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Chemistry A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to study electrons and their interactions as they relate to matter. Topics include atomic structure, bonding, measurement, reactions, acids and bases, stoichiometry and gas laws. Students predict, design, experiment and describe the chemical interactions of everyday life. Problem-solving skills will be developed and enhanced. Mathematical relationships are emphasized as well as modern scientific theory.


Algebra I, some familiarity with the metric system, use of scientific calculators

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Chemistry Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

The following materials are required for this course and must be provided by the student:

  • Scientific calculator
  • Distilled water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Vegetable oil
  • Iodine
  • Sodium chloride (Table salt)
  • Acetic acid (Vinegar)
  • Test tubes or clear plastic cups
  • Tablespoon or teaspoon
  • Stirring sticks
  • Permanent marker
  • Sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Thermometer
  • Two Styrofoam cups
  • Measuring cup
  • Grape juice or orange juice or tomato juice or whole milk
  • 13 plastic cups (12 oz)
  • Ruler
  • Heat source
  • Kitchen scale
  • Sugar cubes
  • Granulate sugar
  • Three to four packages of powdered drink (6.6 oz)

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor.

Lead Teacher:

Rick Dees, Huntley Project High School,