This year, for student/faculty safety, all of our Summer at Springs courses will be conducted online via Zoom. Guided by our talented Indian Springs faculty, courses will consist of a combination of synchronous and asynchronous work, and many will be aimed at readiness for the 2020–21 school year.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a strong background in chemical bonding and reactions in preparation for AP Chemistry. There will be a review of ionic bonding and properties. That will be followed by an in-depth study of covalent bonding, including drawing Lewis structures in proper molecular geometry and exploring polarity and intermolecular forces. Students will then apply bonding principles to the five major types of chemical reactions.