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Honors Chemistry

This course is designed to give students an appreciation of creation and of the order and complexity of atoms and their interactions with each other. The "Core Chemistry" track will emphasize the basic chemical interactions between atoms, compounds, and molecules while the "Honors Chemistry" track will delve more deeply into the theoretical, mathematical, and organic chemical processes.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to chemistry suitable for students in a college preparatory program. The honors track is aimed for students who have previously had a solid background in physical science. A student who still wishes to pursue this course as an honors course that did not follow the recommended course of study for physical science may find that the pace of the course very quick and should be sure to allot extra time for their studies. 

This course is typically done in 10th or 11th grade and includes the following topics: matter and change, scientific measurement, atomic structure, the Periodic Table, ionic, metallic, and covalent bonding, chemical names and formulas, balancing chemical equations, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, gas behavior, water and aqueous systems, solutions, thermochemistry, reaction rates and equilibrium, acids, bases and salts, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, hydrocarbon compounds, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, nucleic acids, and nuclear chemistry. Lab work is suggested throughout the lesson plan through the use of the Virtual Lab CD and labs in the textbook that do not require extensive materials. Alternately, a parent may choose to utilize the labs that occur in the textbook for lab credit.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (OH) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their instructor.  Kolbe Honors (OH) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (OK) students. All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.

Course Texts
  • Pearson Chemistry: A Chemistry Curriculum 
  • Virtual Chemistry Labs

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Course Details:

Section Number

WCS-10CHEMPRH-1

Instructor

Mrs. Aiello

Grades (Typical)

10 - 12 (10th, 11th)

Live Class Meets

2x per week

1 hr, 20 min each time

Days

Monday & Wednesday

Class Period

4

Time

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM(Pacific)

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM(Eastern)

Tuition

$719

Honors Fee

$149

Credits (Type)

10 (Science with Lab)

Transcript Designation

OH

Co-Requisite

Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

Prerequisite

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry

Companion Course

Chemistry Lab

Notes

Also offered at the Kolbe Core (OK) and AP levels.