Chemistry I

“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 is designed to prepare the student principles and 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 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 hands- on laboratories and demonstrations to reinforce chemistry concepts while promoting that chemistry is part of everyday life.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology.