Chemistry I Honors

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (Heb. 11:3).

This course will prepare the student who is interested in a career in chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering and related disciplines to be successful at the college level. By exploration and study of “the things which are seen”, elements, compounds, and materials; the student will gain an understanding of the composition of matter and its interactions; “the things which are not seen”. Topics studied will include an introduction to chemistry, matter and change, scientific measurement, atomic structure, electron configuration and the quantum mechanical model, the periodic table, ionic and metallic bonding, covalent bonding, chemical names and formulas, chemical quantities, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, and states of matter. The course will require strong mathematical skills, reading ability, and writing skills, and will include interesting laboratories and demonstrations to reinforce most concepts.

Prerequisite: 90% Biology Honors or 93% previous science course. Also, 90% in Algebra I. Teacher recommendation required.