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Honors Physical Science
Chemical Bonding and Reactions - A study of chemical interactions of matter.
Test date (March 10-11, 2003)                        workQuiz (March 6, 2003)

This unit will allow each student to:

  1.  gain a better understanding of  how atoms combine chemically and to predict results using the periodic table
  2. continue making proper scientific measurements and calculations
  3. define and properly use all vocabulary
  4. properly apply all terms in describing/explaining real world examples
  5. relate these concepts her/his daily activities and behaviors
  6. teach someone else the concepts discussed
  7. practice proper laboratory safety
This will be accomplished by each student that is able to:
  1. explain chemical bonding in terms of energy and stability
  2. use the periodic table to identify # of valence electrons and oxidation numbers of elements
  3. write electron dot diagrams of common elements
  4. describe the process of simple ionic bonding
  5. briefly describe covalent bonding
  6. distinguish between polar and nonpolar molecules
  7. write formulas and names for binary compounds
  8. identify monatomic and polyatomic ions and use to properly form ionic compounds
  9. identify reactants and products of a chemical reaction
  10. recognize symbols used in a chemical equation
  11. write a complete, balanced chemical equation based on given reactants (names and formulas)
  12. balance chemical equations according to the law of conservation of matter/mass
  13. identify and describe the four main types of chemical reactions
  14. use previous/current observations of reactions to identify unlabeled substances


Honors Physical Science
Chemical Bonding and Reactions - A study of chemical interactions of matter.

Holt Science Spectrum - issued textbook Foundations of Physical Science - See teacher for access 
4.1 - Compounds and Molecules
4.2 - Ionic and Covalent Bonding - p. 122 #1, 5, 7
4.3 - Compound Names and Formulas - p. 128 #1, 3, 6, 7
5.1 - The Nature of Chemical Reactions
5.2 -  Reaction Types - p. 160 #1, 4, 6, 7
5.3 - Balancing Chemical Equations - p. 168 #1-3
Chapter 19 - Molecules and Compounds 
Chapter 20 - Chemical Reactions
Chapter 21 - Types of Reactions
Chapter 22 - Chemistry and the Environment

Lingo to be Learned- you are expected to know the boldface words for the baseQuiz

ion, ionic bond, covalent bond, chemical formula, chemical equation, valence electron, energy level, cation, anion, monatomic, polyatomic ion, synthesis reaction, decomposition reaction, single displacement reaction, double displacement reaction, subscript, superscript, yield, molecule, stability, polar, nonpolar, binary compound, oxidation number, coefficient

Worksheets  - Writing Chemical Formulas and Balancing Equations

Group Lab - OLD YELLOW!

One must be turned in the day of the workQuiz.
You can choose to turn in one from this link, use in class options, or choose to find an article.

p. 125 #1-4
(writing chem formulas)
p. 166 #1-5
(balancing chem equations)

Possible applications
These may help you in deciding what path to follow for STS articles or the Final Project.
-Household chemical safety 
-Redox reactions 
-Statue of Liberty restoration
-Developing new medicines 
-The Hindenburg 
-Silicon Valley 
-What is 'light salt'?
-How do fireworks work? 
-Fuels used to propel the space shuttle. 
-Depletion of the ozone layer.