Year 12 Chemistry Summer School 2021


Class 1 – Calculations in Chemistry

  • This class will be conducted remotely using ZOOM, on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 10 am to 1.30 pm. The class will be of 3 hours duration with a 30 minute break after the first one and a half hours.
  • The cost of this class is $60. This equates to $20 per hour.
  • To enroll in this class please send a message to the “contact us” page above. Afterwards you will receive further information which includes class notes and payment details.

Calculations are a very big part of units 3 and 4 chemistry.  Students who struggle with calculations in year 12 chemistry usually never grasped fundamental concepts such as the mole, solution concentration and stoichiometry in year 11.  This class will not only thoroughly cover these concepts, but it will also go over examples of calculations that are of year 12 exam standard.  A break down of what will be covered in this class is shown below.

  • The mole concept: Calculations showing the relationship between moles, the number of particles and mass.
  • Solution concentration: Calculations involving different units of concentration including mole/L, g/L, %w/v, % v/v, density and ppm. Calculations involving dilutions will also be covered.
  • Stoichiometry: Calculations involving mass to mass stoichiometry, mass to volume stoichiometry, volume to volume stoichiometry and reactants in excess.

Class 2 – Fundamentals of organic chemistry

  • This class will be conducted remotely using ZOOM on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 10 am to 1.30 pm. The class will be of 3 hours duration with a 30 minute break after the first one and a half hours.
  • The cost of this class is $60. This equates to $20 per hour.
  • To enroll in this class please send a message to the “contact us” page above. Afterwards you will receive further information which includes class notes and payment details.

Organic chemistry is a big part of year 12 chemistry, especially in unit 4.  This class will cover the fundamentals of organic chemistry which includes representing organic molecules by name and structure and explaining some of their physical properties.  A breakdown of what will be covered in this class is shown below.

  • Representing molecules: Naming and representing hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids, amines and chloroalkanes with structural formulae, semi-structural formulae and skeletal formulae. Naming molecules using IUPAC nomenclature.
  • Properties of organic molecules: Explaining some of the physical properties of organic molecules in terms of intermolecular bonding – dispersion forces, dipole-dipole bonding and hydrogen bonding. These physical properties will include, melting temperature, boiling temperature and solubility.

The presenter of both of these classes will be Mark Molino who has been a teacher of VCE chemistry for 28 years and is currently teaching units 1 to 4 chemistry.  He is a past VCE chemistry marker and an exam writer for Bayside School of Chemistry.