Chemistry - 11-Grade: 11

Course Description

This course enables you to deepen your understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. You will further develop your analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.



Course code:SCH3U

Grade: 11


Type: University Preparation

Language of Study: English

Prerequisites: SNC2D

Unit Titles and Descriptions

Time Allocated

Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding

Students will develop an understanding of the structure of an element that allows us to predict its physical and chemical properties.  They will investigate the physical and chemical properties of compounds based on the type of chemical bond formed.  The appropriate use of chemicals will be examined in order to minimize the risks to human health and the environment.

21 hours

Chemical Reactions

Students will demonstrate an understanding that chemicals react in predictable ways and will investigate different types of chemical reactions.  They will assess the significant implications of chemical reactions and their applications for society and the environment.

22 hours

Quantities in Chemical Reactions

Students will be introduced to the mole concept and how it can be used to describe chemical reactions quantitatively. They will also apply an understanding of quantitative relationships in determining the efficiency of chemical reactions and how such reactions can be optimized.

21 hours

Solutions and Solubility

In this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding that properties of solutions can be described qualitatively and quantitatively, and can be predicted. They will assess the unique physical and chemical properties of water in supporting living organisms. Students will also analyse the origins of water pollution along with a variety of economic, social, and environmental issues related to drinking water.

23 hours

Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry

Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the properties of gases are predictable and can be described qualitatively and quantitatively. They will evaluate the ways in which human activities and technology can have a cumulative effect on air quality. Students will also describe and evaluate Canadian initiatives to reduce air pollution, including ways to reduce their own carbon footprint.

21 hours
Final Assessment


This course includes a proctored exam worth 30% of your final grade.

3 hours
Total111 hours