Prerequisite: A minimum grade of B+ in Chemistry I
Chemistry II is a year long course building upon the foundational concepts covered in Chemistry I, and exploring new topics including kinetics, thermodynamics, and chemical equilibrium. This course places a greater emphasis on conceptual understanding and inquiry-based learning, rather than factual recall and mathematical skills. Students will be expected to refine their laboratory reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical skills, and interpreting data. Students will continue to develop an understanding of the three representations of chemistry: symbolic, macroscopic (lab based), and microscopic (molecular level). This is a fast paced course that will set a strong foundation for students to take other advanced level science courses.
Upon the completion of this course, students may elect to take the corresponding College Board standardized test.