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Chemistry Curriculum development - December 2011

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NANSLO Home Page | Revised Curriculum and Laboratory Materials (December deliverable) | Review Process (older material)



Workshop Notes




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From discipline panel teleconference on June 30 2011 it was decided:

  • the group agreed that the breadth & depth of topics covered in BCcampus & CCCS courses appeared very (i.e. = or > 80% agreement) similar. For NANSLO curriculum development, we will loosely follow the topics as listed in the BCcampus course.
  • both textbooks listed in the course comparison chart (Kotz & Treichel at BCcampus; Kelter, Mosher & Scott at CCCS) are good content sources although CCCS Chemistry may also adopt the Kotz textbook in the near future. The course we develop for NANSLO will be organized according to topics & not strictly structured to fit a specific textbook.


If you would like to view the detailed notes from the 6.30 teleconference, click here.

6.30 Conference call materials.


Chemistry First Semester Theory


The following topics will be considered CORE:


  1. Basic concepts of Chemistry 
  2. Atoms, Molecules & Ions
  3. Chemical Reactions
  4. Stochiometry
  5. Energy and Chemical Reactions
  6. Structure of Atoms
  7. Structure of Atoms & Periodic Trends
  8. Bonding & Molecular Structure
  9. Orbitals & Theories of Chemical Bonding
  10. Gases
  11. Intermolecular Forces & Liquids


The following topics will be considered OPTIONAL:


  1. Solutions & their Behaviour
  2. Nuclear Chemistry


You can review the theory aspects of the curriculum here.


Chemistry First Semester Labs


The following labs will be considered CORE:


  1. Introduction to Lab Work in this course (intro to lab kits & RWSL)
  2. Stochiometry
  3. Measurements & Density
  4. Conductivity
  5. Water Hardness
  6. Structures & Shapes of Molecules
  7. Determination of Iron in Water
  8. Gas Laws (Gas Properties OR Molar Volume of a Gas)


The following labs will be considered OPTIONAL:


  1. Separation of Components of a Mixture
  2. The Mole Concept
  3. Caloric Content of Food 
  4. Measuring the Spectrum of Gas Samples (Pass's Law?) 
  5. Acetic Acid in Vinegar
  6. Solution Concentration


NEW course development


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