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SCH3U Chemistry – Grade 11 (University)

Course Details

  • 3. Grade 11

PREREQUISITE: Science, Grade 10, Academic

GRADE: 11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

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Course Overview

SCH3U online 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. In SCH3U online, 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 ONE
Matter, Periodic Trends, and Chemical Bonding

Essential Question: How can we use the periodic table to make sense of matter?

In this unit, students will investigate the physical and chemical properties and naming of elements and compounds. Students will use various methods to visually represent them. A more in-depth look at the atomic model and how subatomic particles impact the overall physical and chemical properties of each element will be performed.

UNIT TWO
Chemical Reactions

Essential Question: How can we make sense of the reactions of everyday substances?

In this unit, students will discover how to predict products of chemical reactions. Students will apply their knowledge and perform simulated laboratory experiments with the goal of producing a specific substance. Students will apply their understanding in analyzing Green Chemistry applications in industry and everyday life.

UNIT THREE
Mole and Reaction Stoichiometry

Essential Question: How can we measure what we cannot directly quantify?

In this unit, students will learn that chemistry deals with quantities of matter, measured in units of the gram or the litre or the “chemist’s dozen” – the mole. Stoichiometry is the chemist’s method of calculating quantities of matter needed for chemical reactions. Students will design and perform several simulated labs, each increasing in complexity leading up to a culminating activity in which they will design a lab to produce a specific amount of product.

UNIT FOUR
Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry

Essential Question: How do hot air balloons work?

In this unit, students will study gases to see how a theory of submicroscopic molecules can be used to explain macroscopic experimental observations. This understanding will be built through analysis of lab demonstrations and individual problem-solving tasks. Stoichiometry problems use the concept of the mole to compare quantities of substances in chemical equations – such quantities may include volumes of gases at various conditions of temperature and pressure. Through calculations and research, students will be able to explain the safety concerns involved with compressed gases and analyze applications related to atmospheric chemistry.

UNIT FIVE
Solutions, Solubility, Acids and Bases

Essential Question: What are we drinking?

In this unit, students will gain the knowledge base to explain why water is such a good solvent. Water is one of the most remarkable chemical substances. One of its most important properties is its ability to dissolve other substances to form aqueous solutions. Calculating the exact concentrations of solutions such as acids and bases is of critical importance to many healthcare professionals. Students will develop the skills to determine the concentration of a solution and its potential effect on the environment or the human body.

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