Chemistry 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
Chemistry 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
Course Format: 
M Buker
Course Description

Chemistry 12 is designed mainly for students who might study science, engineering, medicine, or technology at the post-secondary level. There is a supplementary exam preparation package available.


Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the
Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.


It is recommended that students complete: Chemistry 11 or equivalent
No. Exams: 
Proctored Exams: 

This course has an optional DVD component. A DVD player is required for viewing the resources. A scientific calculator is required. It CANNOT be programmable. The calculator must NOT have a QWERTY keyboard, nor any external devices likememory cards or a printer.


The textbook and resources for this course are:


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

DVD 1 Optional (7540005134) 30.00

DVD 2 Optional (7540005119) 30.00

Reaction Kinetics CD Optional (Single-User) (7540004428) 100.00


No. Modules: 
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Reactions and Equilibrium

Section 1: Review of Chemical Equations; Introduction to Reaction Kinetics; Factors Affecting Rates of Reaction; Collision Theory of Chemical Reactions

Section 2: Energy Changes Occurring in Chemical Reactions; Potential Energy Diagrams for Forward and Reverse Reactions; Reaction Mechanisms; Catalysts and their Applications

Section 3: The Nature of Chemical Equilibrium; Graphical Representation of Chemical Equilibrium; The Factors Determining the Position of Equilibrium

Section 4: Factors Affecting Equilibrium; Le Chatelier’s Principle; Graphical Representation of Changes in Equilibrium; The Haber Process: A Practical Application of Equilibrium; Quantitative Aspects of Equilibrium—The Equilibrium Constant

Section 5: The Significance of Keq; Calculating Equilibrium Concentrations; More Equilibrium Calculations; Calculation of Equilibrium Concentrations from Initial Concentrations and Keq; Using Keq to Determine Whether a System is at Equilibrium


Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.


Module 2: Solubility

Section 1: Solubility of Ionic Substances; Saturated Solutions of Ionic Substances—Solubility Equilibrium; Ion Concentration in Solution

Section 2: Solubility Rules and Qualitative Analysis; Predicting Precipitation Reactions; Separating Ions From Solution; Qualitative Analysis

Section 3: Solubility Equilibrium; Calculation of Solubility Given the Value of Ksp; Will a Precipitate Form?— Using the Ksp to Make Predictions; Determining Maximum Ion Concentrations in Saturated Solutions


Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.


Module 3: Acids and Bases

Section 1: Aqueous Acids, Bases, and Salts; Brönsted-Lowry Definitions; Conjugate Acid-Base Pairs

Section 2: Relative Acid Strengths; Acid-Base Indicators; Hydrolysis of Salts

Section 3: Quantitative Relationships in Acid-Base Equilibria; [H3O+] and [OH-] at Temperatures Other Than 25°C; Weak Acid-Base Equilibria: Ka and Kb; The Relationship Between Ka and Kb for a Conjugate Pair

Section 4: pH and pH Calculations; Relating and Using pH and pOH; pH in Weak Acid-Base Calculations; Further Discussions of Acid Base Indicators

Section 5: Mixing Acids and Bases; Acid-Base Neutralizations (Titrations) of Strong Acids and Bases; The Theory and Practice of Titrations; Weak Acid/Strong Base and Weak Base/Strong Acid Titrations—A Closer Look

Section 6: Applications of Acid-Base Concepts; Periodic Trends in Acidity of Oxides; Acid Rain


Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.


Module 4: Oxidation and Reduction

Section 1: Introduction to Oxidation—Reduction; Relative Strengths of Oxidizing and Reducing Agents; The Table of Standard Reduction Half Reactions; Balancing Redox Reactions Using the Table of Standard Reduction Potentials

Section 2: Balancing Half-Reactions—The Half-Cell Method; Balancing Redox Reactions Using the Half-Cell Method; Oxidation Numbers—Electron Bookkeeping; Oxidation-Reduction Titrations

Section 3: Electrochemical Cells; Voltages of Electrochemical Cells; The Significance of the Cell Voltage; Applications of Electrochemical Cells

Section 4: Corrosion—An Example of a Redox Application; Electrolysis; Electrolysis of Aqueous Salt Solutions; Further Applications of Electrolytic Cells; The Breathalyzer


Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.


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