Chemistry

Curriculum at a Glance

Chemistry is the study of matter.  Chemistry utilizes math in many ways.  This class is part lecture, part lab.

Outline of major units

  1. Introduction to Chemistry
  1. What is matter?
  2. Scientific method
  1. Analyzing Data
  1. Units and measurement
  2. Scientific notation and dimensional analysis
  3. Uncertainty in Data
  4. Representing Data
  1. Matter – Properties and Change
  1. Changes in Matter
  1. Structure of the Atom
  1. Early Ideas about Matter
  2. Defining the Atom
  3. How Atoms Differ
  4. Unstable nuclei and radioactive decay

      24.  Nuclear Chemistry

  1. Nuclear Radiation
  2. Radioactive Decay
  3. Nuclear Reactions
  4. Applications and Effects of Nuclear Reactions
  1. Electrons in Atoms
  1. Light and Quantized Energy
  2. Quantum Theory and the Atom
  3. Electron Configuration
  1. The Periodic Table and Periodic Law
  1. Development of the Modern Periodic Table
  2. Classification of the Elements
  3. Periodic Trends


  1. Ionic Compounds and Metals
  1. Ion formation
  2. Ionic bonds and ionic compounds
  3. Names and formulas for ionic compounds
  4. Metallic bonds and properties of metals
  1. Covalent Bonding
  1. The covalent bond
  2. Naming molecules
  3. Molecular structures
  4. Molecular shapes
  1. Chemical Reactions
  1. Reactions and Equations
  2. Classifying Chemical Reactions
  3. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
  1. The Mole
  1. Measuring matter
  2. Mass and the mole
  3. Moles of compounds
  4. Empirical and molecular formulas
  5. Formulas of hydrates
  1. Stoichiometry
  1. Defining stoichiometry
  2. Stoichiometric calculations
  3. Limiting reactants
  4. Percent yield
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