Curricular Connections

BC Grade 9 — 11

April 2015

Science 9

  • Ionic compounds
    • Convert between their names and their formulas
    • Understand how the formulas of ionic compounds are determined.
    • Compounds involving multivalent metal ions.
    • Compounds involving polyatomic groups.

Science 10

  • Covalent compounds
    • Names and formulas of binary covalent compounds
    • Nomenclature of certain types of organic compounds (alkanes, alcohols)
  • Acids
    • Names and formulas of Arhhenius acids.
    • Rules related to oxoacids and acids formed from other polyatomic groups
  • Chemical equations
    • Balancing equations
    • Law of conservation of atoms
    • Word and symbolic forms of equations
  • Reaction type analysis (might have been removed from curriculum?)
    • Identification of common reaction types
      • Neutralization, double replacement, single replacement, synthesis, decomposition and combustion of hydrocarbons
    • Determining whether a reaction will take place by using the reactivity series
    • Determining the products of a reaction given the reactants for common reaction types
      • Neutralization, double replacement, single replacement and combustion are supported.

Chemistry 11

  • Additional types of compounds
    • Hydrates of ionic compounds and the anhydrous form
    • Alkenes
  • Chemical quantities
    • Conversion between units
      • g, mol, L (gas), L (aqueous), M
    • Preparation of solutions
  • Stoichiometry
    • Stoichiometric calculations
    • Limiting reactant analysis
    • Stoichiometry of excess quantities

Future development

  • Stoichiometry
    • % yield and % purity calculations
  • Atomic structure
    • Orbital configurations
  • Organic chemistry
    • Organic nomenclature
    • Structural formulas

Chemistry 12

Future development

  • Equilibrium
    • General case
    • Acid/base equilibrium
    • Solubility equilibrium
  • Redox reactions and electrochemical cells
    • Balancing redox equations via the standard techniques (instead immediately solving the system of linear equations)
    • Identifying anode/cathode
    • Electrochemical cell diagrams
    • Cell voltage calculations

First year of University or College

Future development

  • Stoichiometry with gases
    • Ideal gas law
    • Van der Waals
    • Raoult's law, Henry's law
  • Enthalpy and entropy calculations
  • Basic support for coordination compounds