Chemistry 11

Course Info
Course Title: 
Chemistry 11 Paper
Grade Level: 
Course Format: 
R Bridge
Course Description

Chemistry 11 has been developed to promote the acquisition of knowledge and the learning of problem solving skills as related to core chemistry concepts.  The course emphasizes the application of chemistry in every day life, including skills required in the workplace, while promoting positive attitudes towards science and scientific literacy.  Activities are based on authentic experiences whenever possible.


Chemistry 11 has four modules and a test for each module. Several lab activities are included. Students should only attempt to perform the labs if they have access to an appropriate lab facility including approved safety related equipment and protective gear. The ability to properly and safely dispose of waste chemicals is also critical. Supervision by qualified personnel is a must. Sample lab data is provided for those students who do not have access to an appropriate facility.

It is recommended that students complete: Grade 10 or equivalent with a good foundation in mathematics
No. Exams: 
Proctored Exams: 

A scientific calculator is required. It CANNOT be programmable. The calculator must NOT have a QWERTY keyboard, nor any external devices like memory cards or a printer.


The textbook for this course is:

Nelson Chemistry (British Columbia Edition, 1996, Jenkins, Kessel et al) (Nelson Canada) (CH1109J) (7540001350) $120.00

No. Modules: 
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Basic Concepts and Skills

Section 1: What is Chemistry?; Classes of Matter; Atomic Models; Elements and Symbols

Section 2: Scientific Method; Experiments; Lab Safety; WHMIS-Workplace Hazardous Material Information System

Section 3: SI Base Units; Common SI Prefixes; Derived SI Units; Calculating with Units; Measurement; Significant Figures; Calculations and Significant Figures

Section 4: Graphing Relationships; Slope; Density Experiment


Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.


Module 2: The Periodic Table, Periodic Trends and Combining Elements

Section 1: The Periodic Table; Atoms, Ions and Isotopes; Periodicity—Groups of Elements; Alkali Metals; Alkaline Earth Metals; The Halogens; The Noble Gases; Families of Other Representative Elements; Transition Elements, Lanthanides and Actinides

Section 2: Electron Configurations; Valence Electrons; Electron Dot Formulas for Atoms; Combining Capacities; Ionic and Covalent Bonding Explained; Lewis Diagrams; Lewis Diagrams— Multiple Bonds; Lewis Diagrams—Complex Ions

Section 3: Compounds; Combining Capacities; Naming Ionic Binary Compounds of Group 1 and 2 Elements; Naming Covalent Compounds; Naming Compounds that Contain Multivalent Metals; Naming Ternary Compounds; Writing Formulas for Compounds


Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.


Module 3: The Mole, Chemical Reactions, Interpreting Equations, and Solutions

Section 1: Atomic Mass; The Mole; Mole Calculations; Experiment—Mass, Moles and the Number of Atoms; Molar Volume

Section 2: Molar Mass of a Compound; Mole Calculations; Percent Composition; Determining a Formula from Percent Composition; Empirical and Molecular Formulas; Experimental Determination of Empirical Formulas

Section 3: Solids, Liquids and Gases; Describing Chemical Changes; Balancing Equations; Types of Reactions; Energy and Chemical Reactions

Section 4: Interpreting Equations—Stoichiometry; Limiting and Excess Reagents

Section 5: Solutions; Polar and Non-Polar Solutions; Molar Concentration; Preparing Standard Solutions; Dilution; Calculations Involving Balanced Equations and Solutions; Electrolytes and Non- Electrolytes; Ion Concentrations; Acids, Bases, and Salts.


Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.


Module 4: Organic Chemistry

Section 1: Organic Compounds; Alkanes; Isomers of Alkanes; Naming Alkanes; Alkenes; Alkynes; Cyclic Alkanes

Section 2: Alcohols; Aldehydes and Detones; Ethers; Carboxylic Acids; Esters; Amines and Amides; Aromatic Compounds; Polymers.


Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

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