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.

This schedule has been revised for Spring 2018

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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, 2017Continued 4:1-3 topics
Oct 20, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #2: Qualitative Methods: Flame Testing
8Oct 23, 2017HW04B4: 4-5Chemical Analysis and Molarity
Oct 25, 2017Continued 4: 4-5 Topics
Oct 27, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #3: Enthalpy of Reaction
9Oct 30, 2017HW04C4: 6-8pH and Spectrophotometry
Nov 1, 2017Continued 4: 6-8 topics
Nov 3, 2017Lab Work/AP Topics
10Nov 6, 2017HW05A5: 1-3Energy and Changes of State
Nov 8, 2017Continued 5: 1-3 topics
Nov 10, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #4: Reaction Rates in Photosensitive Reactions
11Nov 13, 2017HW05B5: 4-5Thermodynamics and Enthalpy
Nov 15, 2017HW05C5: 6-8Calorimetry, Hess's Law, and "Favored" Results
Nov 17, 2017Lab Work/AP TopicsLab #5: Two-Phase Chromotography Separation
12Nov 20, 2017ReviewExtra work on issues in chapters 4 and 5
Nov 22, 2017ReviewReview and Part I Exam
Nov 24, 2017HolidayThanksgiving
13Nov 27, 2017HW06A6: 1-3Electromagnetic Radiation, Quantization, and the Bohr Atom
Nov 29, 2017Continued 6: 1-3 topics
Dec 1, 2017Lab Work/AP topics
14Dec 4, 2017HW06B6: 4-5Quantum Mechanics
Dec 6, 2017Continued 6: 4-5 topics
Dec 8, 2017Lab Work/AP topicsLab #6: Qualitative Methods for Differentiating Ionic and Covalent Bonds
15Dec 11, 2017HW06C6: 6-7Electron Orbitals
Dec 13, 2017HW07A7: 1-3Electron Configurations in Atoms
Dec 15, 2017Lab Work/AP topicsLab #7: Conservation of Energy and Chemical Equilibrium
16Dec 18, 2017HW07B7: 4Electron Configurations of Ions
Dec 20, 2017HW07C7: 5-6Periodic Trends
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, 2018HW08A8: 1-3Covalent Bonds
Jan 10, 2018HW08B8: 4-6Resonance, Octets, and Shapes
Jan 12, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #8: Real Gases and the Ideal Gas Law
20Jan 15, 2018HW08C8: 7-10Bond Polarities, Order, Length and DNA
Jan 17, 2018HW09A9: 1-2Valence Theory
Jan 19, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab 9: Reaction Rate Dependencies
21Jan 22, 2018HW09B9: 3Molecular Orbital Theory
Jan 24, 2018ReviewReview and Part II Exam
Jan 26, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
22Jan 29, 2018HW10A10: 1-3The Ideal Gas Law
Jan 31, 2018HW10B10: 4-8Gas Law Applications and Real Gases
Feb 2, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #10: Determining Solution Concentrations
23Feb 5, 2018HW11A11: 1-3Intermolecular Forces
Feb 7, 2018HW11B11: 4-6Properties of Liquids
Feb 9, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
24Feb 12, 2018HW12A12: 1-3Lattices and Ionic Solids
Feb 14, 2018HW12B12: 4-7Solid States and Phases
Feb 16, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #11: Using Titration Methods to Determine Concentrations
25Feb 19, 2018HW13A13: 1-2Concentrations and Solutions
Feb 21, 2018HW13B13: 3-5Solubility and Colloids
Feb 23, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #12: Determination of the Rate Law for a Reaction
26Feb 26, 2018ReviewReview and Part III Exam
Feb 28, 2018HW14A14: 1-2Rates of Reactions
Mar 2, 2018Lab Work/AP topics
27Mar 5, 2018HW14B14: 3-4Concentration and Rates
Mar 7, 2018HW14C14: 5-6Reaction Mechanisms
Mar 9, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #13: Properties of Buffer Solutions
28Mar 12, 2018HW15A15: 1-2Equilibrium
Mar 14, 2018HW15B15: 3-4Using Equilibrium Constants
Mar 16, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #14: Creating Effective Buffer Solutions
29Mar 19, 2018HW15C15: 5-6Disturbing Equilibrium
Mar 21, 2018HW16A16: 1-4Acids and Bases: pH and Equilibrium
Mar 23, 2018Acids and Bases: Equilibrium topics
30Mar 26, 2018HolidayHoly Week
Mar 28, 2018HolidayHoly Week
Mar 30, 2018HolidayHoly Week
31Apr 2, 2018HW16B16: 5-8Acid/Base constants and reactions
Apr 4, 2018HW16C16: 9-10Lewis Acids and Bases
Apr 6, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #15 Creating Standardized Solutions
32Apr 9, 2018HW17A17: 1-3Common Ions, Buffers: Titration
Apr 11, 2018HW17B17: 4Solubility
Apr 13, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #16: Electrochemical Cells and Electrolysis
33Apr 16, 2018HW17C17: 5-7Precipitation Reactions
Apr 18, 2018HW18A18: 1-3Spontaneity and Energy Transfer
Apr 20, 2018HW18B18: 4-6Entropy
34Apr 23, 2018HW18C18: 6-7Gibbs Free Energy
Apr 25, 2018HW19A19: 1-3Oxidation Reduction and Voltaic Cells
Apr 27, 2018Lab Work/AP topicsLab #17: Gravimetric Analysis of Water Impurities
35Apr 30, 2018HW19B19: 4-5Electrochemical Potentials
May 2, 2018HW19C19: 6-8Electrochemistry and Thermodynamics
May 4, 2018ReviewReview and Part VI Exam
36May 7, 2018AP ExamNO CLASS MEETING
May 9, 2018HW20A20: AllEnvironmental Chemistry
May 11, 2018HW21A21: AllMain Group ChemistryLab #18: Using Titration and Redox methods to measure pH
37May 14, 2018HW22A22: All Transition Metal Chemistry
May 16, 2018HW23A23: AllCarbon
May 18, 2018HW 24A24: AllOrganic Molecules
38May 21, 2018HW 25A25: 1-3Radioactivity
May 23, 2018HW 25B25: 4-6Rates of decay and fission
May 25, 2018HW 25C25: 7-9Fusion/Fision
39May 28, 2018Optional Review for Cumulative exam
May 30, 2018ReviewReview for Unit V exam
Jun 1, 2018Lab Planning for outstanding lab work
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.