Fall AP Chemistry Class and Lab Syllabus 2008 Topic Dates Basic Chemistry & Lab Safety (Review) Class Introduction 8/12 Lab Safety, Lab Safety Quiz Nomenclature, Polyatomic Ions, Moles, %Composition, Empirical/Molecular Formulas 8/13-17 Lab Safety, Lab Safety Quiz Reaction Stoichiometry 8/20-24 Determination of the formula of a copper chloride hydrate through analysis of water % and stoichiometric reaction with aluminum AP Recommended Lab #1 & #2 Solutions Preparing and analyzing solutions, Solution Stoichiometry. 8/27-8/31 Standardization of NaOH(aq) using KHP AP Recommended Lab #6 Analysis of amount of acetyl salicylic acid in aspirin by titration with sodium hydroxide AP Recommended Lab #7 Analysis of concentration of a cupric sulfate solution: Beer’s Law AP Recommended Lab #17 Using ICE tables in problem solving. 9/4-7 Determination of phosphorus in plant food AP Recommended Lab #16 Basic Skills/Solutions Quiz Ionic Reactions Electrolytes, Types of Reactions, Precipitation reactions, Solubility rules 9/10-14 Determination of mole ratio of carbonates and HCl in neutralization reactions AP Recommended Lab #9 Reactions Practice 9/17-21 Separation of cations and anions by selective precipitation AP Recommended Lab #14 Identification of unknown by chemical properties AP Recommended Lab #14 Redox reactions Calculating oxidation numbers, Oxidizing and reducing agents, recognizing redox 9/24-28 reactions Analysis of bleach by oxidation-reduction titration. AP Recommended Lab #8 Fall AP Chemistry Class and Lab Syllabus 2008 Topic Dates Balancing redox reactions: Half-reaction method, electron balance method 10/1-5 Determination of vitamin C by iodometric titration AP Recommended Lab #8 Ionic Reactions/Redox Quiz Gas Laws Kinetic-Molecular Theory, Pressure, Super-combined gas law (AKA: ABC gas law), Ideal 10/8-12 gas law and its variants Determination of molar volume of carbon dioxide – using dry ice & balloons AP Recommended Lab #5 Graham and Daltons Law, Non-ideal gases 10/15-18 Determination of mass, mole, volume, and pressure relationships in the electrolysis of water AP Recommended Lab #9 Thermochemistry Calorimetry, Heat of Reaction, Hess’s Law 10/24-26 Determination of heat of solution of NaOH and KI. AP Recommended Lab #13 Gas Laws/Thermochemistry Quiz Chemical Kinetics Reaction Rates, Measuring Rates, Rate Laws, First Order & Other Reactions, 10/29-11/2 Determining reaction order graphically Decomposition of hydrogen peroxide (graphical method) AP Recommended Lab #12 Determining reaction order from initial rates, Temperature Effects 11/5-9 Determination of the rate of a reaction and order for the acid catalyzed iodination of acetone (initial rates method) AP Recommended Lab #12 Catalysis, Reaction Mechanism 11/12-16 Determining the Kinetics of the reaction of food coloring with hypochlorite AP Recommended Lab #17 Chemical Kinetics Quiz Chemical Equilibrium Model of equilibrium, Le CHâtelier’s Principle 11/19-20 Chemistry Day Fall AP Chemistry Class and Lab Syllabus 2008 Topic Dates Equilibrium Expressions, Equilibrium Calculations, ICE Tables 11/26-30 Spectrophotometric determination of the equilibrium constant for the reaction of Fe3+ and SCN- ions. AP Recommended Lab #10 Common Ion Effect 12/3-7 Equilibrium Quiz Flex Time – Review for Exam 12/10-13 Critical Thinking Labs 1st Semester Exam 12/14 Spring AP Chemistry Class and Lab Syllabus 2009 Topic Dates Acid Base Equilibria Acid Base Review (Arrhenius, Brønsted-Lowry, Lewis Theory, pH Scale), 1/3-4 Critical Thinking Labs Molecular structure and acid/base strength, Equilibrium of weak acids/bases, Titration 1/7-11 Curves Determining ionization constants for a weak acid from titration curves AP Recommended Lab #10 Determination of the best indicator vs. pH of end-point of titration AP Recommended Lab #11 Polyprotic acids, Buffer solutions, Complex Ions 1/14-18 Preparation of a buffer solution and analysis of their properties (pH, buffering capacity, optimal concentrations, …) AP Recommended Lab #19 Synthesis of several transition metal complexes with a variety of ligands, analysis of relative ligand bonding strength through competitive complexation reactions and complex color. AP Recommended Lab #15 Solubility Equilibria Solubility product constant, Molar solubility, Common-ion effect, Effect of pH 1/22-25 Determination of solubility product constant for silver acetate AP Recommended Lab #10 Completeness of Precipitation, Selective precipitation 1/28-2/1 Acid Base/Solubility Equilibria Quiz Thermodynamics Spontaneous Change, Entropy, Free Energy Change, Temperature dependence 2/4-8 Free Energy Change and Equilibrium 2/11-14 Measuring the spontaneity of a reaction Electrochemistry Half-reaction/redox review, Voltaic cells, Standard electrode potentials, Electrode 2/18-22 potential, Spontaneity, Electrolysis Preparation and measuring voltages of electrochemical cells, determination of equilibrium constants, ΔG AP Recommended Lab #21 Spring AP Chemistry Class and Lab Syllabus 2009 Topic Dates Equilibrium, Effects of concentration 2/25-29 Electroplating of various metals (copper, zinc, …) AP Recommended Lab #21 Thermodynamics/Electrochemistry Quiz Atomic and Molecular Structure Development of atomic theory, Atomic Structure and Bohr’s Model, Electronic 3/3-7 Configuration, Periodic Trends, Chemical Bonds and Bonding, Molecular Structure Determining the identity of unknown by chromatography AP Recommended Lab #18 VSPER, Hybridization, Resonance 3/10-14 Identification of unknown (using electrochemical series and other properties AP Recommended Lab #20 Intermolecuclar Forces and Colligative Properties Review of Intermolecular Forces, Vapor Pressure, Phase Changes, Solubility of gases, 3/17-19 liquids, and solids, Determination of molar mass of a volatile liquid (2-propanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate, …) by measuring vapor density – Dumas method AP Recommended Lab #4 Colligative properties 3/31-4/4 Determination of freezing point of pure lauric acid – cooling curve analysis AP Recommended Lab #4 Determination of freezing point of benzoinc acid/lauric acid mixture and calculation of molar mass of benzoic acid AP Recommended Lab #4 Structure and Bonding/IMFs and Colligative Properties Quiz Organic Nomenclature Naming and drawing structures for alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, rings, aromatics, functional 4/7-11 groups, Identifying and writing isomers, Review of bonding, resonance, and hybridization. Synthesis, purification and analysis of an ester AP Recommended Lab #22 Special Topics Nuclear Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry 4/14-17 Organic Chemistry/Special Topics Half-Quiz AP Exam Preperation Spring AP Chemistry Class and Lab Syllabus 2009 Topic Dates Format, Strategies, Practice, Review 4/21-25 2nd Semester Exam 4/28–5/2 Review Semester Exam, Review for AP Exam 5/5-9 Saturday Review for AP Exam 5/9 AP Chem Exam 5/12 Caveat: This is a tentative syllabus – dates, labs, and subject matter are all subject to change.