Chemistry II 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 pick up where Chemistry I, Honors left off, with the purpose of preparing the student who is interested in a career in chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering and related disciplines to be successful at the college level. By continuing the 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 the states of matter, the behavior of gases, water and aqueous systems, solutions, thermo-chemistry, reaction rates and equilibrium; acids, bases, and salts; oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, a survey of organic chemistry (the chemistry of carbon-based molecules, the basis for all living things) and nuclear chemistry. As with Chemistry I, Honors; this course will require strong mathematical skills, reading ability, and writing skills. Interesting laboratories and demonstrations will be included to reinforce most concepts.
Prerequisite: 90% in Chemistry I Honors or 93% in Chemistry I. Also, 90% in Algebra II. Teacher recommendation required.