Acellus Honors Chemistry provides students with an in-depth introduction to chemistry. Students are introduced to various forms of matter. They learn about the basic components of the atom and electron orbitals. They will become familiar with the Periodic Table and learn how to use it to predict properties of specific elements. They will learn about chemical bonding, practice stoichiometry, and learn basic reactions. An introduction to organic chemistry is also included. Additional lessons have been included in this course to provide students with the more in-depth understanding that they will require for AP Chemistry.
Acellus Honors Chemistry is taught by Dr. James Chapman.
Acellus Honors Chemistry is A-G Approved through the University of California.
Course Objectives & Student Learning OutcomesUpon the completion of this course students will have attained a fundamental understanding of chemistry, the characteristics of matter, and the scientific method. Students will understand the properties and changes of matter. They will understand atomic structure and be familiar with the quantum theory and the atom. They will be familiar with the various molecular shapes and know how to use the Periodic Table to predict behavior and properties of various elements. Students will be familiar with the different types of chemical bonds, their properties and formulas, naming conventions, and how to draw Lewis structures for various compounds. Students will know about some of the more common types of chemical reactions and how to balance them to perform basis stoichiometric calculations. They will know the different states of matter and how to use the gas laws to solve problems. Students will also know how to calculate the concentration of various solutions including how to dilute known concentrations of molar solutions. Students will know how to identify acids and bases and calculate pH and pOH as well as Ka for weak acids. Students will also have a basic understanding of organic and nuclear chemistry.
This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More