for chapter one; Distinguish between pure and applied chemistry; and why study chemistry.

Suggested problems: #34-64 even pg 35-37and whole page 37

c.     All terminologies, different states and properties of matter.
d.     Distinguish between substance and mixture (figure 2.11)
e.     Identify chemical reaction, chemical and physical changes
Suggested problems: page58-59 # 33-69 odds

a.     Learn all terminologies and SI units system.
b.     Conversion factor and Dimensional Analysis
c.     Converting between units both simple and multi-step problems
d.     Know rules for significant figures and scientific notation, etc
e.     Conversion between temperature and other units, calculate density.
Suggested problems: pages 87-96,  #38 to 70 evens

Chapter 4: Atomic Structure
a.     Know who discover protons, electrons, neutrons
b.     How to write atomic structure and its calculations:  Atomic #, Atomic mass, etc
c.     Isotopes of Element and calculating the atomic mass of an element
Suggested problems: pages 122-123 # 34 to 56 even.

Chapter 5:  Electrons in Atoms
a.     Know the  development of Atomic models and all key terms
b.     Know to write electron configuration, Lewis dot structure and draw orbital diagrams.
c.     Know the physics and the quantum mechanical model; electromagnetic radiation; and calculate the frequency, wavelength, and energy.
Suggested problems: pages 149-150 # 23 to 47 odds and # 57-61 page 150.

Chapter 6:  The Periodic Table
                        Everything about it; trends, patterns, location, names of groups/family.
                        Suggested problems: the first 30 problems of each chapter.

Chapter 7 and 8:  CHEMICAL BONDING
Everything you need to know about bonding from metallic to non-polar covalent bonding.   Suggested problems: the first 30 problems of each chapter.

a.     Know the periodic table well
b.     Know how to write and name element, ions, compounds
c.     Must know how to write chemical formulas properly
d.     Know the laws of definite and multiple proportions
Suggested problems: practice concepts 1-20 and page 136-138 # 33 to 51 odds.

Chapter 10 – Chemical Quantity

1.     Know how to calculate molar mass.

  1. Find the % composition of an element in a compound.
  2. Conversions between mass, moles, and molecules of the same compound.

Suggested problems – the first 30 questions in the chapter.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Chemistry Course Outline and Syllabus 2015 – 2016

Chemistry Course Outline and Syllabus 2015 – 2016
Science Department - Mira Loma High School
Teacher: Phe Bach, Ed.D.
Email:; Room: D-4
Twitter/Instagram/fb/Linkedin @PheBach

MLH Vision/Mission Statement:
Embracing diversity and valuing excellence, Mira Loma High School's mission is to inspire and educate each student toward academic achievement, critical thinking, intrinsic success, and responsible contributions to a peaceful international society by providing innovative, rigorous, student-focused instruction through a rich tradition of high-quality programs and dynamic activities in a safe, compassionate, and collaborative learning community.

Course Goals:
- Achieving the defined California State Standards for High School Chemistry.
- Fulfilling the requirements of IB Middle Years Programs.
- Preparing students for college and presenting chemistry material that applies to their daily life with a positive attitude.

Organization/Course Standards: This course is followed closely the Prentice Hall Chemistry textbook.  It is organized into ten units according to California State and SJUSD’s Standards for chemistry.  Students will understand the following topics:

Unit 1 – Introduction to the Methods of Chemistry:
Measurements and Calculations; Lab Equipment and Lab Safety
Unit 2 – Matter and Changes / Scientific Measurement:
            Matter, elements and compounds, mixtures, chemical reactions. Measurements and their uncertainty, Basic SI systems, Density.
Unit 3 – Atomic Structure, Electrons and Periodic Behavior
Atoms – The building blocks of Matter; Structure of the atoms; arrangement of Electrons in Atoms, the Periodic Law, Periodic Trends
Unit 4 –Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure:
Chemical bonding; Structure of Covalent Molecules, Salts, and Metals
Unit 5 – Chemical Names and Formula/Conservation of Matter:
Chemical Formulas and Compounds, Chemical Equations and Reactions.
Unit 6 – Stoichiometry
            The arithmetic of equations, chemical calculations, limiting reagent and percent yield.
Unit 7 – Gas Laws / Gas Behavior:
Physical Characteristics of Gases, Gas Laws, Molecular Composition of Gases
Unit 8 – Solids, Liquids and Solutions / Acids and Bases:
Liquids and Solids, Properties of Solutions and Solution Concentration, Acids and Bases,  Characteristics of Acids and Bases, Titration, calculating pH, neutralization of acids and bases.
Unit 9 – Electrochemistry, Thermochemistry and/or Nuclear Chemistry
Electrochemical cells, reduction-oxidation reactions; The flow of energy, heat in changes of states, nuclear radiation, nuclear transformations, Fission/Fusion of Atomic nuclei.
Unit 10 – Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry.
Subjects outside of the State Standards, covered after the Content Standards Test in early May.
The Academic grades will be based on the following breakdowns:
a.     Classwork/Homework, standards testing, presentations 25%
b.     Portfolio, Quizzes, and Unit Tests 25%
c.     Laboratory notebook, lab quizzes, project and lab reports 25%
d.     Comprehensive final exam 15%
e.   Participation and attendance 10%

Grading Scale: Course grades will be assigned according to SJUSD’s standard grading practice:
100% - 90% = A || 90% - 80% = B || 80% - 70% = C || 70% - 60% = D || Below 59.9% = F
I’ll use the normal grade scale with “plus” and “minus”.
I’ll not curve my tests, but I DO give extra credits.

Extra Credits:
            You made earn up to 1.0% per semester. Bonus points are awarded from time to time at the instructor’s discretion for a variety of little extra reasons such as bring materials for the lab, writing summary of science/chemistry articles, asking brilliant questions and seeking the answer, helping out the room/lab, etc… or conducting an original research or writing an exceptional research paper and this work is no “Mickey Mouse” project. Ask the instructor for more information.

Your classroom behavior, attendance and working ethic determine your citizenship grade.

Besides HONESTY and PERSONAL INTEGRITY, RESPECT is the key. Being courteous, mindful and respectful to fellow students, T.A., substitute, your instructor, and our classroom settings are expected at all times. Unnecessary acting out, put down, talking, trashing class/campus, or other immature behaviors will lead to lowering of your citizenship grade. Finally, the citizenship grading policy will comply with Mira Loma and San Juan School Districts’ policies. This includes adhering to all rules in our handbook. For example, after 3 tardies (<30mins) results in parent-called plus 1 hour detention and after each truancies (>30mins) will results in lower 1 citizenship grade.

When you are absent, it is your responsibility to turn in work that was due during your absence the following day you’re back. If you missed a lab/test, it must make up within ONE week or it will results in a zero. Late works will NOT be accepted unless it is an excused absence. Homework are turn in every Wednesday and Friday. Late work is no longer accepted. All grade discrepancy must take care of within one week of posted grade. I’ll be available to help before school ‘til 7:45AM, during lunch or by appointment. (Just letting me know or emailing me you’re coming).

Code of Conduct: Classroom policies, policies on attendance, tardiness, dress code, and behavior, are addressed in the student handbook, will be implemented along with district policies.

  1. Good website to learn:
  2. Khan Academy:
  3. All classroom lesions/presentations and resources can be downloaded under classroom notes:
  4. Games for your brain:
  5. Mr. Bach’s other corner:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Predicting Products of Chemical Reactions Worksheet

Predicting Products of Chemical Reactions Worksheet

Predict the products of the reactions below. Then, write the balanced equation and classify the reaction.  If “no reaction” occurs, the write N.R. beside the question. 
(Hint: Don't forget that 7 diatomic molecules)

1.    magnesium bromide + chlorine
2.    aluminum + iron (III) oxide
3.   silver nitrate + zinc chloride
4.   cobalt(II) carbonate
5.    zinc + hydrochloric acid
6.    sulfuric acid + sodium hydroxide
7.    aluminum + oxygen
8.   acetic acid + copper
9.   potassium chlorate
10. calcium oxide + water
11. nonane (C9H20) + oxygen gas
12. zinc nitrate + potassium iodide
13.  (NH4)2S  +  ZnCl2
14.  Pb  +  ZnCl2 
15.  Mg  +  O2 
16.  HgO
17.  C2H6  +  O2 
18.   H2SO4  +  Ba(OH)2 
19.   Mg(ClO3)2
20.  Ca  +  H2O(l) 
21)        Na +  FeBr3
22)        NaOH + H2SO4
23)         C2H4O2 +  O2
24)         NH3 +  H2O  
25)         PbSO4 + AgNO3
26)         PBr3
27)         HBr + Fe
28)         KMnO4 + ZnCl2
29)         MnO2 +  Sn(OH)4
30)         O2 + C5H12O2