The major concepts of inorganic chemistry are covered in this course. These include properties of matter, atomic structure, molecular bonding, typical chemical reactions, the mole, stoichiometry, acids and bases, gases, and solutions. The study of these topics requires a facility with single-variable algebra and mathematical calculations to demonstrate quantitative principles.
Learning is supported by weekly lab activities and demonstrations. Students are expected to read and practice problems daily. Frequent written lab assignments are required. Students develop skills in data collection and analysis and are taught to use software tools to support this work.
Intensive Chemistry students take the same first mod as Chemistry students, followed by two mods of Intensive Chemistry. Placement into the faster-paced, more mathematically focused Intensive Chemistry mods is based on students’ expressed interest and performance on a common summative assessment toward the end of the first mod.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 3.0-3.0