What is chemistry?

Chemistry is often referred to as the central science. Click here to find out why.

Why should I study chemistry?  Click here.  

What are we studying?

Chemistry is the study of the composition and properties of matter. We will not only be looking at what matter is, but also investigate the ways that different types of matter interact, change, and combine with each other. The goal of this course is to expose you to the fundamentals of chemistry so that you will be better prepared for collegiate level science classes.

Throughout the year, we will touch on the following topics:

  • Atomic Theory and Structure
  • The Periodic Table
  • Compounds and Bonding
  • Chemical Reactions
  • The Mole and Stoichiometry
  • Solutions
  • Acids and Base
  • Thermochemistry and Energy

Fall 2023 Pacing Guide