AP Chemistry Syllabus - DOC by 46883uyS


									                                    AP Chemistry Syllabus 2012-2013
           Tests: 70%                           Quizzes 15%                     Assignments: 15 %

Who should be taking AP Chemistry?
          AP Chemistry is a very rigorous course involving daily homework and advanced problem solving. Students who
excelled in Chemistry I Honors generally perform well in AP. For the most part students coming out of a standard level
Chemistry I class lack the foundation to be successful in AP. Strong math skills are imperative to success. Students should be
enrolled in or have taken pre- calculus.
          1. Tutoring is available Thursdays after school or by appointment.
          2. Study Guide: There is a study guide book with condensed notes and additional practice problems. I can issue one
              to any student who would like a copy. Along with the textbook it can be a bit overwhelming, but it is a source of
              additional practice with answers.
Contact Information:
          Jennifer Gallagher
          Each student will need a notebook to organize hand outs and notes presented in class. Students will also need a
          composition or non carbon duplicate lab notebook to complete labs and turn in a copy. Students must have a calculator
          and a few white board markers would be helpful.
Wish List:
          Due to the nature of the course, I appreciate and can always use paper towels.

                                                                      Approximate Test
Chapter                           Topics Covered                                                    Possible Labs
               Significant Digits                                                              Scavenger Hunt –
               Factor Label                                                                    ongoing
    1                                                                      September 6
               Classification of matter                                                        Thickness of Al foil
               Formula writing                                                                 Synthesize hydrated
    2          P+, n0, e-                                                  September 12        Iron Complex crystal
               Atomic mass and mass number                                                     (green crystal)
               Mole conversions                                                                % water in green crystal
               Empirical, % comp, molecular                                                    hydrate
    3                                                                     September 25
               Balancing equations
               Stoichiometry, LR, % yield
               Concentration                                                                   Standardize NaOH
               Ion Concentration                                                               solution
               Precipitate reactions
    4                                                                       October 17
               Neutralization reactions                                                        Determine % Fe, K and
               Oxidation/reduction reactions                                                   oxalate in crystal
               Net ionic equations                                                             complex
               Pressure                                                                        Determine the molar
               Gas Laws, Boyle, Charles, Gay Lussac                                            mass of an unknown
               Ideal gas Law – Molar Mass, Density                                             substance
    5                                                                       October 30
               Stoichiometry at STP and not
               Root mean square
               Real vs. Ideal Gases and deviations
               Waves- frequency, energy, wavelength                                            Gas Spectrum Tubes
               Dual nature
               Bohr Model                                                                      Metallic Ion Color
    7                                                                      November 14
               Quantum Theory                                                                  Identification
               Periodic table history
               Periodic Trends
               Lattice Energy
               Bond types: ionic, metallic, covalent, dipoles
    8          Lewis dot structures                                        November 28
               Formal charge
               Bond energy
     VSEPR Theory                                                            Model Building
     Overall Dipole moment
9                                                              December 6
     Overall polarity
     Pi and sigma bonds
     Intermolecular forces
     Vapor Pressure                                                          Triple point of CO2
     Phase Diagrams
     Heating Cooling Curves
10   Q calculations                                            December 14
     More Intermolecular Forces
     Boiling Pt, Melting points, Surface Tension, Viscosity,
     Capillary Action
     Concentration – molarity, molality, normality, mole                     Determine the molar
     fraction, % mass, % volume                                              mass of unknown using
     Vapor Pressure of solutions                                             freezing point
11                                                              January 4
     Colligative properties – boiling, freezing osmotic                      depression
     Colligative with electrolytes
     Kinetics                                                                Determine the rate law
     Instantaneous Rate                                                      of a reaction
     Differential Rate Law
12                                                             January 28
     Integrated Rate Law
     Reaction Mechanisms
     Activation Energy
     Equilibrium – definition                                                LeChatlier’s – observing
     K significance and calculations                                         and predicting the shift
     K vs. Q and shifting                                                    when a stress in
     Kp vs. Kc                                                               introduced to an
13                                                             February 7
     Determining equilibrium concentrations using ICE                        equilibrium
     Le Chatlier’s

     Acid/Bases definitions and strengths                                    Standardize NaOH
     pH scale                                                                again
     Calculating pH of strong acids and bases                                Determine the Ka of an
14                                                             February 20
     Calculating pH of strong and weak bases                                 acid – through
     Calculating pH of salt solutions                                        titrations
     Lewis Acids and Bases
     Buffer solutions                                                        Determine the Ka of an
     Titrations                                                 March 1      acid –through
     Solubility product                                         March 15     Henderson-Hasselbach
     Complex ion equilibrium                                                 Create Buffers
     Work and internal energy                                                Hess’s Law
     Calorimetry                                                             Determine H of a
     Enthalpy                                                                reaction
     Hess’s Law                                                              Determine Cp of metal
 6   Standard Heats of Formation
                                                                March 27
16   Entropy
     Spontaneity affects of temperature, entropy and
     Gibb’s free energy, Gibbs and Equilibrium

     Review Oxidation and reduction                                          Build and measure Ecell
     Galvanic Cells                                                          of galvanic cells
     Reduction Potentials
17   Gibbs, equilibrium and electrochemistry                     April 17    Electrolysis lab
     Nernst Equation
     Electrolytic Cell
     Uses of electrochemistry
     AP Review Throughout April and May                                      Scavenger Hunt (cont.)
     AP exam                                                     May 6
     Post AP exam                                                            Qualitative Analysis Lab
                                                                             Other Labs of teacher’s

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