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Bridging the Gap 2016 (K to 12 Ready)

Course Title: General Chemistry 1 (Grade 11)

Course Duration: 14 hours (2 hours per session, 7 sessions)
Course Description
This course covers the concepts of stoichiometry, gases and the gas laws, the fundamentals of
solution chemistry, including reactions in aqueous solutions, and the basics of chemical kinetics.
Course Objectives
At the end of the summer program, the learner should be able to:
1. recall the concepts of chemical stoichiometry and do basic chemical calculations using
chemical formulas and equations;
2. understand the chemistry of gases, including its properties, the gas laws and the Kinetic
Molecular Theory;
3. distinguish types of solutions, factors affecting solubility, and colligative properties of
4. apply their knowledge on stoichiometry to reactions in aqueous solutions; and
5. understand the fundamental concepts of chemical kinetics.
Course Outline
May 2 (Monday)

May 4 (Wednesday)

Review: Stoichiometry
a. Avogadros number
b. The mole concept
c. Percent composition of compounds
d. Empirical and molecular formulas
e. Balancing chemical equations
f. Stoichiometric calculations
g. Limiting reactants
a. Properties of gases
b. Gas laws
c. Ideal gas equation
d. Daltons law of partial pressures
e. Gas stoichiometry
f. Kinetic Molecular Theory of gases
g. Application: Atmospheric chemistry

May 9 (Monday)

May 11 (Wednesday)
May 16 (Monday)

May 18 (Wednesday)
May 23 (Monday)

May 25 (Wednesday)

Alternative Learning Activity: Physical Properties of Solutions (to

be given as a module)
a. Solutions and their composition
b. Types of solutions
c. Factors affecting solubility
d. Methods of expressing concentration of solutions
e. Colligative properties of solutions
1. Physical Properties of Solutions (Discussion)
2. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
a. Composition of solutions
b. Types of solution reactions
c. Precipitation reactions
d. Acidbase reactions
e. Reductionoxidation reactions
Chemical Kinetics
Reaction rates
Factors affecting reaction rates
Rate laws
Order of reactions
Rate constant
Application: Enzymes

Topics and activities may change without prior notice.

Course Requirements

Modules (both inclass and takehome)

Reading assignments
Group reports
Homework assignments and problem sets
Working email address
Final exam (may be waived in place of a takehome reflective essay)

Grading System

Performance tasks = 50%

o Modules
o Oral participation
Written work = 25%
o Problem sets
o Quizzes
Final examination = 25%

Teacher Information
Name: Michael Ceniza Guinita
Mobile Phone Number: +63 922 219 2085
Consultation Schedule
Teacher is available for consultation upon request. Each student must inform the teacher if he/she
needs a consultation session ahead of time. Both parties must agree on the schedule of the session.