Uses the ASKME® model to explore chemistry as the study of substances and their reactions. Covers balancing equations physical and chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter and their behavior, reaction rates, solutions, and acid-base reactions. Students will use activities and laboratory exercises to further enforce basic Chemistry concepts. This is a laboratory course.
A complete list of required lab materials and common household items needed to complete the course can found here.
Chapter Movies. These animations will show you a problem
that you will learn about throughout the unit.
Activities. The Activities are practice assignments. Each Activity is a non-graded exercise that allows you to build your knowledge and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Generally, the Activities consist of:
Introduction: A short introduction to the Activity.
Review Exercises: Short review assignments that you submit for a grade. These are required and must be completed to finish the course.
Tutorials: Animations that teach concepts and ideas.
Guided Practice Questions: Questions to answer with the help of hints.
Graded Assignments. Graded Assignments are the tasks you will submit to your instructor for a grade. Each assignment contains specific information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. The average of your assignments will count for 75 percent of your course grade.
The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of
the units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: 2 pencil, graphing calculator, computer-graded answer sheet provided
Total Number of Units: 4
Total Number of Activities: 70
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 15
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 15
Unit 5: Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry
Chapter 1: Describing and Balancing Chemical Reactions
Activity 1: Evidence of Chemical Reactions
Activity 2: Lab: So What’s New?—Examining Physical and Chemical Changes
Activity 3: Characteristics of Chemical Equations
Activity 4: Significance of a Chemical Equation
Activity 5: Balancing Chemical Reactions
Chapter 2: Types of Chemical Reactions
Activity 6: Recognizing the Types of Chemical Reactions
Activity 7: Lab: You Can Be Replaced—Analysis of a Single Replacement Reaction
Activity 8: Predicting Reactants and Products
Activity 9: Lab: A Balancing Act—Using Models to Balance Chemical Equations
Chapter 3: Stoichiometry and Chemical Calculations
Activity 10: Review of the Mole Concept and Conversions Involving Moles
Activity 11: Mole to Mole Conversions I
Activity 12: Mole to Mass Conversions II
Activity 13: Mass to Mole Conversions III
Activity 14: Mass to Mass Conversions IV
Chapter 4: Limiting Reagents and Percent Yield
Activity 15: Limiting Reagent Problems
Activity 16: Lab: Limiting Reactants in a Recipe
Activity 17: Percent Yield Problems
Unit 6: Physical Chemistry
Chapter 1: Thermochemistry
Activity 1: Introduction to Energy
Activity 2: The Science of Measuring Heat
Activity 3: Lab: The Heat Capacity of a Penny
Activity 4: Let’s Mess With Hess
Activity 5: Lab: Finding the Delta H for a Reaction
Activity 6: Heats of Formation
Activity 7: Go Crazy, the Universe Does!
Chapter 2: States of Matter
Activity 8: Molecules Socializing
Activity 9: Lab: Looking at Liquids
Activity 10: What it Boils Down To
Activity 11: Let’s Heat Things Up
Activity 12: Lab: Hide and Seek With Latent Heat
Chapter 3: Behavior of Gases
Activity 13: Heat ‘em Up, Speed ‘em Up
Activity 14: Lab: Fun With Gas!
Activity 15: Even Gases Obey the Laws
Activity 16: I’m Partial to Pressure
Activity 17: Lab: Ideal, Isn’t It?
Activity 18: Lab: Gas Stoichiometry
Unit 7: Aqueous Systems, Reaction Rates and Equilibrium
Chapter 1: Water
Activity 1: What Are Some Unique Properties of Water?
Activity 2: Lab: Examining the Special Properties of Water
Activity 3: Structure and Properties of Ice
Activity 4: Do Likes Dissolve Likes?
Activity 5: Lab: Which Substances are Polar and Which Ones are Not?
Chapter 2: The Solution Process and Properties of Solutions
Activity 6: Solution Concentrations
Activity 7: How Much Solute Can the Solvent Hold in Solution?
Activity 8: Lab: How Sweet It Is!
Activity 9: Lab: Colligative Properties of a Solvent, Part One
Activity 10: Lab: Ice Cream
Activity 11: Temperature and the Solubility of Gases (Henry’s Law)
Activity 12: Lab: Watch it Freeze!
Chapter 3: Factors Affecting Reaction Rates
Activity 13: What Factors Influence How Fast Something Happens?
Activity 14: Lab: How Fast Can it Happen?
Activity 15: Lab: Is it Hot or Not?—Exploring Endo and Exothermic Reactions
Activity 16: Lab: Effect of Concentration on Chemical Reaction Rates
Activity 17: Who’s Driving the Bus?
Activity 18: Equilibrium Rules!
Activity 19: Disturbing Equilibrium—LeChatelier’s Principle
Unit 8: Chemical Applications in the Real World
Chapter 1: Chemical Applications in the Real World
Activity 1: Properties of Acids and Bases
Activity 2: Nomenclature of Acids and Bases
Activity 3: Real World Industrial Uses of Some Common Acids and Bases
Activity 4: Lab: The Baking Soda Test
Chapter 2: Acid-Base Theories, Strength
Activity 5: The Three Acid-Base Theories
Activity 6: Lab: Cabbage as an Acid-base Indicator
Activity 7: The Autoionization of Water and the pH Scale
Chapter 3: Acid-Base Reactions
Activity 8: Conjugate Acids and Bases
Activity 9: Strong Acid-Strong Base Neutralization Reactions
Activity 10: Acid Rain
Chapter 4: Oxidation and Reduction
Activity 11: Oxidation and Reduction
Activity 12: Balancing Redox Equations
Activity 13: Calculating Cell Potential
Chapter 5: Electrochemistry in the Real World
Activity 14: Electrochemistry in the Real World
Activity 15: Common Real World Batteries and Their Composition
Activity 16: Electrolytic Cells and Electroplating