AP Chemistry Summer Assignment 2011-2012
Woodland High School
This is a list of your summer assignments for AP Chemistry next year. AP Chemistry is an extremely
fast paced course and it is necessary that you come to this course ready to work from Day 1. It will be very
important for you to read each and every chapter several times in order to get the maximum benefit out
of this course.
We will begin by reviewing what you have done in Chemistry I. This is basically the first three chapters
of the book. I will ask that you thoroughly read and take notes on these chapters this summer, so that you
are well prepared to take on even more challenges as the days and weeks go on. This would be a very good
time for you to learn how to make note-cards on your reading and class notes. Note-cards can be a valuable
tool as you begin to get into college level work. These cards should contain important notes and
explanations on one side, with key words on the other. It is important that you be able to explain processes
as well as solve problems. Since we cannot go over everything in detail, much of what we do will have to
come from the textbook. In addition, you may want to review your Chemistry I notes pertaining to each
section and place these on note cards as well (I strongly encourage you to do this, since it will be expected
that you remember details that were covered in Chem. I).
The following assignment will be checked for a grade on the second day of class. I will take questions
on any problems you may have had from this assignment on the first day of class. Therefore you need to
have your material with you on the first day. Please come prepared. The blue problems in the book have
the answers in the back. I encourage you to check your answers to these each and every time. We will
briefly review this material the first week of school.
If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 770-760-8247 or email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to set up two times to meet during the summer to go over any
problems you have with the summer assignment. This year the dates and times I will be at school are:
June 28 (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00) and July 7 (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00) in room 231. It is not
required that you come to these sessions, but if you are having problems with any of those assigned you are
encouraged to do so. Do not wait until the last minute to do these assignments. It will take a while. You
will not be able to do all of this the week before school starts.
1. Read Chap. 1 pg. 1-29. Thoroughly read and take notes. Use note cards where appropriate. Review
Chem. I notes over these topics. Work problems pg. 30-33 # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 25, 27, 30, 34, 36, 39,
2. Read Chap. 2 pg. 37-67. Thoroughly read and take notes. Use note cards where appropriate. Review
Chem. I notes over these topics. Work problems pg. 770-77 # 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20,
21, 22, 23, 30, 31, 42, 43, 51, 52, 54, 56, 60, 61, 62, 66, 68, 75, 76, 77, 78, 90.
3. Read Chapter 3 pg. 79-121. Thoroughly read and take notes. Use note cards where appropriate.
Review Chem. I notes over these topics. Work problems pg. 79-106 # 10, 12, 14, 15, 20, 21, 24, 27,
33, 49, 51, 54, 57, 63, 66.
4. Review writing net ionic equations. This is a very important part of AP Chemistry and we will have a
quiz over equations every week. It is important that you completely understand this process. You are
expected to know the Solubility Rules listed on pg. 125 in the textbook issued to you this summer and
on the attached page. Memorize them!! We will have a quiz on Friday the first week of school over
5. Memorize all polyatomic ion formulas and charges. They are listed on the handout attached to this
page. Review these from Chem. I, as well. You will have a test over these on the third day of class.
You also need to know the monatomic ions listed on pages 60 (Table 2.4), 62(Table 2.5).
6. Write noble gas electron configurations for the following elements: Ag, Ba, U, Li, Cr, Hg, Er, Se, Br,
Do your best. Do not panic!! You know how to do all of these things. It may take some review before you
feel comfortable with them however. Review your Chem. I notes.