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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
Second Semester Topics:
Acids and Bases
Kinetics and Chemical Equilibrium
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.