Chemistry 11

Course Outline

Chemistry is the study of the composition, properties, and interactions of matter. Chemical knowledge advances within a societal context, and it is important for students to realize that the principles and laws of chemistry are the results of extensive scientific observations and analysis.

The chemistry program emphasizes the Nature of Science themes: change, diversity, energy, equilibrium, matter, and systems. These themes provide a means for showing the connections within the science programs. Laboratory work is integral to all science programs.

The chemistry program comprises two courses: Chemistry 11 builds on the fundamental skills, and knowledge explored in Science 10. Chemistry 12 provides a more in-depth exploration of various topics.


Chemistry is a qualitative and quantitative science. Students have generally been studying chemistry in a qualitative sense from grades primary–10. In this introduction to the quantitative aspect of chemistry, students will examine stoichiometry. Stoichiometry is the mole-to-mole relationship in a balanced chemical equation.

From Structures to Properties 

The different forces of attraction involved in matter and how it influences their properties will be studied. 

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is the study of molecular compounds involving carbon. In this unit, the bonding capacity of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and the halogens will be explored. With so many different organic molecules to consider, learners will explore the systematic nomenclature of organic compounds as well as their usefulness in everyday life.

Updated March 10, 2022