This is an accelerated first-year chemistry course designed for students who have demonstrated an aptitude and enthusiasm for studying science. It will provide students with an understanding of the properties of, and interactions between, different types of matter. Students will understand fundamental concepts concerning atoms, elements, and compounds. They will also comprehend the trends within the periodic table and how the atomic structure of elements affects their physical, chemical, and bonding properties. After this foundation, chemical reactions and equations will be explored, as well as thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, and electrochemistry. Throughout the course, students will get hands-on laboratory experience by performing experiments designed to be to be successfully accomplished at home.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 required; either Honors Physics 1 OR basic Physics 1 plus the WHA Chemistry Readiness (Self-paced) course required.