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Course Description for SCH4U Grade 12 Chemistry Online Course

Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U) enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems and electro-chemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 12 Chemistry SCH4U 

Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. Please note that while the unit called “Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration” is not listed below, however the specific expectations listed in this unit are threaded and incorporated within the delivery and assessment of the other five units. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the course profile.

Unit Order

Unit Name

Suggested Time

Unit 0

Prerequisite Review of Concepts

5 hours

Unit 1

Structure and Properties of Matter

20 hours

Unit 2

Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction

25 hours


Mid Semester Point


Unit 3

Chemical Systems and Equilibrium

20 hours

Unit 4

Organic Chemistry

20 hours

Unit 5


20 hours


Final Exam

5 hours



Total 110 Hours

Grade 12 Chemistry-SCH4U

  • Courses are not refundable. You may change your course within 7 days of purchase with no extra charge.

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