This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
Course Code: SCH4U
Course Type: University
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Unit 1: Organic Chemistry
Students will study organic compounds and chemical reactions associated with it to predict its applications.
Unit 2: Structure and Properties of Matter
Students will study chemical forces and structures of atom through a new concept of quantum numbers.
Unit 3: Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction
Students will study about energy change and learn to calculate its rate quantitatively.
Unit 4: Chemical Systems and Equilibrium
Students will learn about equilibrium and its conditions to predict chemical system.
Unit 5: Electrochemistry
Students will learn about oxidation and reduction to describe electron transfers during a chemical reaction.