SCH3U – Chemistry – University Preparation


Course Title: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation (SCH3U)
Course Name: Chemistry
Course Code: SCH3U
Grade: 11
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: SNC2D, Science, Grade 10, Academic
Curriculum Policy Document: Science, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2008 (Revised)
Course Developer: 24H Education
Department: Science
Department Head: Timothy Irvine, B.Sc.(Hon), B.Ed., OCT
Development Date: 2009
Most Recent Revision Date: 2012
Tuition Fee (CAD): $479

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Chemistry 11 – SCH3U course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

Course Contents Time
Scientific Investigation Skills
Students will learn significant digits and scientific notation and lab safety knowledge.
6 hours
Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding
Students will develop an understanding of the structure of an element that allows us to predict its physical and chemical properties. They will investigate the physical and chemical properties of compounds based on the type of chemical bond formed. The appropriate use of chemicals will be examined in order to minimize the risks to human health and the environment.
20 hours
Chemical Reactions
Students will demonstrate an understanding that chemicals react in predictable ways and will investigate different types of chemical reactions. They will assess the significant implications of chemical reactions and their applications for society and the environment.
20 hours
Quantities in Chemical Reactions
Students will be introduced to the mole concept and how it can be used to describe chemical reactions quantitatively. They will also apply an understanding of quantitative relationships in determining the efficiency of chemical reactions and how such reactions can be optimized.
20 hours
Solutions and Solubility
In this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding that properties of solutions can be described qualitatively and quantitatively, and can be predicted. They will assess the unique physical and chemical properties of water in supporting living organisms. Students will also analyse the origins of water pollution along with a variety of economic, social, and environmental issues related to drinking water.
22 hours
Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the properties of gases are predictable and can be described qualitatively and quantitatively. They will evaluate the ways in which human activities and technology can have a cumulative effect on air quality. Students will also describe and evaluate Canadian initiatives to reduce air pollution, including ways to reduce their own carbon footprint.
20 hours
Final Assessment
Exam 2 hours
Total 110 hours