Course Description

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This college preparatory course includes the development of fundamental principles of chemistry and their applications. Students will perform 7-10 laboratory activities each semester and will learn to present their results in a formal laboratory report.

First Semester Topics:
The classification of matter
The physical and chemical properties of matter
Periodic Table, Periodic Properties, descriptive properties of matter, atomic structure
Chemical nomenclature, formulas, and balancing chemical equations
Dimensional analysis
Gas Laws

Second Semester Topics:
Solution Properties
Acids and Bases
Ionic Equations
Oxidation-Reduction Equations
Kinetics and Chemical Equilibrium
Chemical Thermodynamics
Nuclear Chemistry
Organic chemistry with an introduction to Biochemistry and industrial polymers
TEXTBOOK: Chemistry. Addison-Wesley 2005

Prerequisites: Biology, Algebra I

Parents of public school students must print out a course description to give to their child’s counselor along with an off-campus permission form.