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Unit 1 - Scientific Inquiry & Physical Science Review

Chapters 1 & 2 of Course Text


  • Understand and Use Scientific Methods to Conduct Science
  • Understand the Fundamental Concepts of Hypothesis, Experimentation Theory & Law
  • Understand Measurement, Accuracy & Precision
  • Know Fundamental Characteristics & Classification of Matter

Know the Difference between Chemical & Physical Properties and Change

Objectives: Students will be Able To

  • Design, Perform and Analyze Experiments
  • Identify, Determine and/or Select Independent & Dependent Variables, Constants, & Controls
  • Identify & Discuss Sources of Error & Calculate Percentage of Error
  • Make valid & accurate measurements of various properties of matter
  • Use Scientific Notation & Significant Digits
  • Make Unit Conversions and Conduct Dimensional Analysis
  • Make Graphs of Measured Data
  • Write Laboratory Reports
  • Use properties of matter to distinguish between physical and chemical changes and different types of matter
  • Solve word problems about density & unit conversions

Answer Key to Unit 1 Test Study Guide

I have reproduced the answers that I went over the day before you took the Unit 1 test (Wednesday, January 25 - Study Guide Review).  Along with the answers to the multiple choice questions, I have included references to the pages in your textbook that support that answer.  (READ THE BOOK!)

Sample Background Section for Separation Lab


Mixtures are prevalent in our day-to-day lives.  Air, food, even blood are all mixtures.  Throughout human history, separating and handling materials and mixtures have been part of human struggle and progress.  Iron, aluminum and gold generally must be separated from their ores.  The entire nation of Saudi Arabia relies on separating freshwater from sea water.

Generally, separating mixtures relies on exploiting differences of various physical properties.  A collection of marbles can be separated based on their color, size, or ‘roundness.’  The mixture separated in this lab experiment included four distinct components: sand, salt, iron and wood chips.  Although some other separation strategies could be employed, the experimenters selected 5 distinct properties to exploit to achieve high levels of separation of the four components:  density, particle size, magnetism, solubility in water, and boiling point.

Using these 5 properties, some simple laboratory equipment and procedures, the 4 component mixture will be separated into 4 distinct streams at a recovery of 90% or better.

Periodic Table and Periodicity


 PERIODICITY 0 PERIODIC LAW 7 Compatibility Mode.pdf 

Chemical Bonding, Compounds and Alloys

Here is the slide show for this unit.

 Bonding.ppt      ←  these are the same file; just different file formats    →    Chemical Bonds Compounds Alloys.pdf 

This is a list of polyatomic ions.  Keep up with this list; you should try to memorize the names and formulas of the polyatomic ions

 polyatomic ions_honors.doc 


The block to the right holds the following as .pdf files:  the Unit Practice Test questions only, the test with answers (two files, the multiple choice and short answer & essay question are separate documents.  Reviewing the practice test, I saw that there were few questions on inter-molecular forces, so expect a few of those.  The actual test will have 20 multiple choice questions and 3 structures in which you will have to write the formulas, sketch the Lewis structures, identify the geometries and polarities, and list the inter-molecular forces which would be prominent for each compound. 

 An 'empty' Ionic Bonding Packet is provided in case you need one                ionic compound packet.pdf 


The answers to the ionic compound packet are here so you can check your work               Answer Key_Ionic Bonds and Compounds.pdf 


 ExamView - Bonding Practice Test_CP.pdf 

 Bonding Test Practice Answers0001.pdf 

 Short Answer and Essay Response for Bonding Practice Test.pdf 



Here is the questions of the Pre-Test which is a good collection of practice questions for the final exam.   ExamView - Chem I 2017 Pre-Test.pdf 


Here are the answers to the Pre-Test questions   Answers and Rationale for 2017 Chemistry Pre.pdf