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Chemistry 11

Chemistry 11 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Atoms and molecules are building blocks of matter.

Organic chemistry and its applications have significant implications for human health, society, and the environment.

The mole is a quantity used to make atoms and molecules measurable.

Matter and energy are conserved in chemical reactions.

Solubility within a solution is determined by the nature of the solute and the solvent.



We will study the different types of chemical reactions and the mole concept. Determine the proportions in which compounds or elements react with one another (stoichiometry) using proper measurements, mathematical calculations, and unit conversions. The properties, molecular structure, and naming of chemical compounds will be examined along with the trends in the periodic table based on atomic structure. Also, the course will be supplemented with some virtual labs.

Where does this course fit?

  • Pre-requisite: Science 10 is required
  • Graduation Status: One of the Grade 11/12 Science options required for graduation

Course Materials

  • Hebden: Chemistry 11: A Workbook for Students by James Hebden which can be picked up at the VLN Office for a $30 refundable deposit.
  • All other materials are provided in the Course Outline and Resources of the Table of Contents

Brief Outline



1 Introduction

  • Unit Conversions
  • Significant Figures and Properties of Matter
  • Inorganic Compound Nomenclature

2. Moles and Chemical Reactions

  • Defining the mole
  • Calculations with the mole, molar concentration, dilutions, and unit conversions
  • Calculate Empirical and Molecular Formulas

3. Stoichiometry

  • Calculations using unit conversions and unit cancellations
  • Determine limiting reagents and percent yield

4. Atoms and Periodic Table

  • History of the atom

· Structure of the atom and the geometry of molecules

· Understand how to draw valence electrons and Lewis Dot Structures

· Determine the electron configurations of different atoms

5. Solution Chemistry

· How chemicals react can determine their solubility

· Determining ion concentrations of solutions using stoichiometry

6. Organic Chemistry

· Name and draw various organic molecules

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course







Midterm exam


Final exam


You have up to a year to complete your course.

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