Course Description: Successful completion of this course will equate to a full credit in college-prep level chemistry. This course will prepare the student for successful entry into college-level general chemistry. There is a strong math component to this course, and labs are performed often in correlation with curriculum. A sample of topics covered include, but are not limited to, lab equipment and procedures, measurement, matter, atoms, molecules and ions (naming compounds and molecules), stoichiometry, types of chemical reactions, reactions in aqueous solutions, molarity and molality, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, electronic structure of atoms, periodic trends (chemistry of nonmetals and transition elements), chemical bonding and molecular geometry, gases, liquids and intermolecular forces, solids, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium (acid-base equilibria), electrochemistry (redox reactions), and nuclear chemistry. Possible additional topics include environmental chemistry, biochemistry, and introduction to organic chemistry.
Instructor: Christina Fredette, (804)839-2844, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition: $495 per year, payable $55 per month
Lab/Copy Fee: $155 (includes all chemicals, equipment, and copies)
Text: Chemistry: The Central Science (12th edition), by Theodore E. Brown, H. Eugene LeMay, Bruce E. Bursten, Catherine Murphy, and Patrick Woodward; ISBN-13: 978-0321696724 (available to buy or rent on Amazon.com)
Accessories: Casio fx-115ES Scientific Calculator (available on Amazon) or another comparable scientific calculator, 2 1⁄2 – 3-inch wide three ring binder for class notes, one college ruled marble composition book for lab reports.
Class Minimum: 4 students