Chemistry I Honors (QA)
Chemistry I Honors is a rigorous introductory course in chemistry. Upon successful completion of this year long course, the student will have demonstrated the minimum knowledge and skills to prepare for a first course in university chemistry. Chemistry I Honors emphasizes lab work in the study of the following topics: classification of matter, atomic structure (to include the modern concept of the atom), ionic and covalent compounds, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry (mathematical determination of reaction amounts). The student will apply algebra concepts in solving chemistry problems. The student is expected to be able to make substitutions and isolate unknown algebraic variables. An additional year of chemistry is suggested for students in which their college major requires a course in university chemistry. College majors that require university chemistry as a cognate are: biology, geology, physics, pre-pharmacy, engineering and pre-medicine. Replacement costs for items broken by the student will be charged.