Marion Central School Chemistry Regents Level Curriculum Map

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Chemistry Regents Level - Curriculum Map

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Introduction to Chemistry the Central Science

Chance, Scientific method

Measurement, metric system, factor label method of problem solving. Significant digits and scientific notation.

Matter types and forms. Elements compounds and mixtures. Symbols Separation of mixtures

What is Science and how do you do science?


Introduction to Chemistry the Central Science

Chance, Scientific method, Law vs. theory

Measurement, metric system, factor label method of problem solving. Significant digits and scientific notation.

Matter types and forms. Elements compounds and mixtures. Symbols Separation of mixtures

Using measurement tools.

Making observations.

Memorizing the symbols of the elements.

Calculating heat energy.

Measurement lab, conversion problems,

Separation of mixtures lab,

. Conservation of mass lab, Physical vs. Chemical change lab

Candle Lab

Quiz on element symbols, application problems on factor label method. Unit test







4.3.1nn, r




Measurement lab, conversion problems, demonstrations of elements compounds and mixtures

Separation of mixtures lab,

. Conservation of mass lab, Physical vs. Chemical change lab


Atomic Structure and the Nuclear Atom. History and current understanding

What is matter made of and how do we know?

Atomic structure - History of the atom, discovery of atomic evidence, Dalton’s Atomic theory, proton, neutron, and electron discovery and properties, Atomic number, mass number, isotope, nuclear reactions, radioactivity, half-life, nuclear decay, atomic mass, flame emission spectra, energy level model of the atom, levels, sublevels, orbitals, afbau principle, Heisnberg uncertainty, Quantum mechanical model of the atom.

Bohr diagrams, atomic number mass number isotope calculations, orbital box diagrams

Quiz on atomic development, mass number atomic number quiz, Test Atomic structure, Atomic emissions element identification, and quiz on electron configuration.





4.4.4a, b, c, d, f

Intro to Atoms video(Hawkhill), cathode ray tube demonstration, atomic probability marble drop, half-life lab, Radon in the Home article critique, Flame test lab, flaming salts demonstration, Atomic spectral analysis lab, electron configuration drill.


Periodic Table

How do we organize all that we know about matter?

Periodic Table - - History of the table triads, octaves, mendeleev, periods, groups, families, trends in the table, metals, non-metals, metalloids, transition metals, ionization energy, electronegativity, atomic radius, Phases on the table, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, halogens, noble gases, placement on the table and electron configurations, rare earth metals, transuranium metals.

Making a table, determining the unknown element. Graphing Periodic properties

Periodic elements puzzle problem, Using the periodic table worksheet, periodic properties test.

4.3.v, w, x, y 4.3.1aa, bb, z

Graphs of periodic properties- intro to computer graphing, periodic trends demo using Na, K, Mg, Ca

Alkaline earth properties lab.


Mole concept

How do we work with things as small as atoms and with numbers so large?

Mole concept, mole mass, Formula mass, percent composition, empirical formula, molecular formula, determining, empirical formula.

empirical formula problem percent comp problems, balancing equations

Empirical formula quiz, formula mass quiz,

4.3.2b, c, d

4.3.3a, c, f, d,

Bolt/Nut problem, percent composition lab, set,

Chemical bonding

How does stuff hold together?

Chemical bonding- electrostatic nature of bonding, bonding’s relationship to properties, types of bonds, ionic bond, covalent bond, network bonding, metallic bonds, Lewis diagrams, polyatomic ions, coordinate covalent bonding, molecular substances, intermolecular attractions, dipole force, hydrogen bonding, vanderWaal’s force, polar bonds, non polar bonds, polar molecules, non polar molecules.

bond type quiz, Lewis diagram quiz for molecules and ions, Test on Chemical bonding.

6.3.1, 4.3.1.dd,w,4.5.2g,h

4.5.2a,d,n m, b, k

Sand-Salt-Sugar Lab, Intro to bonding Ward’s Filmstrip, Polarity and solubility lab, Physical models of molecules lab


Names of compounds

What is the Language of Chemistry?

Names of compounds binary and ionic polyatomic, Stock names for compounds, molecular names using prefix, , Writing equations, balancing equations, types of chemical reactions, applying moles to reactions, Names of compounds, , mass-volume problems, volume-volume problems.

predicting formula
balancing equations
mass-mass problems

Quiz on names, Quiz on balancing equations, Quiz on writing formula, Recognizing and using types of reactions to predict reaction out comes,
Test on Stoichiometry.

Drill and practice on names, drill and practice balancing equations, mole ratios in a reaction lab, lab on types of reactions, mole relations in a decomposition reaction, determine the Gram-Equivalent Weight of Magnesium lab, drill and practice diverse and authentic applications of stoichiometry, molar volume of a gas lab.


Energy in chemical reactions

How big of an explosion will it be?

, enthalpy, enthalpy changes, heat of reaction, calorimetry, endothermic, exothermic, Hess’ Law, specific heat, temperature, heat of formation table, Heat/Temperature

Kinetic theory, thermometry.

Explain energy transfer, use banking analogy to explain energy changes in a chemical reaction.

Enthalpy quiz, calorimetry quiz, specific heat problem, enthalpy test.

4.4.1b, c, d

4.4.2a, b, c

Demo of endothermic and exothermic reactions, discussion of energy change in all reactions, modeling of Hess’ Law to predict the heat of a reaction, specific heat lab, Hess’ law lab, calorimetry problem sets, heat of

reaction problem sets.

Kinetic theory and gases

How hot is the hot air balloon?

Kinetic theory and gases, nature and properties of gases, measurement in gases (P,V,n,T), Gas Laws (Boyles,Charles,Gay-Lussac), combined gas law, Dalton’s law of partial pressure, gas diffusion law, ideal gas, ideal gas equation, real gas behavior, Avogadro’s hypothesis,

Using Gas Laws

Use CBL to find Boyle’s Law and Charles Law.

Gas law quizzes, Gas law test, application problems worksheet,

Kinetic gas model, Boyle’s law demo, Charles’ law worksheet, Charles law lab,

Gas law quizzes, Gas law test, application problems worksheet,


4.3.1jj , 4.3.1.jj, kk

4.3.4c, e, i



What is a liquid

Liquids and solids, kinetic theory and phase, phase changes, evaporation, freezing, melting, boiling, heat of fusion, heat of vaporization, sublimation, water, vaporization and condensation, equilibrium vapor pressure, heating curves, phase diagrams,

liquefaction, triple point, changes of state.

Describe phase changes

Quizzes on vocabulary, quiz on heat of phase change calculations, take home test on solid and liquids and phase change.

Chapter in text, evaporation demonstration, cooling curve lab, heat of fusion lab, boiling point demonstration , cooling curve problem sets


- solute, solvent, soluble, insoluble, alloy, miscible, immiscible, aqueous solution, tincture.

Homogeneous mixture, evenly mixed, wont settle, can’t be filtered.

Types of solutions, concentrations of solutions, mass per volume, Molarity, molality, Normality, saturated, unsaturated, supersaturated, dilute, concentrated.

Solvation, solubility factors, solution rate factors, solubility curves.

Colligative properties, vapor pressure reduction, boiling point elevation, freezing point depression.

Use solubility curve, make a solubility curve, use concentration terms and calculations.

Dilution solution problem, colligative properties problems, solution characteristics test.

6.5.1 4.3.1oo, 4.3.1oo, pp

\ Gold penny demo, concentration problem sets, solubility curve lab, solubility rules lab.



Rates of reactions

How do you change the speed of a reaction?

Kinetics and Equilibrium

Rates of reactions, collision theory, rate factors, reaction mechanism.


Characteristics, approach, dynamic nature, shift, LeChatelier’s Principle, stress, Haber process, contact process, equilibrium law, Equilibrium constant, extent of reaction, solubility product constant, ionization constant.

Driving forces for chemical change, enthalpy and entropy, favorable, unfavorable, second law of thermodynamics, Gibb’s Free Energy.

Predict and measure reaction rates.

Rate problem sets, rates of reactions test.

Equilibrium test, Entropy problem.

6.4.1, 6.4.2, 4.3.1mm

4.3.4d, h, j

Rate lab, rate factors demonstrations, rate law calculation problems. LeChatelier’s Principle Lab, Equilibrium shift demonstration, solubility product constant group lab, Entropy demonstration.


Acids and bases

What is the difference between vinegar and baking soda?

Acids and bases

Properties, nomenclature, Arrhenius theory, bronsted theory, ionization, Kw, pH, neutralization, titration, buffers, conjugate pairs.

Using pH, titration, neutralization

Acids base properties quiz, acid base names quiz, Acid Base Test

4.3.1uu, ss, xx, zz

Properties of acids and bases lab, titration lab, plotting of titration curve with CBL


Is’t that shocking?


Oxidation number, reduction, oxidation, agents, half-reactions, balancing redox, electrochemistry, half-cells, cells, cell potential, electrolytic cells, electrolysis, standard electrode potentials.

Oxidation number quiz, half reaction quiz, test on electrochemistry

4.3.2f, h, k, l. j, k

Electrolysis lab, electroplating demonstration, potato clock.


Chemistry- Carbon

What is an “Inorganic” vegetable anyways?

Organic Chemistry- Carbon, Bonding, properties, isomers, structural formula, hydrocarbons, homologous series, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, benzene, IUPAC names, functional groups, organic reactions, petrochemical examples.

Quiz on names, quiz structural formulas, quiz on functional groups and reactions, organic test Regents review and practice

Final Exam
Regents Exam Physical Setting Chemsitry

4.3ff, gg, hh

Saponification lab, esterification demonstration

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