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Chemistry, University Prep (SCH3U)

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration

Overall Expectations:

Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating).

Identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.

Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding

Overall Expectations:

Analyse the properties of commonly used chemical substances and their effects on human health and the environment, and propose ways to lessen their impact.

Investigate physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds, and use various methods to visually represent them.

Demonstrate an understanding of periodic trends in the periodic table and how elements combine to form chemical bonds.

Chemical Reactions

Overall Expectations:

Analyse chemical reactions used in a variety of applications, and assess their impact on society and the environment.

Investigate different types of chemical reactions.

Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of chemical reactions.

Quantities in Chemical Reactions

Overall Expectations:

Analyse processes in the home, the workplace, and the environmental sector that use chemical quantities and calculations, and assess the importance of quantitative accuracy in industrial chemical processes.

Investigate quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, and solve related problems.

Demonstrate an understanding of the mole concept and its significance to the quantitative analysis of chemical reactions.

Solutions and Solubility

Overall Expectations:

Analyse the origins and effects of water pollution, and a variety of economic, social, and environmental issues related to drinking water

Investigate qualitative and quantitative properties of solutions, and solve related problems.

Demonstrate an understanding of qualitative and quantitative properties of solutions.

Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry

Overall Expectations:

Analyse the cumulative effects of human activities and technologies on air quality, and describe some Canadian initiatives to reduce air pollution, including ways to reduce their own carbon footprint.

Investigate gas laws that explain the behaviour of gases, and solve related problems.

Demonstrate an understanding of the laws that explain the behaviour of gases.