Savita Pall and Chemistry


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September 2, 2014

Please download the IB-Course Outline.

IB Course Outline 2014- 2015

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-EQUATION SHEET- 2015 version 3

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 10, 2015

ORGANIC  NOTES- BOOK-Review Questions

Chapter 3- Alkenes- The Nature of Organic Reaction

Chapter 4- Alkenes and Alkynes

Test Practice Questions-

Review Question-Halogeno Alkanes-Alcohols


January 27, 2015

The following outline for the Internal Assessment will be required by you to plan two labs, which then must be performed and written as the compulsory component of the IB exam.

IA-Planning Labs-2015

Please download the new unit:  Organic, (Part 2) for the week starting  February 2, 2015.  

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.    Organic Concept Map

15.    Alkanols and Phenols

16.     Summary Table-Ethanol

17.     Polymers

18.    Characteristic Tests for Organic Compounds

19.      Organic Review-Topic 10 and 20

20.   Review-Organic-Chem-Reaction-Mechanism-2015  

21.    Organometallic Compounds

22.    Aromatic-Benzene

23.    Presence of Substituents on Benzene

24.    Carbonyl Compounds

25.    Alkanoic  Acids

26.    Organic Synthesis Pathway

27.    PowerPoint Presentation


1.    Calculations in Organic Chemistry

2.    IMFA-Boiling Point

3.    Nomenclature

4.    Nomenclature Answers

5.    Test Practice Questions-

6.    Halogenoalkane

7.    Review Organic-RX Questions

8.    Review Question-Halogeno Alkanes-Alcohols

9.    Organic Problem Solving

10.    Review Organic Quest

11.`IB-Exam Type Organic Questions-2015


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 5, 2015

Please download the new unit:  Acid- Base, for the week starting January 5, 2015.  

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-Answers-2015           

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 Questions and Answers-Acid -Base Unit-2015



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 24, 2014

Please download the new unit:  Redox, for the week starting  November 24 , 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.    UNIT REVIEW Questions 06-07 REDOX ANSWERS

12.    Review Questions


1.    Oxidation Numbers of Manganese

2.    Redox Titration Using Permanganate

3.    Electrochemical Cells

4.    Electrolysis

5.    Electroplating

November 9, 2014

The following is the the document of all the Graphs required for the Chemical Kinetics Unit test.  Thank you to Mia Wu

Graphs for Kinetic Unit

October 27, 2014

Please download  the new Unit Equilibrium, for the week starting November 1, 2014.

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

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

Unit Test Equilibrium 2012-2013

Answers-Equilibrium Unit Test-2012-2013 


Equilibrium Simulation Lab

Application of Le Chatelier's Principle

The Equilibrium Constant

October 6, 2014

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 Notes

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 2, 2014

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 chang3.    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-Heat Capacity Problems I

2.    Specific Heat and Heat Capacity Problems II 

3.    Enthalpy Changes for Warming Substances and Changes of State

4.    Enthalpy of strong acid-strong base

5.    Equations using Heats of Reaction

6.   Answers-Equations Using Heats of Reactions

7.    Review-Equations using Heats of Reactions

8.    Answer Key-Review Equations Using Heats of Reactions

9.    Standard Heats of Reaction and Hess' Law

8.    Enthalpy Review Questions

10.    Answer Key-Enthalpy Review Questions

11.    Bond Enthalpies

12.    Entropy Assignment 1

13.    Entropy I Assignment- Answers

14.    Assignment 2 Spontaneous Processes

15.    Entropy II Assignment-Answers

16.    Assignment 3 Free Energy

17.    Review Entropy and Free Energy

18.    Enthalpy-Review-IB Questions

19.    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.    Data Base Lab-Combustion of Alcohols

10.    Combustion of Alcohols

11.  Thermometric Titration

12.    Planning Lab-Metal Cube

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

Entropy-Free Energy-Test-01-02