Mr. Condon's


Final Exam Study Guide - This looks very much like your final!!!

Parents Weekend - Just something to think about - click on the link below:

Homework Monday April 4 - Study polyatomic ion flashcards. You will be quizzed in your next class!!!

Lab Report Due April 1st (not a joke)

Weekend Homework
van der Waals in the news!!! Read me - you'll be quizzed!!!! Follow the link

Coordinate, Metallic and van der Waals powerpoint

Winter term items below:

An interactive version of the periodic table:

Study Guide Winter Exam ANSWERS!

Study Guide Winter Exam

Homework February 19

Homework February 18

Homework February 16

Homework February 12. 2016 - Due Monday!!!

Test Review Material

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Valence electrons and Lewis Dot Structures
Ionic versus Covalent
Writing Chemical formulas for Ionic Compounds
Naming covalent compounds:
Naming Ionic compounds with transition metals

Vocabulary Terms:

Homework Jan 26 -

Covalent Compound Worksheet

Homework Jan 25 -

Ionic Compound Dot Structure Worksheet

Homework Jan 17 -

Lewis Dot Structure worksheet

Homework Jan 16 -

Read section 7.1 in your text pages 187-193 Be prepared to fill in Lewis electron dot structures on Tuesday.

The universe is big and full of “stuff.” There is stuff we can see, stuff that we need, and a lot of stuff we don’t even know about. The stuff that fills our universe takes the shape of couches, iPhones, puddles, glitter, your mom, and everything in between. Stuff may look, feel, or taste different, but it is all made from the same fundamental building blocks, in chemistry, we call these building blocks matter. Chemistry is the study of matter’s structure and the way it behaves. This course is designed to provide an introductory overview to traditional concepts in chemistry (specified in the “Core Competencies” section of the syllabus), while also developing a functional understanding of scientific inquiry and experimentation. In addition to chemistry content knowledge, this course also aims to develop writing and thinking skills you will need to be successful as you continue your academic career in and outside of the sciences. Over the course of this year, we will focus on scientific writing in addition to exploring metacognitive techniques.

Course Documents

The following documents outline the structure, guidelines, and expectations for this course. Reading, understanding, and adhering to these documents is an essential component of success in this course. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions you may have about the following documents. Additionally, all course documents should always be kept at the front of your binder for easy reference. Having these documents on hand is part of your graded binder check, which factors into exam and citizenship/engagement grades. I will provide each student hard copies of all course documents on the first day of class. If for any reason your copies are damaged and/or misplaced, I have provided PDF documents below for you to print for yourself. I will not provide additional hard copies of these documents under any circumstances.


Binder Organization

Periodic Table(s)

The periodic table is your most valuable reference document in this course. I will provide each student a personal laminated copy of the illustrated periodic table in addition to a more simple black and white version. Students are permitted to use the non-illustrated version on exams, but should feel free to refer to either copy when completing course assignments. Please be mindful that it is your responsibility to bring your non-illustrated reference periodic table to exams, it will significantly improve your ability to do well. If for any reason you misplace your laminated copies of the periodic table, I have provided PDF documents of both below for you to print for yourself.