Chemistry is the initial quantitative science course in our college preparatory sequence. It is a laboratory course in which students develop major chemical concepts and problem-solving skills. Chemistry students develop and perform experiments and mathematical calculations based on laboratory data and develop an understanding of chemical theory based on this data. Topics addressed include atomic theory, periodicity, covalent and ionic compounds, nuclear chemistry, reactions, stoichiometry, kinetics, solutions, acids/bases, gas laws, and thermochemistry. This course fulfills the science graduation requirement.