AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry
 
In this course you will expand your knowledge of chemistry and prepare for the College Board AP Chemistry test given in early May.  It is assumed that a student electing this class is of college caliber and is capable of following an intensive program of study.  We will strive to dive deeper into the fascinating subject of chemistry... the study of matter.   We will work to enhance your problem solving and lab skills. 
 
I will use this website to provide information and resources to guide you through the course.  The resources page contains reference materials and handouts that you will find useful.  Below I will post class notes and specific items that you should be working on to prepare for each chapter.  However, assignments and due dates will be written on the white board in our classroom.  Please access this website as you need, however to do your best remember to participate in class, take good notes and complete all assignments on time, read your book and practice, practice, practice!!!
 
Class supplies:  Scientific or graphing calculator, pens, pencils, highlighters, lab notebook (provided), Chromebooks for access to Mastering Chemistry and AP Classroom (provided), textbook (provided).  Bring these supplies to class everyday..
 
Textbook:  We will be using our textbooks extensively this year.   In lieu of Cornell notes or an outline, your independent introduction to each chapter will be a question/problem set entitled "Review Problems".  These are problems that you are expected to be able to complete before we begin our study as we covered all the material assessed in those problems in Honors Chemistry.   Please be sure to do these problems and check your answers in the textbook.  You may seek extra help after school if you need assistance with these problems.  Class time will be used to build upon your foundation in chemistry by presenting new ideas and concepts rather than reviewing concepts mastered in your first year course.  As we go through the chapter you will be assigned problems, "Practice Problems", to practice these new skills and this assignment will be graded.  These problems will be written on the white board in our classroom.  Make sure to show all work and highlight your final answer, even if on Mastering Chemistry.  If work is not clearly shown, you will receive no credit.
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Some things to do...
*Complete SUMMER ASSIGNMENT!!!

*Read and understand this information:
Syllabus
Academic Integrity
Lab Report Guidelines Print this out and paste it onto the inside front cover of your lab notebook!
Tips from AP Chem Alumni 2018 and 2019
The  AP Chemistry Test (at bottom in green)

* Be sure to commit to memory the common ions (attached to your welcome letter but also on resources page).
 
  
Resources:
Formula Sheet
**NEW** from the college board:Quantitative Skills

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AP Chemistry Test - Monday, 5/2 (PM TEST!)
Format: Check out  College Board - AP Chemistry  Here’s a summary.

Section I: Multiple Choice — 60 Questions; 90 minutes (half your grade – No Calculator!) Total scores on the multiple-choice section are based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points are not deducted for incorrect answers and no points are awarded for unanswered questions.

Section II: 7 Free Response Questions (3 Long Form/4 Short Form) —105 minutes - Questions could pertain to experimental design, analysis of lab data, observations to identify patterns or explain phenomena, creating or analyzing atomic and molecular views to explain observations, and problem solving. You need to be able to explain everything! You can use a scientific calculator on the entire free-response section of the exam. You will be supplied with a periodic table and a formula and constants chart to use on both the multiple-choice and free-response sections of the exam. 

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Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20

2014-2016 Free response and scoring guidelines:
https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-chemistry/exam-practice
2017: 2017 Key
2018: 2018 FRQ
2019: 2019 FRQ 
 
 
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