Chemistry Course Overview:
This class is a challenging, college-prep, high school level chemistry class which covers properties of matter, the periodic table, specific heat, bonds, molecules, the mole, empirical formulas, oxidation-reduction reactions, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, equilibrium, concentration, state of matter, acids / bases, and introductions to organic chemistry and biochemistry. Students will turn in a minimum of six full lab reports as assignments on labs chosen by the teacher. Students will perform some labs at home with teacher direction. Other labs will be done virtually – students will have required lab reports on these labs also. Importance will be placed on students’ understanding of scientific inquiry, the scientific method, and the resulting science lab reports.