Chemistry AP

Chat times for 2017-2018
Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10:30am-noon ET/7:30am-9:00am PT

Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

Course Materials Under Revision for 2017-2018

Scholars' Online Chemistry for 2017-2018

This course is an introduction to general chemistry. Lectures and text will cover the fundamentals of matter, atomic structure, and chemical reactions. Time permitting, we will also discuss some of the applications of basic chemistry to organic chemistry, biochemistry, and the characteristics of chemical families. Specific topics include


This course meets in online chat sessions twice a week for a review of the material and open discussion. Assignments from the text will be supplemented by laboratory exercises. Students post homework problems to the course conference center to gain practice in explaining solutions. Students wishing to obtain lab credit or prepare for the AP exam must sign up for the Advanced Chemistry option, and will attend one additional weekly session, to be scheduled during the first week of the course. [AP Certification for this course is pending but should be completed by start of the instruction year.]

We will approach this mass of material through our texts, through discussion, through guided Web Tours, and through lab experiences. As we learn about the concepts and methods of modern chemistry, we will try to put them into perspective by addressing these questions:

Students who satisfactorily complete the Chemistry course should be prepared to take the SAT II Chemistry Test. Students who also take the Advanced Option should be prepared to take the AP Chemistry Exam. Those interested in either exam should read the Chemistry SAT/AP Exam Preparation page, and contact the instructor if they have questions.

Chemistry is designed to be an independent course, but students with less formal backgrounds may prefer to take the Natural Sciences course first, or complete the equivalent coursework in juniro high level physical science.

Required Text:

Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity 9/e, John C. Kotz, Paul Treichel, John Townsend, David Treichel

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Labs and Lab Equipment:

Students must have parental permission to perform labs in order to receive credit. The lab permission form and a list of required equipment and materials is available from the Lab Requirements page.

Need more information? Further details on this course are available at this site on course procedures and other frequently-asked questions.

Enrollment: To enroll in this course, or for further information on Scholars Online, please visit the Scholars Online Website.