Grade 12 Chemistry Syllabus

Chemistry is divided into 4 main units:
1. Thermochemistry

  • Thermochemistry STSE
  • Experiments with Energy Changes
  • Thermochemistry and Potential Energy
  • Bonding and Hess’s Law
  • Science Decisions Involving Thermochemistry

2. Solutions, Kinetics, and Equilibrium

  • Concentration, Properties, and Solubility
  • Solubility and Precipitates
  • Kinetics and Rate of Reaction
  • Collision Theory, Reaction Mechanisms, and Catalysts
  • Equilibrium
  • Le Châtelier’s Principle and Keq
  • Equilibrium Applications

3. Acids and Bases

  • Properties and Definitions of Acids and Bases
  • Acids/Base Reactions
  • Using the Equilibrium Concept with Acids and Bases
  • Indicators and Acids and Bases
  • Acid/Base Titrations
  • H+, OH–, and Le Châtelier

4. Electrochemistry

  • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Redox and Half Reactions
  • Electrochemical and Electrolytic Cells
  • Redox Reactions with Standard Reduction Potentials
  • Energy Efficiency of Cells

The breakdown of your final grade is as follows:
25% Term One Grade (50% Term One Course Work and Quizzes, 50% Midterm Exam)
25% Term Two Course Work
50% Final Exam (40% Written Exam, 10% Oral Exam)

Classroom Expectations
Classroom Environment:
The classroom environment should be a safe, inclusive space that is conducive to learning. It is important for everyone to act with respect towards one another for this to occur.

Attendance & Punctuality: Students are expected to be on time and ready for class every day. If any classes are missed for whatever reason, it is the student’s responsibility to find out what was missed or announced and obtain any missed notes. If a test or a quiz is missed, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor to make up the test or quiz.

Safety: Students are to abide by all lab safety guidelines for all experiments. A failure to do so will result in a lab grade of zero.

Academic Integrity: Plagiarism and cheating are taken very seriously. Anyone who is implicated in an offense will receive a mark of zero. Repeated offenses will result in more serious consequences.

Availability: Students are encouraged to come to availability hours with questions. If asked by the instructor to attend, tutorials are mandatory; they will take precedence over any extra curricular commitments.

Responsibility: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that work is completed, submitted and received by the instructor on time. The instructor is responsible for informing students of deadlines and important dates with prior notice.

Paper Use: In an effort to be more ecological, many assignments and resources will be made available online. Class content can be accessed at:

Guidelines for Work Submission
Lab reports, written responses and other assignments should be submitted digitally (unless otherwise indicated). Each student will need to create a personal account on Google Docs (; this account will be used to “share” assignments with the instructor (dman at

Assignments need to be shared with the instructor by 8AM on the due date. A late submission will result in a zero (8:01AM is late!).

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their assignment is properly submitted. Students should double-check that they are sharing with the right e-mail address and that the assignment was properly posted. If the assignment does not appear in the instructor’s account by 8AM, it is late (this is not negotiable).  To avoid hassle, try test-sharing an assignment at the beginning of the year to ensure that you have the correct e-mail and do not leave things to the last minute.
If you have any questions or problems with setting up an account or using Google Docs, please refer to the video or ask Ms. Man (in person or via e-mail).


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