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Chemistry I  2013-14

Ms. Moser                                                                                  email: heather.moser@beaverlocal.org   or      ms.moserscience@gmail.com



Course Goal

Students will gain an in depth working understanding of the principles of chemistry, be able to apply those principles to real world problems and scenarios. Students will develop excellent laboratory technique and become problems solvers in lab situations.  Students will be prepared to enter and succeed in an entry level college chemistry course.


Students will:

  • arrive prepared for class (have required materials) and  be ready to work
  • follow class procedures
  • treat others with respect and dignity
  • attempt all work that is asked of them
  • ask questions when they do not understand and seek help when it is needed

Teacher will:

  • be prepared for class
  • return graded work in a timely fashion
  • treat others with respect and dignity
  • treat all questions as valid and help all students who request help


Ms. Moser is available for help before school, after school, and during study halls and planning period.


DAILY Required Materials

2”(or larger) three ring binder

Loose leaf paper

Pen or pencil

Chemistry text book


Students will receive grades for:

In class work

This may include labs, group activities, journal writing and other work assigned to be completed in class.


This is any work assigned to be completed outside of class.


Tests and quizzes will make up 65% of the grade earned for the semester.



This may include power point presentations, posters and special research.

Work must be turned in on time to receive full credit. One day late = 50% Two or more days = No Credit.













Topics of Study (in approximate order, sequence is subject to change!)

  • Atomic structure
  •  Evolution of atomic models/theory
  • Electrons
  • Electron configurations
  • Periodic table
  • Properties
  • Trends
  • Intramolecular chemical bonding
  • Ionic and Polar/covalent
  • Representing compounds
  •      Formula writing
  •      Nomenclature
  •      Models and shapes (Lewis structures, ball and stick, molecular geometries)
  • Quantifying matter
  • Phases of matter
  •  Intermolecular chemical bonding
  • Types and strengths
  •  Implications for properties of substances
  • Melting and boiling point
  • Solubility
  • Vapor pressure
  • Interactions of Matter
  •  Chemical reactions
  • Types of reactions
  •  Kinetics
  • Energy
  •  Equilibrium
  •  Acids/bases
  • Gas laws
  • Pressure, volume and temperature
  •  Ideal gas law
  • Stoichiometry
  •  Molar calculations
  •  Solutions
  •  Limiting reagents
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Radioisotopes
  • Nuclear energy