British Columbia Grade 11 Chemistry The following are the learning outcomes of Chemistry 11 taken from the British Columbia Ministry of Education Chemistry 11 and 12 publication of 2006 (ISBN 0-7726-5525-1). See this publication for additional details.
“It is expected that students will:
SKILLS AND PROCESSES OF CHEMISTRY: demonstrate appropriate safety techniques and proper use of protective equipment; demonstrate skills in measuring and in recording data; communicate results and data in clear and understandable forms.
THE NATURE OF MATTER: relate the observable properties and characteristics of elements, compounds, and mixtures to the concept of atoms and molecules; write the names and formulae for ionic and covalent compounds, given appropriate charts or data tables; describe the characteristics of matter; differentiate between physical and chemical changes; select an appropriate way of separating the components of a mixture.
MOLE CONCEPT: explain the significance and use of the mole; perform calculations involving the mole; determine relationships between molar quantities of gases at STP; perform calculations involving molecular and empirical formulae to identify a substance; describe concentration in terms of molarity; perform calculations involving molarity.
CHEMICAL REACTIONS: explain chemical reactions in terms of the rearrangement of the atoms as bonds are broken and new bonds are formed; apply the law of conservation of mass to balance formula equations; devise balanced equations for various chemical reactions; describe reactions in terms of energy changes; perform stoichiometric calculations involving chemical reactions.
ATOMIC THEORY: describe the development of the model of the atom; describe the sub-atomic structures of atoms, ions, and isotopes, using calculation where appropriate; describe the development of the modern periodic table; draw conclusions about the similarities and trends in the properties of elements, with reference to the periodic table; justify chemical and physical properties in terms of electron population; demonstrate knowledge of various types of chemical bonding; apply understanding of bonding to create formulae and Lewis structures.
SOLUTION CHEMISTRY: distinguish between a solution and a pure substance; predict the relative solubility of a solute in a solvent, based on its polarity; relate ion formation to electrical conductivity in aqueous solutions; calculate the concentration of ions in solution.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: describe characteristic features and common applications of organic chemistry; demonstrate knowledge of the various ways that carbon and hydrogen can combine to form a wide; range of compounds; generate names and structures for simple organic compounds; differentiate the various types of bonding between carbon atoms; identify common functional groups; perform a simple organic preparation.”