Year at a Glance

    Chemistry I—Pre-AP Level

    Readiness, Supporting, and Process TEKS

    1st 9 Weeks

    2nd 9 Weeks

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    1 week






    Math Review

    ·          Process TEKS: C.1A, C.1B

    ·          Review Math Skills (TEKS C.2F, 2G)



    ·          Matter vs. Energy

    (TEKS C.9C)

    ·          Kinetic Theory / States: Solid, liquid, gas in terms of compressibility, structure, shape, and volume

    (TEKS C.9C, TEKS C.4C)

    ·          Phys/Chem. Properties and Changes (TEKS C.4A)

    ·          Intensive/Extensive properties

     (TEKS C.4B)

    ·          Mixtures/pure substances

    (TEKS C.4D)


    Atom & Nuclear

    ·          History of atom – Scientists: Dalton, Rutherford, Thomson, Bohr 

    (TEKS C.6A, TEKS  C.3F)

    ·          Electromagnetic spectrum and mathematical relationship to energy, frequency, wavelength

     (TEKS C.6B)

    ·          Calculate wavelength, and frequency using light energy and Planck’s constant  (TEKS C.6C)

    ·          Calculate average atomic mass using isotopes (TEKS C.6D)

    ·          Define and calculate mole of  element using dimensional analysis

    (TEKS C.8A, TEKS C.8B, TEKS C.2G )

    ·          Alpha, beta,and gamma radiation (TEKS C.12A)

    ·          Fission and Fusion

     (TEKS C.12C)

    ·          Radioactive decay/Balance nuclear equation (TEKS C.8D,  C.12B)

    ·          Half-life  (enrichment only)


    Periodic Table

    ·          History with relation to chemical and physical properties (TEKS C.5A)

    ·          Families on PT: alkali metals, alkaline earth metals , halogens, noble gases, and transition metals(TEKS C.5B)

    ·          Trends: atomic  and ionic radii, (TEKS C.5C)


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    1 week


    Periodic Table (continued)

    ·          Trends: ionization energy, electronegativity (TEKS C.5C)

    ·          Electron configuration (TEKS C.6E)



    ·          Atom arrangements in Lewis dot structures (TEKS C.6E)

    ·          Ionic/Covalent/metallic bonding properties and  predict type of bonds

    (TEKS C.7C, TEKS C.7D)

    ·          Electron dot formulas to illustrate bonding (TEKS C.7C)

    ·          VESPR: linear, trigonal planar, tetrahedral (TEKS C.7E)

    ·          Molar mass/mole (TEKS C.8A, TEKS C.8B, C.2G )

    ·          Intermolecular forces

    ·          Naming ionic and covalent compounds (TEKS C.7A)

    ·          Writing formulas for ionic and covalent compounds (TEKS C.7B)

    ·          Empirical formula (TEKS C.8C)

    ·          Percent composition (TEKS C.8C)


    Chem. Reactions and Stoichiometry

    ·          Types of Reactions (TEKS C.10H)

    Ø Double Replacement: Acid-base and Precipitation

    Ø Oxidation-reduction: Synthesis, Decomposition, Single Replacement & Combustion

    ·          Predict products in acid-base reactions that form water (TEKS C.10G)

    ·          Balance equations/Law of Conservation of Mass (TEKS C.8D)

    ·          Stoichiometric calculation (TEKS C.8E)

    ·          Mass relationships between reactants and products (TEKS C.8E)

    ·          Limiting reagents (TEKS C.8E)

    ·          Percent yield (TEKS C.8E)




    Enrichment activities are only to be done if time permits.




    Year at a Glance

    Chemistry I—Pre-AP Level


    3rd 9 Weeks

    4th 9 Weeks

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    ·          Role of water in solutions (polarity) (TEKS C.10A)

    ·          Solubility Rules (TEKS C.10B)

    ·          Ionic vs Covalent Compounds dissolving

    ·          Types of solutions: electrolyte, nonelectrolyte, saturated, unsaturated, super saturated (TEKS C.10E)

    ·          Rate of dissolving (TEKS C.10F)

    ·          Calculate Molarity of solutions (TEKS C.10C)

    ·          Use molarity to calculate dilutions (TEKS C.10D)

    ·          Fluids and Alloys (enrichment only)


    Acids and Bases

    ·          Acids/Bases (TEKS C.10G)

    Ø Definitions

    Ø Arrhenius

    Ø Bronsted-Lowry

    ·          Properties of acids and bases

    ·          Define and calculate pH (TEKS C.10I)

    ·          Common household products

    ·          Strengths and Concentrations of Acids and Bases (TEKS C.10J)

    ·          Writee acid/base compounds (TEKS C.7A)

    ·          Write formulas for acids and bases (TEKS C.7B)



    • Chemical equilibrium
    • Le Chatelier's Principle
    • Calculate Kc and Kp



    Organic (if time permits)

    ·         Naming alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes

    ·         Functional groups (alcohols, carboxyl, amine, sulfhydryl, methyl, ethyl, ketones)


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    1.5 weeks

    Gas Laws

    ·          Kinetic theory (TEKS C.9C)

    ·          Gas Laws: Boyle’s, Charles’, Avogadro, Dalton’s, Ideal (TEKS C.9A)

    ·          Stoichiometric calculations (TEKS C.8E)


    Thermochemistry and Rates of Reaction

    ·         Types of energy (TEKS C.11A)

    ·         Law of conservation of energy/heat transfer (TEKS C.11B)

    Identify and measure energy in chemical reactions: Endothermic/Exothermic (TEKS C.11C)

    ·         Calculations with specific heat & calorimetry (TEKS C.11D-E)

    • Calculate Gibbs free energy



    ·         Rates of reaction –relationship to temp, conc, surface area, catalyst

    ·         Collision theory

    ·         Write equations for rates

    ·         Order of reactions

    ·         Rate laws

    ·         Reaction mechanism





    Process TEKS will be taught throughout the entire year.