This rigorous course engages students in the study of the composition, properties, changes, and interactions of matter. The course covers the basic concepts of chemistry and includes eighteen virtual laboratory experiments that encourage higher-order thinking applications. The components of this course include chemistry and its methods, the composition and properties of matter, changes and interactions of matter, factors affecting the interactions of matter, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, nuclear chemistry, mathematical applications, and applications of chemistry in the real world.
Chemistry A covers the following concepts:
- Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table including the studies of the historical development of atomic theory, the modern atomic theory, the structure of the atom, electrons and the periodic table and periodic trends
- States and Properties of Matter including the studies of gasses, liquids, solids, and phase changes
- Chemical Bonding and Reactions including the studies of ionic bonding, covalent bonding, intermolecular forces and types of reactions
- Stoichiometry and the Gas Laws including the studies of molar masses, stoichiometric calculations, and gas laws
Prerequisite: Algebra II A