Ask Dr. Jay
If you have any questions about the course, feel free to ask the author of the book! You have to register in order to ask questions, but registration is free, and we won’t share your information with anyone.
Schedule for Completing the Course in 36 Weeks
This is a copy of Appendix B, which gives you daily assignments. If you follow the schedule, you can complete the course in 36 weeks. Feel free to print this out and use it.
The Periodic Table of the Elements
You can use the Periodic Table when working all the problems, including those on the test. If you would like to print it out to keep it handy, just print this document.
Tables and Mathematical Formulas
This is a copy of Appendix A, which gives you a copy of the tables and formulas used throughout the book. Feel free to print this out and use it.
Sample Laboratory Notebook Entries
To help you follow the instructions given in the introduction to the course, here are samples of four laboratory notebook entries:
These are also found in the links to the relevant chapters.
Worksheets for the Course
This PDF contains all the “Comprehension Check” questions and Review questions. There is space in between the questions so you can write your answers underneath.
Careers in Chemistry
This site has an extensive list of the many careers that are related to chemistry. If you enjoy this course, you might consider pursuing one of these careers.
This short video describes chemistry in general
SPARKvue SPARKlabs for PASCO Probes
The links below are for an optional lab kit that is currently being assembled by lab supply companies. The labs use probes that collect data and send it to a computer or handheld device. You may purchase the book and probes separately until the kit is available. You cannot use these labs if you don’t have the Pasco probes for which they are designed. These labs are not necessary for credit or an honors credit for this course.
Experiment 4.2 Comparing Metal and Nonmetal
Experiment 6.1 Cool It!
Experiment 6.4 Burning Iron (Rusting Iron)
Experiment 7.2 The Limiting Reactant
Experiment 9.4 Freezing Point Depression
Experiment 10.1 Boyle’s Law
Experiment 10.2 Charle’s Law
An Application of the Combined Gas Law
Experiment 10.4 The Concenrtation of Hydrogen Peroxide
Experiment 11.2 Anthocyanins as Acid/Base Indicators
Experiment 11.3 The Percent of Acetic Acid in Vinegar
Experiment 13.1 Specific Heat Capacity
Experiment 13.2 A Calorimetry Experiment
Experiment 13.3 Melting Ice
Experiment 13.4 An Endothermic Reaction (Heat of a Chemical Reaction)
Experiment 14.1 Measuring Delta-H
Experiment 15.1 Changing Rate of Reaction
Experiment 15.2 Catalysts
Experiment 16.3 Le Chatelier’s Principle and Temperature