Chemistry R

  • Chemistry R: Regents Chemistry

    The curriculum meets and often exceeds the Core Curriculum proposed by the NYS Board of Regents for "Chemistry/The Physical Setting."

    The course is built around the following 6 pillars:

    Content: building a strong foundation of chemical principles
    Connections: applying content to the student's own perceived views of the world around them.
    Communication: students are encouraged to aid each other in the learning process.  Students must also produce written lab reports that show a comprehensive, step-by-step procedure.
    Collaboration: students are encouraged to work together at completing tasks and common goals.
    Critical Thought: students are encouraged to  think abstractly & approach problems with an open mind.
    Metacognition: Students are encouraged to constantly assess their own learning, trying to find and fix weaknesses in content or prior misconceptions.

    Mr. Sgro's Expectations:
    I expect students to be ready to work hard and learn.  Chemistry requires much preparation: both active and passive studying.  Both types will be employed.  Students are expected to submit assignments in a timely manner and to treat their peers, their classroom, the chemicals, and their instructor with respect.

    Order of Topics:
    Topic I - The Tools of Chemistry (September)
    Topic II - Atomic Structure: The Nucleus & its Chemistry
    Topic III - Atomic Structure: Electron Configurations
    Topic IV - The Periodic Table
    Topic V - Chemical Bonding
    Topic VI - Chemical Reactions
    (November, December)
    Topic VII - Stoichiometry & Moles
    (December, January)
    Topic VIII - Energy & Thermodynamics
    (January, February)
    Topic IX - Kinetics & Equilibrium
    Topic X - Bulk Properties of Matter
    Topic XI - Gases
    Topic XII - Solutions
    (March, April)
    Topic XIII - Acid-Base Chemistry
    Topic XIV - Redox & Electrochemistry
    Topic XV - Organic Chemistry