Course Description / Rationale
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.
|Unit Titles and Descriptions||Time Allocated|
|Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding|
Students will develop an understanding of the structure of an element that allows us to predict its physical and chemical properties. They will investigate the physical and chemical properties of compounds based on the type of chemical bond formed. The appropriate use of chemicals will be examined in order to minimize the risks to human health and the environment.
Students will demonstrate an understanding that chemicals react in predictable ways and will investigate different types of chemical reactions. They will assess the significant implications of chemical reactions and their applications for society and the environment.
|Quantities in Chemical Reactions|
Students will be introduced to the mole concept and how it can be used to describe chemical reactions quantitatively. They will also apply an understanding of quantitative relationships in determining the efficiency of chemical reactions and how such reactions can be optimized.
|Solutions and Solubility|
In this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding that properties of solutions can be described qualitatively and quantitatively, and can be predicted. They will assess the unique physical and chemical properties of water in supporting living organisms. Students will also analyse the origins of water pollution along with a variety of economic, social, and environmental issues related to drinking water.
|Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry|
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the properties of gases are predictable and can be described qualitatively and quantitatively. They will evaluate the ways in which human activities and technology can have a cumulative effect on air quality. Students will also describe and evaluate Canadian initiatives to reduce air pollution, including ways to reduce their own carbon footprint.
|Final (Cumulative) Assessment|
This is a proctored exam worth 30% of your final grade.
Resources required by the student:
Note: This course is entirely online and does not require or rely on any textbook. However, students are free to purchase the Nelson or McGraw-Hill Ryerson textbook as reference, directly from the publisher or vendor.
- A scanner, smart phone camera, or similar device to upload handwritten or hand-drawn work
Resources provided by Onstudy Academy:
- Interactive Periodic Table
- Online calculator
Overall Curriculum Expectations
|A.||Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration|
|A1||demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating);|
|A2||identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.|
|B||Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding|
|B1||analyse the properties of commonly used chemical substances and their effects on human health and the environment, and propose ways to lessen their impact;|
|B2||investigate physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds, and use various methods to visually represent them;|
|B3||demonstrate an understanding of periodic trends in the periodic table and how elements combine to form chemical bonds.|
|C1||analyse chemical reactions used in a variety of applications, and assess their impact on society and the environment;|
|C2||investigate different types of chemical reactions;|
|C3||demonstrate an understanding of the different types of chemical reactions.|
|D||Quantities in Chemical Reactions|
|D1||analyse processes in the home, the workplace, and the environmental sector that use chemical quantities and calculations, and assess the importance of quantitative accuracy in industrial chemical processes;|
|D2||investigate quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, and solve related problems;|
|D3||demonstrate an understanding of the mole concept and its significance to the quantitative analysis of chemical reactions.|
|E||Solutions and Solubility|
|E1||analyse the origins and effects of water pollution, and a variety of economic, social, and environmental issues related to drinking water;|
|E2||investigate qualitative and quantitative properties of solutions, and solve related problems;|
|E3||demonstrate an understanding of qualitative and quantitative properties of solutions.|
|F||Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry|
|F1||analyse the cumulative effects of human activities and technologies on air quality, and describe some Canadian initiatives to reduce air pollution, including ways to reduce their own carbon footprint;|
|F2||investigate gas laws that explain the behaviour of gases, and solve related problems;|
|F3||demonstrate an understanding of the laws that explain the behaviour of gases.|