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Matter and change

Conceptual Strand - The properties of matter, how it interacts with energy.

Guiding Question - What is the relationship of matter and energy


Tennessee Curriculum Standards


2.1. Properties Of Matter                                 CLE 3221;Inq 2 CLE 3221 2.1,CLE 3 221 2.3


Investigate the characteristic properties of matter.

  1. States Of Matter                           
  2. Chemical Vs Physical Changes                     

2.2 Mixtures                                              CLE 3221; Inq 2 CLE 3221, Inq 3. Cle 3321, 2.1


Identify a material as an element,compound or mixtures identify a mixture as homogenous or

  1. Mixtures
  2. Separation Of Mixtures and Chromatography

2.3. Elements and Compounds                 CLE 3221;Inq 2 CLE3221 Inq 3,CLE 3221,2.1 

  1. Elements,Mixtures and Compounds

2.4.Chemical reactions                            CLE 3221,Inq2,CLE3221,Inq3,3221;Math1,CLE3221,2. 1 ,2.2   

  1. Chemical Reactions   Mathematics of chemical formulas and equations. 


Scientific Measurements

Conceptual Strand - Science applies mathematics to investigate questions,solve problems,and communicate findings .

Guiding Question - What mathematical skills and understandings are needed to successfully   investigate chemistry.


Tennessee Curriculum Standards


3.1.Measurements and their Uncertainty               CLE 3221 Inq3,CLE 3221 Inq4,CLE                                                                                                   3221,math 1.

  1. What is precision and accuracy Determine the accuracy and precision of experimental results.
    Translate data into correct units,and dimensions using conversion factors and scientific notation.
  2. Significant Figures

3.2   International System of Units                         CLE3221,Math1,CLE 3221 Math2                

International Units                                  Use a variety of appropriate notations.

3.3   Conversion Problems                    CLE3221,Inq2,CLE3221,Math1,CLE3221, Math2

1. Unit Conversion Practice Problems    Select and apply appropriate methods of computing with real numbers and evaluate the reasonableness of results.

3.3   Density

  1. What is density along with some solved problems


Atomic Structure

Conceptual Strand

Atomic theory is the foundation for understanding the interactions and changes in matter .

Guiding Question

How does the structure of matter determine its chemical and physical properties?


Tennessee Curriculum Standards


4.1 Defining an atom                       CLE3221,Inq 1, CLE3221;Inq 3,CLE 3221,1.1

  1. Atomic Structure   Analyze the organization of the modern periodic table.
    Describe the atom in terms of its composition and electron characteristics.
  2.  Subatomic Structures

4.2 Structure of the Nuclear atom           CLE3221,Inq1,CLE 3221,Inq2,CLE 3221,1.1,1.3


Describe an atom in terms of its composition and electron characteristics.

  1. Atomic Structure explaining protons,neutrons and electrons

4.3   Distinguishing among atoms               CLE 3221,Inq2,CLE 3221,Inq3,CLE

                                                                        3221,Inq4;CLE3221 Math 1,CLE3221 Math2 .

  1. Atomic number and atomic mass number
  2. Difference between atomic number and mass number



Electrons in Atoms

Conceptual Strand

Identify the contributions of major atomic theorists Bohr,Chadwick,Dalton,Plank,Rutherford,and Thomson.

Guiding Question

How to write the electronic configuration of an atom


Tennessee Curriculum Standards              


5.1 Models of the atom        CLE 3221,Inq1,CLE3221,Inq2,CLE3221,Inq2,CLE                                                                          3221,1.1,1.2,1.3.

  1. Atomic Theory Compare the Bohr model and the quantum mechanical electron-cloud models of the atoms.
  2. Bohr model of atom
  3. Rutherford model of atom
  4. Quantum Mechanical model


5.2  Electron arrangement in atoms                   CLE3221,1.2;CLE 3221,1.3

  1. Practice Sheet                                .
  2. Atomic orbitals  Compares and p orbitals in terms of their shape and order the s,p,d,and f orbitals in terms of energy and number of possible electrons.
  3. Electron arrangement

5.3   Physics and the Quantum Mechanical Model        CLE3221;Inq2,CLE 3221,Inq3


  1. Electromagnetic spectrum      Interpret a Bohr model of an electron moving between its ground and excited states  In terms of absorption or emission of energy .
  2. wavelength,amplitude and frequency



The Periodic Table

Conceptual Strand

Use the periodic table to identify an element as a metal,nonmetal,metalloid.

Guiding Question

How to apply the periodic table to determine the number of protons and electrons in a neutral atom.


Tennessee Curriculum Standards


6.1 Organizing the elements                      CLE 3221,Inq1, CLE3221;1.2

  1. Periodic law                          
  1. Metals,nonmetals and metalloids

6.2 Classifying an element                                                 CLE 3221,1.2,CLE 3221,1.3

  1. Alkali metal,alkaline earth metal                           
  1. Periodic table of elements naming game

6.3   Periodic Trends                                       CLE 3221,Inq2,CLE 3221,1.3,CLE 3221,1.3                        

  1. Atomic size,ionization energy,electronegativity  
  1. Trends

Chapter 8

Types of Compounds

Properties of molecular compounds

2. Worksheets

3. Molecular Formula

molecular formula

4. Covalent Bonding and Octet Rule

5. Electron dot configurations

6. More on the chemical bond


7. Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion theory                      

8. More VSEPR

pi and sigma bond

9. Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories

10. Hybrid Atomic Orbitals

11. Molecular Polarity     Polar bonds and molecules

Molecular Compounds

12. Intermolecular Forces

Nature of Covalent Bonding

13. Types/description of bonding

Bonding Theories

14.   VSEPR description and animation/

Chapter 9

Naming ions

1. Practice problem on ionic compounds

Naming and writing formulas for ionic compounds

1. Formulas of polyatomic anions, cations and extra practice

2. Chemical names and formulas

Naming and writing formulas for molecular compounds

3. Chemical formula worksheets worksheet index 5

Naming and writing formula for acids and bases

4. Formula writing practice

Chapter 10

The mole

1. What is a mole?

2. Mole concept animation

Mole mass and mole-volume relationship

3. Relationship between Gram Molecular Weight and Gram Molecular Volume

4. Moles and the Avagadro Constant

Percentage composition calculation

5. Stoichiometry:   Percent Composition

6. Determination of a formula of a hydrate

Empirical formula

7. Animation of generating an empirical formula

Molecular formulas

8. More about chemical formulas; empirical, structural and molecular

Chapter 11

Chemical reactions

1. Nature of chemical reactions.

Types Of Chemical reactions

2. To react or not to react; that is the question!

3. List of common reactions and examples

Reactions in aqueous solution

4. Writing net ionic equations

5. Practice writing net ionic equations

Chapter 12

Mole Ratios

1. Mole ratios examples

2. more mole ratios

Excess and Limiting reactant

3. Stoichiometry key concept

Problems on Limiting Reagent and percent yield

4. Limiting reagents defined

Chapter 13

Nature of gases

1. Properties of gases

Nature of liquids

2. Nature of liquids slides/worksheet

Nature of solids

3. Nature of solids slides/worksheet

Chapter 17

unit conversions related to Thermochemistry

Chemistry Worksheets

Thermochemistry practice problems

Specific Heat Practice problems

Thermochemistry practice problems on Hess's Law

Chapter 18

Reaction Rate and Equilibrium Practice tests

SAT Chemistry notes on Equilibrium, practice tests and problems

Notes on reaction rates and all the orders of reaction

Entropy, enthalpy and free energy

Chapter 19

Acid Base Theories

Strengths of acids and bases

Neutralization Reactions

Chapter 20

Oxidation and Reduction

Oxidation Reduction Practice sheet

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