This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
College-bound students will continue to enjoy discovering God’s creation at the atomic level in this rigorous Chemistry course — where you’ll learn Nuclear Chemistry, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, States of Matter, Thermochemistry, and more!
Total classes: 35 (class meets twice per week). NOTE: One week the live classes may be changed to a pre-recorded class.
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Part One. If you wish to register for this class without having completed Part One of this course live, you must have instructor permission (email [email protected])
Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade; advanced 10th-grade students may register.
Suggested credit: 1 full semester Chemistry or Science
We will be studying God’s creation at the atomic level and discovering how marvelous it is. This is a rigorous, college-prep Chemistry course. Over both semesters, we will cover a wide range of topics, including Structure of Matter, States of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Equilibrium, and Thermochemistry. We will also consider how Chemistry is important in our day-to-day life.
There will be three tracks through this class:
1. Chemistry – This is the classic Chemistry class that most students will opt for.
2. Honors Chemistry – When students on the Chemistry track earn enough extra credit, they have completed enough challenging material to list this course as Honors Chemistry. This option is designed for academically gifted students or those who have a desire to complete more rigorous work. The extra credit is available to all students, even if they are not attempting Honors Chemistry.
3. General Chemistry – This option is a bit less intense; the math is a bit easier, students skip a few topics, and the required assignments are a bit easier. This option is designed for students who struggle, or those with limited time or desire. This option is only available by parent request. Requests must be made before the first day of class.
Topic 1: Chemical Quantities
Topic 2: Chemical Reaction
Topic 3: Stoichiometry
Topic 4: States of Matter
Topic 5: Solutions
Topic 6: Thermochemistry
Topic 7: Reaction Rates and Equilibrium
Topic 8: Acids and Bases
Topic 9: Nuclear Chemistry
Course materials and technology:
1. Text: Chemistry, Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman (Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN: 0-13-251210-6. (We recommend buying used. It can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0132512106/catholictreas-20.)
2. Computer with a microphone. (This is an interactive class; microphones are mandatory.)
3. Scientific Calculator (I demo on a TI-30x iis)
4. Scanner or smartphone with Adobe Scan (or like) app that can scan multiple pages and save as a single PDF file.
Homework: Assignments include homework and a quiz with each chapter, unit tests, and a final exam. Most students will complete the weekly assignments in about 4 hours; some students need more time. Most assignments are completed online; some assignments will need to be hand-written, then scanned, and uploaded (as a PDF) for grading. Mrs. Dutton will be available to answer questions daily via the class discussion (forum). Mrs. Dutton will grade all assignments and give an overall grade for this course.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 10 to May 16, 2023 (final exam due May 24). No class April 4 & 6, 2022 (Easter break)
10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)
1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)
Special notes: This is Part Two of a 2-part course. Students are expected to register in the same time-period as your 1st semester Part One course. One week the live classes may be changed to a pre-recorded class. Chemistry LAB is optional and a separate registration. Any parent who wishes for their student to join us midyear must email the instructor ([email protected]) to discuss if this is possible.