Sample Chemistry Curriculum

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Here are all of the practice quizzes in suggested order:

Here are the practice quizzes with suggested settings:

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SI Conversions
  • Quiz type: One-step conversions (convert to & from base units, easier)
  • Prefix types: Common prefixes only (k, d, c, m)
  • Units: Common chemistry units only (g, m, L, J, Pa)
SI Conversions
  • Quiz type: Two-step conversions (convert to & from units with prefixes, more challenging)
  • Prefix types: Common prefixes only (k, d, c, m)
  • Units: Common chemistry units only (g, m, L, J, Pa)
SI Conversions
  • Quiz type: Both
  • Prefix types: More prefixes (G, M, k, h, D, d, c, m, µ, n)
  • Units: Common chemistry units only (g, m, L, J, Pa)
Significant Figures
  • Type of questions: Counting sig figs in numbers
  • Display numbers as: Decimal (regular) notation, Scientific (exponential) notation
Significant Figures
  • Type of questions: Multiplication & division problems with sig figs
  • Display numbers as: Decimal (regular) notation
Significant Figures
  • Type of questions: Addition & subtraction problems with sig figs
  • Display numbers as: Decimal (regular) notation
Percent Error & Percent Yield
  • Problem types: Percent error, Percent yield
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Percent Error & Percent Yield
  • Problem types: Percent error, Percent yield
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
Density Calculations
  • Density units to use: Grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm3) and grams per milliliter (g/mL)
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Density Calculations
  • Density units to use: Kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m3)
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Density Calculations
  • Density units to use: Grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm3) and grams per milliliter (g/mL), Kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m3), specific gravity
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
Electron Configuration
  • Type of problems: Determine electron configuration from element
  • Element groups to use (select at least one): s-block (alkali metals and alkaline earth metals), p-block (nonmetals, metalloids and other metals)
  • Use element names or symbols: Mix & match (both names and symbols)
  • Use noble gas shortcut: No, do not allow use of noble gas shortcut
Electron Configuration
  • Type of problems: Determine electron configuration from element, Determine element from electron configuration, Determine number of electrons in an element's orbital
  • Element groups to use (select at least one): s-block (alkali metals and alkaline earth metals), p-block (nonmetals, metalloids and other metals), d-block (transition metals)
  • Use element names or symbols: Mix & match (both names and symbols)
  • Use noble gas shortcut: Yes, allow use of noble gas shortcut
Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Quiz type: Names & formulas
  • Compound types: Ionic compounds with monatomic ions (easier)
  • Start with names or formulas: Chemical names
Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Quiz type: Names & formulas
  • Compound types: Ionic compounds with monatomic ions (easier)
  • Start with names or formulas: Chemical formulas
Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Quiz type: Names & formulas
  • Compound types: Ionic compounds with polyatomic ions (more difficult)
  • Start with names or formulas: Chemical names
Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Quiz type: Names & formulas
  • Compound types: Ionic compounds with polyatomic ions (more difficult)
  • Start with names or formulas: Chemical formulas
Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Quiz type: Names & formulas
  • Compound types: Molecular compounds
  • Start with names or formulas: Mix & match (both formulas and names)
Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Quiz type: Molar mass (aka formula weight)
  • Compound types: Ionic compounds with monatomic ions (easier)
  • Start with names or formulas: Chemical formulas
Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Quiz type: Molar mass (aka formula weight)
  • Compound types: Ionic compounds with polyatomic ions (more difficult)
  • Start with names or formulas: Chemical formulas
Naming Chemical Compounds
  • Quiz type: Molar mass (aka formula weight)
  • Compound types: Ionic compounds with monatomic ions (easier), Ionic compounds with polyatomic ions (more difficult), Molecular compounds
  • Start with names or formulas: Chemical names
Mass Ratios & Percent Composition
  • Type of problems: Mass ratios
  • Chemical compound types: Ionic compounds with monatomic ions (easier), Molecular compounds
  • Chemical names or formulas: I want formulas only (easier)
Mass Ratios & Percent Composition
  • Type of problems: Mass ratios
  • Chemical compound types: Acids, Ionic compounds with polyatomic ions (more difficult)
  • Chemical names or formulas: I want formulas only (easier)
Mass Ratios & Percent Composition
  • Type of problems: Mass ratios
  • Chemical compound types: Acids, Ionic compounds with monatomic ions (easier), Ionic compounds with polyatomic ions (more difficult), Molecular compounds
  • Chemical names or formulas: I want names only (more difficult)
Mass Ratios & Percent Composition
  • Type of problems: Percent Composition
  • Chemical compound types: Ionic compounds with monatomic ions (easier), Molecular compounds
  • Chemical names or formulas: I want formulas only (easier)
Mass Ratios & Percent Composition
  • Type of problems: Percent Composition
  • Chemical compound types: Acids, Ionic compounds with polyatomic ions (more difficult)
  • Chemical names or formulas: I want formulas only (easier)
Mass Ratios & Percent Composition
  • Type of problems: Percent Composition
  • Chemical compound types: Acids, Ionic compounds with monatomic ions (easier), Ionic compounds with polyatomic ions (more difficult), Molecular compounds
  • Chemical names or formulas: I want names only (more difficult)
Balancing, Identifying & Predicting Chemical Equations
  • Quiz type: Identifying chemical reactions
Balancing, Identifying & Predicting Chemical Equations
  • Quiz type: Balancing chemical equations
Balancing, Identifying & Predicting Chemical Equations
  • Quiz type: Balancing chemical equations, Identifying chemical reactions
Balancing, Identifying & Predicting Chemical Equations
  • Quiz type: Predicting chemical reactions
Balancing, Identifying & Predicting Chemical Equations
  • Quiz type: Identifying chemical reactions, Predicting chemical reactions
Balancing, Identifying & Predicting Chemical Equations
  • Quiz type: Balancing chemical equations, Identifying chemical reactions, Predicting chemical reactions
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Balanced
  • Type of problems: Simple stoichiometry only (one given, one wanted)
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams
  • Chemical formulas or names: Chemical formulas
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Unbalanced
  • Type of problems: Simple stoichiometry only (one given, one wanted)
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams
  • Chemical formulas or names: Chemical formulas
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Unbalanced
  • Type of problems: Simple stoichiometry only (one given, one wanted)
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams
  • Chemical formulas or names: Chemical names
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Unbalanced
  • Type of problems: Simple stoichiometry only (one given, one wanted)
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams, moles, particles (e.g. atoms/molecules/formula units)
  • Chemical formulas or names: Chemical formulas
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Balanced
  • Type of problems: Simple stoichiometry only (one given, one wanted)
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams, moles, particles (e.g. atoms/molecules/formula units)
  • Chemical formulas or names: Chemical formulas
  • Percent yield: Include percent yield calculations in problems (very challenging!)
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Balanced
  • Type of problems: Limiting reagents only (two given reactants, one wanted product)
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams
  • Chemical formulas or names: Chemical formulas
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Unbalanced
  • Type of problems: Limiting reagents only (two given reactants, one wanted product)
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams
  • Chemical formulas or names: Mix & match (both formulas and names)
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Unbalanced
  • Type of problems: Limiting reagents only (two given reactants, one wanted product)
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams
  • Chemical formulas or names: Mix & match (both formulas and names)
  • Percent yield: Include percent yield calculations in problems (very challenging!)
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Unbalanced
  • Type of problems: A mix of both simple stoichiometry and limiting reagent problems
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams, moles, particles (e.g. atoms/molecules/formula units)
  • Chemical formulas or names: Mix & match (both formulas and names)
Stoichiometry
  • Chemical equations are: Unbalanced
  • Type of problems: A mix of both simple stoichiometry and limiting reagent problems
  • Units to use (select at least one): grams, moles, particles (e.g. atoms/molecules/formula units)
  • Chemical formulas or names: Mix & match (both formulas and names)
  • Percent yield: Include percent yield calculations in problems (very challenging!)
Gas Laws
  • Type of problems (select at least one: Boyle's Law (pressure & volume), Charles' Law (temperature & volume), Gay-Lussac's Law (pressure & temperature)
  • Pressure units to use (select at least one): atmospheres (atm), kilopascals (kPa)
  • Temperature units to use (select at least one): degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Ideal gas law units to use (select at least one for ideal gas problems): moles
  • Units before & after (does not apply to ideal gas problems): Before and after units are consistent within a problem (easier)
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
  • Display gases as: Chemical formulas
Gas Laws
  • Type of problems (select at least one: Boyle's Law (pressure & volume), Charles' Law (temperature & volume), Gay-Lussac's Law (pressure & temperature)
  • Pressure units to use (select at least one): atmospheres (atm), kilopascals (kPa)
  • Temperature units to use (select at least one): degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Ideal gas law units to use (select at least one for ideal gas problems): moles
  • Units before & after (does not apply to ideal gas problems): Before and after units are consistent within a problem (easier)
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
  • Display gases as: Chemical formulas
Gas Laws
  • Type of problems (select at least one: Boyle's Law (pressure & volume), Charles' Law (temperature & volume), Gay-Lussac's Law (pressure & temperature)
  • Pressure units to use (select at least one): atmospheres (atm), kilopascals (kPa)
  • Temperature units to use (select at least one): degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Ideal gas law units to use (select at least one for ideal gas problems): moles
  • Units before & after (does not apply to ideal gas problems): Before and after units are consistent within a problem (easier)
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
  • Display gases as: Chemical names
Gas Laws
  • Type of problems (select at least one: Combined Gas Law (pressure, volume & temperature)
  • Pressure units to use (select at least one): atmospheres (atm), kilopascals (kPa)
  • Temperature units to use (select at least one): degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Ideal gas law units to use (select at least one for ideal gas problems): moles
  • Units before & after (does not apply to ideal gas problems): Before and after units are consistent within a problem (easier)
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
  • Display gases as: Chemical formulas
Gas Laws
  • Type of problems (select at least one: Combined Gas Law (pressure, volume & temperature)
  • Pressure units to use (select at least one): atmospheres (atm), kilopascals (kPa)
  • Temperature units to use (select at least one): degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Ideal gas law units to use (select at least one for ideal gas problems): moles
  • Units before & after (does not apply to ideal gas problems): Before and after units are consistent within a problem (easier)
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
  • Display gases as: Mix & match (both formulas and names)
Gas Laws
  • Type of problems (select at least one: Ideal Gas Law
  • Pressure units to use (select at least one): kilopascals (kPa)
  • Temperature units to use (select at least one): degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): liters (L)
  • Ideal gas law units to use (select at least one for ideal gas problems): moles
  • Units before & after (does not apply to ideal gas problems): Before and after units are consistent within a problem (easier)
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
  • Display gases as: Chemical formulas
Gas Laws
  • Type of problems (select at least one: Ideal Gas Law
  • Pressure units to use (select at least one): atmospheres (atm), kilopascals (kPa)
  • Temperature units to use (select at least one): degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Ideal gas law units to use (select at least one for ideal gas problems): grams, moles
  • Units before & after (does not apply to ideal gas problems): Before and after units are consistent within a problem (easier)
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
  • Display gases as: Chemical formulas
Gas Laws
  • Type of problems (select at least one: Ideal Gas Law
  • Pressure units to use (select at least one): atmospheres (atm), kilopascals (kPa)
  • Temperature units to use (select at least one): degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Ideal gas law units to use (select at least one for ideal gas problems): grams, moles, particles
  • Units before & after (does not apply to ideal gas problems): Before and after units are consistent within a problem (easier)
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
  • Display gases as: Mix & match (both formulas and names)
Calorimetry
  • Heat units to use: joules (J)
  • Temperature units to use: kelvins (K)
  • Quantity units to use: grams
  • Display problems as: List of given and wanted values (easier)
Calorimetry
  • Heat units to use: calories (cal), joules (J)
  • Temperature units to use: degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Quantity units to use: grams, moles
  • Display problems as: List of given and wanted values (easier)
Calorimetry
  • Heat units to use: calories (cal), joules (J)
  • Temperature units to use: degrees Celsius (°C), kelvins (K)
  • Quantity units to use: grams, moles
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
Enthalpy Calculations
  • Heat units to use: kilojoules (kJ)
  • Chemical quantity units to use: moles
  • Display substances as: both names and formulas and together
  • Display problems as:
Enthalpy Calculations
  • Heat units to use: kilojoules (kJ)
  • Chemical quantity units to use: grams
  • Display substances as: both names and formulas and together
  • Display problems as:
Enthalpy Calculations
  • Heat units to use: kilojoules (kJ), kilocalories (kcal)
  • Chemical quantity units to use: grams, moles
  • Display substances as: both names and formulas and together
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
Enthalpy Calculations
  • Heat units to use: kilojoules (kJ), kilocalories (kcal)
  • Chemical quantity units to use: grams, moles
  • Display substances as: names only
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
Concentrations of Solutions
  • Type of problems (select at least one): Molarity (i.e., M = n/V)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): Liters (L)
  • Solute units to use (select at least one for molarity problems): moles
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
  • Display substances as: Chemical formulas
Concentrations of Solutions
  • Type of problems (select at least one): Molarity (i.e., M = n/V)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): Liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Solute units to use (select at least one for molarity problems): grams, moles
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
  • Display substances as: Chemical formulas
Concentrations of Solutions
  • Type of problems (select at least one): Molarity (i.e., M = n/V)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): Liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Solute units to use (select at least one for molarity problems): grams, moles
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
  • Display substances as: Chemical names
Concentrations of Solutions
  • Type of problems (select at least one): Dilution (i.e., M1V1 = M2V2)
  • Volume units to use (select at least one): Liters (L), milliliters (mL)
  • Solute units to use (select at least one for molarity problems): moles
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
  • Display substances as: Chemical formulas
Solubility
  • Type of questions: Calculate solubility from Ksp
  • Solubility concentrations in: Molarity (mol/L)
  • Display chemical formulas or names: Both names and formulas together
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Solubility
  • Type of questions: Calculate solubility product constant (Ksp)
  • Solubility concentrations in: Molarity (mol/L)
  • Display chemical formulas or names: Both names and formulas together
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Solubility
  • Type of questions: Determine concentration of an ion in a saturated solution
  • Solubility concentrations in: Molarity (mol/L)
  • Display chemical formulas or names: Both names and formulas together
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Solubility
  • Type of questions: Calculate solubility from Ksp, Calculate solubility product constant (Ksp), Determine concentration of an ion in a saturated solution
  • Solubility concentrations in: Grams per 100 mL
  • Display chemical formulas or names: Both names and formulas together
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Solubility
  • Type of questions: Calculate solubility from Ksp, Calculate solubility product constant (Ksp), Determine concentration of an ion in a saturated solution
  • Solubility concentrations in: Molarity (mol/L), Grams per 100 mL
  • Display chemical formulas or names: Both names and formulas together
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
pH & pOH Calculations
  • Type of questions: Calculate pH from hydrogen ion concentration [H+], Calculate hydrogen ion concentration [H+] from pH
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
pH & pOH Calculations
  • Type of questions: Calculate pOH from hydrogen ion [H+] or hydroxide ion concentration [OH-], Calculate hydroxide ion concentration [OH-] from pH or pOH
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
pH & pOH Calculations
  • Type of questions: Calculate pH from hydrogen ion concentration [H+], Calculate hydrogen ion concentration [H+] from pH, Calculate pOH from hydrogen ion [H+] or hydroxide ion concentration [OH-], Calculate hydroxide ion concentration [OH-] from pH or pOH
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
Acid-Base Equilibrium
  • Type of questions: Calculate weak acid concentration, Ka or pH, Calculate weak base concentration, Kb or pH
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Acid-Base Equilibrium
  • Type of questions: Calculate percent ionization, ion or solution concentration, or pH
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Acid-Base Equilibrium
  • Type of questions: Calculate weak acid concentration, Ka or pH, Calculate weak base concentration, Kb or pH, Calculate percent ionization, ion or solution concentration, or pH
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
Acid-Base Neutralization
  • Type of questions: Strong acid-strong base neutralization
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Acid-Base Neutralization
  • Type of questions: Weak acid-strong base neutralization, Strong acid-weak base neutralization
  • Display problems as: List of givens and wanted (easier)
Acid-Base Neutralization
  • Type of questions: Strong acid-strong base neutralization, Weak acid-strong base neutralization, Strong acid-weak base neutralization
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)
Nuclear Reactions
  • Nuclear reaction types: Alpha decay, Beta (minus) decay, Neutron decay, Positron (beta plus) decay
  • Display problems as: Equations with isotope symbols (easier)
Nuclear Reactions
  • Nuclear reaction types: Electron capture, Fission, Neutron activation
  • Display problems as: Equations with isotope symbols (easier)
Nuclear Reactions
  • Nuclear reaction types: Alpha decay, Beta (minus) decay, Electron capture, Fission, Neutron activation, Neutron decay, Positron (beta plus) decay
  • Display problems as: Equations with isotope symbols (easier)
Nuclear Reactions
  • Nuclear reaction types: Alpha decay, Beta (minus) decay, Electron capture, Fission, Neutron activation, Neutron decay, Positron (beta plus) decay
  • Display problems as: Word problems (more challenging)