This course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first year of college. A student in this course will expand on material mastered in a first-year high school chemistry course: looking at more advanced explanations and theories of chemical properties and behavior, emphasizing a more mathematical approach to problem solving for a number of topics, and covering the characteristic chemistry of more classifications of elements, compounds, and materials. Students will, also, obtain additional hands-on laboratory experience by performing experiments at home using lab equipment and reagents ranging from household chemicals to chemicals purchased from a chemical supplier. Being a course that is designed to provide an equivalent learning experience to a college-level class, it will demand the time and devotion that a college course requires. This course will provide the educational foundation for students to take the AP Chemistry exam.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 2 and a rigorous honors chemistry class (preferably within the last year) required.
Textbook: See Current Book List Below
Laboratory Kit: See Current Book List Below
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