Savita Pall and Chemistry


Welcome to SCH4UE


September 3, 2013

Please download the IB-Course Outline.

IB Course Outline 2013- 2014

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


March 18,  2014

The following is a practice Quest, useful practice for the upcoming evaluation.


Redox Quest Answer Key

March 17,  2014

Please download the new unit:  Organic, (Part 2) for the week starting  March 17, 2014.  

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.    Nomenclature-IMFA Chart

 3.   System of organic nomenclature

 4.     Organic-Chemistry Review1

 5.       Alkanes

 6.      Alkenes

 7.    Alkenes-Reactions Flow Chart

8.    Organic-1-Summary Notes

 9.    Stereoisomers-Enantiomers

 10.    Halogeno-alkanes

11.    Comparison SN1and SN2

12.    Halogenoalkane Flowchart

13.   Reaction Pathway R-X

14.    Alkanols and Phenols

15.     Summary Table-Ethanol

16.     Polymers

17.    Characteristic Tests for Organic Compounds

18.      Organic Review-Topic 10 and 20

19.    Organometallic Compounds

20.    Aromatic-Benzene

21.    Presence of Substituents on Benzene

22.    Carbonyl Compounds

23.    Alkanoic  Acids

24.    PowerPoint Presentation


1.    Calculations in organic

2.    IMFA-Boiling Point

3.    Nomenclature

4.    Nomenclature-Answers

5.    Halogenoalkane

6.    Review Organic-RX Questions

7.    Organic Problem Solving

8.    Review Organic Quest


1.    Reactions of Saturated and Unsaturated

2.    Preparation and Reactions of Acetylene

3.    Hydrolysis of Halogeno Compounds

4.    Reactions of Alcohols

5.    Preparation of Esters



January 12, 2014

The following is a practice test , and the Answer Key to the Multiple Choice section,  useful practice for the upcoming evaluation.

Acid-Base Test_V1_12-13

Answer Key-Acid-Base Unit Test-4UE-V1_12-13

Please download the new unit:  Redox, for the week starting  January 27 , 2014.  

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

November 27, 2013

The following is a practice tests , useful practice for the upcoming evaluation.

Unit Test Equilibrium 2012-2013

November 23, 2013

Please download the new unit:  Acid- Base, for the week starting December 2, 2013.  

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.    Answer Key-Ka-Kb Problems

9.    Buffer Problems

10.    Answer Key-Buffer Problems

11.    Solving for pH at Equivalence Point

12.    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 3, 2013

Please download  the new Unit Equilibrium, for the week starting November 11, 2013.

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.    Answers to Equilibrium Calculations I and II

8.    Free Energy and Equilibrium Constant


Equilibrium Simulation Lab

Application of Le Chatelier's Principle

The Equilibrium Constant


October 26, 2013

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 21, 2013.

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.    Answer Key-Rate Law

9.    Rate Law Order and PE

10.    Problems First Order Reactions

11.    Arrhenius Equation Problems

12.    Answer Key-Arrhenius Equation Problems

13.    Kinetics-Practice Quiz


Factors Affecting Rates of Chemical Reactions

Lab-Oxalate-Permanganate Clock

Lab-Determination of Activation Energy

The following are practice quizzes and  tests , useful practice for the upcoming evaluations.

Quiz-Concentration -Time 04-05

Kinetics Unit Test-01-02

Kinetics-Unit Test-2003-2004

September 3, 2013

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 Requirements.)

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.    Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Problems I

2.    Heat Capacity and Specific Heat Problems II

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.    Standard Heats of Reaction and Hess' Law

8.    Enthalpy Review Questions

9.    Answer Key-Enthalpy Review Questions

10.    Bond Enthalpies

11.    Entropy Assignment 1

12.    Entropy I Assignment- Answers

13.    Assignment 2 Spontaneous Processes

14.    Entropy 2 Assignment-Answers

15.    Assignment 3 Free Energy

16.    Review Entropy and Free Energy

17.    Enthalpy-Review-IB Questions

18.    Energetic-Test Practice Questions-Answer Key


1.    Life Saver Planning Lab

2.    Specific Heat Capacity of an Unknown

3.    Enthalpy of zinc and copper(II) Sulphate

4.    Enthalpy Change of Mg and HCl

5.    Hess Lab Microscale

6.    ICT Spreadsheet -Bond Enthalpies

7.    Enthalpy of Ionic Compounds

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

9.    Heat You Can Eat Lab

10.    Combustion of Alcohols

11.  Thermometric Titration

The following is a practice test , a useful practice for an evaluation.

Entropy-Free Energy-Test-01-02