• Syllabus

    A variety of chemistry topics are presented each year. They vary slightly between general, honors, and AP chemistry. However, the depth of the topics discussed is significant. Below is a brief outline of general chemistry topics covered. They are listed during the month that they have usually been introduced. Most topics, onced introduced are used throughout the school year.


    August

    significant figures, error, graphical analysis, unit conversions, [all year]

    September

    classification of matter, density  subatomic particles, isotopic symbols, atomic mass calculations, the periodic table, the mole, formulas, compound calculations, balancing, qualitative reactions, 

    October

    stoichiometry, molarity

    November

    gas properties, KM theory, laws, stoichiometry  

    December

    thermochemistry, thermostoichiometry, calorimetry  

    January

    history, quantum numbers, configurations, periodicity, bond types, basic geometry, polarity 

    February

    intermolecular forces, phase changes, solution formation, solubility, colligative properties 

    March

    rates, collision theory, equilibrium concepts

    April

    acid/base properties, reactions, kw calculations, pH, titration curves, oxidation numbers, redox reactions, voltaic and electrolytic cells 

    April/May

    radioactive particles, nuclear reactions, half-life, radiation effects and uses
     
    *A syllabus is a working document.The above is a probable time frame for the introduction of topics. However, it is subject to changes.