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Course Syllabus for Scholars Online Chemistry

This syllabus is for the 2023-2024 academic year. It will be updated for the 2024-2025 year in June, 2024.

2023-2024 Scholars Online Chemistry Syllabus: Homework, Reading Assignments, Discussion Topics, and Labs

Use the Links in the Homework column to find your homework assignment. Homework is usually due on the date given, unless otherwise stated in the assignment.

1Wed, Sep 6, 2023HW01A1: 1-8Basic concepts: the characteristics of matterLab Methods: Notebooks
2Mon, Sep 11, 2023HW01B1: Review 1-2Units and Precision
Wed, Sep 13, 2023HW01C1: Review 3-6Scientific Notation, Significant figures, Dimensional Analysis and GraphingLab Methods: Safety
3Mon, Sep 18, 2023HW02A2: 1-2Atomic characteristics: number, mass isotopes
Wed, Sep 20, 2023HW02B2: 3-6Moleules, compounds, MolesLab Skills A: Materials and Equipment Calibration
4Mon, Sep 25, 2023HW02C2. 7-8Compound formulas: Analysis and Applications
Wed, Sep 27, 2023HW03A3: 1-3Balancing Chemical EquationsLab Skills B; Techniques for Distillation
5Mon, Oct 2, 2023HW03B3: 4-5Reactions in Solution
Wed, Oct 4, 2023HW03C3: 6-7Reactions with acids/bases and gasesLab Skills C: Solution Preparation
6Mon, Oct 9, 2023HW03D3: 8-9Redox Reactions and Classification
Wed, Oct 11, 2023ReviewProblem Solving review Chapters 1-3 / Lab workLab #1: Determination of Water Content in Hydrates
7Mon, Oct 16, 2023HW04A4: 1-3Mass Relationships, Limiting Reactants, Percentage Yield
Wed, Oct 18, 2023HW04B4: 4-6Chemical Analysis and Molarity and pH
8Mon, Oct 23, 2023HW04C4: 7-9pH, Stoichiometry, Spectrophotometry
Wed, Oct 25, 2023HW05A5: 1-3Energy and Changes of StateLab #2: Qualitative Methods: Flame Testing
9Mon, Oct 30, 2023HW05B5: 4-5Thermodynamics and Enthalpy
Wed, Nov 1, 2023Review5: 6-8Calorimetry, Hess's Law, and "Favored" ResultsLab #3: Enthalpy of Reaction
10Mon, Nov 6, 2023ReviewProblem Solving review: chapters 4 and 5 / Lab work
Wed, Nov 8, 2023ReviewReview and Part I Exam/Lab WorkLab #4: Reaction Rates in Photosensitive Reactions
11Mon, Nov 13, 2023HW06A6: 1-3Electromagnetic Radiation, Quantization, and the Bohr Atom
Wed, Nov 15, 2023HW06B6: 4-5Quantum MechanicsLab #5: Two-Phase Chromotography Separation
12Mon, Nov 20, 2023HW06C6: 6-7Electron Orbitals
Wed, Nov 22, 2023HW07A7: 1-3Electron Configurations in Atoms
13Mon, Nov 27, 2023HW07B7: 4Electron Configurations of Ions
Wed, Nov 29, 2023HW07C7: 5-6Periodic Trends
14Mon, Dec 4, 2023HW08A8: 1-3Covalent Bonds
Wed, Dec 6, 2023HW08B8: 4-6Resonance, Octets, and ShapesLab #6: Qualitative Methods for Differentiating Ionic and Covalent Bonds
15Mon, Dec 11, 2023HW08C8: 7-10Bond Polarities, Order, Length and DNA
Wed, Dec 13, 2023HW09A9: 1Valence TheoryLab #7: Conservation of Energy and Chemical Equilibrium
16Mon, Dec 18, 2023HW09B9: 2-3Molecular Orbital Theory and Reconciliation
Wed, Dec 20, 2023ReviewLab work - Review and Part II Exam/Lab Work
Mon, Dec 25, 2023Christmas Holiday
Wed, Dec 27, 2023Christmas Holiday
Mon, Jan 1, 2024Christmas Holiday
Wed, Jan 3, 2024Christmas Holiday
17Mon, Jan 8, 2024HW10A10: 1-3The Ideal Gas Law
Wed, Jan 10, 2024HW10B10: 4-8Gas Law Applications and Real GasesLab #8: Real Gases and the Ideal Gas Law
18Mon, Jan 15, 2024HW11A11: 1-3Intermolecular Forces: Strong
Wed, Jan 17, 2024HW11B11: 4-6Intermolecular Forces: Weak, and Properties of LiquidsLab 9: Reaction Rate Dependencies
19Mon, Jan 22, 2024HW12A12: 1-3Lattices and Ionic Solids
Wed, Jan 24, 2024HW12B12: 4-7Solid States on Metals and Phases
20Mon, Jan 29, 2024HW13A13: 1-2Solution Processes
Wed, Jan 31, 2024HW13B13: 3-5Solubility and ColloidsLab #10: Determining Solution Concentrations
21Mon, Feb 5, 2024ReviewLab Work - Review and Part III Exam/Lab Work
Wed, Feb 7, 2024HW14A14: 1-2Rates of Reactions
22Mon, Feb 12, 2024HW14B14: 3-4Concentration and Rates
Wed, Feb 14, 2024HW14C14: 5-7Reaction Mechanisms and CatalystsLab #11: Using Titration Methods to Determine Concentrations
23Mon, Feb 19, 2024HW15A15: 1-2Equilibrium
Wed, Feb 21, 2024HW15B15: 3-4Using Equilibrium ConstantsLab #12: Determination of the Rate Law for a Reaction
24Mon, Feb 26, 2024HW15C15: 5-6Disturbing Equilibrium
Wed, Feb 28, 2024HW16A16: 1-4Acids and Bases: pH and Equilibrium
25Mon, Mar 4, 2024HW16B16: 5-8Acid/Base Reactions and Equilibrium Constants
Wed, Mar 6, 2024HW16C16: 9-10Lewis Acids and BasesLab #13: Properties of Buffer Solutions
26Mon, Mar 11, 2024HW17A17: 1-3Common Ions, Buffers: Titration
Wed, Mar 13, 2024HW17B17: 4SolubilityLab #14: Creating Effective Buffer Solutions
27Mon, Mar 18, 2024HW17C17: 5-6Precipitation Reactions
Wed, Mar 20, 2024HW18A18: 1-4Spontaneity, Energy TransferLab #15 Creating Standardized Solutions
Mon, Mar 25, 2024Holy Week Holiday
Wed, Mar 27, 2024Holy Week Holiday
28Mon, Apr 1, 2024HW18B18: 5Gibbs Free Energy
Wed, Apr 3, 2024HW18C18: 6-7Standard Free Energy and Chemical Kinetics
29Mon, Apr 8, 2024HW19A19: 1-3Oxidation Reduction and Voltaic Cells
Wed, Apr 10, 2024HW19B19: 4-6Electrochemical Potentials and ThermodynamicsLab #16: Electrochemical Cells and Electrolysis
30Mon, Apr 15, 2024HW19C19: 7-9Electrolysis and Corrosion
Wed, Apr 17, 2024ReviewReview and Unit IV Exam/Lab Work
31Mon, Apr 22, 2024Catchup and Review: chapters 1-9
Wed, Apr 24, 2024Catchup and Review: chapters 10-19
32Mon, Apr 29, 2024Catch and Review: Lab work
Wed, May 1, 2024HW20A20Environmental Chemistry
33Mon, May 6, 2024HW21A21Main Group Chemistry
Wed, May 8, 2024HW22A22Transition Metal ChemistryLab #17: Gravimetric Analysis of Water Impurities
34Mon, May 13, 2024HW23A23Carbon
Wed, May 15, 2024HW24A24Organic Molecules
35Mon, May 20, 2024HW25A25: 1-3Radioactivity
Wed, May 22, 2024HW25B25: 4-9Rates of decay and fissionLab #18: Using Titration and Redox methods to measure pH
36Mon, May 27, 2024Memorial Day
Wed, May 29, 2024ReviewReview Spring Semester for Cumulative Final

You may also want to review the formal syllabus for 2019-2020. This course was certified as AP compliant for 2019-2020 academic year and is essentially the same syllabus we follow (with updates as necessary), although we have determined not to pursue formal certification.