|Chemistry – Honors
This demanding course is presented at an accelerated pace and explores chemical problem solving techniques to a deeper level than the traditional chemistry offering. Chemistry is presented as an experimental science, allowing students to learn fundamental concepts by experimentation. Rigorous attention is given to abstract theories and the practical applications of these theories. Topics include energy, the mole concept, atoms and ions, elements and the periodic table, stoichiometry, modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, phases of matter, solutions, acids and bases, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Designed for junior and senior students with a good background in previous science courses, the course is also available to tenth grade students who have taken Honors Biology in grade nine and who meet other requisites. Students who envision a career in science, engineering, or medicine are encouraged to elect this offering. Formal laboratory reports and analysis of laboratory experiments will be an integral part of the course work. Keeping pace with the class and completing written assignments promptly are expected of students who choose honors level chemistry.
Textbook Title: Merrill Chemistry, By Smoot, et.al.,Glencoe