Chemistry Semester 2 (LAB)

 Chemistry Semester 2 (LAB)
  • Recommended Grade Level: 9-12
  • Course Credits: 0.5
  • Course Price: $299.00

Course Overview:

In this semester, we look at a variety of concepts in chemistry. First, we describe the gas laws, and how pressure, volume, and temperature are related. We delve briefly into types of mixtures and solutions, before discussing the importance of enthalpy and entropy in thermochemical equations. Next, we look at different models describing acids and bases, as well as redox reactions and their use in in voltaic cells. We go over naming rules for hydrocarbons and functional groups in organic chemistry, followed by a brief incursion into some of these organic compounds (such as lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids) within cells. You will learn about the current and future applications of chemistry in the real-world including case studies looking at chemical treatment processes. Finally, we end this course by describing the field of chemical engineering and process design and use solar cells as an example study.

Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.



Section 1: Gases, Mixtures, and Energy

  • The Gas Laws
  • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Energy and Heat
  • Thermochemical Equations
  • Reaction Spontaneity and Entropy

Section 2: Acids, Bases, Redox, and Electrochemistry

  • Acids and Bases
  • pH Scale
  • Oxidation and Reduction (Redox)
  • Electrochemistry

Section 3: Organic and Biological Chemistry

  • Hydrocarbons
  • Substituted Hydrocarbons and their Reactions
  • Polymers
  • Biochemistry: the Chemistry of Life

Section 4: Real-World Applications

  • Chemistry Applications in the World
  • Problems for Current and Future Chemists
  • Critical Thinking and Systems Design
  • Case Study: Desalination Plant
  • Case Study: The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

Section 5: Chemistry & Engineering Design

  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Concepts in Engineering: Optimization of Processes
  • Solar Cell Principles
  • Solar Cell Design

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