After doing HOLY MOL-EE! students
will be able to:
1. Name Howard Gardner’s seven intelligences and
know how it applies to you.
2. Discover your own particular “best” ways
to learn, which will help you in all your classes.
3. Understand that your ability to learn is a marketable
4. List five principles of effective learning.
5. Explore your own motivation to learn.
6. Give some reasons why learning chemistry is important.
7. State the etymology of important words in chemistry.
General Science Knowledge
8. Recite the definition of science.
9. Classify observations as qualitative or quantitative.
10. Explain why measurement is important in science.
11. Distinguish between comparison measurement and counting.
12. Explain the differences and relationships between one-,
two-, and three-dimensional units.
13. Name and tell something about the seven base units in
the International System of Units.
14. Show the size of the unit “liter” and “milliliter”
with your hands and convert mathematically back and forth.
15. Find the number of significant figures in any numeral
and explain why taking significant figures into account
16. Explain the different parts of a ratio.
17. Calculate density for different objects and substances.
18. Predict which object is denser, given certain conditions.
19. List the four factors which contribute to density.
20. State the density of water.
21. Explain the scientific method.
22. Explain the definition of a variable using examples.
23. Explain the difference between an independent and dependent
24. Explain how variables are held constant or manipulated
25. Recognize the graphs of direct and inverse variation.
Atoms, Elements and Isotopes
26. State the nature of an atom and how its particles are
27. Recite and explain the complete dictionary definition
of an atom.
28. Explain how an element is defined.
29. Distinguish atoms of different elements from isotopes.
30. Explain why in chemistry electrons are the only particles
which move from atom to atom.
31. Find the net electric charge on any atom, ion or molecule.
Mole and Molar Mass
32. Give examples to demonstrate knowledge of the size
of a mole and the size of an atom.
33. Explain the need for scientific notation and use it
34. Do calculations involving the mole.
35. State the relationship between atomic mass and molar
36. Use the periodic table to find the average atomic mass
and molar mass for any substance given its molecular formula.
37. Describe and explain the electronic characteristics
of metals and nonmetals.
38. Describe the three main types of bonding and their electronic
39. State the names of the element families.
40. Predict the oxidation states for element families from
the periodic table
41. Predict and write correct salt formulas.
42. Predict the number of bonds each family of nonmetals
43. Explain the importance of the noble gases in chemistry.
44. Recite the names of the semi-metals.
45. State and explain the periodic trends in atomic size,
electronegativity and ionization energy.
46. State the gas laws and explain their variables.
47. Manipulate and solve for variables in the gas law equations.
48. Name the three state variables of a gas and tell how
they affect each other.
49. Recall the values related to STP.
50. Explain how unit conversion problems are solved and
solve multiple factor unit conversion problems.
Balancing Chemical Equations
51. State which number goes where around a chemical symbol.
52. Distinguish subscripts from coefficients in balancing
53. Balance any simple chemical equation (non-redox).
Spectra, Orbitals and Electron Configuration
54. Tell the origin of the lines in atomic emission spectra
and state the relationship between energy and frequency.
55. Name the first 4 orbitals, draw their shapes and explain
the origin of their names.
56. Explain how electrons fill “d” orbitals
and predict electron configurations when the ‘d”
orbitals are partially filled.
57. Recall and recite the entire electron configuration
for all the known elements in 30 seconds.
58. Recite the pattern of orbital overlap through level
Acid and Bases
59. State the physical characteristics of acids and bases.
60. Demonstrate how pH works mathematically and in the physical
61. Explain the relationship between Kw and pH.
62. Use Kw and pH in solving simple concentration problems.
63. State and demonstrate the Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry
and Lewis definitions of acids and bases.