532 Chemistry I

2 semesters, 1 credit

Required for juniors not taking 531 Practical Chemistry or 535 Honors Chemistry I

Open to seniors

Prerequisites: Student must be taking or have taken 430 Algebra II or permission of instructor of present science class.

Chemistry I serves as an introduction to chemistry and provides a thorough survey of all matter, with a focus on atomic theory, the periodic table, bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and the states of matter.


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Understand the history of the atom and be able to describe the components of an atom.
  2. Determine how atoms form bonds with one another in both ionic and covalent compounds.
  3. Predict products for five different reaction types and analyze those reactions based on their energy and possible equilibrium.
  4. Use stoichiometry to calculate amounts of products created and reactant needed in a chemical reaction.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Scientific Terminology in reference to Matter
  2. Proper Measuring techniques
  3. Atomic History
  4. Atomic Structure 
  5. Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom
  6. Periodic Trends
  7. Ions and Ionic Compounds
  8. Covalent Bonding
  9. Chemical Nomenclature
  10. Chemical Quantities
  11. Chemical Reactions
  12. Thermochemistry
  13. Equilibrium
  14. Stoichiometry
  15. Gas Laws


This curriculum last updated January 27, 2021, by the Science Department.