Chemistry is intended to provide a more in-depth study of matter and its interactions. In preceding years students should have developed an understanding for the macroscopic properties of substances and been introduced to the microstructure of substances. This chemistry course will expand upon that knowledge, further develop the microstructure of substances and teach the symbolic and mathematical world of formulas, equations, and symbols.The major concepts covered are measurement in chemistry, atomic structure, chemical formulas and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases, chemical equilibrium, and organic chemistry. Students at this level should show development in their ability and understanding of scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects that seek to develop a deeper conceptual meaning for the student and actively engage the student. The continued exposure of science concepts and scientificinquiry will serve to improve the student's skill and understanding.Chemistry should be preceded by an Algebra I course and preceded or accompanied by an Algebra II course.

  • Measurement and Analysis: Students will explore different types of laboratory measurements.
  • Starting the Investigation: How to Identify Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures: Students will explore the chemical and physical properties of elements, compounds, and mixtures.
  • Exploring Laws for Gases and Conservation of Mass: Students will explore the kinetic molecular theory, the gas laws and the conservation of mass.
  • The Discovery of Atoms: Nature’s Building Blocks: Students will describe the history and current atomic theory.
  • Molecular Structure:Students will explore stoichiometry, chemical bonding, and polar properties.
  • Chemical Reactions, Rates and Equilibrium: Students will observe chemical changes, reaction rates, and factors that affect equilibrium. 
  • Equilibrium Systems: Students will explore solutions and equilibrium systems.
  • Carbon Chemistry: Hydrocarbons:Students will describe organic compounds and saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons.
  • Carbon Chemistry: Functional Groups:Students will explore and describe the functional groups in hydrocarbons.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Science
Course Length: Year