Chemistry AP

Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus for AP Chemistry

AP/Honors Chemistry Syllabus: Homework, Reading Assignments, Discussion Topics, and Labs

Use the Links in the Homework column to find your homework assignment. Homework is usually due on the date given, unless otherwise stated in the assignment.

WeekChatHomeworkReadingTopicLab
1Sep 6, 2017HW01A1: 1-8Basic concepts: the characteristics of matter
Sep 8, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab Methods: Notebooks
2Sep 11, 2017HW01B1: Review 1-2Units and Precision
Sep 13, 2017HW01C1: Review 3-5Scientific Notation, Significant figures, Dimensional Analysis and Graphing
Sep 15, 2017No Meeting (but you have an assignment anyway)Lab Methods: Safety
3Sep 18, 2017HW02A2: 1-4Atomic Structure: Number, mass, Isotopes, weight
Sep 20, 2017HW02B2: 5The Periodic Table -- Overview of the Elements
Sep 22, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab Skills A: Materials and Equipment Calibration
4Sep 25, 2017HW02C2. 6-10Molecules, Compounds, Moles
Sep 27, 2017HW03A3: 1-3Balancing Chemical Equations
Sep 29, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab Skills B; Techniques for Distillation
Lab Skills C: Solution Preparation
5Oct 2, 2017HW03B3: 4-5Reactions in Solution
Oct 4, 2017HW03C3: 6-7Reactions with acids/bases and gases
Oct 6, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #1: Determination of Water Content in Hydrates
6Oct 9, 2017HW03D3: 8-9Redox Reactions
Oct 11, 2017ReviewProblem Solving review
Oct 13, 2017Lab Work/AP Topics
7Oct 16, 2017HW04A4: 1-3Mass Relationships, Limiting Reactants, Percentage Yield
Oct 18, 2017HW04B4: 4-5Chemical Analysis and Molarity
Oct 20, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #2: Qualitative Methods: Flame Testing
8Oct 23, 2017HW04C4: 6-8pH and Spectrophotometry
Oct 25, 2017HW05A5: 1-3Energy and Changes of State
Oct 27, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #3: Enthalpy of Reaction
9Oct 30, 2017HW05B5: 4-5Thermodynamics and Enthalpy
Nov 1, 2017HW05C5: 6-8Calorimetry, Hess's Law, and "Favored" Results
Nov 3, 2017Lab Work/AP Topics
10Nov 6, 2017ReviewExtra work on issues in chapters 4 and 5
Nov 8, 2017ReviewReview and Part I Exam
Nov 10, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #4: Reaction Rates in Photosensitive Reactions
11Nov 13, 2017HW06A6: 1-3Electromagnetic Radiation, Quantization, and the Bohr Atom
Nov 15, 2017HW06B6: 4-5Quantum Mechanics
Nov 17, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #5: Two-Phase Chromotography Separation
12Nov 20, 2017HW06C6: 6-7Electron Orbitals
Nov 22, 2017HW07A7: 1-3Electron Configurations in Atoms
Nov 24, 2017HolidayThanksgiving
13Nov 27, 2017HW07B7: 4Electron Configurations of Ions
Nov 29, 2017HW077: 5-6Periodic Trends
Dec 1, 2017Lab Work/AP topics
14Dec 4, 2017HW08A8: 1-3Covalent Bonds
Dec 6, 2017HW08B8: 4-6Resonance, Octets, and Shapes
Dec 8, 2017Lab Work/AP topicsLab #6: Qualitative Methods for Differentiating Ionic and Covalent Bonds
15Dec 11, 2017HW08C8: 7-10Bond Polarities, Order, Length and DNA
Dec 13, 2017HW09A9: 1-2Valence Theory
Dec 15, 2017Lab Work/AP topicsLab #7: Conservation of Energy and Chemical Equilibrium
16Dec 18, 2017HW09B9: 3Molecular Orbital Theory
Dec 20, 2017ReviewReview and Part II Exam
Dec 22, 2017Lab Work/AP topics
17Dec 25, 2017HolidayChristmas
Dec 27, 2017HolidayChristmas
Dec 29, 2017HolidayChristmas
18Jan 1, 2018HolidayNew Years
Jan 3, 2018HolidayNew Years
Jan 5, 2018HolidayNew Years
19Jan 8, 2018HW10A10: 1-3The Ideal Gas Law
Jan 10, 2018HW10B10: 4-8Gas Law Applications and Real Gases
Jan 12, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #8: Real Gases and the Ideal Gas Law
20Jan 15, 2018HW11A11: 1-3Intermolecular Forces
Jan 17, 2018HW11B11: 4-6Properties of Liquids
Jan 19, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab 9: Reaction Rate Dependencies
21Jan 22, 2018HW12A12: 1-3Lattices and Ionic Solids
Jan 24, 2018HW12B12: 4-7Solid States and Phases
Jan 26, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
22Jan 29, 2018HW13A13: 1-2Concentrations and Solutions
Jan 31, 2018HW13B13: 3-5Solubility and Colloids
Feb 2, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #10: Determining Solution Concentrations
23Feb 5, 2018ReviewReview and Part III Exam
Feb 7, 2018HW14A14: 1-2Rates of Reactions
Feb 9, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
24Feb 12, 2018HW14B14: 3-4Concentration and Rates
Feb 14, 2018HW14C14: 5-6Reaction Mechanisms
Feb 16, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #11: Using Titration Methods to Determine Concentrations
25Feb 19, 2018HW15A15: 1-2Equilibrium
Feb 21, 2018HW15B15: 3-4Using Equilibrium Constants
Feb 23, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #12: Determination of the Rate Law for a Reaction
26Feb 26, 2018HW15C15: 5-6Disturbing Equilibrium
Feb 28, 2018HW16A16: 1-4Acids and Bases: pH and Equilibrium
Mar 2, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
27Mar 5, 2018HW16B16: 5-8Acid/Base constants and reactions
Mar 7, 2018HW16C16: 9-10Lewis Acids and Bases
Mar 9, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #13: Properties of Buffer Solutions
28Mar 12, 2018HW17A17: 1-3Common Ions, Buffers: Titration
Mar 14, 2018HW17B17: 4Solubility
Mar 16, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #14: Creating Effective Buffer Solutions
29Mar 19, 2018HW17C17: 5-7Precipitation Reactions
Mar 21, 2018HW18A18: 1-3Spontaneity and Energy Transfer
Mar 23, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #15 Creating Standardized Solutions
30Mar 26, 2018HolidayHoly Week
Mar 28, 2018HolidayHoly Week
Mar 30, 2018HolidayHoly Week
31Apr 2, 2018HW18B18: 4-6Entropy
Apr 4, 2018HW18C18: 6-7Gibbs Free Energy
Apr 6, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
32Apr 9, 2018HW19A19: 1-3Oxidation Reduction and Voltaic Cells
Apr 11, 2018HW19B19: 4-5Electrochemical Potentials
Apr 13, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #16: Electrochemical Cells and Electrolysis
33Apr 16, 2018HW19C19: 6-8Electrochemistry and Thermodynamics
Apr 18, 2018ReviewReview and Unit IV Exam
Apr 20, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
34Apr 23, 2018HW25A25: 1-3Radioactivity
Apr 25, 2018HW25B25: 4-6Rates of decay and fission
Apr 27, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #17: Gravimetric Analysis of Water Impurities
35Apr 30, 2018HW25C25: 7-9Fusion and Nuclear Chemistry Applications
May 2, 2018HW20A20Environmental Chemistry
May 4, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
36May 7, 2018AP ExamAP Exam Day
May 9, 2018HW21A21Main Group Chemistry
May 11, 2018Lab WorkLab #18: Using Titration and Redox methods to measure pH
37May 14, 2018HW22A22Transition Metal Chemistry
May 16, 2018HW23A23Carbon
May 18, 2018Lab Work
38May 21, 2018HW24A24Organic Molecules
May 23, 2018ReviewReview and Unit 5 Exam
May 25, 2018Lab Work
39May 28, 2018HolidayMemorial Day
May 30, 2018ReviewOptional Review Session for Cumulative Final
Jun 1, 2018Planning session for Lab work completion
40Jun 4, 2018
Jun 6, 2018Final Examination due

You may also want to review the formal syllabus. This course has been approved as meeting the AP requirements by the College Board, and will be listed as an AP course on student transcripts.