• NCHS Science Department:  Mrs. Catherine Smith 


    Grade: 10 - 11

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: M3 Algebra II concurrently; Department Approval/ Instructor Recommendation

    Credit: 0.5 per Semester

    This is a more rigorous treatment of the concepts encountered in Chemistry in that extensive quantitative problem
    solving is employed throughout. The first semester includes: measurements, classification and properties of matter,
    molecular structure, electronic structure, nuclear reactions, atomic theory, mole concept, chemical equations,
    stoichiometry, gas laws, electronic structure, the Periodic Table and covalent bonding. The second semester
    includes: solutions, rates of reaction, equilibria, thermochemistry, acids and bases, electrochemistry and organic
    chemistry. Students will utilize such instruments as the pH meter, light meter, and visible range and near infrared

    Laboratory instrumentation is used extensively. Computer graphing and spreadsheet programs will be used to
    analyze laboratory data. Lab work, based on concepts presented in class, will be performed and lab reports are

    Text: Chemistry - Principles and Reactions, Masterton and Hurley, Saunders.