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Lab Safety Contract: Safety_Contract.pdf 

Course Selection:    course selection.pptx 




Mr. Henshaw (B241) email: [email protected]



Objectives: Students will need to master the basic skills of problem solving, which requires the use of scientific method and mathematics.  Emphasis will be placed upon the application of knowledge in the synthesis of connections between concepts.  Information regarding the use of techniques in industry and in the student’s home environment will be provided to give a sense of relevance and importance.  Topics covered will give students an appreciation of the many areas of chemistry and a firm foundation to further build upon.  Students who successfully complete this course are eligible for AP Chemistry next year.




  1. Students will maintain a 3-ring binder to include class notes, practice problems, handouts, articles, lab instructions, and homework. The more organized you are now the easier it will be to reference your materials from this year when you are in AP chemistry or when you take chemistry in college. Chemistry doesn’t change; you will be able to use these materials again!
  2. If you miss class, you are responsible for missed work. 
    1. Students are expected to email their teacher during any absence to get any missed assignments.
    2. Check the file system for any handouts that were distributed during your absence.
    3. If you miss the review day before a test or quiz, it is expected that you will be prepared to take the test with your classmates.  No new material (for the test) is presented the day before a test.
  3. Students are encouraged to own a scientific calculator. This should be brought to class every day unless otherwise instructed. The TI-30XIIS is the suggested calculator.
  4. Students will check the teacher website every day after 3pm for homework assignments and check the calendar for upcoming tests. Students are expected to copy schedules and due dates written in class into their agenda books and bring them to class daily. Some assignments will not be mentioned in class.
  5. Students will complete all assignments on time and be prepared to participate in their discussion or review.  Lab and project work turned in late will have a penalty of ten percent per day deducted. This includes work turned in any time after the collection period at the beginning of class. Please have it assembled and ready to turn in when you walk into class.  Late homework will receive no credit leaving the student with a grade of zero for that assignment. You must come to me and hand in late work, I will not ask for it.
  6. Pencils are preferred to pens because of the amount of math we do.



Evaluation:  Student grades are determined by the following formula:

                        Assessments                            70%

                        Assignments                            30%


*Grading scale is subject to change




Lab Safety:  It is imperative that you realize that any infractions of the safety rules place all of us at risk.  Do not endanger your classmates (or your teacher!) because of your immaturity.   If you are too immature to respect the lab safety rules, you will be removed for the laboratory until such time you demonstrate acceptable behavior.  Anyone removed from the lab will earn a zero for that lab, have their parents contacted, and the administration notified.


Textbook:  Modern Chemistry, Davis, R., Frey, R., Sarquis, M., Sarquis, J, Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009


Group Work:  Group work is a necessary part of the class. While it is true that the data collected by a student group should be identical, the treatment and interpretation of the data should be an individual effort.  Conclusions should be done separately unless you are otherwise instructed.  This policy is meant to ensure that each student benefits from the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from the experiment.  Under no circumstances should a student add their name to a report written by another student. Any plagiarism will earn both students a zero and possible removal from the class.


Please pick a lab partner and group members that you can count on to do his/her share of the work.  Someone with a similar work ethic to yours usually works best.  You should make sure you have the phone numbers, e-mail, and/or Facebook information. Group work is required and part of your grade will reflect your ability to work with others you may lose points if you are not able to work with your lab group.


Chapter 1                              Matter and Change Chpt 1 PPT.ppt

Chapter 2                              Measurements and Calculations mc_ch02.ppt

Chapter 3                              Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter mc_ch03.ppt

Chapter 7                              Chemical Formulas and Chemical Compounds mc_ch07.ppt

Chapter 8                              Chemical Equations and Reactions mc_ch08.ppt

Chapter 9                              Stoichiometry mc_ch09.ppt

Chapter 12                            Molarity and Solutions mc_ch12.ppt

Chapter 5                              The Periodic Law / Periodic Trends mc_ch05.ppt

Chapter 4                              Physics: The Arrangement of Electrons mc_ch04.ppt

Chapter 6                              Chemical Bonding mc_ch06.ppt

Chapter 10                            States of Matter mc_ch09.ppt

Chapter 11                            Gases mc_ch11.ppt

Chapter 12 & 13  Colligative Properties & Solutions (Ch. 12 pg 414-415 & Section 3) mc_ch13.ppt

Chapter 14                            Acids and Bases mc_ch14.ppt

Chapter 15                            Acid-Base Titration and pH mc_ch15.ppt

Chapter 18                            Chemical Equilibrium mc_ch18.ppt 

Chapter 16                            Thermochemistry mc_ch16.ppt

Chapter 20                            Electrochemistry mc_ch20.ppt

Chapter 19                            Oxidation-Reduction Reactions mc_ch19.ppt

Chapter 17                            Reactions Kinetics mc_ch17.ppt

Chapter 22                            Organic mc_ch22_stp.ppt

Chapter 21                            Nuclear mc_ch21.ppt



                   Honors Chemistry Handouts


       Chapter 1 Matter and Change

       Chapter 2 Measurement and Calculation

       Chapter 3 The Atom


       Chapter 7 Nomenclature

     Nomenclature Practice Test 2012 A Key.PDF    

     Nomenclature Practice Test 2012 A.pdf  

     Nomenclature Practice Test 2012 B.PDF 

     Nomenclature Practice Test 2013 A.pdf



       Chapter 7 The Mole


       Chapter 8 Chemical Reactions

 Chemical Reactions Practice Test Keys.PDF 

Chapter 8 Review Kahoot


      Chapter 9 Stoichiometry

Stoichiometry Practice Test 2009 Key.PDF 

Stoichiometry Practice Test 2009.PDF 



Practice Test #2 Key - 2012 A.PDF 

Practice Test #3 Key - 2012 B.PDF 

Chapter 9 Review Kahoot


     Chapter 12 Solutions

Solutions and Net Ionics Review.doc 

Solutions and Net Ionics Review Key.doc 


    Chapter 5 Periodic Law

Chapter 5 - Lecture Outline - Winter Break Assignment.doc 


   Chapter 4 Arrangements of Electrons in Atoms

 Chapter 4 Physics - The Arrangement of Electrons.ppt 

 Assigning Charges.docx 

 CH4.Quantum number Test Format.doc 


 Chapter 6 Chemical Bonding

Bonding CH 6.pptx      


   Chapter 10 States of Matter

 HN CH 10 Lecture Outline Key 2014.pdf

 Solids Liquids and Gases.ppt  


 Chapter 11 Gases

 Gas Laws Test 2010 - Version 2.docx 

 Gas Laws Practice Test - 2010 V.2 - Key.PDF 

 Gas Law Test 2015 B.pdf 

 Gas Laws Test - 2015 B - Key.PDF 

 Gas Law Stations Full.doc  

 Gas Laws Practice.doc 

 Gas Laws Practice Key 2017.pdf 


Chapter 13 Colligative Properties

Colligative Property Stations.pptx 

Colligative Property Stations Answers.pptx  


Chapter 14 & 15 Acids/Bases/pH/Titrations

 Acid-BaseTEST STUDY GUIDE 2013.doc 

 Acid Base Study Guide Key.pdf 

Acid, Base, pH Test Review Stations.pdf 

Acid, Base, pH Test Review Key.PDF 

Acid Base Review Stations.ppt 

Acid Base Review Stations Answers.ppt 

 pH Quiz 2019 Practice Quiz.doc 

 pH Quiz 2019 Practice Quiz Answers.doc


Chapter 18 Chemical Equilibrium

Equilibrium CH 18 Study Guide.doc 

Equilibrium Study Guide Key.pdf 


Chapter 16 Chemical Energy

Thermo Practice Test 2010.PDF 

HN Thermo Practice Test 2010 Key.docx 

Cp Metal Lab.doc 

Hess's Law Worksheet - Key.PDF

Thermodynamics Mixed Problems.docx 

 Thermodynamics Mixed Problems Answers.docx   


Benchmark Review MP4

Cumulative Test Review 2017.pdf 

Cumulative Test Review Key.pdf 


Benchmark Review MP1 Game


Benchmark Review MP2 Game


Benchmark Reviw MP3 Game


Benchmark Review MP4 Game