531 Practical Chemistry

2 semesters, 1 credit

Required for juniors not taking 532 Chemistry I or 535 Honors Chemistry I

Open to seniors

This class is designed for students who do not meet the prerequisites for 532 Chemistry I. Topics will include fundamental measurements, elements and compounds, chemical reactions, and more. The everyday uses of chemistry will be emphasized. This course may not meet the science requirements for admission to some four year colleges. This class does not meet the requirements for the NCAA core courses.


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

  1. Describe the components of an atom.
  2. Determine how atoms form bonds with one another.
  3. Convert between different systems of fundamental measurements.
  4. Understand how elements differ and their relationships with each other.
  5. Use hands-on experiences to learn the practical uses of chemistry in daily life.
  6. Describe chemical reactions and how they differ.
  7. Research a Chemistry topic and present the material to the class. 


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. The trends of the periodic table
  2. General chemical reactions
  3. Intermolecular forces
  4. Energy’s effect on reactions 
  5. Reaction rates
  6. Chemical equilibrium
  7. The Law of Conservation of Mass 

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