Ministry of Education Course Title: Chemistry, Grade 12, College Preparation
Course Code: SCH4C
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment.
Total Time: 110 hours
Unit 1 Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration
A1. demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating);
A2. identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.
Unit 2 Matter and Qualitative Analysis
B1. evaluate the effects of chemical substances on the environment, and analyse practical applications of qualitative analysis of matter;
B2. investigate matter, using various methods of qualitative analysis;
B3. demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of qualitative analysis of matter.
Unit 3 Organic Chemistry
C1. evaluate the impact on society, human health, and the environment of products made using organic compounds;
C2. investigate the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds, and analyse some common organic chemical reactions;
C3. demonstrate an understanding of the structure and the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds.
Unit 4 Electrochemistry
D1. analyse technological applications or processes relating to oxidation-reduction reactions, and assess their impact on the environment;
D2. investigate the oxidation-reduction reaction that occurs in a galvanic cell;
D3. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of oxidation and reduction, and the principles of oxidation-reduction reactions.
Unit 5 Chemical Calculations
E1. analyse processes in the home, the workplace, or the environmental sector that use chemical quantities and calculations, and assess the importance of accuracy in chemical calculations;
E2. investigate chemical compounds and chemical reactions using appropriate techniques of quantitative analysis, and solve related problems;
E3. demonstrate an understanding of the mole concept and its quantitative relationships in chemical reactions.
Unit 6 Chemistry in the Environment
F1. evaluate the importance of government regulations, scientific analyses, and individual actions in improving air and water quality, and propose a personal plan of action to support these efforts;
F2. investigate chemical reactions, using appropriate techniques of quantitative analysis;
F3. demonstrate an understanding of chemical reactions that occur in the environment as a result of both natural processes and human activities.