It is with a humble and excited spirit to announce I will be teaching chemistry (and physics) at Antioch Community High School. I consider it an honor and look forward to joining and participating in the Antioch community. It is my privilege to ignite passion and discovery in every student. Go Sequoits!
Here is a brief video on the natural log rules (that apply to logs also). It may prove beneficial as a little refresher as we will be using logs and natural logs more often.
A great day was had by all as we celebrated Mole Day. Here are some of the creative inventions of my students.
See how light knocks electrons off a metal target, and recreate the experiment that spawned the field of quantum mechanics (and won Albert Einstein the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921) Click to Run
Here is an excellent lecture by Professor Stacy from UC Berkeley. It accompanies our hydrogen spectra paper lab beautifully. She uses many simulations from PhET. I recommend you go to the PhET link and try out some of the simulations available to you. The lecture you will find below:
Here is a fascinating video on the Tahoma Bridge disaster. It was the frequency, perfectly tuned to the bridge’s construction, that caused the galloping and eventual collapse of bridge.
We are entering the quantum world that is a bizarre world indeed. Here is an excellent video on the dual nature of an electron and the effect an observer has on an experiment. Enjoy!
ChemFact: Why Kelvin has no degree sign. The Kelvin temperature scale is sometimes called the absolute temperature scale, especially in older books. It was developed by William Thomson, also known as Lord Kelvin, in 1848. A Kelvin degree is the same size as a Centigrade degree. This temperature scale however uses absolute zero, rather than […]
Here is the video that covers the 9.11 section in your textbook. This type of material will be on the Thermochemistry Test (CH.6)
We can use Hess’s Law as a mathematical consequence of Enthalpy (dH) being a state function. Here is a short, simple video that employs Hess’s Law.
A great turnout at Notre Dame College Prep’s first open house! Thank you checking out our school and please email me [email protected] if you any questions about the science department.
Good job on the Periodic Table this year! It looks great!
The following video illustrates using empirical formulas to help identify substances. A Customs agent stopped a possible felon. Did they find LSD or was it a horrible prank?
Thank you all for participating in the technology survey. I thought you may want to know the results (out of 49 participants). Do you prefer an ebook or a textbook? 59% said they prefer an ebook Do you prefer to submit homework electronically or hand it to the teacher? 67% said they preferred to hand […]
Here is a second video on PES (or XPS if we are using X-rays or UPS if we are using ultraviolet light). Okay ignore the part where I say repulsive attractions! That would be new- I meant to say repulsive forces.
Some Tips for Success on the AP Exam! Multiple Choice The AP Chemistry multiple choice portion is not written in an easy to hard question sequence. I recommend a 3-pass system for multiple choice tests. Start at the beginning. Read the question. If you can answer it immediately, seemingly without thinking, record the answer. […]
Here is the Photo Electron Spectrometer (PES) video. As always let me know if you have any questions.
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A good explanation of the basics of mass spec and how we get average atomic masses.
Please get your signed safety sheets to me by Wednesday (8/19/2015). I need them in order for you to do labs.
Hello All! I will be using your emails much this year to communicate with you. I will be sending FYIs and other information to make this a successful journey.
Get the most out of your calculator! This video will help you get acquainted with all the possibilities of your calculator.
Hello. Please read and sign these safety sheets for the coming year in Mr. Borlik’s chemistry class.
Welcome! I am looking forward to this year in chemistry. We will work hard and have a lot of fun. You will find most of the material on this site and I will be recording some classes to upload here in case you are gone or just want to review. Please feel free to ask […]