Chemical Reaction and Energy Changes Essay

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SCH4U Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation

------------------------------------------------- Course Outline

Teacher: Mr. Shopman Room: 331

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation

Titles (Topics) and Timing Titles/Topics | Timing (110 hours) | Organic Chemistry | 10 hours | Structure & Properties of Matter | 15 hours | Energy Changes & Rates of Reactions | 20 hours | Chemical Systems & Equilibrium | 35 hours | Electrochemistry | 10 hours | Culminating Activities & Final Exam | 10 hours |

Assessment Evaluation & Reporting (source: FRESH AER 2006)
Assessment: Assessment is regular and continuous and is used for the improvement of teaching and learning and not for grade reporting. The purposes of assessment are to: * Diagnose and tract student progress & achievement; * Provide feedback to students and parents/guardian about student progress and achievement; * To allow students to assess their own progress & achievement; * To implement and improve instruction, curriculum and programs for all students.

Evaluation: Evaluation is varied and will be done (after teaching, assessment and re-teaching) on particular ‘chunks’ of work; the most recent and consistent achievement on particular knowledge, understandings and skills will be used to report the achievement grade.

Term Work = 70% of Final Mark
Culminating Task = 10% of Final Mark
Final Examination = 20% of Final Mark

Evaluation is done in the following categories across each strand: Knowledge and Understanding = 30% Thinking = 30% Communication = 20% Application = 20%

Learning Skills (Works Independently, Teamwork, Organization, Work Habits/Homework and Initiative) will be assessed, evaluated, and reported separately from the achievement grade on the report card.

Big Ideas

Organic Chemistry * Organic compounds have predictable chemical and physical properties determined by their respective structures. * Organic chemical reactions and their applications have significant implications for