Savita Pall and Chemistry


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Please download the IB-Course Outline.

IB Course Outline 2012- 2013

Lab Expectations-Lab Reports

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

Key Terms

Chemistry Data Booklet

Chemistry Definitions by Units

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.


The following is all the relevant information required for the write-up of IB Labs.

Lab Write-Up-IA Criteria_09-10

IB Design Lab-Explanation_11-12


The following are all the checklists that are required by you to ensure that you have fulfilled the criteria required for the write-up of the IB Labs.




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

Internal Assessment Criteria

January 14,  2013

The following IB Labs will be used for the Internal assessment, please review them and then plan the labs using the IB Internal Assessment Checklists as a guide.  

IA-Planning Labs_12-13

IA-Planning Lab Thermochemistry


March 26,  2013

The following  Tests will be required by you to complete during the week of April 2, 2013.

Organic Test 1

Test 1 2002 2003



February 11,  2013

Please download the new unit:  Organic, (Part 2) for the week starting  February 16, 2013.  

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.    Functional Group Notes-Ryder

 2.       System of organic nomenclature

 3.       Alkanes

  4.      Alkenes

   5.    Stereoisomers-Enantiomers

6.    Halogeno-alkanes

7.    Comparison SN1and SN2

8.   Reaction Pathway R-X

9.    Alkanols and Phenols

10.     Summary Table-Ethanol

11.    Aromatic-Benzene

12.    Presence of Substituents on Benzene

13.    Carbonyl Compounds

14.    Alkanoic Acids

15.    Polymers

16.    PowerPoint Presentation


Review Organic Quest


Hydrolysis of Halogeno Compounds



Please download the new unit:  Redox, for the week starting  January 14 , 2013.  

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


9.    Quantitative Aspects of Electrolytic Reactions

10.     Redox Review


1.    Activity Series-Quiz 2

2.    Displacement of metals

3.    Lab-Quiz-Halogens-Halide ions

4.    Electrochemical Cell Diagrams

5.    Electrochemical cells

6.    Quiz-Electrochemical Cells-Cd-Ag

7.    Corrosion Review Questions

8.    Quantitative Calculations 1

9.    Electrochemistry Stoichiometry

10.    Unit Review Question 06-07

11.    Review Questions


1.    Oxidation Numbers of Manganese

2.    Redox Titration Using Permanganate

3.    Electrochemical Cells

4.    Electrolysis

5.    Electroplating


December  3, 2012

Please download the new unit:  Acid- Base, for the week starting December 3, 2012.  

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

(You are not required to download this, this is the IB 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 Curve-pH vs. Volume-Strong Acid-Strong Base

10.    Hydrolysis of Ions-Titration Problems

11.    Outline of Acid-Base Unit Review


1.    Review Questions on acid-Base Definitions

2.    Review Questions

3.    Review Calculations 1

4.    Determination of pH of Weak Acid Solution

5.    Determination of pH of Weak Base Solution

6.    Titration Problems

7.    Ka and Kb Problems

8.    Buffer Problems

9.    Solving for pH at Equivalence Point

10.    Review and Tests -Acid-Base


1.    Ka-Weak Acid

2.    Analysis of Aspirin

3.    Titration Plot Activity

4.    Hydrolysis - Planning Lab

5.    Planning-Indigestion Medicine

6.    Determination of Acetic Acid in Bubble Gum


November 5, 2012

Please download  the new Unit Equilibrium, for the week starting November 5, 2012.

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

6.    Equilibrium Concept Map


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

October 29, 2012

The following are a Practice Quiz and two Tests, that will help you to understand the basics of the Kinetics Unit.

Quiz-Concentration versus Time-04-05

Kinetics Unit Test-01-02

Kinetics Unit Test-2003-2004

October 20, 2012

The following is a Practice Energetic Question with answer key, that was prepared and typed by Ryan Hum, please thank him. This should be a good practice question that was covered in class.

Energetic-Practice Questions- Markscheme

October 12, 2012

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 October 22, 2012.

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.    Assignment 1-Kinetics Calculations

2.    Rate of Reaction between Magnesium and Hydrochloric Acid

3.    Effect of Surface Area

4.   Graph-Definition-Factors

5.    Kinetic Energy and Temperature-Distribution

6.      Kinetics-ICT

7.    Rate Law

8.    Rate Law Order and PE

9.    Problems First Order Reactions

10.    Arrhenius Equation Problems

11.    Kinetics-Practice Quiz


Factors Affecting Rates of Chemical Reactions

Lab-Oxalate-Permanganate Clock

Lab-Determination of Activation Energy

September 24, 2012

The following Energetic Lab will be required this week:

Hess Lab Microscale

September 4, 2012

We will be starting the new Unit: Energetics, (Thermodynamics)

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 it is the outline pertaining to the IB Course Outline.)

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.    Lattice Energies and Born Haber cycle

6.    Entropy and Free Energy

7.    Reaction Spontaneity Table

8.    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

15.    Enthalpy-Review-IB Questions


1.    Life-Saver Planning Lab

2.    Enthalpy of zinc and copper(II) Sulphate

2.    Enthalpy Change of Mg and HCl

3.    ICT Spreadsheet -Bond Enthalpies

4.    Enthalpy of Ionic Compounds

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

6.    Heat You Can Eat Lab

7.    Combustion of Alcohols