Chemistry Higher Level: SCH3U and SCH4U and Seminar

Chemistry Standard Level: SCH3U and SCH4U

This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern inorganic and organic chemistry.  The main topics of study include the nature and properties of solids, liquids, gases and solutions, stoichiometry, energetics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, atomic and molecular structure, organic chemistry, environmental chemistry and an optional unit.  Students will develop sound practical investigative approaches, critical thinking and problem solving skills.  Throughout the course, an emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in our daily life, and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment