This course is the equivalent of a first-year college level general chemistry course. Students will attain an in-depth understanding of chemistry fundamentals mandated by the College Board. Students must employ critical thinking, independent study, and inquiry-based techniques to successfully navigate the curriculum. The areas of study in this curriculum include: stoichiometry; atomic structure and periodicity; chemical bonding; chemical reactions; states of matter; kinetics; equilibrium; acid-base chemistry and buffers; thermodynamics; and electrochemistry. This class also will contain a several laboratory experiences consistent with the subject matter. For safety purposes, theses lab experiences will require access to a school chemistry lab and will be proctored by a qualified instructor. This course is recommended for students who wish to pursue science, engineering, or medical fields of study.