In the simplest terms, chemistry is the study of matter. Nearly everything in the world is matter. Anything that can be touched, seen, heard, or smelled is matter. Even things that cannot be seen, such as atoms, are matter. In the Chemistry course, students will study the basic structure of matter and the ways different types of matter interact. They will explore how single atoms come together to make large complex molecules and mixtures. Anything that isn’t matter is energy. Students will examine the ways matter interacts with energy. Students in the honors course will learn basic chemistry concepts, then explore them in greater detail. In addition, students will have the opportunity to examine cutting-edge research and learn about the latest advancements in chemistry.