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Classroom Notes 2013-2014

MBHS On-Line Chemistry "Flexbook"   (HTML version)

Unit Goals and Links Information Resources & Activities

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General Resources

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Unit 1: Introduction



Cancelation of Units and Unit Conversion Sample Problems (Part II Answer)

Significant Figures Explained



Course Outline

Standards Based Grading Rubric

Unit 1- Introduction Unit Goals Handout

Reading Strategies

"Atoms in Motion" Reading Assignment and Questions

Basic Measurement Activity

S.I. Prefixes and Conversion Factors

Dimensional Analysis and Cancelation of Units

Knowledge, Fact, Theory, etc PP

K.F.T.O.B.T.L. Notes

Scientific Notation

Significant Figures

Creation Mythologies

Timeline of the Big Bang Handout

Evidence PP

Large Hadron Collider PP

Adopt an Element Research Activity

Unit 2:  Structure of Matter

Chemistry Skills Drills
Use the Pull Down menu or tabs to select practice drills.

Build an Atom Simulation

Isotopes and Atomic Mass Simulation

Alpha Decay Simulation

Beta Decay Simulation


Nuclear Fission Simulation

Build a Molecule Simulation

Balancing Chemical Equations

Additional Balancing Chemical Equations  Web Resources

 Classic ChemBalancer

  • “Game” to balance equations

 Tutorial on Balancing Equations

  • Tutorial and exercises

 How can I balance an equation?

  • Reading, sample problems, practice problems and solutions

Balancing Chemical Equations Tutorial

  • 20 problems and answers, strategies for balancing equations

Balancing Chemical Equations Activity

  • Card sort type activity to be done at desk, worksheets to fill out

Bohr Model Practice

Periodic Table Formulations

How To Draw Lewis Diagrams

Lewis Structures Wiki

Lewis Diagrams for Molecules

VSEPR Theory

Models of the Hydrogen Atom Simulation

Line Spectra Simulation

Writing Electron Configurations Tutorial I

Writing Electron Configurations Tutorial II

Aufbau Principle and Electron Configurations

Electron Configurations Wiki

Electron Configurations for all the Elements Wiki

Electron Configurations Applet

Hydrogen Energy Levels Simulator

The Bohr Model and Absorption and Emission Spectra

The Bohr Model and Solar Panels

Neon Lights & Discharge Lamps Simulation

Laser Simulation

Hydrogen Atom Orbital Viewer

Molecule Shapes: Basics Simulation

Molecule Shapes Simulation

Molecules From Chemistry

Mineral Structures

DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid

Molecule Polarity Simulation

Naming Ionic Compounds Tutorial

Molecular Geometry

Salts & Solubility Simulation

NaCl Dissolving in Water Animation I

NaCl Dissolving in Water Animation II


Unit 2- Structure of Matter Unit Goals Handout

Basic Periodic Table (PDF)

Detailed Periodic Table (PDF)

Lab Safety Contract

Lab Practical

Structure of Matter Reading Assignment (From Science for all Americans)

Atom, Molecule, Etc Terminology (PPT)

Build an Atom & Isotopes and Atomic Mass Simulations Expectations

How To Draw A Bohr Model

Drawing Bohr Models Worksheet

Nuclear Chemistry Questions

Chart of Nuclides and Radioactivity

Nuclear Chemistry Summative Activity

Nuclear Physics(PPT)

Analyzing Formulas For Atoms & Molar Mass

What is a Mole?

Molarity Worksheet

Molarity Lab Practical Information

Balancing Chemical Reaction Equations

Copper Cycle Chemical Reactions Equations

Copper Cycle Lab Write-Up Expectations

Periodic Table Activity

Periodic Law and Periodic Trends (PPT)

Lewis Diagrams

5 Models of the Atom (PPT)

Electron Orbitals

Orbital Energy Levels & Electron Configurations

Orbital Energy Levels & Orbital Filling Order

Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation

Electron Cloud Model & Electron Configurations Questions

Flame Test Lab Write-Up Expectations

Gram to Mole and Mole to Gram Conversions

Pure and Impure Substances Flowchart Activity

Bonding Questions

Determining Bond Type

Pauling Electronegativities Periodic Table

Ionic Compounds

Writing Ionic Formulas and Naming Ionic Compounds

Cations and Anions Table

Bonding Concepts Worksheets Combo Packet

Heating and Cooling of Pure and Impure Substances Lab

Intermolecular Forces

Heating and Cooling of Pure and Impure Substances Questions

Graph Maker

Open Note Quiz

Periodic Trends Research Activity

Periodic Trends Research Additional Information and Questions

Periodic Trends Data

Law of Periodicity Synthesis Assignment

Structure of Matter Test #1 Study Guide


Unit 3:  States of Matter PhET Simulations at UC Boulder

States of Matter Simulation 1:  States of Matter

States of Matter Simulation 2:  Gas Properties

States of Matter Simulation 3:  Balloons and Buoyancy

Kinetic Molecular Theory of Ideal Gases

One-Dimensional One-Atom Gas

  • Simplest model for examining the behavior of an ideal gas

Motion of Ideal Gas Molecules in a Cylinder

  • Notice the effects of changing conditions of an ideal gas

Ideal Gas Simulator

  • Notice the effects of changing conditions of an ideal gas, especially the distribution of particle velocities.

Skydiving From the Edge of the World


Unit 3 - States of Matter Unit Goals Handout

Gas Laws Pretest

What Happened to the Train Car?  (PPT)

Kinetic Molecular Theory Reading Assignment


States of Matter (PPT)

Bose Einstein Condensates at CU Boulder (PPT)

Bose Einstein Condensates Homepage

"What is a 'Mole'?" Reading Assignment

2013-2013 Lab Report Rubric

Gas Laws Information and Problem Solving

Gas Law Conversions WS

Gas Laws Conversions KEY

Gases and The Mole WS

Gases and The Mole KEY

Boyles Law WS

Boyle's Law KEY

Charles' Law WS

Charles' Law KEY

Guy-Lussac's Gas Law WS

Guy Lussac's Law KEY

Combined Gas Law WS

Combined Gas Law KEY

Ideal Gas Lws WS

Ideal Gas Law KEY

Scientific Balloons

Phase Transitions

Gas Laws Lab Practical

Unit 4:  Chemical Reactions

Balancing Chemical Reaction Equations

Unit Cancellation Conversions

Scientific Notation

How to Calculate Molar Mass

Stoichiometry Help 1

Stoichiometry Help 2

Unit 4 - Chemical Reactions Unit Goals

pH Handout

S.I. Prefixes and Conversion Factors

Chemical v. Physical Reactions and Five Reaction Types (PPT)

Stoichiometry Problem Solving Packet

Reaction One:  Rust

Reaction Two: Combustion of Paraffin

Reaction Three:  Sodium Bicarbonate and Acetic Acid

Reaction Four:  Antacids

Reaction Five:  Confirming Mole Ratios

5 Reactions Write-Up Expectations