• Chemistry is the science of matter at or near the atomic scale. (Matter is the substance of which all physical objects are made.)

    Chemistry deals with the properties of matter, and the transformation and interactions of matter and energy. Central to chemistry is the interaction of one substance with another, such as in a chemical reaction, where a substance or substances are transformed into another. Chemistry primarily studies atoms and collections of atoms such as molecules, crystals, or metals that make up ordinary matter. According to modern chemistry, it is the structure of matter at the atomic scale that determines the nature of a material.

    In Chemistry 1 students will start the semester learning about density and putting all types of matter into subcategories like elements, compounds, and mixtures. You will then move into learning about the history of the atom and the structure of an atom. The next unit focuses on the organization of the periodic table. You will be amazed at all that can be learned about an atom based on its location on the periodic table. You will finish the semester out by learning about two main types of compounds, and how they bond, and learn the basic skills to name and write the formula of common compounds. Building on the information, students will identify reaction types and predict the products formed by the reaction.


    Chemistry 2 is very different compared to Chemistry 1 because there is a heavy focus on calculations in the world of chemistry. You will start out building on where you left off. You will not only be able to predict products but also calculate how much product is produced or how much of each reactant is needed. You will then revisit matter but now focus on the energy needed to change parades between solids, liquids, and gases. Keeping up with energy, you will then calculate the energy released or needed for different reactions to take place. The next unit will cover the gas laws followed by two units that focus on a couple of different types of reactions not covered in the first semester.

Last Modified on December 15, 2023