AP Chemistry Syllabus

Text: Chemistry. Zumdahl. 7th Edition. Houghton Miflin, 2007

 

Topic

# of Periods

Reading (Sections)

Measurement and Problem-Solving:

Metric system, Scientific Notation, Density, Laboratory Introduction

6

1.1-1.9

Atoms and Molecules: Atomic Theory, Molecules, Moles, Isotopes, Nuclear Equations, Half-lives, Radioactivity & Applications

12

2.1-2.5

3.1-3.4

18.1-18.7

Electron Configuration: Atomic Spectra, Quantum Numbers, Electron Configuration, Ions, Bohr Atom, Schrodinger Atom

12

2.6

7.1-7.9

Periodic Table: Relationships within the periodic table, Representative Groups & Elements (descriptive chemistry)

8

2.7

7.10-7.13

19.1-19.6

20.1-20.8

21.1-21.2

Bonding: Types of Solids, Lewis Structures, Dipole Moments, Polarity, IMB, Geometry, Valence bonds & Hybridization, VSEPR

16

8.1-8.13

9.1-9.5

10.1-10.7

21.3

Formulas, Nomenclature, Empirical & Molecular Formulas, Organic molecules, Isomers

10

2.8

3.5-3.6

22.1-22.6

Reactions, Equations, and Stoichiometry: Chemical reactivity, Predicting Products, Net-ionic Equations, Balancing, Limiting Reactants, Yields

12

3.7-3.10

Thermochemistry: Heats of Reactions, Hessís Law, Lattice Energies, Calorimetry

10

6.1-6.4

Gases:KMT, Gas Laws, Ideal Gases, Partial Pressures, Diffusion, Deviations from Ideal Gas Law

12

 

5.1-5.10

Solutions: Solids, liquids, Phase Diagrams, Evaporation & Boiling, Solubility, Solution Concentration, Colligative Properties,

14

4.1-4.6

10.8-10.9

11.1-11.8

Midterm Exam

 

 

Kinetics and Equilibrium: Reaction Rates, Rate Order, Rate Laws, Rate Constants, Effect of Catalysts & Temperature, Reaction Mechanisms,

Le Chatelier, Equilibrium Constants, Ksp, Precipitation Reactions, Common Ion Effect

14

4.7

12.1-12.8

13.1-13.7

15.6-15.8

Acids and Bases: Arrhenius, Bronsted, Lewis, Coordination complexes, pH, Titrations, Buffers

16

4.8

14.1-14.12

15.1-15.5

Thermodynamics:

State functions, Entropy, Free Energy, Three Laws, Spontaneity

6

16.1-16.9

Electrochemistry:

Oxidation Number, Writing & Balancing Redox Reactions, Electrolytic and Galvanic cells, Faradayís Laws, Half-cell Potentials, Nernst, Spontaneity

12

4.9-4.10

17.1-17.8

Review for AP exam

7

 

AP Exam

 

 

Research Project and additional topics (Polymers)

 

 

Final Exam