Savita Pall and Chemistry


Welcome to SCH4UE


2 September 2008

Welcome to IB (II) Chemistry. 

Please download the course outline.

IB-New Course Outline 07-09

Syllabus Outline for Chemistry

The following criteria for the Internal assessment will serve as a useful guide.  


The following Equation Sheet will be required for the duration of the course and you will be required to bring it into tests and quizzes.

Equation Sheet

You are required to bring the Chemistry Data Booklet into the class at all times, hence please download it and place it into your Chemistry Binder.

Chemistry Data Booklet_07-09

The following Key Terms will help you to understand the requirements for a test question and hence answer test questions.

Key Terms

Please make sure that you are aware of the Lab Safety and Survival Rules.

Rules for survival in the Laboratory

Safety and Chemical Waste Management

Please download the Chemistry Lab Format as this will be useful as a guide to correct Lab Report writing skills; and the Internal Assessment, IA, Lab Portfolio Marking Scheme.

 (You will be required to attach one of these to each of your written Labs that you hand in for correction).

Format Lab Write Up_08

IA Portfolio Marking Scheme_09

May 5,  2009

Option D: Medicines and Drugs Notes and Review Package are now available.

IB-Exam Questions and Answers-Drugs and Medicines




The Organic Review: Topic 10 & 20 is now available, thank you to Edmond Chung.

Organic Review-09

The following are the IB outline for the Topic 1, 11, 2, 12,3, 13,4, and 14. 

Also  Option D: Medicines and Drugs outline is included.

1 Quantitative Chemistry

2 Atomic Structure

12 Atomic Structure

3 Periodicity

13 Periodicity

4 Bonding

14 Bonding

Option D Medicines and Drugs



April 30,  2009

The following IB - Organic Reviews will be useful for the exam.

Organic-IB-MC-Exam Question-Answers

Organic-IB-Short-Exam Questions-Answers

April 27,  2009

The following IB redox review will be useful for exam review.

Redox Review-IB-Short Questions

Redox Review-IB Questions

April 11,  2009

The updated Table of Contents with unit numbers included, for the PSOW for your Lab Portfolio is now available.


April 5,  2009

The updated Table of Contents for the Lab Portfolio is now available.

Lab-Table of Contents 4UE-April-08-09


March 28,  2009

Please download the new unit:  Organic, for the week starting  March 30, 2009.  

The following is the IB outline for the Topic 10 and 20. 

Also  Option G: Further Organic Chemistry outline is included.

(You are not required to download this, it is the outline pertaining to the unit.)

10 Organic Chemistry

20 Organic Chemistry

Option G Further Organic Chemistry



1.    Introduction to organic

2.   Introduction to organic reaction mechanism

3.    Table of Functional Groups

4.    Nomenclature IMFA Chart

5.   System of organic nomenclature

6.   Alkanes

7.    Alkenes

8.    Classification of Organic Isomers

9.    .Stereoisomers-Enantiomers

    Organic Chemistry Review1

    Organic 1 Summary Notes

10.    Aromatic-Benzene

11.    Presence of Substituents on Benzene

12.    Comparison Table of Aliphatic and Aromatic

13.    Halogeno-alkanes

14.    Comparison SN1and SN2

15.   Reaction Pathway R-X

16.    Alkanols and Phenols

    Summary Table-Ethanol

17.    Organic Problem Solving

18.     Polymers

19.    Analytical Techniques


1.    Calculations in organic

2.    Nomenclature

3.    IMFA-Boiling Point

4.    Alkane - Alkene - Aromatic - Isomerism


Hydrolysis of Halogeno Compounds



March 11,  2009

The Table of Contents for the Lab Portfolio is now available.

Lab Portfolio-Table of Contents 4UE_08-09

February 21,  2009

Please download the new unit:  Redox, for the week starting  23 February 2009.  

The following is the IB outline for the Topic 9 and 19.

(You are not required to download this, it is the outline pertaining to the unit.)

9 Oxidation and Reduction

19 Oxidation and Reduction


1.    Intro to Redox

2.    Balancing using Oxidation Numbers

3.    Inorganic-Review

4.    Balancing by Ion-Electron Method

5.    Electrochemical Cells

6.    Corrosion

7.    Electrolysis

8.    Quantitative Aspects of Electrolytic Reactions

9.     Redox Review


1.    Displacement of metals

2.    Electrochemical cells

3.    Corrosion Review Questions

4.    Quantitative Calculations 1

5.    Review Questions


1.    Oxidation Numbers of Manganese

2.    Redox Titration Using Permanganate

3.    Electrochemical Cells

4.    Electrolysis

5.    Electroplating


 January  28  2009

The following is the IA Lab that you are performing next week.  You are required to use it to plan the lab.

IA-Planning Lab 1-08-09


January  26  2009

Please download the new unit:  Acid- Base, for the week starting 26 January 2009.  

The following is the IB outline for the Topic 8 and 18.

(You are not required to download this, but  it is the outline pertaining to the unit.)

8 Acids and bases

18 Acids and Bases

UNIT:  Acids - Bases 


1.    Flowchart Classification Compounds

2.    ACIDS and BASES

3.    Effect of Structure on Acid-Base Properties

4.    Hydrolysis of Ions

5.    The Common Ion Effect

6.    Buffers and pH of Buffers

7.    Titration Notes

8.    Titration Curve-Strong Acid-Strong Base

9.    Titration Curves


1.    Review Questions on acid-Base Definitions

2.    Review Questions

3.    Review Calculations 1

4.    Titration Problems

5.    Ka and Kb Problems

6.    Buffer Problems

7.    Review and Test -Acid-Base


Titration Plot Activity

Hydrolysis - Planning Lab


 December 18  2008

The following Rates Review will help you to prepare for the Test. (Thank you to Edmund Chung).  Do not forget to practice the Multiple Choice.  

Review-Rate of Reaction-08-09

Please download  the new Unit Equilibrium, for the new year, starting 5 January 2009.

Unit: Equilibrium: Topic 7 and 17 of the IB Syllabus.

The following is the IB outline for the Topic 7 and 17.

(You are not required to download this, but  it is the outline pertaining to the unit.)

7 Equilibrium

17 Equilibrium

Please download the new Unit: Equilibrium

1.    Equilibrium in chemical reactions

2.    Summary Table of Equilibrium and Rates

3.    Gibbs Free Energy and Equilibrium

4.    Quantitative Equilibrium Review

5.      Equilibrium-Unit Review


1.    Graphing Equilibrium

2.    Review -Qualitative Equilibrium

3.    Le Chatelier's Principle

4.    A Case Study of the Haber Process

5.    Application of Equilibrium Questions

6.    Equilibrium Calculation Practice I and II

7.    Free Energy and Equilibrium Constant


Equilibrium Simulation Lab

Application of Le Chatelier's Principle

The Equilibrium Constant


December 2  2008

The following Multiple Choice Practice will help you to prepare for the test.  Please download the following lab, as we will  need it for next week.

Multiple Choice Practice I

Lab-Oxalate-Permanganate Clock

November 4  2008

The following IB- Enthalpy Review Questions will help you to prepare for the Test this week.

Enthalpy-Review-IB Questions

Unit: Kinetics: Topic 6 and 16 of the IB Syllabus.

The following is the IB outline for the Topic 6 and 16.

(You are not required to download this, but it is the outline pertaining to the unit.)

6 Kinetics

16 Kinetics

Please download the following Unit for the week starting November 10 2008.

Unit: Chemical Kinetics


1.    Chemical Kinetics

2.    Energy in Kinetics

3.    Reaction Mechanism Notes

4.    Rate Law and Order

5.    Half-life

6.    Arrhenius Equation

7.    Catalysis

8.    Kinetics Review

9.    Kinetics Review Notes


1.    Effect of Surface Area

2.   Graph-Definition-Factors

3.    Kinetic Energy and Temperature-Distribution

4.    Rate Law

5.    Rate Law Order and PE

6.    Problems First Order Reactions

7.    Arrhenius Equation Problems


Factors Affecting Rates of Chemical Reactions

20 October2008

Please download the following:

ICT-Spreadsheet using Bond Enthalpies

Planning Lab-Paraffin Wax

9 October2008

The following  is the instructions for the Group IV project.

Have a very enjoyable Thanksgiving week-end.

Group4 Instructions_Mer-Blue_07-09

29 September 2008

The following Quiz-Thermodynamic 1 will help you to prepare for the quiz this week.

Quiz-Thermochemistry I-02-03.pdf

16 September 2008

The following is the Outline for the planning lab. This should help you to prepare the design of the lab.

Outline Plan for Lab Investigation

We will be starting with a Grade 11 Review. 

You MUST download the package: Review of Grade 11 Chemistry, and bring it to the class for the week starting September 2, and the following Lab.

Review of Grade 11 Chemistry_08-09

How Much-Planning Lab Mole Unit

Unit: Thermodynamics: Topic 5 and 15 of the IB Syllabus.

The following is the IB outline for the Topic 5 and 15.

(You are not required to download this, but is the outline pertaining to the unit.)

5  Energetics

15 Energetics

Unit: Thermodynamics


1.    Introduction to thermodynamics

2.    Table of definitions of types of enthalpy changes

3.    Hess's Law Notes

4.    Bond Energy Notes

5.    Entropy and Free Energy

6.    Reaction Spontaneity Table

7.    Thermodynamics-Review


1.    Specific Heat and Heat Capacity Problems1

2.    Specific Heat and Heat Capacity Problems2

3.    Enthalpy Changes for Warming Substances and Changes of State

4.    Enthalpy of acid-base_07-08

5.    Equations using Heats of Reaction

6.    Equations using Heats of Rxn_2_07-08

7.    Hess's Law and Calorimetry Problems

8.    Summation of Heats of Reactions and Hess's Law Problems

9.    Enthalpy Review Questions

10.    Bond Enthalpies

11.    Entropy Assignment 1

12.    Assignment 2 Spontaneous Processes

13.    Assignment 3 Free Energy

14.    Review Entropy and Free Energy


1.    Life-Saver Planning Lab

2.    measuring specific heat capacity planning lab

2.    Enthalpy Change of Mg and HCl

3.    enthalpy of four chemical reactions

4.    Use of a Spreadsheet to Construct a Born-Haber Cycle

5.    Heat You Can Eat Lab

6.    Combustion of Alcohols