CIS Chemistry (Honors)
CIS: Chemistry I (Honors)
Course Number(s): S495161, S495163
Length: Fall Semester (4 Credits)
Prerequisits: C or better in Accelerated Chemistry or teacher recommendation
This is a year-long course that uses the scientific method to study matter, what matter is comprised of, and how matter changes. Basic chemical theory and applications are covered with an emphasis on the principles and theories of atomic and molecular structure; periodic properties of elements; thermochemistry; reaction stoichiometry; behavior of gases, liquids and solids; molecular and ionic structure and bonding; energy sources and environmental issues related to energy use. The lab component includes the application of chemical concepts through observation, data collection, quantitative measurement, and problem analysis.
Note: College in the Schools is a program in which a Saint Paul College course is taught in high school. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive four semester credits from Saint Paul College.
CIS: Chemistry II (Honors)
Length: Spring Semester (4 Credits)
Prerequisites: CIS Chemistry I with a grade of “C” or better
This course is a continuation of CIS Chemistry I Principles of Chemistry 1 with an emphasis on chemical kinetics; radioactive decay; chemical equilibrium; solutions; acids and bases; solubility; second law of thermodynamics; electrochemistry and corrosion; descriptive chemistry of the elements; coordination chemistry; biochemistry; and applications of chemical principles to environmental problems. The lab component of this course provides students with the opportunity to apply chemical concepts through observation, data collection, quantitative measurement and problem analysis. This course is only offered in the spring and should be taken the same year as CIS Chemistry I.
Note: College in the Schools is a program in which a Saint Paul College Course is taught in high school. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive four semester credits from Saint Paul College.