Discovering Design with Chemistry is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra 1.
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Recorded Classes are available for this subject. The classes are taught by Dr. Wile. There are two recordings per chapter of the the textbook.
This is a university-preparatory chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra I. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications; the course teaches students how to think like a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter. Throughout the course, the student is shown how chemistry reveals the amazing design that exists all around us. From the details of atomic structure to the makeup of the very air that we breathe, chemistry shows us the marvellous handiwork of God.
Several of the experiments in the course use household items, and some require things that are not found in the home. Appendix C in the book that tells you how to perform 27 of the experiments with only household items.
This independent study, the course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as:
- Classification of Matter
- Atomic Structure
- Chemical Bonding
- Molecular Geometry
- Physical Change
- Chemical Change
- Ideal Gases
- Acid/base Chemistry
- Reduction/oxidation Reactions
- Chemical Equilibrium.
Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think like a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.
The course contains 46 separate experiments that illustrate various concepts being explored. Many are quantitative in nature, including measuring the wavelength of microwaves, determining the number of water molecules in a hydrated compound, calculating percent yield, measuring the concentration of a hydrogen peroxide solution, determining the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, measuring the specific heat of a metal, and determining the change in enthalpy for a chemical reaction. Others are qualitative, such as performing flame tests, examining the interference of light waves, comparing metals to nonmetals, exploring Boyle’s Law, doing litmus tests, and electroplating.
Throughout the course, the student is shown how chemistry reveals the amazing design that exists all around us. From the details of atomic structure to the makeup of the very air that we breathe, chemistry shows us the marvellous handiwork of God.
Chapter 1 – Measuring Up
Chapter 2 – What’s The Matter?
Chapter 3 – Making Sense of Atoms and Elements
Chapter 4 – The Modern View of Atoms and Their Chemistry
Chapter 5 – Covalent Compounds and Their Molecular Geometry
Chapter 6 – Physical and Chemical Changes
Chapter 7 – Stoichiometry
Chapter 8 – Still More on Stoichiometry
Chapter 9 – Chemists Have Solutions
Chapter 10 – It’s a Gas!
Chapter 11 – Some Pretty Basic (and Acidic) Chemicals
Chapter 12 – Reduction and Oxidation
Chapter 13 – The Heat is On
Chapter 14 – Thermodynamics
Chapter 15 – Kinetics
Chapter 16 – Chemical Equilibrium
PLEASE NOTE – please read through the introduction before starting the modules.