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Chemistry

Course Number: 405
Subject: Science
Major/Program of Study: Elective General Education Liberal Arts
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (Science credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course is intended for the college-bound student or a student with a strong interest in principles of Chemistry. The focus is on the mathematical/theoretical understanding of the structure and composition of matter, changes in matter, and their causes. Topics include chemical shorthand and nomenclature; atomic structures and bonding; periodic groups and trends; states of matter; solutions and chemical equilibrium; acid-base chemistry; qualitative analysis; thermodynamics and gas laws. Prerequisites and other notes: Satisfactory completion of Common Core Algebra I (303) or Advanced Algebra I (318) May be used as the third course in the high school sequence for science. Satisfactory completion of Chemistry qualifies students to take AP Chemistry (417) or AP Biology (414).