Chemical Reactions

Taught By: Kaye Truitt
Course Length: One Semester
 Prerequisites: Properties of Matter 
 Topics Covered: Solubility and precipitation, gases and gas laws, acids and bases, intermolecular forces, solution chemistry, and a brief introduction to chemical kinetics and thermodynamics.

Why is it bad to mix bleach and ammonia? How do explosions happen? Why does metal rust? Chemical Reactions continues building a strong foundation as students investigate various reaction types and the physical and chemical properties that govern chemical reactions. Lab techniques and skills are increased as students learn analytical methods to identify substances and determine the effectiveness of chemical reactions and processes. After this course, students are able to:

  • Identify the properties of acids and bases and their reactions
  • Calculate concentrations and pH values for solutions
  • Understand the relationships of physical properties of gases (amount, pressure, temperature, volume) and how they relate each other
  • Understand phase changes and reactions based on attractions between particles
  • Determine varied measurements of concentration and how they affect physical properties of solutions
  • Determine energy transfer in phase changes and reactions
  • Write and balance equations for oxidation-reduction reactions
  • Determine the solubility of a product and predict precipitates in reactions