Advanced Placement Chemistry
Grades 11, 12
This class is designed for the mathematically and scientifically minded student looking for a challenge. Students are introduced to topics and concepts covered in a college freshman chemistry course of both lecture and lab. They attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and a competence in dealing with chemical problems. The course contributes to the development of students’ ability to think clearly and express their ideas, orally and in writing, with clarity and logic. An emphasis is placed on complex quantitative calculations related to chemistry. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, chemical foundations, atoms, molecules and ions, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, solution chemistry, gas laws, thermo chemistry, atomic structure, periodicity, bonding theory, orbital theory, liquids and solids, colligative properties, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, spontaneity, entropy, free energy, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work is an integral part of the class. It is strongly recommended that students take this class in direct succession to Chemistry. Students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam in the spring.
Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry.