Chemistry Honors

Course Number: 412/413

Open To:
Grades 10-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement.

Course Description:
Chemistry Honors is designed for the student who wishes to begin a rigorous in-depth study of the physical sciences. This course is the first in the sequence leading to AP Biology and/or AP Chemistry. Subject areas covered include atomic theory, quantum mechanics, periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, the Gas Laws, solutions, acids and bases, and equilibrium. Hands-on lab work is a necessary partner to in-class discussion. A strong background in solving algebraic equations is required.

Textbook/Class Resources:

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation; 9th Edition, 2019; Steven S. Zumdahl and Donald J. DeCoste; ISBN: 9781337399425

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Completion of:
Biology Honors with a “B” or better OR Biology with an “A” AND
Algebra I