Field of Study
Chemistry builds upon the concepts and principles of the nature and reactivity of matter as covered in Chemistry I and pursues studies to solve both qualitative and quantitative chemical problems with deeper exploration of how chemical structure relates to physical and chemical properties.
In this course, emphasis is given to chemical calculations and mathematical formulation of principles while students examine the molecular composition of common substances and learn to predictably transform them through chemical reactions.
Students are encouraged to share ideas, use the language of chemistry, discuss problem-solving techniques, and communicate effectively. The course is designed to prepare students for further study in science, health sciences, or engineering. Student work will be required outside of class time.
During the course, students will participate in virtual interactive chemistry laboratory experiences tailored to college-level general chemistry to enhance the learning experience.
The VA Board of Education has approved Chemistry II as a course to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the following requirements:http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/approved_courses.pdf
- Chemistry I or Chemistry 1 Honors (honors level recommended)
- Successful completion of Algebra II (required)
Course Texts and Materials
- Chemistry: Matter and Change ©2013
McGraw Hill Education
ISBN-13: 9780078964053 hardcopy or ISBN-13: 9780078964091 e-book
- scientific calculator to include features for: scientific notation, exponential functions, parentheses, and logarithmic functions