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Big Idea 1: Unit 1: Learning Objectives 1.1-1.4

Learning Objective 1.1 I can justify that the masses of the constituent elements in any pure sample of compound is always identical as a model at the particulate level and mathematically. (Law of Constant composition at particulate level, Law of Multiple Proportions)

Learning Objective 1.2 I can apply mathematical routines to mass data to compute mass percent of compounds and mixtures. (Mass percent)

Learning Objective 1.3 I can apply mathematical relationships to mass data to justify a claim regarding identity such as finding empirical and molecular formula and estimate purity of a substance. (Empirical and Molecular Formula, Hydrates, purity of mixtures)

Learning Objective 1.4 I can connect the number of particles, moles, mass and volume of substances using mole concept both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Videos/Graphic Organizers
Online Resources

Roadmap for success in AP Chem

Graphic Organizers: Practice Problems 1, key, Summary Notes 1

Screencasts/Videos: LO 1.1 Video, LO 1.2 Video, LO 1.3 Videos EF from Mass%, EF from Combustion Data, Hydrates LO 1.4 Video

Youtube Live Quiz 1 (LO 1.1-1.4) Review Sessions:Ms. Choi
Mrs. Gupta

Green Chemistry Lab, Hydrates Lab, Lab Video

Law of Multiple Proportions
Law of Constant Composition
Particulate Level Drawings
Online study cards
Percent Composition Tutorial
Movie on Determining Formula of a Hydrate
Calculating Empirical Formula from Combustion Data
Formula to Mass (and vice versa) Conversion

Big Idea 1: Unit 2: Learning Objectives 1.5-1.11

Learning Objective 1.5 I can explain the distribution of electrons in an atom or ion based upon data.

Learning Objective 1.6 I can analyze data relating to electron energies for patterns and relationships.

Learning Objective 1.7 I can describe the electronic structure of the atom, using PES data, ionization energy data, and/or Coulomb’s law to construct explanations of how the energies of electrons within shells in atoms vary.

Learning Objective 1.8 I can explain the distribution of electrons using Coulomb’s law to analyze measured energies

Topics LO 1.5-1.8 Coulomb’s Law, Electron Configurations, IE and PES, IE

Learning Objective 1.9  I can predict and/or justify trends in atomic properties based on location on the periodic table and/or the shell model.

Learning Objective 1.10 I can justify with evidence the arrangement of the periodic table and can apply periodic properties to chemical reactivity.

Learning Objective  1.11 I can analyze data, based on periodicity and the properties of binary compounds, to identify patterns and generate hypotheses related to the molecular design of compounds for which data are not supplied.

Topics LO 1.9-1.11 Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius Trends, Chemical Reactivity Trend, Alloys, semiconductors

Videos/Graphic Organizers
Online Resources

Graphic Organizers: Practice Problems 2, Key, Summary Notes 2

PES- LO 1.5-1.8 Videos 1, 2 , PES PPT

Periodic Trends- LO 1.9-1.11 Videos 1, 2, Animations Screencast, Powerpoint, FRQ dos and don'ts document and Periodic Trends Keywords

Alloys Notes on Alloys

PES Activity, PES Video, PES PPT

Periodic Trends Activity, supporting Document

Electron Configurations
Electron configuration of common metal ions
Atom in a Box App
Exciting Electrons
Image of Atomic Orbitals
Orbital Viewer
H atom animation PhET
Line Spectrum Animation

Periodic TrendsInteractives: EA, IE
Trends activity#1, Trends Activity #2
Atomic and Ionic Radius Movie #1, Movie #2
Electronegativity Moive
Ionization Energy Movie, Ionization energy tutorial with emphasis on instrumentation-Berkeley
Electron affinity movie Notes: Darthmouth

Semiconductors n and p type semiconductors, animation #1, #2

Big Idea 1: Unit 3: Learning Objectives 1.12-1.20

Learning Objective 1.12 I can explain why a given set of data suggests, or does not suggest, the need to refine the atomic model from a classical shell model with the quantum mechanical model. (Justification of quantum mechanical model based upon experimental data)
Learning Objective1.13 I can determine if the model is consistent with specified evidence Given information about a particular model of the atom. (Justifying a scientific model (atomic model) with experimental data)
Learning Objective 1.14 I can use data from mass spectrometry to identify the elements and the masses of individual atoms of a specific element. (Mass Spectroscopy- isotopes, average atomic mass, how it provides evidence against earlier atomic models such as Dalton's atomic model)
Learning Objective 1.15 I can justify the selection of a particular type of spectroscopy to measure properties associated with vibrational or electronic motions of molecules. (Electronic motions- rotational, vibrational and translational energies and spectrum, E= hv)
Learning Objective 1.16 design and/or interpret the results of an experiment regarding the absorption of light to determine the concentration of an absorbing species in a solution. (Spectrophotometry and Beer-Lambert's law)
Learning Objective 1.17 I can express the law of conservation of mass quantitatively and qualitatively using symbolic representations and particulate drawings. (Law of Conservation of Mass- qualitative and quantitative, particulate level drawing)
Learning Objective 1.18 I can apply conservation of atoms to the rearrangement of atoms in various processes. (Conservation of mass in a reaction, explained both mathematically and particulate level.)
Learning Objective 1.19 I can design, and/or interpret data from, an experiment that uses gravimetric analysis to determine the concentration of an analyte in a solution. (Gravimetrics for mass of a solid produced in a solution)
Learning Objective 1.20 I can design, and/or interpret data from, an experiment that uses titration to determine the concentration of an analyte in a solution. (Titration for finding the concentration of analyte)

Videos/Graphic Organizers
Online Resources

Graphic Organizers: Practice Problems 3, Key, Summary notes 3.

Atomic Models LO 1.12, 1.13- Videos Quantum Mechanical Model, Atomic Model, Powerpoint

Mass Spectroscopy LO 1.14 Video

Spectrophotometry LO 1.15-1.16 Video

Law of Conservation of Mass LO 1.17-1.18

Gravimetrics LO 1.19

Titration LO 1.20 Measurement Podcast, Movie on Titration, how to perform a titration




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Spectrophotometry Lab



Titration WS and Lab
Resources- Standardization of NaOH w/KHPVarious aspects of titration- Making standard solution a. starting with a solid b. starting with a solution (dilution)







Measurement SI Units, practice of measurement using lab equipment

Titration Animation


Big Idea 2, Unit 4, LO 1.21-

Videos/Graphic Organizers
Online Resources

Graphic Organizers: Practice Problems










Chapter and Main Topics
Review Worksheets
Online Resources
5 (State Functions, Exothermic, Endothermic Reactions, Calorimetry, Enthalpy Changes, Heat of Formation, Hess's Law)


Unit B Review Podcasts
Podcast 1, Podcast 2 Unit B review    

Unit C Chapters 8, 9, 25: Bonding, VSEPR, Molecular Geometries and Organic Chemistry

Chapter and Main Topics Notes Review Worksheets Labs Online Resources
8 (Types of intra molecular bonding: Ionic, Covalent, Covalent Network and Metallic Bonding, Lewis Structures, Formal Charge, Resonance, Exceptions to the octet rule, Strength of Covalent Bonds- bond enthalpy, bond length)

Review on 8,9


9 ( Molecular Shapes, VSEPR Model, Polarity of the molecules, Covalent bonding and orbital overlap, Hybrid Orbitals, Multiple Bonds, Molecular Orbital Theory)
Review Jeopardy
25 (Introduction and naming of hydrocarbons- alkanes, alkenes, alkynes), Functional Groups, Isomerism- Structural, Geometric and Optical

Review on 25

Review Jeopardy


Unit D Chapters 10-13: Gases, Intermolecular Forces and Solutions

Chapter Notes Review Worksheets Labs Online Resources
10 ( Characteristics of gases, pressure, gas laws, Ideal Gas Law, Mixture of gases and partial pressure, Kinetic-Molecular Theroy, Molecular Effusion and Diffusion, Real Gases: Deviation from ideal behavior)

Summary Notes

Review Ch 10, Key

Equations Ch 10

11 (Intermolecular forces- Ion-dipole, dipole-dipole, LDFs, Hydrogen bonding, Viscosity, Surface Tension, Vapor Pressure)


Review Ch 11

Summary Notes

13 ( Solution Process, molarity, Saturation and solubility, Factors affecting solubility, Colloids)

Ch 13 review

Summary notes



Resources for I Semester Final


Review Power point for Semester I

1. Review (MC problems, due Monday)
Summary Notes
3. Practice Final MC, KEY
4. Practice Final FR, KEY
5. Exceptions in Chem document
6. Review in Jeopardy Format
7. Website for programming your calculator
8. Keywords Doc
Review in Jeopardy Format,
Review Podcasts Unit A, Unit B 1,Unit B 2, Unit C, Unit D

Unit E: Chapters 14-17: Kinetics, Equilibrium and Acids/Bases

Chapter Notes Review WS Labs Online Resources
14 (Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Rates, Dependence of Rate on Concentration, Temperature and Rate, Reaction Mechanisms, Catalysis)
15 (Chemical Equilibrium The Equilibrium Constant, Q and K, Heterogeneous Equilibrium, Le Chatelier's Principle)
16 (Acid-Base Equilibria, Dissociation of Water, Bronsted and Lowry Acids and Bases, Strong and Weak Acids and Bases, Ka and Kb, Lewis Acids and Bases)
17 (Additional Aspects of Equilibria, Common Ion Effect, Buffered Solutions, Acid-Base Titrations, Solubility Equilibria, Precipitation and Separation of Ions)

Unit F
Chapters 19-21, 24: Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Nuclear, and Complexation

Chapter Notes Labs Online Resources
19 (Chemical Thermodynamics, Spontaneous Reactions, Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, Calculation of Entropy Changes, Free Energy and Temperature)
20 (Oxidation-Reduction Reactions, Voltaic Cells, Cell EMF, Effect of Concentration on EMF, Electrolysis)
  • Electrochemistry Lab (time permitting)
Phased out
21 (Nuclear Chemistry, Radioactivity, Nuclear Transmutations, Radioactive Decay and Half Life, Nuclear Fission and Fusion)

Phased Out
24 (Chemistry of Coordination Compounds, Naming, Chelates)


AP Exam Preparation

Notes Important Documents Additional Resources

Summary Notes Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 , 20, 25

WS Packet: MC WS

Review Powerpoints: #1, #2, #3


-Redesigned AP Exam, Redesigned Curriculum (detailed version) , condensed version

Flash Cards
- Equations for MC AP Test
-Exceptions document

-Practice lab test problems (optional)

-Colors Handout
-Common Chemicals Names Handout

1. AP Test Review
2. AP test Quick Review
3. Equations for MC AP Test
4. Common Compounds Names
5. Colors and Solubility
6. Exceptions document

Thermochemistry Unit: How do Hot Packs and Cold Packs Work?

Thermochemistry Unit: Student Copy Thermochemistry Unit: Teacher Copy Thermochemistry Unit: Unit Map