Note: Students should only enroll in Honors Chemistry as sophomores
if they received a B or better in Honors Ecology/Environmental Science;
or by permission of the Department Head. Sophomores in this class must
take the Chemistry MCAS in June.
PREREQUISITE: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN ALGEBRA II, IMP III, OR EQUIVALENT (HONORS RECOMMENDED)
Chemistry/Honors is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the
fundamental principles of Chemistry. Topics include atomic structure and
modern atomic theory, bonding and molecules, the periodic table,
chemical reactions, solutions, gases, thermodynamics, reaction rates,
chemical equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry. Students should be able
to solve multi-step problems and collect and analyze data
mathematically, graphically, and verbally. In this course, independent
work is required; significant out-of-class reading, homework, and study
time is expected. Assessment is based on tests and quizzes, laboratory
reports, and problem sets.