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Q2: Week 7  – 1/3 – 1/7

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1/3 – Monday – A Day – A Day – 2/3a Lab, 4 

Main focus –                                                                                                                                                         


     a) To introduce the concept of Stoichiometry through gases.

    b) To learn of the story of Torricelli and the birth of the manometer.

    c) To measure pressure with a manometer

Period 2/3:  

1.Review the Volumetric Titration Test –  

Volumetric Redox and Spectrophotometry Test Key 2021 p.pdf
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2. Connections of our last learned concepts to our new concept of gas laws.

3.  Manometer introduction – The first measurement of pressure.

Period 4: 

1. Same as  above except the review of the last test will be tomorrow.

Gas Law Segway: 

In lab 16,  we dissolved the brass shot with nitric acid.  The balanced reaction that you needed for the lab is given below:

You can see that the product of the reduction of the nitrate ion (NO3- ) is NO2 which is released as a brown gas. Let’s take a look at the time lapse of this reaction.

Lab 16 oxidation of Cu and Zinc in brass: 


Could we have measured the amount of NO2 gas collected and through stoichiometry determined the amount of copper in the brass, skipping the spectrophotometer entirely?                                           

         YES!!! We can use the volumes measured through gas generating reactions to…

            1. determine the limiting reagent                                                                                                                                            2. Determine the amount of the reagents ( amount of active ingredients, % by mass )                                                3. Determine the empirical formula? (mole ratios of atoms.                                                                                              4. identify the compound (molecular mass.                                                                                                                            5. Determine the Amperage needed to power this non-spontaneous reaction?

In how many reactions that we witnessed or discussed in class up to this point did we generate a gas? Did we generate a gas in electrolytic cells?  Did we split water using an electrolytic cell?

I did this demo in class.

What does the amount of the gases generated above tell use about the chemical formula of water?
I conveniently dismissed the amount of gas generated in all of our reactions till NOW!  What labs did we do that generated gases that we could used for stoichiometry?
How about the last one?
 Gas Laws begin– measuring gas pressure all started with the story of Torricelli
              He developed the concept of manometer to solve the problem of the water well in Tuscany Italy.
A water well that brought water to the city state of Tuscany was recently moved inside the city walls, which had a higher elevation than where it once stood.  The well’s hand crank could not deliver any water when it was in the cities walls but worked outside the city states wall.
                   By solving this problem he developed the first way to measure and quantify pressure.

Gas Law Pressure Intro Presentation:

Nitric Acid and Copper demo with gas law implications.


Manometer demo explained through demo:


Connections and the Torricelli Story
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1/3 – Monday Homework: – 

                                                                                                                                                                                 1. Please complete the lecture above if necessary– Story of Torricelli  continues – 
    Manometers introduction with worksheet: 
Please start at  43:17  if you need review of measuring pressure with the physical manometers  (non- word problems).
                                                                                                                                                                              Gas Law worksheet 1 – Manometers.pdf
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Gas Law worksheet 1 key – manometers.pdf
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A review of the word problems of the Manometer worksheet:


End Of Monday!!! 

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1/4 – Tuesday  – B Day – 2, 3b/4 Lab 

Main focus –                                                                                                                                                         

    a) To identify the units of pressure and their equivalents

    b) To derive the ideal gas law equation and the combined gas law equation. 

    c) To introduce the Universal Gas Constant. 

 Period 2: 

1.  We will review the Manometer homework, especially the homework problems.                                                   a) water demo /cardboard/large Flask.
2.  To derive the Universal Gas Law Equation – You will have a quiz on this derivation in the near future.
3.  Absolute zero determination,                                                                                                                                                 a) Temperature Pressure (absolute zero demonstrator)                                                                                                           b) Temperature Volume demo with liquid nitrogen.                                                                                                                 c) Pressure Volume demo with tornado tube or vacuum chamber                                                                                         d) moles and Volume demo – paint can with liquid nitrogen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Period 3/4: 
1. Perform the nitric acid and Copper demo – partial vacuum demo
2. sphygmomanometer demo – 

3.  Same as 1 – 3 above for Period 2.                                                                                                                                                                            

Derivation Notes:                                                                                                                                           

Static vs. Dynamic Gas Law Derivations-  first of many!
        A)  the Ideal Gas Law formula:    PV = nRT 
                       (Static Gas Law formula
        B) the Combined Gas Law formula:                             P1V1     =      P2V2
                    (Dynamic Gas Law formula                          _____             _____
                                                                                                                T1                    T2                                             
The Temperatures must be in an absolute scale that measures the degrees away from a true zero to be able to correctly measure the change in gas variables.

Gas Law Derivation prenetation animations:


1/4 – Tuesday Homework: –                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

1.  a) Please watch the last few minutes (from 13:50 on) of the gas law derivation posted below. 
            (In both classes I did not quite finish it with Combined Gas law formula.)
       b) Complete Gas Law worksheet 1.pdf and review with the key.
             – now you are applying the 2 gas law equations, Do I use the dynamic or static? 
Gas Law worksheet 1 -.pdf
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gas Law worksheet 1 key -.pdf
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. complete the Gas Law worksheet 2 worksheet and review with the key or lecture below.                                
Gas Law worksheet 2.pdf
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1: Gas Law Derivation Video:


End Of Monday!!!

2: Gas Law worksheet 2 Review:


End Of Monday!!!


1/5 – Wednesday – A Day – A Day – 2/3a Lab, 4 

Main focus –                                                                                                                                                         

    a) To have guided practice with the Ideal Gas Law Equation and Combined Gas Law

    b) To identify Gas Law problems in other “Units”.

    c) To identify the individual relationships between gas variables.

Period 2/3:  

1. Review the last nights Homework –

        a) identify the formula used  – Last night’s Homework review – When to use Dynamic or Static

        b) cancelling the correct units
        c) Notice that 22.4 L = 1 mole in question 4
        d) relationships in last question of second worksheet
             Question 4 – of Gas Law worksheet 2.pdf

2 Review of variable relationships from derivation – (draw graphs for period 2 in derivation)

        – relationship only works when other variables are held constant 

3.  Demonstrations using the relationships: Some will be very Cool, cryogenics fluid explained.
         a) Volume and Temperature – Balloon/money
         b) Pressure and Temperature – Air Horn
         c)  vapor pressure – Paint Can
         d)  Pressure and Volume – Marshmallows/shaving cream, Tornado tubes. 
         e)  proof that pressure – support of column of water, Large Flask
         f) egg in and out of the bottle – Both ways
 4. Started Homework, gas law regents level dittos 0910.pdf

        New pressure – unit Kilo pascals – from pressure intro presentation

Period 4: 

1.  Same as above but will not draw graphs for derivation.                                                                                                                                                                     



1/5 – Wednesday Homework: – 


1. Please complete following worksheet and review with the key.

This might be collected at some point in the near future.
You may wonder why we are doing this worksheet now.  It will makes sense when you complete it:
Please use the following half reactions for the following worksheet:                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intro Electrolytic Cells worksheet 3.pdf
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Intro Electrolytic Cells worksheet 3 key p.pdf
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2Please complete the gas law regents level dittos 0910.pdf worksheet and review with the key.
     We started this in class and remember to use you understanding of the relationships of the ga  
     variables to check if the answer makes sense.
gas law regents level dittos 0910.pdf
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gas law regents level dittos 0910 key.pdf
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Volume and moles are proportional: Avogadros Law



Volume and Temperature (K) are proportional: Charles Law



Air Horn Destroyed by Temperature: Pressure is proportionate to Temperature :                Gay-Lussacs Law



Liquid Nitrogen and Hot water = FOG!!! 




1/6 – Thursday – A Day – B Day – 2, 3b/4 Lab 

Main focus –                                                                                                                                                         

    a) To Derive the standard unit of Pressure = Pascals

    b) To Derive the density and Molecular mass of a gas 

Period 2:  

1New pressure – unit Kilo pascals – derivation from pressure intro presentation

2.  Boyles Law demo with Marshmallows/ Final relationship with 1st derivation – (make graph)

        a) Boyles Law destroyed with liquid nitrogen – gauge pressure – Bourdon pressure gauge = manometer! , Cracking knuckles

3. New Derivation of Density and Molecular Mass of a Gas

Period 4: 

1.  Same as above except will add, tornado tubes, water cardboard, large Flask, egg demos.


Boyles Law Destroyed by Temperature:




1/6 – Thursday Homework: – 

1. Complete the Gas Law Stoichiometry Density 2009 worksheet below and review with the key below. 1
Gas Law Stoichiometry Density – 2009.pdf
Gas Law Stiochiometry Density – 2009 AP Key.pdf
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2.  Please study the Ideal Gas Law Derivation and the Molecular mass/Density Derivation for tomorrow’s Quiz.  I have posted both derivation video below for your review. 

      You will be asked to derive:
        A) the Ideal Gas Law formula:    PV = nRT 
        B) the Combined Gas Law formula:      P1V1     =     P2V2
                                                                                _____               _____
                                                                                 T1                    T2
        C) The Molecular Mass formula:                       M = dRT
        D) The density formula (from the above formula)   d = (solve from above)
I cannot believe that I am doing this but I am going to release the quiz Before you take it!!! Here it is!
Gas Law Equations Derivation Quiz.pdf
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Ideal Gas Law Derivation Video:



Molecular Mass and Density Derivation Video:




1/7 – Friday – A Snow ( water depositioning ) Day !

Main focus –                                                                                                                                                         

    a) To Enjoy the day off!! There is no quiz today! The pressure is off (as if it was 0K!)




1/7 – Weekend Homework: – 


1. Please make sure you have completed all gas law worksheets that have been assigned.  I will collect or check them Monday.

2. Please Study for the derivation quiz Monday using the posted videos in Thursday’s post above.

3.  Please complete the following worksheet that is based on the newly derived Molecular Mass and Density equations and review with the key below: 

Gas Law worksheet 5 – density, MM, Stoich.pdf
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Gas Law worksheet 5 – density, MM, Stoich KEY.pdf
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End of week 7!