Honors Chemistry

This class introduces students to basic concepts of chemistry including atomic numbers and electron configurations, the ideal gas law, enthalpy and phase changes and more. The study of this class will prepare students for upper level chemistry classes they may encounter throughout their educational career, whether it is at CAC or in college. Topics covered include atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, acids and bases, kinetics and energetics, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry and the nature of science. There is a further focus on research which will prepare students to write scientific papers using reliable sources as they move forward in their science education.