Unit Topics

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    Below is a quick guide of what will be covered in each unit.
          (topics of each unit are not necessarily covered in this exact order)

    Unit 1 - Measurement
      -accuracy, precision
      - significant figures
      - dimensional analysis
      - scientific notation
      - density
      - percent error
      - graphing
     
    Unit 2 - Matter & Energy and Kinetic Theory
      - solids, liquids and gases
      - classification of matter
      - particle diagrams
      - physical & chemical properties
      - physical & chemical changes
      - separation of mixtures
      - potential & kinetic energy
      - heating & cooling curves
      - calorimetry
      - conservation of mass
     
    Unit 3 -  Atomic Structure and Theory
      - History of the Atom, including Democritus, Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Bohr
      - protons, neutrons and electrons
      - atomic number and mass number
      - average atomic mass
      - isotopes
      - ions
      - energy levels (ground vs. excited)
      - spectrum
      - electron configuration
      - electron dot notations
      - definite composition and multiple proportions
     
    Unit 4 - Periodic Table
      - Elements Song (scroll down and choose broadband)
      - History behind the periodic table
      - Setup of the periodic table
      - Groups vs. periods
      - metals/non-metals/metalloids & their properties
      - trends in the periodic table (atomic radius, ionic radius, ionization energy & electronegativity)
     
    Unit 5 - Chemical Bonding
      - Octet rule
      - types of bonds: ionic, covalent and metallic
      - lewis dot structures
      - polar vs. non-polar bonds
      - shapes of molecules (linear, triangular, pyramidal and tetrahedral)
      - properties of ionic and covalent bonds/molecules
      - polar/non-polar molecules
      - intermolecular/intramolecular forces
     
     
    Unit 6 - Chemical Formulas & Moles
      - formula writing
      - naming formulas
      - moles and molecular mass
      - mole map Conversions: atoms --moles--grams
      - percent composition
      - hydrates
      - empirical and molecular formula


    Unit 7 - Chemical Reactions
      - reactants and products
      - balancing chemical equations
      - types of reactions
      - solubility chart for double replacement reactions
      - activity series for single replacement reactions
      - predicting products
      - mass-mass stoichiometry
     
    Unit 8 - Kinetic Theory of Gases
      - Kinetic Molecular Theory
      - pressure and temperature units and measuring
      - gas laws: Boyle/Charles/Combined
      - ideal gas description
      - avogrado - molar volume
      - gas density
      - vapor pressure & boiling point
      - Graham's law
      - Dalton's law
     
    Unit 9 - Redox
      - oxidation numbers
      - half reactions
      - net reactions
      - voltaic vs. electrolytic cells
      - voltage calculations
     
    Unit 10 - Kinetics & Equilibrium
      - collision theory
      - rate of reactions
      - potential energy diagrams: activation energy, enthalpy, endothermic, exothermic
      - entropy (spontaneous)
      - catalyst
      - LeChatelier's Principle
      - reversible reactions
      - common ion effect
     
    Unit 11 - Solutions, Acids & Bases
      - solute vs. solvent
      - electrolytes
      - factors affecting solubility
      - solubility curves
      - saturated, unsaturated and supersaturated solutions
      - molarity, parts per million, percent by mass calculations
      - dilutions
      - colligative properties
      - arrhenius definitions
      - pH scale and calculations
      - bronsted lowry definitions
      - naming acids and bases
      - indicators
      - titration
     
    Unit 12 - Organic Chemistry
      - properties
      - homologous series
      - naming - branched and substituted hydrocarbons
      - isomers
      - functional groups
      - reactions
     
    Unit 13 - Nuclear Chemistry
      - e = mc2
      - decay mode
      - types of radiation
      - the belt of stability
      - nuclear equations
      - half life
      - nuclear reactions for natural decay, artificial transmutation, fusion & fission
      - applications of nuclear

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