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IB Chemistry SL

Last Updated: Last Updated 11/22/15

Welcome to the IB Chemistry class website! These resources are organized by chapter for your convenience and the calendar below will contain all the important topics we cover as well as due dates.

About the Class

The core curriculum for this course includes stoichiometric relationships, atomic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding and structure, energetics and thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox processes and organic chemistry.  There will be one additional topic option, which will be either materials science, biochemistry, energy or medicinal chemistry.  We will be using regular laboratory exercises to discover, explore and reinforce the aforementioned content.  In addition to following traditional lab procedures, you will eventually design and carry out your own experiment. Advanced algebra skills are essential for this course, as a large amount of time will be used processing and analyzing raw lab data.  The overall goal of this course is to not only prepare you for the IB Chemistry SL exam, but to have you develop a thorough background in chemistry that can be applied to many aspects of your personal life and as a preparation for any college level science.

This course is taught using a college-level chemistry curriculum.


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Class Related Resources

IB Related Resources

Course Syllabus IB Chemistry Curriculum
Agreement Contract IB Chemistry Data Booklet
Safety Contract IB Chemistry Command Terms
Illuminate - Student Portal  
Participation Rubric  

Internal Assessment Materials

Important IA Dates:
  • Research question submitted by November 24th, 2015
  • Procedure and materials list submitted by December 11th, 2015
  • Internal assessment (final) submitted by February 29th, 2016
Internal Assessment Informtaion
IB Science - Internal Assessment Guide (v1.2)
List of 64 Free Databases

Sample Work (E = experimental, D = database, S = simulation/modelling)
Factors effecting the boiling and melting points in organic homologous series - D
The effect of halogen atom substitution on bond angles in halogenated compounds - S
Positive inductive effect of methyl groups in nine simple alcohols - S
An investigation into the dependence of egg protein denaturation on temperature - E
Impact of increased water acidity on coral reefs based on a study of the kinetics of CaCO3 and HCl - E
A study of the saponification reaction of olive oil - E,S
Investigating the oxidative rancidity of polyunsaturated oils - E
The enthalpy of combustion of alcohols - D
Investigating lipids suitable for manufacturing soap for a school project - E
Effect of cooking time on chlorophyll degradation - E

Online Textbook from Openstax

*NOTE: It is no longer recommended that you use the web view due to differences in section numbers and the lack of numbered exericises for the homework.
Full Textbook - PDF Download (319 MB)
Direct Openstax Website Link:
Strategies for Using a College Textbook (click here for additional info)

Chapter Materials and Resources

Chapter 1 - Essential Ideas

Chapter 1 - Textbook Section (23 MB)
Chapter 1 - One Sheet
Handout #1 - Propagating Error 
Handout #2 - Practice with Significant Figures and Error (Click here for the key)
Sections 1.2 & 1.3 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Sections 1.4 & 1.5 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 1.6 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Moelcules and Ions

Chapter 2 - Textbook Section (18 MB)
Chapter 2 - One Sheet (DOC) (PDF)
Link to Simulation for Question 14
Link to Simulation for Question 36
Sections 2.1 & 2.2 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 2.3 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 2.4 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 2.5 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 2.6 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 2.7 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Chapter 2 - Additional Practice (DOC) (PDF) [Click here for the key]

Chapter 3 - Composition of Substances and Solutions

Chapter 3 - Textbook Section (12 MB)
Chapter 3 - One Sheet (DOC) (PDF)
Section 3.1 - Discussion Questsions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Video - The Mole, Atomic Mass and Molar Mass
Activity - Percent Mass of Sugar (PPT) (PDF)
Section 3.2 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Handout #3 - Flight 2013 (PDF)
Activity - Lab Safety (PDF)
Internal Assessment - Analysis Rubric (PDF)
Required Lab #1 - Topic 1.2 - Mass of a Hydrate (PDF)
Sections 3.4 & 3.4 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Activity - Serial Dilutions (PDF)

Chapter 4 - Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions

Chapter 4 - Textbook Section  (13 MB)
Chapter 4 - One Sheet (DOC) (PDF)
Section 4.1 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 4.2 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 4.3 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 4.4 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Section 4.5 - Discussion Questions and Notes (PPT) (PDF)
Required Lab #2 - Topic 1.3 - Titration (PDF)
Postlab #2 - Titration Graphing Information (PDF)
Link to Tyler Dewitt YouTube Channel

Chapter 5 - Thermochemistry

Chapter 5 - Textbook Section (13 MB)
Required Lab #3 - Topic 5.1 - Calorimetry

Chapter 6 - Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements

Chapter 6 - Textbook Section (20 MB)

Chapter 7 - Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry

Chapter 7 - Textbook Section (9 MB)

Chapter 9 - Gases

Chapter 9 - Textbook Section (20 MB)
Required Lab #4 - Topic 1.3 - Ideal Gas Law

Chapter 10 - Liquids and Solids

Chapter 10 - Textbook Section (26 MB)

Chapter 12 - Kinetics

Chapter 12 - Textbook Section (14 MB)
Required Lab #5 - Topic 6.1 - Iodine Clock

Chapter 13 - Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts

Chapter 13 - Textbook Section (8 MB)

Chapter 14 - Acid-Base Equilibria

Chapter 14 - Textbook Section (16 MB)
Required Lab #6 - Topic 8.2 - Acid-Base Indicators
Required Lab #7 - Topic 8.3 - Water Quality

Chapter 17 - Electrochemistry

Chapter 17 - Textbook Section (9 MB)
Required Lab #8 - Topic 9.2 - Voltaic Cells

Chapter 18 - Representative Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals

Chapter 18 - Textbook Section (23 MB)

Chapter 20 - Organic Chemistry

Chapter 20 - Textbook Section (11 MB)
Required Lab #9 - Topic 10.1 - Molecular Modeling

Other Textbook Resources

Appendices A-M
Answer Key (Odd Numbered Questions)

Additional Materials for Option B (Biochemistry)

IB Exam Review Materials

Practice Exams