April 21, 2014

Mr. Goude

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Welcome Back!!!

I know, its a whole week plus into school, but its never too late to say welcome back. I am so excited to be teaching Chemistry and AP Physics this year. Since Chemistry is not AP this year, we will… [Read More...]

Chemical Alarm!

Mix the solutions and wait for the alarm to go off!

Safety First!

Even though all our experiments are very safe, accidents can and do happen! http://news.opb.org/article/dozen-injured-school-chemistry-accident/ In fact, we did a demonstration with these very same chemicals earlier in the year. Always think about what you are doing before you do it…. [Read More...]

More Oxidation!

In chemistry, we are starting to get the idea that oxidation reactions (redox) are pretty important! When they happen really fast, they are also very awesome! Here, heat is added to a mixture of Potassium Chlorate which then decomposes into… [Read More...]

Concentration!

Since we are dealing with a new type of solution concentration in chem lab (% by mass), I thought I’d share a nice little explanation on Molarity, % mass, and many other ways to represent concentrations of solutions. Some of… [Read More...]

Happy New Year!

Well 2012 is upon us and we are going hit the ground running! Lots to do! I hope you all had a wonderful break! Here’s a glimpse on what the plan is for this week: (remember to check the calendar)… [Read More...]

Have a wonderful break!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun time off from school. My only assignment for you over the break: relax! (oh, and don’t forget anything we’ve done over the past 3 months!) Grades are posted online, if you don’t… [Read More...]

Updates!

While I haven’t posted as much as I would like, please still check back often! As things get more and more complex in both Chemistry and Algebra, I will be posting more helpful hints and links to help you understand… [Read More...]

Update from the lab-front

First trimester is now done and we have started anew. But as we approach this holiday season, let us pause and reflect on the epic awesomeness that was 1st trimester AP Chem: A little explosive demonstration. Lesson learned: don’t make… [Read More...]

Halfway there…

Whew! Well, we have passed the halfway mark for the trimester…we are 1/6th of the way through the school year! We only have 5/6th’s of a school year left!! Progress reports will go out soon and I am looking forward… [Read More...]