Chemistry A introduces students to the science of chemistry beginning with exploring why scientists are interested in studying matter at a submicroscopic level. Students will continue to learn how scientific methods are used to understand the natural world and will continue to develop their skills in this area. Chemistry A covers topics in the characteristics of matter, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, chemical bonds and compounds, and chemical formula writing and naming. An algebra background is recommended because of the amount and type of math involved.
Chemistry B builds on the concepts and skills learned in the first semester as students continue to explore the properties of matter and the changes it undergoes. Chemistry B covers topics in chemical reactions and stoichiometry, gasses, thermochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. An algebra background is recommended because of the amount and type of math involved.