In accordance with Michigan course content expectations, chemistry will include the study of the Properties of Matter, including kinetic molecular theory; elements, compounds and mixtures; molecular and empirical formulas; nomenclature; properties of substances; states of matter, molecular polarity; gas laws, the mole; solutions; atomic structure; electronic structure; periodic table; ions and isotopes. Changes in Matter will focus on conservation of mass, reaction rates, balancing chemical reactions, equilibrium redox reactions, acid-base reactions, organic reactions, phase diagrams, and chemical bonds. Forms of Energy will include potential, chemical, nuclear, and bond energies. Energy Transformations will include energy conservation, Hess’s Law, endothermic and exothermic reactions, enthalpy and entropy, and mass defect in nuclear changes. Students will explore the Social and Environmental Impact of Chemistry as well as careers available through the mastery of chemistry. Finally, all students will practice the proper skills for scientific study such as inquiry and reflection through both experimentation and research.