This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
Matter, Chemical Trends, and Chemical Bonding Every element has predictable chemical and physical properties determined by its structure. The type of chemical bond in a compound determines the physical and chemical properties of that compound. It is important to use chemicals properly to minimize the risks to human health and the environment.
Chemical Reactions Chemicals react in predictable ways. Chemical reactions and their applications have significant implications for society and the environment.
Quantities in Chemical Reactions Relationships in chemical reactions can be described quantitatively. The efficiency of chemical reactions can be determined and optimized by applying an understanding of quantitative relationships in such reactions.
Solutions and Solubility Properties of solutions can be described qualitatively and quantitatively, and can be predicted. Living things depend for their survival on the unique physical and chemical properties of water. People have a responsibility to protect the integrity of Earth’s water resources.
Gases and Atmospheric Chemistry Properties of gases can be described qualitatively and quantitatively, and can be predicted. Air quality can be affected by human activities and technology. People have a responsibility to protect the integrity of Earth’s atmosphere.
Fundamental Concepts Covered
Systems and Interactions
Structure and Function
Sustainability and Stewardship
Change and Continuity