Chemistry 12/Advanced Chemistry 12

Second Semester


Chemistry 12 consists of four units of study:

Unit 1: Thermochemical Changes - explores how heat, a form of energy, is absorbed or released in chemical reactions. Changes in physical and chemical systems are explored;

Unit 2: Equilibrium: Acids and Bases in Chemical Changes – explains that few chemical reactions proceed in only one direction and investigates chemical systems at equilibrium;

Unit 3: Solutions, Kinetics and Equilibrium – focuses to develop the understanding of mixtures, solutions, bonding and the stoichiometry that relates. This investigation leads to factors that affect the rates of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium and quantitative treatment of reaction systems;

Unit 4: Electrochemical Changes – examines electrochemical systems, analyses of oxidation-reduction systems, and quantifies the matter and energy involved.

Advanced Chemistry 12 

Advanced Chemistry 12 is an enriched version of Chemistry 12 for students with above-average ability, with a particular interest in the subject and who are self-motivated. Topics of study are the same as those for Chemistry 12 (Properties of Solutions; Thermochemistry; Kinetics; Solution Equilibria; Acid, Bases and Salts; Oxidation and Reduction Reactions; and, Electrochemistry) but are covered in more depth.

Students are expected to make use of more advanced problem solving skills and to work more independently. A research project is completed each term and probeware is used extensively in the laboratory.


Additional course details and documents are available on the Nova Scotia Curriculum site’s Chemistry 12/Advanced Chemistry 12.

Course Additional Information

Course Materials


McGraw-Hill Ryerson Chemistry




Laptop or desktop device with Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS. Webcam and headset with microphone. Access to Google Workspace for Education (GNSPES/SEPNE) or other productivity software.

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