COURSE DESCRIPTION

IB Chemistry HL
Grades 11-12
4 credits
Prerequisite:Biology I, Chemistry I, and Algebra II (may be taken concurrently with this course) (Required grades: a B- or above in each honors science course OR an A in each academic course)

Chemistry Higher Level, International Baccalaureate is designed to introduce students to the theories and practical techniques involved in the composition, characterization, and transformation of substances. As the central science, the chemical principles investigated underpin both the physical world in which we live and all biological systems. Students study eleven core topics: stoichiometry, atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, states of matter, energetics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, and organic chemistry. Students must complete additional study in nine topics: atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, energetics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, and organic chemistry.

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