AP Chemistry Syllabus North Oconee High School Mr. Armstrong Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: blog.oconee.k12.ga.us/tarmstrong Phone #: 706-769-7760 Room: 1-106 I. Description AP Chemistry is a course designed to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that of a one-year general chemistry college course. Students should complete a first year course in high school chemistry and a second-year algebra course before taking AP Chemistry. This course differs from first-year high school chemistry in the kind of textbook(s) used, the range and depth of topics covered, the emphasis on chemical calculations and the mathematical formulation of principles. The nature and variety of laboratory work done is extensive. A minimum of 30% of the course will be devoted to laboratory and hands-on/minds-on activities. The time and effort required of students is extensive. The course meets five days each week for two semesters. Class/lab periods are 90 minutes each. Additional after school study sessions are provided. II. Teaching Strategies Students are encouraged to work together in order to learn. The class is divided into collaborative pairs of students who will work as lab partners as well as partners in the classroom. Lectures are limited to allow more time for practice and laboratory experiments. Students outline chapters ahead of time, and I will discuss high points of each chapter as well as show examples of derivations, and present demonstrations that are relevant to the topic. In each chapter, the students are assigned questions for practice. Short quizzes or tests are given at the end of each chapter. The chapter quizzes are mostly multiple choice with “AP” free response questions that apply. Mini “AP” exams will be given over larger topics Structure of Matter, States of Matter, Reactions, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, etc. and will consists of previous published free response questions. III. Assignments and Assessments Formal 50% Informal 20% Daily 10% Labs 20% = 100 % Formal assessments will be given at the end of a unit and will be in an AP Test format consisting of multiple choice and essay questions. The first semester final exam will count as a formal assessment and NO ONE WILL BE EXEMPT. Formal assessments will be announced ahead of time. Informal assessments will be given at the end of each chapter or throughout the units to assess understanding of that material before we move on to new material. Informal assessments will consist of both announced and unannounced quizzes. Labs will be given throughout the semester to further develop concepts and allow the students to visually see the topics we are discussing. Lab reports will be completed throughout the semester. Daily assignments will be given in the form of homework/classwork on a regular basis. The purpose of the work will be further practice and/or preparation for previous lessons. Students will be allowed to work on daily assignments in collaborative groups and are expected to have them completed on the assigned due date. We will go over any difficulties in class together. IV. Textbooks and Laboratory Manuals Main Text book used and distributed: Brown, LeMay, Bursten. Chemistry The Central Science 10th ed. Supplemental materials: Zubmdahl. Chemistry 6th ed. Whitten, Davis, Peck, Stanley. General Chemistry 7th ed. Brown, LeMay, Bursten. AP Test Prep Chemistry Flinn. Ultimate Equations Handbook. Main Laboratory Manual used: Science in Motion A P / Chemistry II Laboratory Manual Laboratory Manual used: Lab Experiments for Advanced Placement Chemistry, 2nd Edition by Flinn Scientific Supplementary Lab Manuals used Brown, LeMay, Bursten. Chemistry The Central Science Lab Manual. Flinn Chem Topics Labs Annenberg Media. World of Chemistry Video Series. V. Evidence of curriculum requirements C1—Evidence of Curricular Requirement: Structure of Matter (Atomic Theory and Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Nuclear Chemistry) C2---Evidence of Curricular Requirement: States of Matter (Gases, Liquids and Solids, Solutions) C3---Evidence of Curricular Requirement: Reactions (Reaction Types, Stoichiometry, Equilibrium, Kinetics, Thermodynamics) C4---Evidence of Curricular Requirement: Descriptive Chemistry (Relationships in the Periodic Table) C5---Evidence of Curricular Requirement: Laboratory C6---Evidence of Curricular Requirement: Chemical Calculations (Emphasis in chemical calculations and mathematical formulation principles) VI. Course Outline Unit 1 –Chapter 1 & 2 (2 week) Matter, Uncertainty, and Calculations (C6) States of matter Dimensional analysis Significant Figures Temperature Scales SI units Atoms, Molecules, and Atoms (C1) Composition of atoms, ions, isotopes Size, mass, charge of subatomic particles Radioactivity and half-life Relationship of Periodic Table and charges and properties Empirical, Molecular, Structural formula, formulas Nomenclature Unit 2—Chapter 6 & 7 (3 weeks) Atoms—Electronic Structure (C1 & C4) Wave Nature of Light Quantized Energy ( E=hv) Models of the Atom (Bohr) Quantum Mechanics, Orbitals Electron Configuration and Periodic Table *Periodicity (C1 & C4) Development of the Periodic Table (Scientists) Trends in the Periodic Table Metals, Nonmetals, Metalloids Group Trends for Metals Group Trends for Non-Metals Unit 3— Chapter 3 (2 weeks) Stoichiometry, Chemical formulas and Equations (C3) Balance Equations, Predict Products Atomic weight, molecular weight, mole concept Mass and mole relationships Unit 4—Chapter 4 (2 weeks) Aqueous Reactions and Solutions Stoichiometry (C3) General Properties of aqueous solutions Precipitation reactions Acid-Base Reactions Neutralization Reactions and Salts Redox Reactions Concentration Solution Stoichiometry Unit 5— Chapters 5 & 16 (2 weeks) Thermochemistry (C3) Nature of Energy 1st law of Thermodynamics Enthalpy of Reactions and Formation Calorimetry Hess’s Law Chemical Thermodynamics (C3) Spontaneity, Entropy, 2nd Law Calculation of ΔS Gibbs Free Energy and Calculation Unit 6— Chapters 8 & 9 (2 weeks) Chemical Bonding (C1) Ionic and Covalent Bonds Bond Polarity and Electronegativity Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories (C1) Octet Rule VESPR Molecular Polarity Hybrid Orbitals Multiple bonds Unit 7— Chapters 10 (2 weeks) Gases (C2) Characteristics of gases Pressure Gas Laws Ideal-Gas Equation Dalton’s Laws Kinetic Molecular Theory Effusion and Diffusion Deviations from Ideal Gas Unit 8— Chapter 21 & 24 (2 week) Descriptive, Nuclear and Organic Chemistry (C4) Introduction to Organic Chemistry Hydrocarbons and functional groups Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry Unit 9—Chapter 15 & 16 (2.5 weeks) Chemical Equilibrium (C3) Equilibrium and Equilibrium Constant, K Magnitude of K Kp and Kc Calculations and Applications of K Le Chatelier’s Principle Unit 10—Chapter 16 &17 (3 weeks) Acid-Base Equilibra (C3) Acid-Base Theories Acid Strength Kw pH and pOH Weak Acids and Bases Calculations involving Ka and Kb Properties of Salt Solutions Common Ion Effect Buffers Titration Curves Ksp and Precipitation Unit 11—Chapter 14 (2 weeks) Chemical Kinetics (C3) Rate of Reaction and its Measurement Concentration, Reaction Rate Law Temperature, Collision Theory, Activation Energy Reaction Mechanisms and Rate-Determining Steps Catalysis Unit 12— Chapter 20 (2 weeks) Redox and Electrochemistry (C3) Identifying and Balancing Redox Reactions Voltaic Cells Standard reduction Potential Spontaneity of Redox Reactions Nernst Equation Faraday’s Laws and Stoichiometry Unit 13—Chapter 11 &12 (2 weeks) Intermolecular Forces, Liquids and Solids (C2) Intermolecular forces Viscosity and Surface tensions Warming/Cooling Curves Phase Diagrams Bonding Properties of Solutions (C2) Solubility and Factors Affecting It Concentration Colligative Properties Colloids Unit 14 (3-4 weeks) Review and Practice ---Writing net ionic equations, solubility rules, equilibrium problems, and take several practice AP Tests. VII. Laboratory experiments (C5) Labs are a major part of the course (approximately 40%), averaging about 2 full periods of lab work per week. The labs are hands on and will be completed in a separate fully stocked lab room. The class will be divided into collaborative pairs for work in the classroom as well as lab experiments, but each student will be required to complete an individual lab report for each lab and keep a lab notebook. Lab reports include a formal description of the problem, hypothesis, experimental design, observations/data, calculations, and conclusions. VIII.. Absences, Make-up Work, Late Work In accordance with school policy, a student who is absent from school should bring an excuse signed by a parent or guardian or health care professional. Failure to document an absence will result in an unexcused absence. Absences beyond five (5) parent excused absences per semester, except those with a medical note, will be considered unexcused. Students with unexcused absences may be referred to the school social worker for intervention. According to school policy, the time allotted for completion of missed assignments during an absence is ONE day for each day absent. It is the student’s responsibility to ask for missed assignments and to make arrangements to make-up tests after school. ZEROS ARE GIVEN FOR WORK NOT MADE UP WITHIN THE ALLOTTED TIME. A student who is absent the day before a long-term project is due is still expected to turn the project in on the scheduled day, and a student who is absent the day a long-term project is due is expected to turn in the project on his return. Lab exercises missed during an absence typically cannot be rescheduled later in the week. A WRITTEN REPORT ON THE LAB TOPIC IS REQUIRED AS A MAKE-UP GRADE. THE REPORT MUST BE 350 WORDS IN LENGTH AND INCLUDE TWO SOURCES OTHER THAN YOUR TEXT. It is due one week after the missed lab. If school is officially closed due to bad weather on a scheduled test day, the test will be given the day school reopens. Assignments due on a day when school is officially closed will be due the day school re-opens. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL MAKE-UP WORK MISSED WHEN YOU ARE ABSENT. You can see a classmate or me before or after class to pick up any and all notes and work missed. You must come and see me within 1 day of returning to get any work and to arrange when all work is due. You will have 1 day to make up the work for everyday you are absent. Late-Work All assignments will be given in advance with a due date. It is the students responsibility to turn work in on time. Typically assignments turned in late will be accepted up to two days with a lowered letter grade for each day late. However, there will be assignments that will be graded and discussed in class and returned to students the day the assignments are due, and, therefore, cannot be accepted late. Lab Safety Each student will be instructed in laboratory safety and reminded of rules and procedures. Students can be seriously injured if safety procedures are not followed. Any student who does not comply with safety regulations or conducts himself/herself inappropriately during lab may receive a zero for that lab. Students may also receive a discipline referral to the administration for inappropriate lab behavior. XI. Materials Needed for AP Chemistry Textbook – Chemistry, The Central Science. (74.20). The student is responsible for keeping the textbook in good condition, if it is damaged or lost the student must replace the book. Notebook – Preferably a 3-ring binder Paper & Pencil Calculator – A simple scientific calculator will do Agenda Lab Notebook- Separate notebook that contains all lab experiments and write- ups. AP Chemistry Review Book- I highly recommend purchasing an AP Chemistry Review book. Princeton AP Chemistry Review Book, 5 steps to a 5, or something similar from a local book store. The review book is broken down into sections very much like our class. Each section will have sample multiple choice and free response questions similar to the tests in class and will provide an excellent review for the tests. New AP Review books can be purchased at Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc. or you may simply purchase an older review book off of amazon.com or something similar. X. Classroom Rules and Consequences Prompt- Be on time to class Prepared- Bring all materials to class everyday. (Notebook, Pen or Pencil, Calculator) Positive- Come to class with a good attitude ready to learn. Polite- Respect others. Productive- Use your time wisely and work diligently. Consequences Meeting outside of class to discuss the problem. Detention after school. Letter or phone call to parents. Referral to office. Code of Ethics All work done in this class should be original. I want to see what you know. Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. It is your responsibility to do your own work and to not allow others to copy your work. This includes tests, quizzes, labs, classwork, homework, and projects. All parties involved in cheating will receive a discipline referral. I have read this syllabus and agree to the rules set forth in it. Parent Signature: _________________________________________ Student Signature: ________________________________________ Dear Parent: I hope to be able to contact you frequently throughout the semester about your child’s progress- The best way to reach me throughout the school day is by the email address listed at the top of the page. Feel free to call me or email me at any time about your child’s progress in Chemistry.
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