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Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001


Chemistry, Grade 10-11

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Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.

Oxidation-Reduction and Electrochemistry

Broad Concept: Oxidation-reduction reactions occur by electron transfer and constitute a major class of chemical reactions. Examples of redox reactions occur everywhere; their consequences are experienced daily.

11.1 Describe the chemical processes known as oxidation and reduction.
11.2 Assign oxidation numbers.
11.3 Balance oxidation-reduction equations by using half-reactions.
11.4 Identify the components, and describe the processes that occur in an electrochemical cell.
11.5 Explain how a typical battery, such as a lead storage battery or a dry cell, works.
11.6 Compare and contrast voltaic and electrolytic cells and their uses.
11.7 Calculate the net voltage of a cell given a table of standard reduction potentials.

Boldface type indicates core standards for full-year courses. An asterisk (*) indicates core standards for integrated courses.



Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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