This course shows the importance of science and challenges students to apply their studies in previous sciences to new theories, models, and problems. The course begins with a discussion of the history and importance of chemical principles; moves through the various models of the atom and chemical reactions; explores relationships among liquids, gases, and solids; and investigates the role of energy in these relationships. The course ends with a unit on organic chemistry, a branch of science that focuses on the molecules that are important to living things. Lab activities throughout the course reinforce the material and provide an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge through hands-on experiments and activities.
The science of chemistry
History of chemistry
Measurements in the lab
Properties of matter
Bonding and compounds
Nomenclature and formula writing
Balancing chemical reactions Stoichiometry
Nature of water
Solubility and solutions
Acids and bases
Collision theory of reactions
Laws of thermodynamics
Summarize how scientific methodology creates advances in theories – in particular, the model of the atom.
Show how measurements are collected in the lab and how data is analyzed.
Compare the properties of the states of matter and recognize changes from one state to another.
Describe the formation and nomenclature of compounds.
Classify the types of chemical reactions and demonstrate the ability to balance the equations. Apply the law of conservation of matter in stoichiometry problems.
Use the kinetic theory of matter in applying the gas laws.
Describe the nature of solutions – in particular, acid and bases.
Relate the effects of energy on chemical reactions and systems in equilibrium.
Summarize the processes in organic and nuclear chemistry.