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THINKING SKILLS: INTEGRATING LIBRARY RESOURCES WITH LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

Keeley Library     Revised  August 20, 2000

Advanced
Chemistry
COURSE: 15301
Advanced
Chemistry
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE
OBJECTIVES
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  • Chemistry & Allied Sciences
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    CH6
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Periodic Table as It is Related to Properties of Elements  The Periodic Table displays the elements in increasing atomic number  and helps to demonstrate trends in physical and chemical properties of the elements. Students should recognize that properties of elements are related to their position in the Periodic Table
    PERFORMANCE: Chart Which Summarizes Trends, and  Oral Presentation 
    Students will create a chart which summarizes the Periodic trends (size, activity, etc., ) which exist for the elements, and present the chart orally.
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  • DCH31
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: How Elements Form Compounds   Elements combine chemically to form ionic and covalent compounds. Students should understand and be able to explain how elements interact to form compounds.
    PERFORMANCE: Teach a Lesson Students will create a lesson demonstrating how bond formation takes place between elements, supporting their presentation with specific examples.
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    DCH32
     

     

    CONTENT:  Oxidation Reduction Reactions Electron transfer between elements will often take place during chemical reactions called oxidation-reduction reactions. Students should be able to label the oxidation and reduction portions of simple chemical reactions.
    PERFORMANCE: Teach a Lesson  Students will create and teach a lesson which explains the concept of oxidation reduction reactions
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    DCH33
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Nomenclature of Acids & Bases Naming of acids and bases. Students should be able to name simple acids. Students should be able to name simple bases.
    PERFORMANCE: Chart Which Summarizes the Naming of Acids and Bases Students will create a simple chart which summarizes the method of naming acids and bases

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    DCH34
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: The Electromagnetic Spectrum and the Properties of Wave Length and Frequency Experimental data confirms the existence of atomic spectra and establishes a better understanding of electronic structure. Students should be able to recognize the different forms of ER and make comparisons between their wave properties (frequency and wave length)
    PERFORMANCE: Group Lab Report Students will collect wavelength data by viewing the spectrum of various elements ; manipulate the data, resulting in frequency calculations; collectively present results to the class.
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    DCH35
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Electron Configurations and Relationship to Electron's Position in Periodic Table Wave mechanics attempts to explain the behavior of electrons and leads to the establishment of Quantum numbers. Students should be able to  recognize and/or  set up individual electron configurations and related them to atomic activity.
    PERFORMANCE: Teach a Lesson Using Overhead TransparenciesWorking 4 in a group and using overhead transparencies, give a presentation which demonstrates how electron configuration of an element determines its position in the Periodic Table
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    DCH36
     

     

    CONTENT: The Born Haber Cycle for NaCl Chemical bonding is the result of electron transference or electron sharing, leading to the existence of ionic or covalent  bonds. Students should be able to set up a Born-Haber cycle for NaCl
    PERFORMANCE: Flow Chart and Written Explanation
    A flow chart and written explanation which specifically explains the steps involved in the formation of NaCl.
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    DCH37
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Polar vs  Nonpolar Covalent Bonds Electronegativity establishes the ability of 2 atoms to share electrons, either equally, or unequally. This sharing of electrons will lead to the property of polarity in a molecule. Students should be able to differentiate and recognize the difference between a polar covalent bond and a non polar covalent bond. 
    PERFORMANCE: Bulletin Board Display (Group Project) Students in groups of 3 will create a bulletin board which illustrates the difference between a polar and a non polar covalent bond using specific examples.
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    DCH38
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: The Valence Bond Theory; The Molecular Orbital Theory; The Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory These are the three theories which address bond formation. Students should be able to verbally explain the VBT, MOT and VSEPRT with emphasis on the focus of each theory as well as its strength.
    PERFORMANCE: Essay, with Brief Oral Presentation (possible)Students will, using various sources, including their text, read about the 3  theories and and summarize their findings in a 3-5 page essay. An oral presentation may be requested to summarize their essay.
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    DCH39
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: The Shapes of Molecules Covalent bonded compounds have directional properties and have characteristic shapes that can lead to polarity. Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of  the five basic molecular shapes of most covalent bonded compounds.
  • PERFORMANCE: Group Lab Report with Individual Quiz; Results Lab Report Students will profile several molecules which summarize the shapes and polarity  properties of covalent molecules and then compile their information in a group lab report to be followed by an individual quiz based on lab report information.
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    DCH40
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Stochiometric Calculations Many chemical reactions take place in an aqueous medium, and the driving forces behind the reactions  could be the formation of water, formation of a precipitate, or formation of a gas.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report with Follow-Up Quiz  In pairs, students will perform a lab  confirming the stochiometric relationship  between substances  and generate a lab report. explainign their findings. An individual follow-up quiz will be given.
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    DCH41
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Titration as a Technique of Analysis Chemical analysis can be performed using volumetric or gravimetric techniques. Students should be able to demonstrate how the titration technique is a useful tool in analyzing chemicals.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab REport(s) & Group Presentation Working with partners, students will generate lab reports for various titration experiments, and verbally present their results and analyses to entire class for comparison. Follow-up individual quizzes will be given based on lab data collected and analyzed.
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    DCH42
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: The Activity Series of Metals The activity of metals is directly related to the metal elements'  location in the Periodic Table. The more active the metal, the more effective it is as a reducing agent. Students should demonstrate the ability to use the "Activity Series" for metals as a tool for predicting the outcome of single displacement reactions.
    PERFORMANCE: Teach a Lesson with Supporting Examples Students will create a lesson explaining metal  activity and present it orally to the class using the Activity series of metals as the tool needed  to understand this.
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    DCH43
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Acid vs Base Acids are substances that  increase the H+ ions in solutions and the strength of the acid is directly related to its ability to do this. Students should be able to understand the basic behavior of an acid.  Students should be able to list the basic characteristic/behaviors of acids.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report with Group Presentation Working in groups of 4, students will collect data on some acids and some bases. They will compile  their results into one lab report  to be orally presented to the class. Individual quiz will follow presentation results.
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    DCH44
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Acid vs Base Bases are substances that neutralize acids by binding with hydrogen into ions to decrease the H+ concentration in solution. The strength of the base is directly related to its ability to achieve this result. Students should be able to understand the basic behavior of a base.  Students should be able to list the basic characteristic/behaviors of bases.
    PERFORMANCE: Lab Report with Group Presentation  Working in groups of 4, students will collect data on some acids and some bases. They will compile  their results into one lab report  to be orally presented to the class. Individual quiz will follow presentation results.
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    DCH45
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Intermolecular Forces and Their Effect on Physical Properties Intermolecular forces are attractive forces which exist between molecules and , although weaker that intramolecular forces, have an effect on the physical properties of substances. Students should be able to distinguish among the three basic types of intermolecular forces.
    PERFORMANCE :Essay Students will generate an essay, using at least three references, which explains the three basic intermolecular forces and how they impact properties like vapor pressure, and boiling and freezing points.
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    DCH46
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Solubility The physical property of solubility is affected by the parameters of temperature and pressure. Henry's Law is a quantitative relationship  between the solubility of a gas and the vapor pressure of the gas above the solution.
    PERFORMANCE: Graph and Oral Presentation Students will explain the the solubility of a solid in a liquid  and the factors affecting it.  In an oral presentation they will summarize their conclusions using a graph showing the solubilities of different  solids, and using mathematical examples supporting their conclusions.
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    DCH47
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Thermochemical Calculations Thermodynamics is concerned with the energy changes that occur during physical /chemical  changes and addresses the concept of spontaneous change. Students should be able to differentiate  between endothermic  and exothermic reactions  and ;support their conclusions with thermochemical calculations involving enthalpy.
    PERFORMANCE: Teach a Lesson In groups of three, students will present a lesson explaining enthalpy and how these calculations will determine if a reaction is exothermic or endothermic.
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    DCH48
     
     
     
     

     

    CONTENT: Hf Calc and Hess' Law, or Lab Report: Hess' Law
    Chemical reactions take place in multiple stem sequences and Hess's Law predicts that the net change in enthalpy is not affected. Students should be able to demonstrate alternative step mechanisms  to calculate  Hf , and,  in doing so, demonstrate  an understanding of the concepts  of bond energy and heats of atomization.
    PERFORMANCE: Charts Which Demonstrate Hess' Law: Explanation of Hess' Law using charts or completed lab report . Class presentation and discussion of lab results. 
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