Chemistry 11

Chemistry 11 Course Details


Clint Surry


Science 10 and Foundations and Precalculus Math 10 or permission from the course teacher.


Chemistry 11 was developed to promote the acquisition of knowledge and the learning of problem solving skills as related to core chemistry concepts. The course emphasizes the application of chemistry in every day life, including skills required in the workplace, while promoting positive attitudes towards science and scientific literacy. Activities are based on authentic experiences whenever possible.

There are four modules with a test for each module. Several lab activities are included. Students should attempt to perform the labs only if they have access to an appropriate lab facility including approved safety-related equipment and protective gear. The ability to properly and safely dispose of waste chemicals is also critical. Supervision by qualified personnel is a must. Sample lab data is provided for those students who do not have access to an appropriate facility. A scientific calculator is required. It CANNOT be programmable. The calculator must NOT have a QWERTY keyboard, nor any external devices like memory cards or a printer.

Module 1: Basic Concepts and Skills
Module 2: Periodic Table, Periodic Trends and Combining Elements
Module 3: The Mole, Chemical Reactions, Interpreting Equations, Solutions
Module 4: Organic Chemistry






- Students can correspond in writing with the course marker through the submission sheets with each assignment.
- Students will communicate with the teacher/advisor to get any needed support.


4 modules with assignments and labs

4 module tests. Tests 1, 2, and 4 are 2 hours each, Test 3 is 3 hours


Orientation to Chem 11 - 10%
Assignments - 30%
Tests - 60%

BC Performance Standards


Limited tutorial support by appointment at SIDES


BC Science Chemistry 11 by Edvantage Media (SIDES edition)


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Module 1: Basic Concepts and Skills

Section 1
What is Chemistry?; Classes of Matter; Atomic Models; Elements and Symbols

Section 2
Scientific Method; Experiments; Lab Safety; WHMIS-Workplace Hazardous Material Information System

Section 3
SI Base Units; Common SI Prefixes; Derived SI Units; Calculating with Units; Measurement; Significant Figures; Calculations and Significant Figures

Section 4
Graphing Relationships; Slope; Density Experiment

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1

Module 2: The Periodic Table, Periodic Trends and Combining Elements

Section 1
The Periodic Table; Atoms, Ions and Isotopes; Periodicity - Groups of Elements; Alkali Metals; Alkaline Earth Metals; The Halogens; The Noble Gases; Families of Other Representative Elements; Transition Elements, Lanthanides and Actinides

Section 2
Electron Configurations; Valence Electrons; Electron Dot Formulas for Atoms; Combining Capacities; Ionic and Covalent Bonding Explained; Lewis Diagrams; Lewis Diagrams - Multiple Bonds; Lewis Diagrams - Complex Ions

Section 3
Compounds; Combining Capacities; Naming Ionic Binary Compounds of Group 1 and 2 Elements; Naming Covalent Compounds; Naming Compounds that Contain Multivalent Metals; Naming Ternary Compounds; Writing Formulas for Compounds

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2

Module 3: The Mole, Chemical Reactions, Interpreting Equations, and Solutions

Section 1
Atomic Mass; The Mole; Mole Calculations; Experiment - Mass, Moles and the Number of Atoms; Molar Volume

Section 2
Molar Mass of a Compound; Mole Calculations; Percent Composition; Determining a Formula from Percent Composition; Empirical and Molecular Formulas; Experimental Determination of Empirical Formulas

Section 3
Solids, Liquids and Gases; Describing Chemical Changes; Balancing Equations; Types of Reactions; Energy and Chemical Reactions

Section 4
Interpreting Equations - Stoichiometry; Limiting and Excess Reagents

Section 5
Solutions; Polar and Non-Polar Solutions; Molar Concentration; Preparing Standard Solutions; Dilution; Calculations Involving Balanced Equations and Solutions; Electrolytes and Non-Electrolytes; Ion Concentrations; Acids, Bases, and Salts.

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3

Module 4: Organic Chemistry

Section 1
Organic Compounds; Alkanes; Isomers of Alkanes; Naming Alkanes; Alkenes; Alkynes; Cyclic Alkanes

Section 2
Alcohols; Aldehydes and Detones; Ethers; Carboxylic Acids; Esters; Amines and Amides; Aromatic Compounds; Polymers.

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4


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