North Middlesex Regional High School
Honors Chemistry 2004-05 - Mr. Virzi


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Here are the last two assignments for the year:

Assignment for May 26; next quiz on May 27

Merrill Chapter 19, p. 494-496 # 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 48, 51, 52, 53, 61, 62, 68

http://go.hrw.com/activities/frameset.html?main=5062.html


Practice 1-15.
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Assignment for May 19; next quiz on May 20

Merrill Chapter 18, p. 472-475 # 33, 37, 38, 40, 42, 45, 50, 54, 68, 69, 73, 77, 81, 82

http://go.hrw.com/activities/frameset.html?main=4971.html


Practice 1-15.
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One - Period CLOSED BOOK Test on Chapters 29 & 30 - Monday, May 2
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D Period - Please have your detailed, written plan for working on the Vitamin C Lab ready to hand in at the beginning of the period on Thursday, April 14. Before you begin working in the lab on Vitamin C analysis, please write a one-page description (minimum) describing how the Vitamin C Lab ties in to Chapter 30 in Merrill. You will be given time in class to work on this as needed. If you need more background information, try the links found at
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&q=vitamin+C+analysis+iodine+starch
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Assignment for Tuesday, April 26; next quiz on Wednesday, April 27

1. Merrill Chapter 28, p. 734-736 # 20, 21, 28, 31, 35, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 48, 49, 56
2.

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/cca/wwwlinks/index21.shtml

Click on "Online Study Tools," practice 1-20.
3. Read "The Long Emergency" by James Howard Kunstler
4. Go to http://www.jfklibrary.org/j102262.htm and listen to "Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Soviet Arms Buildup in Cuba," by President John F. Kennedy (The White House, October 22, 1962)
5. Use the following links as well as your favorite search engine to answer questions 1-12 below; please bring your answers with you to class on Wednesday, April 27, and staple them to your quiz.

Nuclear

http://www.ccnr.org/usgs.html
http://www.jerseyshorenuclearwatch.org/using%20baby%20teeth%20as%20a%20%20geiger%20counter.html
http://www.thebulletin.org/article_nn.php?art_ofn=mj95norris
http://www.sapl.org/practices.htm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=3989606&dopt=Abstract
http://www.mcgill.ca/eso/radiation/basics/decay/
http://www.eserc.stonybrook.edu/ProjectJava/Radiation/
http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov/
http://www.bullatomsci.org/issues/2001/jf01/jf01geerhart.html
http://www.NRC.gov
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=RNWE,RNWE:2004-25,RNWE:en&q=%22%22Bewitched%22+f%C3%B6rdert+nicht+den+Satanismus%22+kommt+raus




1. What is the half-life of Pb-203?

2. What did Melvin and Maria Mininson receive from Bomb Shelters, Inc. in 1959 in exchange for spending the first two weeks of their marriage in a fallout shelter?

3. Why is Y-90 used for radiotherapy rather than for radiodiagnosis?

4. Name three states that have six or more nuclear power plants.

5. How long does it take to go through the training program in Nuclear Medicine at Springfield Technical Community College?

6. How do some people living with ten miles of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant cope with their concerns about the possibility of Sr-90 contaminating in their surroundings?

7. How many underground nuclear tests has the United States conducted?

8. When does the U.S. Department of Energy project that radioactive waste will begin being deposited at Yucca Mountain in Nevada?

9. Ten million years from now, which isotope will be most hazardous to drinking water supplies: Pu-239, Ra-226, U-233, or Th-229?

10. How long will it take for a sample of Sr-90 containing 6,000 microcuries of activity to decay down to 1 microcurie?

11. Who was Radioactive Manís trusty sidekick, and who was he played by?

12. Go to http://www.eserc.stonybrook.edu/ProjectJava/Radiation/ and answer the following questions:
Study the decay of Pu-241 (half-life = 10.0 years) by clicking on ďanimate.Ē Starting with 1 X 1010 atoms of Pu-241, how many atoms of Pa-233 will be formed after 50 years?

How many atoms of Bi-209 will be present after 5,000 years?

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Assignment for Thursday April 7; next quiz on Friday April 8

Merrill Chapter 30, p. 792-794 # 27, 30, 31, 38, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 50, 53, 55, 57, 59, 60, 63, 64, 67, 75, 80

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/cca/wwwlinks/index19.shtml


Click on "Online Study Tools," practice 1-20.
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D Period - Because of the snow delay on Friday 3/24, the quiz on aromatics will be on Monday 3/28.
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Reading Checks will count as one test.
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Test on Functional Groups - nomenclature and structure - Wed., March 30.
Here are a few links to help you brush up on identifying and naming functional groups.
http://www.sciencegeek.net/Chemistry/taters/chap21fun.htm
http://www.wpbschoolhouse.btinternet.co.uk/page06/FunctionalGroups.htm
http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/school/booksites/chemistry+12/student+resources/toc/ unit+1+organic+chemistry/chapter+1/study+tips+and+tools/study+quiz+3+functional+groups.php
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http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/2organic/function.html
(Practice problems 1, 2 & 3)
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http://www.wwnorton.com/chemistry/concepts/chapter12/ch12_3.htm
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http://people.ouc.bc.ca/woodcock/nomenclature/index.htm
Click on a functional group to quiz yourself on, then look at the structure in the left column and try to give its correct name (which is very conveniently listed in the right column.) Then, try drawing the structure by looking only at the name. A nice way to cover a lot of ground in a very short time.

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One - Period CLOSED BOOK Test on Chapters 9 & 29 - Monday, March 21
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Assignment for Mon. March 7; quiz on Tues. March 8

Merrill Chapter 29, p. 762-766 # 25, 27, 28, 31, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 47, 49, 50, 51, 54
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/cca/wwwlinks/index18.shtml
Click on "Online Study Tools," practice 1-20.

EXTRA CREDIT PROJECT - worth 50 test points
Build a sturdy 3D model of an organic molecule which has a molecular weight of at least 100.
RULES
You will recieve full credit (50 points) only if the following criteria are met:
1. It must have correct geometry for ALL ATOMS.
2. It must be a molecule that no one else is making. If two people make the same molecule, neither person will recieve any bonus points.
3. It has to be reasonably sturdy (I would like most of your models to last for a few years). Drop it on the floor from a standing position; if it doesn't stay intact, it's not sturdy. Use materials from home; no model kit materials allowed.
4. It has to be completed by April Fools' Day.

Use this link to help you find a molecule and study its geometry: http://people.ouc.bc.ca/woodcock/molecule/Alkenes.htm http://people.ouc.bc.ca/woodcock/molecule/Alkenes.htm
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Assignment for Wed. Feb. 16; quiz on Thurs. Feb. 17

Merrill Chapter 9, p. 243-247 # 43, 44, 45, 49, 50, 53, 55, 58, 69, 70, 71, 74

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/mc/wwwlinks/index10.shtml


Click on "Online Study Tools," practice 1-20.

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1. Test - Chapters 7 & 8 - Thursday & Friday, Feb. 3 & 4
Practice converting grams to moles
Practice converting moles to grams
Avogadro's number calculations
Practice Chapter 4 - Nomenclature and Chapter 6 - Chemical Composition

2. Read "Why does salt melt ice?" for help with answering the questions on the Ice Cream Lab - 7 questions + CMR worksheet stapled together - due Tuesday, Feb. 1

3. Blue Bottle Experiment - BEFORE doing your write-up, investigate these links:

Description of the classic Blue Bottle Experiment.

A movie of the classic experiment. You will be amazed!

Try to come up with your own links to the use of methylene blue to follow oxygen depletion in water supplies, and as an antidote to cyanide and nitrate poisoning in humans.

Methylene blue is also used to detect milk spoilage and to to treat methemoglobinemia. Ascorbic acid is a good reducing agent; alas, it can also become a casualty of strong oxidizing agents like ozone.

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Lab Practical Exam - Wednesday, January 19


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Assignment for Tuesday, January 11; Quiz on Wednesday, January 12

1. Merrill Chapter 8, p. 216-220 # 81, 82, 83, 91, 95, 97, 98, 101, 105, 106, 134, 135, 142, 146, 150
2. http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/mc/wwwlinks/index11.shtml
Click on "Online Study Tools," practice 1-20.

3. Take-home questions: right down the answers to the following questions and staple them to your quiz on Wed., January 12th.
(A) How many moles are there in 110.2 g of diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid alpha,omega-bis(biocytinamide) (CAS # 118896-98-3)? (Hint - for methane gas, the FW = 12 + 4(1) = 16.)

(B) What the heck is diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid alpha,omega-bis(biocytinamide) (CAS # 118896-98-3) used for, anyway?
Hint 1
Hint 2
Hint 3

(C) How many grams of copper are there in a nickel? Hint

(D) According to the Center for Disease Control, only 5 percent of teen smokers think they will definitely be smoking in 5 years. What percent of teen smokers actually end up still smoking 7-9 years later? Take this quiz to find out.

(E) Name the California general practitioner who noticed in 1948 that the 400 men he prescribed aspirin to hadnít suffered any heart attacks. Hint

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Baking soda & vinegar - Conservation of Mass Lab
-In your write-up, compare this procedure with the one you used in Part 1.
-Why was there a loss of mass for the closed system? Here are two links that may explain this:
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/college/chemistry/senese/chemed-l/199807/msg00086.html
http://www2.nsta.org/energy/find/lessons/928/928ta2.html


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Independent Reading Assignment, due January 2, 2005


e-mail Mr. Virzi

Assignment for Wednesday, December 8; next quiz on Thursday, December 9

1. Merrill Chapter 7, p. 183-187 # 26, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 46, 48, 50, 55, 61, 73, 76, 80, 86
2.

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/cca/wwwlinks/index5.shtml


Click on "Online Study Tools," practice 1-20.

3. Check out the line spectra for some of the elements at http://www.accesswave.ca/~ttc/files/Lab%202%20-%20Color%20%5BCHE-11AC%5D.doc (You'll be looking at and sketching two of these as part of your Flame Test Lab)

4. Go to

http://chem107.chem.tamu.edu/brown/movies.php,

scroll down to "9/3 - Composition and Representation of Molecules", and listen to this lecture.

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Test on Chapters 5 & 6 - Thursday & Friday, November 18 & 19

Assignment for Tuesday, November 16; next quiz on Wednesday, November 17

1. Merrill Chapter 6, p. 159-161 # 17, 18, 21, 29, 33,34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 42
2.

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/cca/wwwlinks/index3.shtml


Click on "Online Study Tools," practice 1-20.
3.

Periodic Table Games - http://chemistry2.csudh.edu/ptablegames/ptablegames.html


click "Level 1" - be able to complete level 1 on 11/17 with no more than 3 misses (this will be worth 5 quiz points; if you can do level 1 with 0 misses, you get an additional 5 (count 'em) FIVE bonus points!!!

4. Read "A PENNY'S WORTH OF HYDROGEN" - you will be doing this lab.

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Lab Practical Exam - November 3


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Assignment for Monday, Oct. 25; Quiz on Tuesday, Oct. 26

1. Merrill - Chapter 5, pages 132-5: 20, 26, 29, 34, 37, 40, 41, 42, 45, 56, 59, 63

2.

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/mc/wwwlinks/index5.shtml


Click on "Online Study Tools," practice 1-20.

3. Take-Home Questions for the Chapter 5 Quiz on Tuesday 10/26 (bring your answers with you to the quiz):
A. Use the following links to calculate the heat of combustion of aspirin in Kcal/g.

http://www.chemie.uni-muenchen.de/cicum/tutor/mol3D/aspirin.html


http://members.nuvox.net/~on.jwclymer/rq/hoctable.html


http://members.nuvox.net/~on.jwclymer/rq/index.html



B. Give the full Title and Patent Number of one patent in the field of biotechnology that was issued to a company, school or individual in Worcester, Massachusetts after 1976. Use

http://www.uspto.gov/



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Assignment for Monday, Oct. 4; Quiz on Tuesday, Oct. 5

1. Merrill - Chapter 4, pages 105-07: 20, 22, 33, 34, 36, 40, 43, 45, 46, 49, 55, 60

2.

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/chemistry/cca/wwwlinks/index2.shtml


Click on "online Study Tools," practice 1-20.

3. Go to

http://chem107.chem.tamu.edu/brown/movies.php,

scroll down to "9/1 - Atoms and Molecules", and listen to this lecture.

4. Listen to

The Elements Song



5. Play

"Wack a Mole"



Test - Chapters 1-4 - 10/14 & 10/15

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Assignment for Thursday, Sept. 23; Quiz on Friday, Sept. 24

Merrill - Chapter 3, p.72-75: # 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 40, 47, 49, 51, 64, & 72

http://lrc-srvr.mps.ohio-state.edu/under/chemed/qbank/quiz/bank1.htm


Practice taking quizzes for the following topics:
Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter
Mixtures, Pure Substances
Heat Energy and Simple Calorimetry
Precision and Accuracy
Archimedes Principle

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Assignment for Tuesday, Sept. 14; Quiz on Wednesday, Sept. 15

1. Merrill - Chapter 2, p. 43-44, #25, 31, 36, 38, & 43

2. Go to

http:/ /www.mhhe.com/physsci/chemistry/chang/student/quiz.mhtml


Click on CHAPTER 1, QUIZ 2 and practice #6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 40

3. Read

New York Times article on Francis Crick by Nicholas Wade


4. Listen to

"DNA and Onions" (you'll be doing an experiment like this later this year)


and
5.

"Watson and Crick Recount Their Eureka Moment"


(If you don't have RealPlayer, you can download it for free

here.)



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