Chemistry 11

In Chemistry 11, the course explores the fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative chemistry. The course starts off with the overview of what chemistry/matter is, and then it ventures into the gas unit where the properties of gases are observed.  The biggest unit of chemistry 11 is the chemical reactions unit. This is both the qualitative and quantitative unit where the concept of moles is introduced. Finally, the unit looks at the properties of solutions in unit 4 and concludes with organic chemistry in unit 5.

The key to success in chemistry 11 is to practice quantitative questions (worksheets / assignments), and then focus on the conceptual understanding of the topics.  Ie. What is happening when something is heated up vs cooled down? What is happening to the atoms when they are heated up / cooled down?

The units found in gr.11 chemistry are as follows:

  1. States of Matter
  2. Gases and the atmosphere
  3. Chemical reactions
  4. Solutions
  5. Organic Chemistry

A typical rubric is as follows:

30% for Final Exam

70% for in class work

  • 40% / 70% is on quizzes and tests
  • 15% / 70% is on assignments/projects
  • 15% / 70% is on lab work/homework

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  1. Notes1 – Powerpoint note in pdf
  2. Heating and Cooling curve notes – Heating and cooling curve notes pdf
  3. In class student notes on physical properties of Matter notes – Physical properties of Matter notes


Properties of Matter Work booklet – Work booklet



  1. diappearing-alcohol
  2. “Cold water” fountain – Condensing gas
  3. Drinking Bird mechanism
  4. Perfume in a balloon
  5. Discharge CO2 fire extinguisher into a cloth bag and observe
  6. Deposition of iodine vapour in fingerprint detection
  7. Barium hydroxide and ammonium thiocyanate
  8. Vacuum and various objects
  9. Thermometer wrapped in damp cloth vs an unwrapped thermometer
  10. Boiling water with ice / vacuum



Unit 1 – review 1 – Unit review

unit 1 review 1 key – Unit 1 Review Key


Gases & Atmosphere notes 1 – Notes 1 pdf

Gases & Atmosphere notes 2 – Gas Laws Notes 2 pdf


Boyles Law WS- Boyle’s Law WS

Charles Law WS – Charles Law WS

Gay Lussac WS – Gay Lussac WS

Gay Lussac-law – Gay Lussac WS

Chem-30s-combined-gas-law-worksheet – Combined gas law WS

Conceptual-problems – Conceptual Questions WS

Conceptual-questions – Conceptual Questions WS2

Historical development – Historical Development assignment

law-practice-questions – Gas Law practice questions WS

Pressure-conversions – Pressure conversions


Weight of newspaper

Balloon in hot and cold water

Vacuum with balloon / Marshmallows

Boiling water with ice

Boiling water with vacuum

Vacuum with garbage bags

Bernoulli’s Principle – Leaf blower and ball


Gas-lab with aluminum can and hardboiled egg

Gas-laws-investigation – Formulating your own experiment in evaluating gas laws


Chem 30S Unit Review – Chemistry unit review

Conceptual Problems Review – Conceptual problems review


chem-30s-unit-2-review and review-answers


Chemical reaction notes1 – Basic notes – Average atomic mass + isotopes

Chemical reaction notes2 – Types of reaction notes

Law of conservation of mass notes hand out – Typed out notes for students

Naming notes – Naming notes review hand out

Version 2: 

Chemical Reaction notes1- Powerpoint notes on Average atomic mass, formula mass, AMU, isotopes

Classifying (Naming) Compounds notes2 Powerpoint pdf – Powerpoint notes on naming compounds

Molar conversion notes – Notes on molar conversions

Stoichiometry notes – Notes on stoichiometry

Empirical formula notes – Notes on calculating empirical formula

Limiting reagent notes – Notes on calculating and determining limiting reagent


  1. chem-30s-unit-3-chemical-reactions-unit – Unit Checklist
  2. Atomic mass assignment – Calculating average atomic mass WS
  3. Average atomic mass- – Calculating average atomic mass WS 2
  4. Design-your-own-compounds-empirical-formula – Design your own compound empirical formula assignment
  5. Empirical-formula-worksheet – Empirical formula WS
  6. Finding-empirical-formula – Empirical formula WS 2
  7. Formula and molarmass WS – Formula and molar mass WS
  8. Challenging-balancing-problems – Balancing equations WS
  9. Chemical-formula-worksheet – Determining chemical formula worksheet
  10. Convert particles to moles – Converting particles to moles WS
  11. Limiting-reactant-ws – Limiting reactant WS
  12. Stoichiometry-problems – Stoichiometry problems WS


Copper-chloride-aluminum-lab – Copper Chloride and aluminum and limiting reactant lab

Penny-fun-lab-name – Fun Penny into Gold lab

s’more-stoichiometry – S’mores and stoichiometry!

stoichiometry-lab-in-a-single-displacement-reaction – Single displacement lab with copper chloride


Review: Chem-30-unit-3-review2

Review answers: reviewpage1 reviewpage2 reviewpage3 reviewpage4 reviewpage5 reviewpage6 reviewpage7


Solutions unit checklist – Solutions Unit Checklist

Solutions notes 2 – Reading solubility curves & Saturation

Solutions notes 3 – Colligative properties – Freezing and boiling point manipulation – Making solutions – Molarity

Dissociation-notes – Handout notes

How-to-read-solubility-table – How to read solubility table notes

Solubility curves – Solubility Curve print out



Solvation-process – Solvation process Assignment

Concentration and colligative – Concentration / Molarity / Colligative properties notes

Mixed-molarity-and-dilution-in-class-assignment-booklet – In class assignment



Solubility-curve-practice-problems-worksheet-1 –

Solutions-handin-1 – Solutions hand in


solutions-overall – Review booklet


organic-chemistry-learning-booklet– Student learning booklet