Chemistry I is a course based on the following core topics: properties and states of matter; atomic structure and the Periodic Table; bonding and molecular structure; reactions and stoichiometry; behavior of gases; thermochemistry; solutions; acids and bases. Students enrolled in Chemistry I compare, contrast, and synthesize useful models of the structure and properties of matter and the mechanisms of its interactions. Instruction should focus on developing student understanding that scientific knowledge is gained from observation of natural phenomena and experimentation by designing and conducting investigations guided by theory and by evaluating and communicating the results of those investigations according to accepted procedures.
Recommended Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra II (can be taken concurrently)
Credits: 2 semester course, 1 credit per semester
Counts as an Elective for all diplomas
Fulfills a science (physical) course requirement for all diplomas
Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course