Week of 3/18

Monday: Gibbs free energy and equilibrium.  Had some practice AP test questions. Only took about half the class. The rest of class you worked on homework and practice test questions.  Note to self, update powerpoint to remove that misleading picture that made Caroline ask so many questions and add more mc questions about the relationship between delta G and K.

Tuesday: Design hess’s law lab (used MgO from vitamins)

Wednesday: Completed lab, worked well!  Didn’t grade it, just had kids do it and do the calculations for practice.

Thursday: Test

Friday: Free block cuz it was the end of the quarter.

Week of 3/11

Monday: I was going to do the heat of solution lab while lecturing to short of shake things up, but I was afraid it would take too long so I didn’t do it…just old fashioned lecture and problem solving with this packet.

Tuesday: Hess’s law and bond enthalpy lecture and problems.

Wednesday: Heats of formation lecture and practice then internal energy and work with the NMSI packet. Rest of class worked on homework.

Thursday: Entropy! So fun, we had the environmental science class come in for the first half!

Friday: Free block…work on homework, review for test next week.

Week of 3/4

Monday: Colligative properties lab.  Which one did we do…

We ended up doing the It’s getting Colder lab which was easy a worked out pretty well.

Tuesday: Review for test.  I put some info on the board about what would be on the test and then taught you how to answer problems in which you’d need to predict and explain physical properties.

Wednesday:  Snow day…with no snow =)

Thursday: Short day so no class

Friday: Test!


Week of Feb 25

Monday:  Physical properties, started with boiling point graph WS, went over a little of physical properties ppt to give you the idea, then jigsaw activity to learn vocab and practice determining how IMF affect various physical properties.  Break then more ppt, specifically on vapor pressure since that is the lab we were going to do in the next couple of days.  Last 20 minutes or so a brief intro to network covalent bonding with Carbon ppt.

Tuesday: Started with Carbon questions from Carbon ppt packet. Then went over pre-lab for Vapor Pressure Lab

Wednesday: Vapor Pressure Lab

Thursday: Lots of talking…review of a bunch of stuff from first year chemistry: heating curves, phase diagrams, solubility factors, emulsifying agents, how we measure solubility (molality, mole fraction) and then colligative properties. Didn’t have time to get into theory, just presented the ideas and equations.

Friday: Time to work on problems/lab (homework)

Week of Feb 18

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Beer’s Law Lab

Wednesday: Beer’s Law Lab and review for test

Thursday: Test

Friday: Intermolecular forces vocab, concept map and notes.  Practiced identifying IMFs.