Segment A of Everyday Chemistry teaches that water is important in our world, and water impurities can impact society. Students will explore the differences between chemical and physical changes in matter, by looking at the properties of various metals. In addition, students will learn the importance of recycling and conservation to our world.

Segment B of Everyday Chemistry teaches that petroleum is an important organic chemical in our society. It is one of our chief sources of energy, and our choices on the source and uses of energy affect our world. Students move on to learn how chemistry functions within our bodies. They will study how we receive and process energy, learning that we get energy from fats and carbohydrates, and that just as water impurities affect our well-being, food additives can affect our health.

PRE-REQUISITES: None

ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME: 32-36 weeks or approximately 125 – 135 hours

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS — SEGMENT A

Water

  • Sources and Supplies
  • Water Properties
  • Water Impurities
  • Water Uses and Conservation

Water Solutions

  • Solubility and Solution Concentration
  • Gases, Heavy Metal Ions, and pH
  • Water Purification
  • Water Chlorination
  • Water Softening

Chemistry of Metals

  • Properties of metals
  • Periodic variation
  • Periodic properties of metals
  • Sources of metals
  • Metal reactivity and redox

Molar Relationships and Conservation

  • Molar Relationships and Metals
  • Conserving in the Community
  • Alloys, Semiconductors, and Metal Alternatives
  • Batteries

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS — SEGMENT B

Intro to Organic Chemistry: Petroleum

  • Petroleum Supply, Demand, And Use
  • Refining, Fractional Distillation and Boiling Point Trends
  • Chemical Bonding of Organic Molecules: Models and Trends
  • Other Organic Molecules, Petrochemicals and Polymers

Energy Sources Old and New

  • Combustion Reactions
  • Energy Calculations
  • History of Energy Consumption
  • Renewable Energy Sources

Chemistry of Food: Energy Molecules

  • Food Introduction
  • Food Contains Energy
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates

Chemistry of Food: Builder Molecules

  • Limiting and Excess Reactions
  • Proteins and Amino Acids
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Food Additives

LINKS TO FULL COURSE CURRICULUM MAPS

SEGMENT A

SEGMENT B