General Chemistry

Procedures, Rules, Materials, and Syllabus

Course Content

This covers chemistry core content standards: scientific process and application skills; matter classifications; carbon chains; the periodic table; solutions; kinetic theory; stoichiometry; ideal gases; physical and chemical changes; and chemical and nuclear reactions. .

Prerequisites: Biology and Algebra I or Algebra IA/IB

Materials Needed

Scientific Calculator (examples:Texas Instruments TI-30Xa or TI- 30Xa)


3 ring binder with loose leaf paper

Composition notebook with graph paper

One roll of paper towels

3x5 index cards (100)

Class Rules

  • Respect the people and furnishings of S233
  • Sit in your assigned seat
  • Follow directions the first time given
  • No personal grooming in class


Attendance is of the utmost importance in this class. Lab projects are difficult to make up outside of regular class time. Every effort must be made to attend and participate each and every day. When an absence must occur, it is the student's responsibility to check online for missing assignments.


Week 1 General Introduction, Lab Safety, and Orientation

Week 2 Chapter 1 Matter and Change

Week 3 Chapter 2 Measurements and Calculations

Week 4 Chapter 3 Atoms: Building Blocks of Matter

Week 5 Chapter 3 Atoms: Building Blocks of Matter

Weeks 6&7 Chapters 4 and 5 Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and the Periodic Law

Week 8 Chapter 6 Chemical Bonding

Week 9 Chapter 7 Chemical Formulas and Chemical Compounds

Week 10 Chapter 8 Chemical Equations and Reactions

Weeks 11&12 Chapter 9 Stoichiometry

Weeks 13&14 Chapter 10 States of Matter

Week 15 Chapter 12 Solutions

Week 16 Chapter 13 Ions in Aqueous Solutions and Colligative Properties

Week 17 Chapters 14 &15 Acids and Bases

Week 18 Review and Final Exam

Grading Procedures


  • 60% TEST GRADE
This will be 80% of the final average. The final exam will be the remaining 20%.

Discipline Plan

The following basic discipline guideline will be followed:

1st offense: Verbal Warning

2nd offense: Assignment

3rd offense: Detention

4th offense: Office Referral

Based on the severity of the offense, this guideline may be altered as needed.

Technology Information

Students are allowed to use personally owned devices (laptops, iOS devices, android devices, tablets, netbooks and cell phones) for educational purposes within the classroom.

Expectations for device use:

1. Students will use only the device for educational purposes as instructed by the teacher.

2. Students' devices must be connected to the school's network.

3. Students not following expectations for use of personal devices will face school disciplinary measures.

Students are not required to bring outside technology to school. Assignments will be structured so that no student will be left out of the instructional process.