General Chemistry is a full year course designed for the highly motivated and self-disciplined student seeking basic knowledge in the area of chemistry. The general curriculum is designed to teach students the facts, formulas, principles, and theories that accompany the field of chemistry. It is my goal as your teacher to encourage and to motivate you to develop critical thinking, and problem solving skills which may be applied to everyday life.
Students will be evaluated by activities and assignments that assess their capability of comprehending and applying materials that will be learned in class. Students will be graded on daily homework/classwork assignments, notebook evaluations, group activities, laboratory reports, and chapter tests/quizzes. The grade distribution will be as follows:
Correctly name chemical substances based on the ratio of the elements in the compound and the type of bonding between the atoms
Determine when chemical reactions will take place between substances, the ratio in which the substances will combine, what new products will be formed in the reaction, and the amount of product formed from a given amount of starting materials