AP Chemistry


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Feynman Chaser- The Key to Science

The Genius

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Changed Location!

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!

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Natural Logs Tutorial

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.

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Happy Mole Day

A great day was had by all as we celebrated Mole Day. Here are some of the creative inventions of my students.

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The Photoelectric Effect

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

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Line Spectra

  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:  

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Frequency Matters

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.

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Dr. Quantum

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!  

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ChemFact: Why Kelvin Has No Degree Sign

  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 […]

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Bond Enthalpies (Energy)

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)

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Hess’s Law

  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.

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Open House 2015

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.

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Home Made Periodic Table

Good job on the Periodic Table this year! It looks great!  

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LSD or Merry Pranksters?

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?

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The Results

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 […]

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Technology Survey

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PES 2

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.

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Tips for AP Test

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.  […]

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PES Video

Here is the Photo Electron Spectrometer (PES) video. As always let me know if you have any questions.

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Molecules and Light (PhET)

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Mass Spectrometer Video

A good explanation of the basics of mass spec and how we get average atomic masses.

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Safety Sheets due Weds.

Please get your signed safety sheets to me by Wednesday (8/19/2015). I need them in order for you to do labs.

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Please sign up for class

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.

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TI-83/84 Help Video

Get the most out of your calculator! This video will help you get acquainted with all the possibilities of your calculator. 

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Safety Sheets

Hello. Please read and sign these safety sheets for the coming year in Mr. Borlik’s chemistry class.

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Welcome! It is going to be a great year!

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 […]

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