This course covers the equivalent of one year of introductory college chemistry, focusing on inorganic chemistry. Topics include the principles of chemical reactivity and the energy involved in chemical processes. The course requires that students be self-motivated, industrious, committed to learning challenging subject material, and communicative with teachers and peers. Class discussions and problem analysis are important aspects of the course. Students should be prepared to spend, on average, an hour a night on homework. This course requires two class periods and meets six class periods per six-day cycle. Students may take this course with departmental approval. Chemistry, Chemistry Honors, and Accelerated Algebra II or Precalculus are prerequisites for this class. (Full year, 1 credit)