Chemistry B

Enrollment Message:

Students will be required to acquire several, common household items for completion of lab activities in each unit. A lab supplies list will be provided within the online course links.

The second semester of chemistry will cover a whole set of new topics, using the skills mastered in the first semester. The major units will be Stoichiometry, nuclear reactions, reaction rates, acids, bases and salts and thermochemistry. Again, a working knowledge of algebra and geometry will aid the student at being successful in Chemistry! Prerequisites:  Prior completion of both Chemistry A and Algebra 1

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • use the principles of limiting and excess reactants and apply them to manufacturing products
  • use balanced chemical equations to determine mole ratios
  • solve mole / mass stoichiometry problems
  • explain how chemistry explains and predicts everyday phenomena
  • identify major concepts of the Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • describe the properties of gases
  • solve problems based on Boyle's and Charles' Laws
  • describe and identify Gay-Lussac's Law, Avogadro's Law, and the Combined Gas Law
  • explain effusion and diffusion and solve problems related to the ideal gas law
  • classify solutions in terms of concentration, dilution, and saturation
  • explain examples of colligative properties
  • contrast Arrhenius' and the Bronsted-Lowry definitions of acids and bases
  • recognize common uses of strong and weak acids and bases
  • describe autoionization of water
  • calculate H+ and OH concentrations of solutions
  • determine pH of acidic and basic solutions
  • describe buffer solutions
  • define and distinguish amongst types of energy
  • calculate changes in temperature
  • explain the relationship between phase transition temperatures and intermolecular attractive forces
  • use phase diagrams to identify the stability of phases at given temperatures and pressures
  • explain the technique of calorimetry, and calculate heat and related properties using calorimetry data
  • identify nuclear structures and particles and energies involved in nuclear reactions, including fission and fusion
  • apply nuclear chemistry and evaluate the ethics related to nuclear accidents
  • explain concepts of critical mass and nuclear chain reactions
  • calculate kinetic parameters for nuclear decay
  • describe radiometric dating techniques
  • describe the nature of states of chemical equilibrium
  • determine the equilibrium constant expression for a chemical reaction
  • define La Chatelier's principle
  • predict the direction of a shift from equilibrium under stress

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Stoichiometry

Unit 2: Gas Laws

Unit 3: Solutions

Unit 4: Acids, Bases, Salts

Unit 5: Indicators and pH

Unit 6: Thermochemistry

Unit 7: Nuclear Chemistry

Unit 8: Reaction Rates and Equilibrium

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: Students must acquire several common household items for completion of lab activities in each unit. Reference, Chemistry B Lab Supplies List. There is no textbook purchase required for this class. eText content in the course is available free online from: Frantz, D. (2019). Retrieved from

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements:

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: Basic technology skills necessary to locate and share information and files as well as interact with others in a Learning Management System (LMS), include the ability to:

  • Download, edit, save, convert, and upload files
  • Download and install software
  • Use a messaging service similar to email
  • Communicate with others in online discussion or message boards, following basic rules of netiquette
  • Open attachments shared in messages
  • Create, save, and submit files in commonly used word processing program formats and as a PDF
  • Edit file share settings in cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Save a file as a .pdf
  • Copy and paste and format text using your mouse, keyboard, or an html editor’s toolbar menu
  • Insert images or links into a file or html editor
  • Search for information within a document using Ctrl+F or Command+F keyboard shortcuts
  • Work in multiple browser windows and tabs simultaneously
  • Activate a microphone or webcam on your device, and record and upload or link audio and/or video files
  • Use presentation and graphics programs
  • Follow an online pacing guide or calendar of due dates
  • Use spell-check, citation editors, and tools commonly provided in word processing tool menus
  • Create and maintain usernames and passwords

Additional Information: None


School Level: High School
Standards: Next Generation Science Standards
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 03101
MDE Endorsement Code: DC - Chemistry
MMC Minimum Requirements: Science - Chemistry/Physics/Anatomy

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus