Chemistry Students

Honors Chemistry

The Fine Print

Course Goals

  • To learn the different structure of matter (atomic, molecular, and bonding) and the different states of matter (gases, liquids, solids, solutions)

  • To classify the different common elements—their chemical and physical properties, nomenclature of ions and compounds, and the periodic trends occurring in chemistry

  • To study the relationship that exists in reaction types, such as acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, and precipitation

  • To learn stoichiometry—the mole concept and chemical equations

  • To explain the processes of thermochemistry, including the conservation of energy, calorimetry, specific heat, and enthalpy

  • To respond appropriately to feedback, revising and improving course assignments

  • To actively participate in weekly on-line class discussion forums--sharing, comparing, and providing encouragement to peers

See "How do Biology, Honors Biology, and AP Biology Compare" in our FAQ.

Instructor Demo

  • ZOOM Demo: Irene Paine demonstrates a class website, lecture, live dissection, and some of the technology resources that she and students will be using.

Course Resources

Text and Interactive Program:


 Lab Resources and Supplies: 

  • Science supplies:

  • Costs will cover:

    • Hands-on science supplies

    • Holt McDougal digital resources

    • eBook of class text

  • Common lab supplies: A list of supplies that can be purchased at your grocery store will be provided.

Technical resources:

We use ZOOM for live meetings. U.S. and international students need:

  • An internet connection

  • A computer with a web-cam

  • Recommended: a headset with a microphone (but your built-in computer audio and microphone will work if necessary)

  • Requested: students who attend classes live are asked to keep their webcams on during class