Advanced Chemical Analysis (4471): (2 weighted high school science
The Advanced Chemical Analysis course focuses on the fundamental
principles and laws of chemistry. Extensive laboratory work serves as
the basic tool for students to explore chemistry concepts. The course
provides insights into both inorganic and organic chemistry with an
emphasis on problem solving through chemical calculations. During the
fall semester, the course focuses on stoichiometry, states of matter,
thermochemistry, bonding, atomic structure, periodicity and solutions.
During the spring semester, the students focus on the concepts of
kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, acid/base chemistry, nuclear
chemistry and organic chemistry. Throughout the school year, students
utilize various laboratory equipment such as spectrophotometers and
This college-level course examines topics typically studied during the
first year of college by science majors.
Jennifer Clarke is the Advanced Chemical Analysis Instructor. She
earned a B.S. in chemistry from Radford University and two degrees
from the University of South Carolina, a M.S. and M.A.T. in chemistry.
Ms. Clarke has taught for 29 years and has been with the Governor’s
School since 1996.