Topics Typically Covered in Grade 11 Chemistry

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High school chemistry most commonly is offered during the 11th grade as Chemistry 11. This is a list of Chemistry 11 or 11th Grade High School Chemistry topics. A collection of high school chemistry notes may be found here.

Atomic and Molecular Structure

Chemical Bonds


Acids and Bases

  • Properties of acids, bases and salt solutions


Chemical Solutions

  • Definitions of solute and solvent
  • Dissolving process as a result of random molecular motion
  • Temperature, pressure, and surface area - their affect the dissolving process
  • Concentration of a solute in terms of grams per liter, molarity, parts per million and percent composition
  • Relationship between the molality of solute in a solution, and the solution's freezing point depression or boiling point elevation
  • Chromatography
  • Distillation

Rates of Chemical Reactions

  • Definition and role of activation energy in a chemical reaction

Chemical Equilibrium

  • Le Chatelier's Principle
  • Forward and reverse reaction rates and equilibrium
  • Equilibrium constant expression for a reaction

Thermodynamics and Physical Chemistry

  • Temperature and heat flow related to the motion of particles
  • Endothermic and exothermic chemical processes
  • Endergonic and exergonic chemical processes
  • Problems involving heat flow and temperature changes
  • Hess's Law to calculate enthalpy change in a reaction
  • Gibbs free energy equation to determine whether a reaction would be spontaneous

Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry

  • Protons and neutrons
  • Nuclear forces
  • Electromagnetic repulsion between the protons
  • Nuclear fusion
  • Nuclear fission
  • Radioactive isotopes
  • Alpha, beta, and gamma decay
  • Alpha, beta, and gamma radiation
  • Calculating half-life and amount of radioactive material remaining
  • Nuclear substructure
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