***Mr. Patel's Virtual Office Hours***
Students in any of my classes may attend to ask questions. Students do not have to log on at the same time nor stay the entire time. They may join and leave as needed. The link to join the Office Hours will be posted on their Daily Schedule.
Week of Nov 30: Tuesday 9:30-10:30am Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm
Welcome to Mr. Patel's Chemistry Course!!!
Chemistry is the study of the changes in a material’s properties from the smallest part of the atom to the most complex molecules. Basic concepts, equations, nomenclature, and reactions will be explored. Both, qualitative and quantitative models of instruction will be employed throughout the course. Further, demonstrations and laboratory experiments that investigate and reinforce concept will be conducted throughout the course.
The following units will be covered in the Chemistry I courses: Intro to Chemistry/Measurement/Lab, Matter and Change, Atomic Structure, The Periodic Table, Electrons in Atoms, Bonding, Acid/Base Chemistry and Chemical Reactions, Chemical Quantities, Stoichiometry, and Gases. In Advanced Chemistry I, we will cover these same ten units in greater depth with a strong focus on problem solving and critical thinking. Advanced Chemistry I will also cover Thermochemistry and Basic Equilibrium and Organic.
Advanced Chemistry II will begin with a review of Advanced Chemistry I topics and will continue to learn content that students will encounter in AP or General College Chemistry including: Electronic Structure, Periodic Properties, Chemical Bonding, Qualitative Analysis, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, and Thermochemistry/Thermodynamics. Further, Advanced Chemistry II students will work with mathematically complex topics and assignments as well as place a large emphasis on collegiate level laboratory experience. Finally, AP Chemistry will cover Gases, Acid/Base Chemistry, Additional Equilibria, Electrochemistry, and Intermolecular Forces. Students are recommended to take Advanced Chemistry II and AP Chemistry in the same school year.
Organic Chemistry will cover the foundations of content typical of a first semester organic college course. Topics include: General Chemistry Review, Molecular Structure/Functional Groups, Alkane Conformations, Stereochemistry, Radical Reactions, Substitution/Elimination Reactions, Alkene Reactions, Alcohol Reactions. This course will be more qualitative in nature compared to the other chemistry courses. We will focus on patterns and conceptual understanding.
Please utilize the course webpage for all other course information including notes, assignments, practice problems, and video tutorials. Remind will also be used to facilitate communication between student and teacher. Please email me for a copy of my syllabus.
Webpage: http://www.classroom.google.com (Class Code in your syllabus)
Although you may see grades/points in Google Classroom, official grades are reflected only in Infinite Campus.
- 1st Block: Advanced Chemistry I
- 2nd Block: Planning
- 3rd Block: Advanced Chemistry I
- 4th Block: AP Chemistry
- Academic Team Head Coach
- Future Problem Solving Team Coach (Academic Team)
- Science Department Head
- PBIS Team
- SBDM Council Member
- Currently pursuing EdD. at Western Kentucky University
- Masters in Education - Teacher Leader
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University in Spring 2012
- Bachelor of Science - Chemistry (American Chemical Society Certified)
- Bachelor of Science - Science and Mathematics Education (SKyTeach Program)
- Minors - Biology and Mathematics
- Graduate of the Honors College at WKU
- Graduated from Russellville High School in Spring 2008