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Honors Chemistry
Academic Year 2017-18

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Last update: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:03 AM

Information Resources

Resources are contain useful information, but do not have "work" that was expected to be turned in for credit. Some of the resources listed are handouts and worksheets that were given to other chemistry classes; you may still find them useful. For some material that I have distributed in accord with a copyright agreement, I will send you to the source on the Internet, if posting a copy on this website would be a violation of the author's copyright.

Resource Description
Lewis Structures, Formal Charge, and Resonance This handout connects Lewis Structures with Formal Charge and Resonance.
Lewis Structures This handout gives an overview of Lewis Structures, and gives a brief set of steps to follow that will help you draw and understand appropriate Lewis structures.
Table of Average Bond Enthalpy Values This is another accompilation of data from various sources, all of which are in the public domain. As yet another printable resource, it will also be more convenient than the table of values in your book.
Standard Enthalpy of Formation Table This is an accompilation of data from various sources, all of which are in the public domain. As a printable resource, it is somewhat more convenient than the table of values in your book.
The Saturation Vapor Pressure of Water This resource gives the saturation vapor pressure of water in the temperature range of 15 °C to 30 °C.
Functional Groups This list of functional groups contains all that were introduced in the textbook, plus a few more that have biological relevance.
Solubility Chart This handout is a partial list of solubility rules for common anions and cations. Using your data from the Cornerstone lab activity, "Precipitation Reactions" you will complete the last two columns. (Even when these columns are filled in, this chart does not represent all of the ionic compound solubility "rules".)

Honors Chemistry Survival Resources

Resources found here are useful for understanding the workings of Honors Chemistry, and solid advice on the best practices working your way through what can be a challenging curriculum.

Resource Description
Course Description and Grading Philosophy This handout gives and overview of honors chemistry along with a description of my grading philosophy. My grading scale is also included.
The Nuts and Bolts of Honors Chemistry The nuts and bolts of the course are found in this handout. Included are what you will need for the classroom, attendance, getting extra help, etc.
Your Reading Journal; a Learning Tool This handout describes what you need to know to write a useful Reading Journal.
Your Laboratory Notebook This handout describes how to use and what belongs in your Laboratory Notebook.
Writing Scientific Laboratory Reports This handout describes the required components of the different types of laboratory reports that are required in honors chemistry.
Survival Guide for Planet Crosbia This handout was written by an assembly of former, successful honors chemistry students. It contains advice on best practices for a successful experience in honors chemistry.

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Study Guides

Study Guides may be made available to students as an additional resource to help is assigned to assist in studying, however, they are not intended to serve as the sole source of information for the test.

  Study Guide   Description
Cation Nomenclature This resource is a study guide covering the basics of the nomenclature of cations.
Anion Nomenclature This resource is a study guide covering the basics of the nomenclature of anions.
Naming Chemical Compounds This resource is a brief description on the naming of inorganic chemical compounds.
on Significant Figures The American Chemical Society created some resources that go along with the book. These pages on significant figures are part of that package. There is no Copyright on the paper.
Molecular Shapes This is a blank handout to be completed during or following the (in-class) development of molecular shapes.
Mole Circle! Mole Circle is a recource to help students understand the centrality of the mole in chemical calculations. Mass to volume, particles to mass, etc., all have to go through Mole Circle!


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