Electron configurations give us a much better way to identify the electrons that participate in chemical bonding.  We will practice this skill by playing a modified form of the classic board game, Battleship. Agenda 3.4 Discussion/Research – Electron Positioning Activity Electron Configuration Battleship Homework Finish/Revise 3.4 – Electron Positioning Activity  

Pre-AP Day 32


Today we will formally introduce integrated rate laws.  We can determine linear expressions to help us identify the order of reactants if comparative rate data is not available. Agenda 3.3 practice Q&A 3.3 Discussion Bleach/Dye Lab wrap up Homework Finish/revise the 3.3 practice Write your lab conclusion document  

AP Day 32 – Rate Graphs


Now that trends are clear, we are starting to see just how important electrons are.  Today we start on our look at the way electrons are organized around the nucleus. Agenda 3.3 Practice Q&A 3.4 Discussion/Research – Electron Positioning Activity Homework Continue 3.4 – Electron Positioning Activity, #1 – 4  

Pre-AP Day 31



Time to show what you know!  Demonstrate your understanding of order, rate laws, and approaches to analyzing rate data today. Agenda 3.2 Q&A 3.2 Quiz Homework Attend the Bleach/Dye lab if you missed Saturday Work through the 3.3 practice (as much as you can)  

AP Day 31 – Rate Quiz


We have used rate data in order to determine a rate equation.  Now it’s time to design our own experiment to determine a reaction rate and create a rate law. Agenda Kinetics Experiments & Graphs Background Experimental Design Finding Optimal Wavelength Finding Volume Ratio Determining Dye Order Determining Bleach Order […]

AP Day 30.5 – Bleach/Dye Kinetics


As we continue building on our understanding of Atomic Theory, it is important for us to consider a few trends observed on the periodic table. Agenda Atomic Theory Quizizz Periodic Trends Discussion Homework Complete the 3.3 Practice – Periodic Trends  

Pre-AP Day 30



Now that we understand how to determine a reaction rate, it’s time to analyze data to determine rate equations. Agenda 3.1 Practice 3.1 Quiz 3.2 Discussion/edpuzzle review 3.2 Practice Homework Finish 3.2 practice Come Saturday for the Bleach-Dye Lab  

AP Day 30 – Rate Laws


We are finished with thermo and now will move into chemical kinetics; reaction rates and rate factors. Agenda 3.1a Q&A (Rates & Rate factors) 3.1b Discussion (Collision Theory) Homework 3.2 Edpuzzle  

AP Day 29 – Kinetics Intro


Today we get to wrap up the isotope activity and start our discussion of Atomic Theory. Agenda HW Check (Cool Down 28, Isotopes p.5-p.6) Inside Isotopes Lab Atomic Theory Discussion Homework Finish the ‘Inside Isotopes’ Pages 7 -10 and come ready to discuss your work next class Attend the Exam […]

Pre-AP Day 29



As we continue to dive deeper into the isotope and average atomic mass concepts, we will model the function of a mass spectrometer using a sampling of colored beans. Agenda Warm Up/Pre-Lab Check Inside Isotopes Lab Cool Down Homework Finish the ‘Inside Isotopes’ Pages 5 & 6 and come ready […]

Pre-AP Day 28