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AP Chemistry is a rigorous second-year chemistry course that is equivalent to one year of general college chemistry. AP Chemistry expands on topics from pre-AP Chemistry such as stoichiometry, reactions, solutions, and acids and bases; it also covers new topics such as equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry.
The course centers around six big ideas and seven science practices:
Big Ideas Science Practices 1. Structure of Matter 1. Drawing, explaining, and interpreting representations 2. Bonding and Intermolecular Forces 2. Using mathematics and logical routines appropriately 3. Chemical Reactions 3. Asking and refining scientific questions 4. Kinetics 4. Designing and implementing data collection strategies 5. Thermodynamics 5. Analyzing and evaluating data 6. Chemical Equilibrium 6. Making predictions and justifying claims with evidence 7. Connecting chemistry concepts across the big ideas.
- 1.5-inch, 3-ring binder
- 14 divider tabs (7 for each semester)
- notebook paper
- closed toed shoes (only on lab day)
- Carbonless lab notebook (at least 100 pages)