by Dr. Jay Wile
Prerequisites: Algebra I
This is a two book set that includes both the student textbook and the Solutions and Test Manual.
In order to be able to understand this text, the student needs to have completed algebra I. This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university chemistry course.
This revised edition offers more in-depth discussions and expanaltions of concepts, as well as biographical sketches of Christian scientists who have made a difference in the field while giving the glory to God. Experiments include measuring specific heat, discoverthing the electrical conductivity of compounds dissolved in water, measuring the width of a molecule, exploring freezing, point depression, using the ideal gas equation, recognizing the effects of catalysts, and much more.