Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to DP Chemistry. This Moodle course is for ISL diploma candidates taking chemistry for the spring 2015 exam session. Below you will find the course syllabus along with the IBO subject guide, useful resources, and the assignments for each topic we will study.

  • Topic 1

    Atomic Structure (2, 12)
    (2.1) The atom
    (2.2) The mass spectrometer
    (2.3) Electron arrangement
    (12.1) Electron configuration

    Readings
    CCC Atomic Structure.pdf - read by Monday, 26-08-13

  • Topic 2

    Periodicity
    (3.1) The periodic table
    (3.2) Physical properties
    (3.3) Chemical properties
    (13.1) Trends across period 3
    (13.2) First-row d-block elements

    Readings
    Periodicity.pdf

  • Topic 3

    Bonding
    (4.1) Ionic bonding
    (4.2) Covalent bonding
    (4.3) Intermolecular forces
    (4.4) Metallic bonding
    (4.5) Physical properties
    (14.1) Shapes of molecules and ions
    (14.2) Hybridization
    (14.3) Delocalization of electrons

    Readings
    CCC pp 67-97 

    • Topic 4

      Quantitative chemistry
      (1.1) The mole concept and Avogadro’s constant
      (1.2) Formulas
      (1.3) Chemical equations
      (1.4) Mass and gaseous volume relationships in chemical reactions
      (1.5) Solutions

      Readings
      CCC pp 9-25

      Assignments
      qq 1-3 p 11
      qq 1-4 p 13
      qq 1-2 p 15
      qq 1-3 p 20
      qq 1-2 p 21
      (All due Friday,  25 Oct)

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        Topic 5

        Energetics
        (5.1) Exothermic and endothermic reactions
        (5.2) Calculation of enthalpy changes
        (5.3) Hess’s law
        (5.4) Bond enthalpies
                        (15.1) Standard enthalpy changes of reaction
                        (15.2) Born-Haber cycle
                        (15.3) Entropy
                        (15.4) Spontaneity

        Readings
         CCC pp 99-119

        • Topic 6

          Semester Exam
          11 December (Wed) 8:30-10:00

          Exam will be cumulative: all topics other than those yet to be covered will be found on the test. It will consist of two sections corresponding to the first 2 papers of the IB final exam.

          Paper 1 - Multiple choice questions
          Paper 2 - Data-based question and short-answer questions