B.C. Grade 11 Chemistry Learning Outcomes

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.”