College-Prep Chemistry Syllabus

Text: Modern Chemistry (Davis, Frey et. Al.)

 

First Semester:

 

1)   Measurements and Problem-Solving:  (Dimensional analysis, complex-problem solving, density, graphing)

      Pages 28 - 58

 

2)   Early Atomic Theory and Nuclear Chemistry:  (Development of atomic theory and models of the atom, nuclear reactions and applications)

      Pages 66-79, 680 - 701

 

3)   Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms:  (Bohr and Schrodinger atoms, electron configuration)

      Pages 96 – 123

 

4)   Periodic Law and Electrochemistry:  (Trends and periodic properties, ionic charge, activity series, redox reactions, batteries)

      Pages 132 - 165, 786 - 841

 

5)   Chemical Bonding and Predicting States:  (Types of bonding, types of solids, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, solid-liquid-gaseous states)

      Pages 174 - 200, 204 - 208, 336 - 341

 

6)   Chemical Formulas and Nomenclature: (Writing formulas, naming ionic-covalent-organic substances, organic chemistry)

      Pages 218 – 231, 710 - 734

 

7)   Chemical Equations and Reactions:  (Predicting products, writing and balancing chemical equations, types of reactions)

      Pages 260 - 289

 

8)   Stoichiometry: (Gram-to gram conversions, limiting reactants, percentage yield)

      Pages 298 - 319

 

Departmental Midterm Exam

 

 

 

Second Semester:

 

 

1)   Gases: (Kinetic molecular theory, atmospheric pressure, gas laws, ideal gas law, gas stoichiometry)

      Pages 328 - 335, 360 - 389

 

2)   Solutions:  (Concentration, solution process, solubility rules, colligative properties)

      Pages 342 - 352, 400 – 425, 434 - 457

 

3)   Acids and  Bases:  (Properties of acids and bases, pH, indicators, titrations)

      Pages 466 - 490, 498 - 522

 

4)   Thermochemistry:  (Collision theory, reaction rate, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, spontaneity, calorimetry)

      Pages 530 - 551

 

5)   Reaction Rate, and Equilibrium: (Equilibrium, Le Chatelier’s principle)

      Pages 560 – 580, 588 - 602

 

Departmental Final Exam and lab Practical