Are You Ready for the Exam?!?

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WOW! It has been an incredibly awesome year for me, and I hope it has been for you too! God bless you as you are studying for your chemistry & honors chemistry exam! If you need a break, check out this awesome review of the elements: The Element Song or this New Periodic Table Song, but don’t get distracted by the challenge!!

Chemistry Exam Help Session Thursday morning, 7:20ish A.M. (Honors Chem can come too!). EXAM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS are listed below. IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet to the chemistry room before you go to your exam room!

It is super, super important so study YOUR VERY BEST and remember to practice, practice, practice! This exam can make a HUGE difference in your average. FINISH STRONG, like you’ve been working all year!! Make flashcards out of the vocab, formulas, types of chemical reactions, etc. Practice writing chemical formulas, balancing equations, working the problems – try the practice tests on the online textbook or on, they’ll be really helpful. And get yourself plenty of snacks! 🙂

How’s the exam review coming? You know, I don’t just give you that thing for the extra credit. I give it to you because it will help you get organized and help you remember everything that’s going to be on the exam. As you answer each topic, keep studying it, if you’re having trouble!

EXAM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS are listed below. IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet to the your exam room on THURSDAY. God bless you, I’m praying for you!!

Honors Chemistry 302 Miller (Mr. Wilson’s room)
Chemistry – 2nd Period 303 Tapp
Chemistry – 3rd Period 304 McKenzie (Mr. Henderson’s room)
Chemistry – 4th Period 305 Clayton
Chemistry – 6th Period 310 Jenkins

Hon Chem 5-9-17 Ideal Gas Law

HON CHEMISTRY: Major day today, huh?!? But pretty cool!!! Good job with the applications of the ideal gas law! Who knew you could go around the world to find density??

Here are some answers below – FYI. Now, go play – and don’t forget to memorize R!!

42 c) 0.0429 g SO2
43 c) 0.0112 L H2S
44 c) 93.8 L O2
45 c) 15.9 g Cu
46) 29.0 L CO2, 58.0 L H2O vapor
49 c) 1.06 atm
50 c) 3.81 L O2
51 c) 0.0377 mol
52 c) 0.299 g SO2

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Hon Chemistry 5-8-17 Molar Volume of Gases & Gas Stoichiometry

HON CHEMISTRY: Okay, for the record, water balloons do not obey Avogadro’s Law, but gas balloons do! Equal volume balloons contain the same number of molecules. And how about the Gay-Lussac’s Law of Combining Volumes? Yay, more great conversion factors!! How are you doing with blending the old and the new?

Hon Chemistry 4-27-16 Molar Volume of Gases & Gas Stoichiometry from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Hon Chemistry 5-3-17 Gas Laws

HON CHEMISTRY: Our first look at the gas laws: Boyle’s law, Charles law. No audio on the vodcast, so here’s a blast from the past. And you get a bonus – Gay-Lussac’s law. These guys did great work – and you’ve got to love their hair!!

Be sure you use Kelvin in the problems – not Celcius. And make double dog sure you use the formulas correctly! Rearrange that thing – no plug and play!!

HON CHEMISTRY 4-29-14 Gas Laws from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Hon Chemistry 4-28-17 Chapter 9 Test Overview

HON CHEMISTRY: From Friday, here is our overview of the test. Again I want to emphasize – the majority of the test is basic reaction stoichiomety, limiting reactants and percent yield. Be sure and give that the most of your study time!

Also, review writing and balancing chemical reactions. Most of the stoichiometry problems will require that you begin by doing just that! There will be just one extra jumbo large problem. 🙂

Below the vodcast for today is the help session from Friday morning. God bless you as you study!!!

Hon Chemistry 4-28-17 Chapter 9 Test Overview from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Help Session from Friday morning:

Hon Chemistry 4-28-17 Ch 9 Help Session from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Hon Chemistry 4-25-17 Percent Yield

HON CHEMISTRY: So are you a cookie dough lover? Not me – I like my cookies crispy!

Here’s the last of the applications of stoichiometry problems – percent yield. Lots easier that limiting reactants I think. You realize what we’ve done… we’ve finished the chapter!!

Not only that, did you get a heads up on designing the percent yield of magnesium oxide lab for tomorrow? 😉

Hon Chemistry 4-25-17 Percent Yield from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Hon Chemistry 4-21-17 Stoichiometry

HON CHEMISTRY: I missed you today! Here’s your first lecture on reaction stoichiometry. Were you able to apply what you remembered about moles from earlier this year? Don’t forget the keys! Now all you need is some practice and you’ll have it down pat!!

Hon Chemistry 4-7-16 Stoichiometry from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Lost in La Mer du Labrador – The Last Weekend!!!

It’s you last weekend to work, so how’s it going with the Lost in La Mer du Labrador project? Remember, first and foremost this is a CHEMISTRY project. You must talk about all 23 items – why they would be good to use or why you would not want to use them. NEVER ever say, I had no use for the item.

Here are a few other things to remember – a long list to review, but very important, so READ IT ALL! TWICE!

1. Save, save, save, save, save, save, save, to several different places because your computer wants to eat your project!! Email your latest copy to yourself – label it with the date so you’ll know it’s the latest one, or put it in Google Drive or use a flash drive, or Google Dropbox – and use the date thing when u save it. And printing out the latest copy is also a great idea!

2. Your printer and the printer at your parents’ job will die/ run out of ink/ jam/ run out of paper/ explode, etc., so don’t wait until the last minute to print things out. And save, save, save, save, save, save, save, to several different places because your computer wants to eat your project!!

3. Make sure you make printed copies of the sources each source you use. Copy the first page and the page that you use, and highlight the portions that you use. Staple multiple pages.

4. Your copied sources should be in the order that the items they refer to occur in your paper. If you have the same source for different items, you must have different copies.

5. Your paper must be in general manuscript form – typed, double spaced, last name and page number on each page, etc. Each section of your paper should start on a new page.

6. The first time (or even every time is okay) you mention one of the main 23 items in your paper, highlight it so it will be easy to see. If you use the item again later in your journal for a different reason, highlight it again.

7. Always use the title of a website article if it has one or the name of the organization that produced the website if it doesn’t, and the published or copyright date in your internal documentation & your Works Cited if your source is from the Internet. One difference between them, never use the URL in the internal documentation, but always include the URL in the Works Cited – and you can use just the first part of the URL since the whole thing may be really long.

8. Speaking of that, what you have listed in your internal documentation should match the first thing you have written in each entry of your Works Cited. For example, the author, the name of the book, the Internet title, dictionary entry, etc. Never, never, never include JUST the URL for Internet sites in your Works Cited. You must include the other important information as well. Use the examples I gave you at the end of your project sheet if you have any questions. And don’t forget to reverse indent your Works Cited!

9. Make sure you write the internal documentation for your illustrations BOTH on your illustration and also in your paper. And don’t forget to include it in the Works Cited!

10. Your Works Cited entries should also be in the order that they occur in your paper.

11. Double check to make sure you don’t have anything in the internal documentation that isn’t in your Works Cited, and vice versa.

May God bless you as you work!! I love you and I’m praying for you!!!

Hallelujah! He is Risen!!

HE was born, but it didn’t end there. HE lived, but it didn’t end there. HE did great things, but it didn’t end there. HE died a horrible death, but it didn’t end there. My Savior is not dead, JESUS is alive! Happy Easter – yesterday, today, and forever!!!

Hon Chemistry 4-12-17 Chapter 8 Overview

HON CHEMISTRY: God bless you as you prepare for your test tomorrow!! At the bottom is the vodcast of the help session from yesterday. Sadly, today’s class had no audio. BUT I did find an old, old vodcast that might be helpful – at least the first 15 minutes. At the beginning it has a general overview of the test, and then it goes over an end of chapter review that you didn’t have to do this year. Might be helpful as you study! Stop it at about 15 minutes – the rest is something we’ll do after Easter.

Home missions students – why don’t we find a time to have a help session/test review just for you when you get back?!?

Practice tonight (!!!) and also make sure you have everything memorized.

A good source of help is your online textbook at Click on the “Visual Concepts” or “Review Activities” tabs at the top of the chapter page for the extra tutorials and quizes. Also, the review activities at would be great practice as well. I love you and I’ll be praying for you as you study for your test!!

HON CHEMISTRY 3-31-14 Chapter 8 Overview from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

Help session from Tuesday morning:

Hon Chemistry 4-12-17 Chapter 8 Help Session from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.