The 2016-17 A-Level Chemistry moodle page is a collaboration between Mrs. Swanson and Mr. Trotochaud and should be accessed by the following link:

Chemistry A 2016-17


Credit: 1.25 Full Year Course                                                                                       Elective: Grades:10-12

Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable applying the fundamentals of Algebra.

 Course Description:  Chemistry A is a full-year, sophomore-senior elective.  This course is recommended for the sophomore or junior year, as part of a three-year lab science experience for students planning to attend college. This course will emphasize conceptual understanding, problem solving, critical thinking, and applications of chemistry concepts to society.  The course is comprised of nine units of study.

  • Unit 1:  fundamentals of Chemistry, the nature of science, safety, measurement and uncertainty. 
  • Unit 2:  atomic structure, including electron arrangement and behavior, radioactivity
  • Unit 3:  nature of compounds, focusing on chemical bonding and intermolecular forces. 
  • Unit 4:  chemical reactions, including mass, and energy relationships in chemical reactions.
  • Unit 5:  kinetic theory of matter, properties of solids, liquids and gases, energy associated with matter. 
  • Unit 6:  thermochemistry, enthalpy and entropy of physical and chemical changes, reaction spontaneity
  • Unit 7:  solution chemistry, including concentrations and reactions, properties of acids and bases.
Additional topics may be included as time provides.  

Credit: 1.25 Full Year Course                                                                                       Elective: Grades:10-12

Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable applying the fundamentals of Algebra.

 Course DescriptionChemistry B is a full-year, sophomore-senior elective.  This course is recommended for the sophomore or junior year, as part of a three-year lab science experience for students planning to attend college. This course will emphasize conceptual understanding, problem solving, critical thinking, and applications of chemistry concepts to society.  The course is comprised of nine units of study.

  • Unit 1 focuses on fundamentals of chemistry, the nature of science, safety and measurement. 
  • Unit 2 deals with atomic structure, including electron arrangement and behavior. 
  • Unit 3 deals with the nature of compounds, focusing on chemical bonding and intermolecular forces. 
  • Unit 4 deals with chemical reactions, including mass and energy relationships in chemical reactions.
  • Unit 5 examines the kinetic theory of matter and includes a study of solids, liquids and gases as well as the energy associated with matter. 
  • Unit 6 explores solution chemistry, with emphasis on the properties of acids and bases.
  • Additional topics may be included as time provides to provide a brief overview of oxidation/reduction reactions, radioactivity and organic chemistry.

The E.O. Smith AP Chemistry class will be using the Moodle sites that are supplied by the publisher, EdvantageScience Interactive.  Each book in the series has its own moodle page and students who are enrolled in the class can access them by clicking on one of the following links:


AP1 Worktext Moodle Site (Red Cover)

AP2 Worktext Moodle Site (Blue Cover)

Both sites require that the student be enrolled in the class and that they have supplied the necessary passwords.  If you have any questions, contact Mr. Trotochaud at atrotochaud@eosmith.org.