Chemistry is only offered as individual courses in Grade 11 and 12. Prior to that, it is incorporated into Science. Below are the units from the provincial curriculum that the student will cover in each course.

We offer tutoring in Chemistry 20 and Chemistry 30, for all units!

CHEMISTRY 20

  • Diversity of Matter and Chemical Bonding
    • The role of modelling, evidence and theory in explaining and understanding the structure, chemical bonding and properties of ionic compounds and molecular substances.
  • Forms of Matter: Gases
    • Explanation of molecular behaviour, using models of the gaseous state of matter.
  • Matter as Solutions, Acids and Bases
    • Investigation of solutions, describing their physical and chemical properties.
    • Descriptions of acidic and basic solutions qualitatively and quantitatively.
  • Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes
    • Explanation of how balanced chemical equations indicate the quantitative relationships between reactants and products involved in chemical changes.
    • Use of stoichiometry in quantitative analysis.

CHEMISTRY 30

  • Thermochemical Changes
    • Determination and interpretation of energy changes in chemical reactions.
    • Explanation and communication of energy changes in chemical reactions.
  • Electrochemical Changes
    • Explanation of the nature of oxidation-reduction reactions.
    • Application of the principles of oxidation-reduction to electrochemical cell.s
  • Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds
    • Exploration of organic compounds as a common form of matter.
    • Description of chemical reactions of organic compounds.
  • Chemical Equilibrium Focusing on Acid-Base Systems
    • Explanation of the balance of opposing reactions in chemical equilibrium systems.
    • Determination of quantitative relationships in simple equilibrium systems.