Enroll in Integrated Physics and Chemistry with Dolphin STEM Academy
Chemistry is the study of how a set of substances with particular physical properties—
like solid paper and the oxygen in the air—can react with each other to form different
substances with entirely different properties—like gaseous water and carbon dioxide. In
most cases, these chemical changes result in an energy change as well, either giving
off energy or absorbing energy. The development of new types of materials, new
methods of producing or storing energy, or new methods of interacting with genetic
material all depend upon knowledge of chemistry.
Physics is one of the three main fields of science, along with biology and chemistry.
Physics often seems like a grab bag of topics, including motion, magnets, machines,
light, sound, and electrical circuits. The common thread running through all these things
is that they each illustrate some very basic mathematical laws in our physical world. In
brief, physics is the scientific study of matter, energy, and their most fundamental
physical interactions, including attractions, repulsions, and collisions.
In Integrated Physics and Chemistry B, you will begin your study of chemistry. This
includes the atomic and molecular structures that result in different chemical properties
and the concepts and tools that will enable you to predict chemical properties and
chemical reactions. You will learn about key types of chemical relationships and
reactions, including solutions and acid-base reactions. Finally, you will extend your
knowledge into the areas of thermal and nuclear energy.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Understand the difference between a chemical change and a physical change and
understand the basics of atomic theory, which underlies the study of chemistry.
Be able to use the periodic table to understand atomic structure and predict the
chemical behavior of substances.
Understand the different types of chemical bonding and how they may result in
different molecular structures and different chemical properties.
Investigate the relationships between energy and matter, including phase changes.
Describe the dissolving process and be able to apply your understanding of the
mechanisms associated with chemical solutions.
Describe the variables that affect reaction rates.
Describe acids and bases by their properties.
Apply your knowledge of oxidation and reduction.
Apply your knowledge of nuclear energy and thermal energy to solve real-world problems.