The study of chemistry is important for students planning to attend college. It is a sequential course that investigates matter and the changes that it can undergo. Chemistry A focuses on matter, measurement, atomic structure, the periodic table and chemical naming; all of these being foundational to further study in Chemistry B and C.
In Chemistry B, the understanding of atoms and the ability to make and interpret measurements will be used to focus on chemical bonds, chemical reactions and the quantitative study of these reactions (stoichiometry).
In Chemistry C, the understanding of elements and compounds and the ability to make and interpret both qualitatively and quantitatively the chemical reactions that are observed in the laboratory setting will be used to understand specific applications of chemistry. The focus will be on phase changes, gas laws, solutions, reaction rate and equilibrium, and acids and bases. An introduction to organic chemistry may also be included.
Prerequisite: Strong background in Algebra. Additionally, continued enrollment each trimester is contingent upon successful completion of the previous trimester due to the cumulative nature of the content.