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This course meets all graduation and university admission criteria for physical science.
Topics covered include atomic structure, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, gas laws, states of matter, bonding, periodic properties of elements, solutions chemistry, kinetics of reactions, chemical equilibrium acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions and nuclear chemistry. (Note: same topics as Chemistry Honors).
The course includes many laboratory experiments and demonstrations. Students learn how to work safely in the laboratory, how to perform basic laboratory operations, how to organize and interpret data, how to draw conclusions from experimental results.
Chemistry Honors is not required for students wanting to take AP science courses; Chemistry is sufficient for this purpose.