General Chemistry

Chemistry (Grade 10, with permission of instructor, Grade 11, 12)

Pre-Requisite: Physical Science and Biology

Chemistry is a branch of Physical Science that deals with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, as well as the changes that it undergoes during chemical reactions.  General concepts that are discussed in this course include:

  • Significant Figures and Accuracy vs. Precision
  • Dimensional Analysis and Unit Conversion
  • Atomic Structure and History
  • Inorganic Chemical Nomenclature
  • Chemical Equations and Replacement Reactions
  • Stoichiometery and The Mole
  • The Periodic Table
  • Solutions and Solubility
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Acid/Base Chemistry and Titrations

Lessons are reinforced through various activities, including laboratory and other inquiry-based projects.  Many different types of laboratory activities are completed throughout the course, and Vernier LabPro technology is referenced and used often, including the use of temperature, pH, and voltage sensors as well as colorimeters.  This course will provide students with a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts of Chemistry and prepare them for an introductory-level laboratory-based Chemistry course in college or technical school.

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