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					                          AP Chemistry Course Syllabus
                                          JCTC – 1st Block
                       Ms. Stamper (
             Website for course resources and weekly agenda

FEES: Textbook = Chemistry, 9/e Raymond Chang, Williams College (Includes a book-specific website that
offers tools for student such as the animation center. interactive center, self assessment quizzes, key
equations, flashcards and online quizzes)
                  Lab fee: $20.00 - cash or check (made out to JCTC - science lab fee)
                               A Scientific Graphing Calculator Is Required
       Breakage Fee is Cost of Item Raised to the Higher Whole Dollar (e.g. $4.12 would be $5.00)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general
chemistry course usually taken during the first college year.

COURSE OUTCOME: Student will be prepared to take the following:

                             AP EXAM (Tuesday, May 12, 2009 – morning)
The AP Chemistry Examination is a 180-minute examination, divided into two parts. The two main parts
of the exam, Section I and Section II, will contribute equally (50 percent each) toward the final grade.

The first part of the examination, section I (90 minutes), will still consist of 75 multiple-choice questions
with broad coverage of topics.

The second part of the examination is divided into Part A and Part B. In Part A, calculators permitted,
students will have 55 minutes to answer 3 problems – one problem involving chemical equilibrium and two
other problems, one of which may involve quantitative analysis of data in a laboratory-based problem. In
Part B, no calculators permitted, students will have 40 minutes to answer 3 questions. One is a reactions
question in which students are asked to write chemical equations for five reactions chosen from eight
given sets of reactants. Students will write balanced chemical equations for several different sets of
reactants. In addition students will answer a short question about each reaction. The other two are
essay questions, one of which will be based on laboratory in the case that no laboratory-based problem
appears in Part A.

                                          ACS TEST (April, 2009)
The Student Affiliation of the ACS at the University of Kentucky offers the American Chemical Society
test to High School students in early April. If you are planning on entering UK as a full time student in
the fall of your freshman year it is suggested that you take the test. If you pass the exam, UK will
award credit for CHE 105 and CHE 107.
The ACS test consists of multiple-choice questions that cover a broad range of general chemistry topics.

                               CLEP TEST (for test center and testing dates
The CLEP Chemistry examination covers material that is usually taught in a one-year general chemistry
course. During this examination, both a calculator function and a periodic table are available to
candidates as part of the testing software. The examination contains 75 questions to be answered in 90
minutes. Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored. Any time candidates spend on
tutorials and providing personal information is in addition to the actual testing time. To find out if your
college accepts CLEP use the CLEP college search
( ) of more than 2,900 accredited
colleges and universities that award credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams and talk to your
admissions office, test center, or academic advisor.

     1) Be active participants in class discussion
     2) Use class time appropriately: take lecture/discussion notes; check homework; perform lab
        experiments; work on review problems
     3) Hand in completed homework assignments when due
     4) Perform all labs and take all tests and quizzes with the class or, if absent, schedule a make-up
        time with the teacher
     5) Conduct themselves in the laboratory according to the prescribed safety procedures.

The AP exam date does not change, therefore on a snow day, flu day, and flood day or
any other day that school is cancelled you are expected to access the course website for
your assignment.

                                       Do not get behind in this class!
If you need additional help outside the scheduled class time I will be in the East High Library
Media Center mornings from 7:15-8:00 and based on student need afterschool 3:45–5:00.

      Your grade will be based upon:
            1. Homework (10%)     2. Quizzes (25%)        3. Tests (40%)     4. Lab reports (25%)

     Each nine-week grade will count 40% of the final grade for a total of 80%. A final is given at the
     end of each semester. It counts 20%.

    Daily homework
       1. In order to receive credit, homework must be completed in PENCIL. Homework
           corrections must be made in PEN.
       2. Homework, placed in a manila folder, will be collected on test days.
       3. Point value 20 points per assignment
       4. Late homework is not accepted!!!

      Weekly homework
        1. Practice problems for ACS, AP Chemical Equations, CLEP
        2. Due Tuesday of each week starting October
        3. Point value varies

     1. Quizzes will be in an online format.
     2. Point value varies

     1. Tests consist of: Multiple choice questions; Problem solving; Short answer essay
     2. Each test is worth 100 points.
     3. Tests will primarily cover material from the current chapter(s), but may include material from
        previous chapters.

      1. You will need to buy a chemistry laboratory notebook. This is available for purchase at a cost
         of $5.00 from instructor.
      2. The purpose of a lab report is to teach a format for writing scientific reports and provide
         experience in organizing and interpreting laboratory results.
      3. A separate handout on keeping a notebook and writing lab reports will be given out and
         discussed prior to the first laboratory experiment.
      4. Each lab report is worth 50 points. Late lab reports are not accepted!!!

1st Semester
       4. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
       5. Gases
       6. Thermochemistry
       7. Quantum Bond Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms
       8. Periodic Relationships Among Elements
       9. Chemical Bonding I: Basic Concepts
       10. Chemical Bonding II: Molecular Geometry and Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals
       11. Intermolecular Forces and liquids and solids
       12. Physical Properties of Solutions
       13. Chemical Kinetics
       ***20 & 24. Nuclear Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
2 Semester
       14. Chemical Equilibrium
       15. Acids and Bases
       16. Acids and Bases Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria
       18. Entropy, Free Energy, and Equilibrium
       19. Electrochemistry

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