AP CHEMISTRY - 6860 by fdl51604


									                           COURSE EXPECTATIONS and SYLLABUS

COURSE TITLE:          Chemistry II AP Honors – 6860                  CREDIT: One

INSTRUCTOR:            Mr. Cox                                DEPARTMENT: Science


This one-year course is designed to provide a comprehensive background for those students desiring an
in-depth study of chemical concepts. This course will focus on meeting the requirements of the College
Board Advanced Placement Chemistry exam. Instructors should refer to the current Advanced
Placement course description for examination specifics. Topics included are atomic theory and
structure; chemical bonding; nuclear chemistry; gases, liquids and solids; solutions; reaction types;
acids and bases; stoichiometry; equilibrium; kinetics; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; oxidation-
reduction; descriptive chemistry; and an introduction to carbon chemistry. Laboratory work of
quantitative and qualitative nature is used to develop manipulative skills and reinforce topic areas. This
course will fulfill one of the two science credits required for high school graduation and college
entrance requirements for laboratory science.

       1. 10-12th Grade Standing
       2. Completion with a B or better in Algebra II or equivalent
       3. Completion with a B or better in Chemistry I Honors
       4. Completion with a B or better in any other AP course work
       5. A working knowledge of International System (SI) units.
       6. Science teacher recommendation.

       Each student will take a pretest of a diagnostic nature to determine:
       1. Prior Knowledge and Application of Content Area
       2. The American Chemical Society Standardized Test

     Each student will take a post-test of a diagnostic nature to determine:
     1. Growth in Scientific Literacy
     2. Acquired Knowledge and Application of Content Area
     3. The American Chemical Society Standardized Test

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A. Individually Assigned Text - Each student will receive a copy of Steven S. Zumdahl, Chemistry
7th Edition , 2007, ISBN: 0-618-52844-X.
B. Care of the Text - The student will be responsible for care and covering of this book for the entire
school year. If the book is lost or stolen, the replacement will cost $121.50. The student will pay a
portion of the total cost if the book needs repair.


1.     To engage in chemical inquiry using the scientific method of problem solving.

2.     To develop the ability to analyze chemical statements critically.
3.     To develop an understanding of systematic nomenclature, inorganic and organic, adopted by
       the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists.
4.     To improve the standard of communication of chemical ideas, both written and oral.

5.     To enhance skill in formulation, proving dimensionally the concepts of stoichiometry with
       emphasis on significant figures.
6.     To comprehend the development of chemical principles and concepts.

7.     To demonstrate applications of chemical principles.
8.     To relate fact to theory and properties to structure.

9.     To enhance an understanding of the periodic table as it is related to atomic structure.
10.    To enhance an understanding of the organization of the periodic table and its usefulness in
       writing formulas, determining bond types, and in determining chemical periodicity of elements
       and compounds.
11.    To reinforce an understanding of valence electrons and their representation using Lewis

12.    To develop an understanding of the Valence Shell Electron-Pair Repulsion Theory (VSEPR)
       for determining molecular structure.

13.    To reinforce skills in using the International System (SI) of units and measurements, symbols,
       terms, equations, and mathematical calculations in analyzing and expressing chemical and
       physical processes.

14.    To reinforce an understanding of the mole concept as it relates to balancing chemical equations
       and its usefulness in determining mass, volume, and/or energy relationships in chemical

15.    To enhance an understanding of the Kinetic Molecular Theory.
16.    To enhance an understanding of the states of matter and solutions.

17.    To enhance an understanding of the various concepts of acids and bases and to quantitatively
       utilize those concepts.
18.    To develop a qualitative and quantitative understanding of chemical kinetics and equilibrium.
19.    To develop a qualitative and quantitative understanding of ionic equilibria of electrolytes.

20.    To develop an understanding of the quantitative manipulations involving solubility product.

21.    To introduce an understanding of the changes in enthalpy, entropy, and free energy.
22.    To develop an understanding of the Laws of Thermochemistry.

23.    To enhance a qualitative and quantitative understanding of electrochemistry and

24.    To develop a basic knowledge of hydrocarbons, their derivatives, and some representative
25.    To develop an understanding of the spectroscopic methods of chemical analysis as they relate to
       atomic and molecular structure.
26.    To develop an understanding of nuclear stability and nuclear reactions.

27.    To develop an understanding of qualitative analysis and descriptive chemistry.
28.    To develop manipulative and experimental skills necessary to become increasingly competent
       and confident in the processes of chemical investigation.

29.    To create an awareness of the impact and influence of chemistry on society, thus preparing one
       for living in a technological age.

30.    To have an awareness of the occupational opportunities in areas related to chemistry.
31.    To develop an understanding of character, ethics, and manners as appropriate for this course.

There is no intended order for the following goals. The teacher is encouraged to integrate these goals
throughout this course to provide all students with a foundation in science process skills.
The goals of science instruction for all students are to:
            Reason scientifically and think flexibly.
            Communicate scientifically.
            Understand science concepts and value science.
            Exhibit confidence in the ability to solve scientific problems.
            Collect, manipulate, and present data using proper mathematical form.

Note: Course goals exceed Nevada Content Standards for this subject.
Course Schedule by Chapter with Assessments: (subject to change)

Chapter/Content Schedule Assessment
1/ Chemical Foundations                                     Week 1: T1, DQ1, H1
2/ Atoms, Molecules, and Ions                               Week 2: L1, T2, Q2, H2
3/ Stoichiometry                                            Week 3 – 4: L2, T3, Q3, H3
4/ Types of Chemical Reactions & Solution Stoichiometry     Week 5 – 6: L3, T4, Q4, H4
and 17.1-17.2 on Electrochemistry
5/ Gases                                                    Week 7 – 8: L4, T5, Q5, H5
6/ Thermochemistry & 16/Spontaneity, Entropy,
and Free Energy                                             Week 9 – 10: L5, T6, Q6, H6
7/ Atomic Structure & Periodicity                           Week 11 – 12: L6, T7, Q7, H7
8/ Bonding: General Concepts                                Week 13 – 14: L7, T8, Q8, H8
9/ Covalent Bonding: Orbitals                               Week 15: T9, Q9, H9
10/ Liquids and Solids                                      Week 16 – 17: L8, Q10, H10
11/ Properties of Solutions                                 Week 18: T10/11, Q11, H11
Exams                                                       Week 19 Semester exam
12/ Chemical Kinetics                                       Week 20 – 21: L9, T12, Q12, H12
13/ Chemical Equilibrium                                    Week 22 – 23 L10, T13, Q13, H13
14/ Acids and Bases                                         Week 24 – 25: L11, T14, Q14, H14
15/ Applications of Aqueous Equilibria                      Week 26 – 27: L12, T15, Q15, H15
18/ The Nucleus: A Chemist’s View                           Week 28- 29 L13, T16, Q16, H16
Formal Review for AP Exam & Princeton Review                Week 30 – 34: L14
AP Chemistry Exam, Tuesday, May 13 8:00AM                   Week 35

Key: L=Lab; T=Test; DQ=Daily Quiz; H=Homework/Class work


Laboratories will make up approximately 35 to 40 percent of class time. Due to the block schedule
(125 minute periods), Laboratories will be held once every two weeks with one double block period
every other week and alternating Saturday laboratories every other month. This will work out to one
to one and one half labs per week. Students will have laboratories during weeks 30 to 34 containing
at least two to three additional labs prior to the AP Test.

The following is a table of labs used in AP Chemistry and in no specific order. Laboratories are
taken from Flinn Scientific and Laboratory Experiments for Advanced Placement Chemistry by
Sally A. Vonderbrink. Some laboratories may be substituted based on available chemicals and
Laboratory              Laboratory Name                            AP Requirement
    1          Determination of the Empirical          Determination of the Formula of a
               Formula of Silver Oxide                 Compound
     2         Analysis of Aluminum Potassium          Determination of the Percentage of Water
               Sulfate                                 in a Hydrate
     3         Determination of the Molar Mass of      Determination of the Molar Mass by Vapor
               Gases and Volatile Liquids              Density
     4         Molar Mass by Freezing Point            Determination of Molar Mass by Freezing
               Depression                              Point Depression
     5         Determining the Molar Volume of a       Determination of the Molar Volume of a
               Gas                                     Gas
     6         Acid-Base Titrations                    Standardizing of a Solution Using a Primary
                                                       Standard &
                                                       Determination of Concentration by Acid-
                                                       Base Titration, Including a Weak Acid or a
                                                       Weak Base
     7         Oxidation-Reduction Titrations          Determination of Concentration by
                                                       Oxidation-Reduction Titration
     8         Determining the Stoichiometry of        Determination of Mass and Mole
               Chemical Reactions                      Relationship in a Chemical Reaction
     9         Determination of Ka of Weak Acids       Determination of the Equilibrium Constant
                                                       for a Chemical Reaction
     10        Selecting Indicators for Acid-Base      Determination of the Appropriate Indicators
               Titrations                              for Various Acid-Base Titrations
     11        Kinetics of a Reaction                  Determination of the Rate of a Reaction
                                                       and Its Order
     12        Thermodynamics – Enthalpy of            Determination of Enthalpy Change
               Reaction and Hess’s Law                 Associated with a Reaction
     13        Bottle Rocket Lab                       Gas Stoichiometry, Enthalpy and
                                                       Combustion Reactions
     14        Analysis of Commercial Bleach           Oxidation and Reduction Reactions
     15        The Determination of Keq for            Colorimetric or Spectrophotometric
               FeSCN2+                                 Analysis
     16        An Activity Series                      Determination of an Electrochemical Series
     17        Synthesis, Isolation and Purification   Synthesis, Purification, and Analysis of an
               of an Ester                             Organic Compound
     18        Liquid Chromatography                   Separation by Chromatography
     19        Other Labs and Demonstrations as
               needed per chapter


A. Testing - Students will be tested on notes, laboratory activities, reading assignments, completed
units, and after special areas of study. Tests will be given at the end of each unit of study. The tests
will include objective questions, essay questions, and/or proficiency situations. Alternate forms of
assessment such as project books or portfolios may be used to determine developmental progress.
Students can expect quizzes, announced or unannounced, which encourage students to remain
current in the subject.
B. Assignments and Homework - A student may be assigned homework everyday. Homework will
be given verbally, written on the board, and/or kept in a log notebook. Assignments not completed
during class become additional homework and are due the next day. All assignments may be
randomly checked and graded or may be collected on the due date. Any Friday assignments will be
due on Tuesday of the following week.

C. Make-up - Students have one block schedule day for each day missed because of an excused
absence to make up work. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain make-up work from the
appropriate source in the classroom, school chemistry website, another student, or from the teacher.
Late work is not accepted. If you are not present during a laboratory exercise, your make up may
consist of an alternate assignment to be completed at home.

D. Project Credit and Enrichment – No extra credit will be allowed in class. Project credit points
may be earned only by participating in selected activities assigned and approved by the instructor at
his/her discretion. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain guidelines and time lines from the
instructor. The teacher may provide enrichment materials for the exceptional student above and
below average grade level.

E. Notebook and Supplies - Students are required to maintain a separate, neatly organized, three
ring binder with the following six sections: HANDOUTS, NOTES, ASSIGNMENTS and
HOMEWORK, TESTS and QUIZZES, and GLOSSARY Laboratories will be kept in a separate lab
notebook with each lab containing overview, hypothesis, materials, procedures, data, questions,
conclusions and overview. Students are required to bring to class each day: chemistry notebook,
scientific calculator, pens, #2 pencils, lined notebook paper, colored pencils, scissors, glue, and their
Student Handbook.

F. Extra Help Opportunities - Your teacher will be available to help you during the week at specific
times. Whenever possible, schedule an appointment with your teacher, a day in advance, to allow
for more time and better individualized assistance. You may leave a question at the Chemistry II AP
website at http://paloverde.org/bcox and this site will allow you to check on lesson plans and grades

G. Laboratory Activities - Read and study all laboratory activities to familiarize yourself with the
purpose and procedures of the exercise. You must learn and follow all safety rules. ANY SAFETY
VIOLATION and/or LACK OF PREPARATION during laboratory activities may result in an “F”
grade for the activity without make-up privileges. You are NOT to wear contact lenses on laboratory
days. Hair must be tied back, loose sleeves must be rolled back, and feet and toes must be fully
covered by shoes. No open toed shoes.
   Before the end of your class, materials and equipment must be cleaned and returned to their
proper place. Working areas and equipment must be cleaned. Do not dispose of any chemicals or
any items used in the laboratory exercise in sinks or in trashcans without receiving directions from
your instructor.

H. General Behavior Guidelines -
       a. To request permission to leave your seat or to speak, silently raise your hand to be
recognized by your instructor.
        b. Disruptive class behavior of any nature is not tolerated. Violators will be disciplined
accordingly. Consult your Student Handbook when in doubt about what constitutes proper behavior.
        c. Cheating of any nature will earn you a zero point grade on the assignment and an
unsatisfactory in citizenship. No make-up work or extra credit will be assigned to replace points lost
by cheating.
        d. You must follow all directions given by the instructor. If you do not understand the
direction, raise your hand for assistance.
        e. Leave your area and classroom clean. Chairs must be returned to their proper place. You
must report immediately any vandalism to the instructor.
        f. Read your Student Handbook very carefully. Consult your teacher for any clarifications.


    Cell phones may not be used in any way during the class period. If it is out or rings during class,
   it is mine for the rest of the day for the first offense. Upon the second offense, your cell phone
   will be secured for safe keeping until your parents/guardians talk to the teacher about getting it
   back. Each offense will cost 20 participation credit points.

     Use of school computers and laptops is subject to school policy.

   Calculators are scientific/mathematic tools that can be very useful in the school setting. Games on
   calculators are, however, unacceptable. If a teacher sees games on your calculator in class, the
   memory on your calculator will be cleared. Repeat offenders will have their parents contacted.
   Each offense will cost 20 participation credit points.

    Apart from your calculator, no use of any other electronic devices in class will be permitted.
   This includes, but is not limited to: Gameboys (Original, Pocket, Color, Advance, Micro),
   Nintendo DSs, PSPs, iPods, mp3 players or other digital music/video devices, cassette players,
   CD players, portable DVD players, 8–track devices, record players, laptops, etc. Headphones
   must be put away as well. Your calculator is the one device to which you are limited. Hearing
   aids and pacemakers are also acceptable. Electronic devices will be kept until the end of the next
   day and returned. Second offense the device will be locked up until parent picks it up. Each
   offense will cost 20 participation credit points.


    No food or drink is allowed by students in class, except during class sponsored activities (food
   labs, parties, etc.) No gum will be allowed in class and each offense will cost 20 participation
   credit points and second offense, table bottom scrapings. Water bottles are acceptable in class,
   provided they have lids and are kept out of the way. Absolutely no food or drink is allowed in
   the lab. This includes water bottles and gum as well. Gum offenses will cost 20 participation
   credit points.
K. Attendance and Tardies-
        a. Excessive absences may result in loss of class credit. Refer to your Student Handbook for
further information.
        b. Unexcused tardies will be documented. You will be considered tardy if you are not in
your seat when the bell rings. The consequences of multiple tardies will be as described in the
Student Handbook.

A. Organization and Class Preparation - The teacher will advise students during the first week of
school regarding the importance of being prepared daily for class. You are expected to actively
participate in all class activities. Taking notes, paying attention, answering questions, and class
preparation are important to your academic success. It will be required that the students have all the
items listed in above under notebook and supplies each day when class begins.

B. Writing- Students will put into practice writing techniques, which they have developed in their
English classes. The teacher will include writing assignments and essay questions on exams, which
will be part of the exam grade. Students may write a library report during the course of the year.

C. Reading/Learning Strategies/Study Skills - A variety of techniques, such as two column notes,
graphic organizers, mind maps, etc., will be modeled and used extensively. Students may use multi-
pass to preview textbook chapters.

D. Technology - The school-wide multimedia management system, computer labs, PC accessories,
and the Internet will be used and/or taught to students throughout the year.

E. Problem-Solving Strategies - The process of the scientific method of inquiry will be used as a
guideline for solving scientific, as well as everyday, problems.

A. Criteria for Arriving at Student Grades - The student’s grade will be based on the cumulative
number of points earned on examinations, class participation, homework, laboratory exercises,
research, class assignments, and the notebook.

B.     Explanation of Student Grades:
             A       90% - 100% Excellent                     IN             Incomplete
             B       80% - 89%     Above Average              NG             No Grade
             C       70% - 79%     Average
             D       60% - 69%     Below Average
             F       Below 60 % Failing

C.      Grade Reports - Grades will be provided to students on a regular basis to notify students of
their progress. Specifically, the teacher will tell the student the current grade in percentage terms.
The teacher will also let the student know what he/she could do to improve.
        1. A progress report will be received mid way through each term.
       2. Final grades for will be reported at the end each term.

D.     Citizenship
       1.     U - Unsatisfactory (parent will have been notified)
       2.     S - Satisfactory
       3.     O – Outstanding
       4.     N – Needs Improvement

Please share and discuss the above Course Expectations with your Parents/Guardians.
Place signed Course Expectations in the front of your notebook for 1 st notebook check under


Student Signature: _______________________________ Date ________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________ Date _______________

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