This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop a greater depth of chemical knowledge and understanding of the interaction of matter and energy by focusing on a qualitative and quantitative study of substances and the changes that occur in them. This interaction is investigated through the use of laboratory techniques, manipulation of chemical quantities, and problem-solving applications. Scientific methodology is employed in experimental and analytical investigations, and concepts are illustrated with practical applications that include examples from environmental, nuclear, organic and biochemistry content areas. Technology, including graphing calculators, computers and probeware, is employed where feasible. Students will also learn to use safety precautions with chemicals and equipment. Students taking this course will take an end-of-course SOL test in Chemistry. Students must pass both the course and SOL test to earn a verified credit.