Unit 1 and 2 VCE Chemistry

Topics -

course outline of topics, questions to be done, Hmwk sheets to be done, Pracs to be done and when they are due.
Periodic table

1. Headstart -

go here for activities and worksheets.

Chapters 1 and 2 history of chemistry and discovery of atoms

2. Particle theory -

3. Periodic table -

4. Moles and Masses

5. Metals

5b) Ionic molecules

6. Bonding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqjcCvzWwww this explains ionic and covalent bonds - you need to know about stable octets to understand this.
Octet and definition of ionic and covalent bonds

7. Covalent Bonds

8. Carbon Chemistry

Unit 2

Lecture notes Che2Lect.pdf
Revision questions and Homework questions ChemU2 Homework shhets and rev sheets.2.pdf
Answers to text book questions Che2TextAns10-21.pdf
Outline as per VCAA Che2Outline as per VCAA.pdf

Useful sites
http://www.eepe.murdoch.edu.au/info/student/chemtutorials/stoichiometry/stoich1.htmlVCE U1 Periodic Table

Area of Study 1

10. Water Essential to life,

11. & 12 Measuring Solubility and Dissolved solutes

13 and 14. Acids and Bases

15. Calculations in Chemistry Stoichiometry

16. REdox

17. Green Chemistry

Area of study 2

18. The Atmosphere

19. Environmental issues

20. Gases of the atmosphere

21. Physical properties of gases

Sample Learning Goals

  • Given acids or bases at the same concentration, demonstrate understanding of acid and base strength by:
    • 1. Relating the strength of an acid or base to the extent to which it dissociates in water
    • 2. Identifying all of the molecules and ions that are present in a given acid or base solution.
    • 3.Comparing the relative concentrations of molecules and ions in weak versus strong acid (or base) solutions.
    • 4.Describing the similarities and differences between strong acids and weak acids or strong bases and weak bases.
  • Demonstrate understanding of solution concentration by:
    • 1. Describing the similarities and differences between concentrated and dilute solutions.
    • 2. Comparing the concentrations of all molecules and ions in concentrated versus dilute solutions of a particular acid or base.
  • Use both the strength of the acid or base and the concentration of its solution in order to:
    • 1. Describe in words and pictures (graphs or molecular drawings) what it means if you have a: Concentrated solution of a weak acid (or base) or Concentrated solution of a strong acid (or base) or other combinations.
    • 2. Investigate different combinations of strength/concentrations that result in same pH values.
  • Describe how common tools (pH meter, conductivity, pH paper) help identify whether a solution is an acid or base and strong or weak and concentrated or dilute.