AP Chemistry AB

Course Description

This course is taught at the college level and is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Examination and to score high enough to earn college credit in those colleges that recognize the examination. College level textbooks are used. The course will cover all of the topics in the AP Chemistry Course Description. These include an introduction to chemistry as the study of change, gases, thermochemistry, quantum theory, chemical bonding, crystals, phase changes, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium,acids and bases, entropy, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, metallurgy, alkali and alkaline metals, nonmetallic metals, transition metals, organic chemistry, and synthetic and natural organic polymers.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

9 – 12

Materials

AP Chemistry Chang – Raymond Chang, Kenneth Goldsby – 12th Edition, 2016

ISBN-13: 978-0076727704

ISBN-10: 007672770X

Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam 2019

ISBN-13: 978-0525567493
ISBN-10: 0525567496

Advanced Microchem Kit (AP Chemistry Lab Kit by Quality Science Labs)

Duration

2 Semesters

Credit Value

1.0

Prerequisites

None

Semester A

Enduring Understandings of this Course:

  • The chemical elements are fundamental materials of matter, and all matter can be understood in terms of arrangements of atoms. These atoms retain their identity in chemical reactions.
  • Chemical and Physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and the arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules and the forces between them.
  • Changes in matter involve the rearrangement of atoms and/or the transfer of electrons.
  • The laws of thermodynamics describe the essential role of energy and explain and predict the direction of changes in matter.
  • Any bond or intermolecular attraction that can be formed can be broken. These two processes are a dynamic competition, sensitive to initial conditions and external perturbations.
  • Chemical and Physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and the arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules and the forces between them.
  • Changes in matter involve the rearrangement of atoms and/or the transfer of electrons.
  • Any bond or intermolecular attraction that can be formed can be broken. These two processes are a dynamic competition, sensitive to initial conditions and external perturbations.
  • Chemical and Physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and the arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules and the forces between them.

Semester B

Enduring Understandings of this Course:

  • Chemical and Physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and the arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules and the forces between them.
  • The laws of thermodynamics describe the essential role of energy and explain and predict the direction of changes in matter.
  • Chemical equilibrium plays an important role in acid-base chemistry and in solubility.
  • The atoms of each element have unique structures arising from interactions between electrons and nuclei.
  • Energy is neither created nor destroyed, but only transformed from one form to another.
  • The chemical elements are fundamental materials of matter, and all matter can be understood in terms of arrangements of atoms. These atoms retain their identity in chemical reactions.
  • Chemical and Physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and the arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules and the forces between them.