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AP Chemistry
Chemistry is the study of the properties of materials and the changes that materials undergo. A student will see how chemical principles operate in all aspects of our lives, from everyday activities to far-reaching matters like the development of drugs to cure cancer. Students will learn through laboratory and lecture methods using group and individual activities, cooperative learning, presentations, and technology to enhance the learning environment. Students will learn how to design and conduct experiments using a variety of laboratory techniques and technology to investigate a chemical concept. They will apply stoichiometric concepts to chemical reactions and analyze how atomic structure relates to periodicity. The student will analyze how atomic structures relate to chemical bonding and apply chemical concepts to reactions in aqueous solutions. They will learn about gas laws as well as study electrochemistry.
Tina Fugate
Becki Foster
Algebra I, Geometry, Biology
- Solutions
- Chemical Kinetics
- Equilibrium
- Acids and Bases
- Entropy and Free Energy

Suggested Labs

- Mole Ratio of Reactants
-Thin-Layer Chromatography
-Activity Series
-Determination of Water Hardness
-Qualitative Analysis
-Stoichiometry in the Synthesis of an Ionic Compound
-Beer-Lambert Law
-Freezing Point Depression to Determine Molecular Mass
-Determination of the Molecular Mass of a Liquid
-Vapor pressure
-Thermochemistry and Hess's Law
-Equilibrium constant of an ionic compound
-Reaction kinetics
-Dissociation constants of weak acids
-Electrochemical cells
-LeChatelier's Principle
-Acids and bases
-Ester formation
-oxidation-reduction reactions
-Synthesis of aspirin
-Grignard synthesis of benzoic Acid
-Synthesis, purification, and analysis of an organic compound

Referenced Standards

National Science Standards (5th ed). (1998). National Research Council, Washington, D.C., National Academy of Sciences

Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills (2003). Oklahoma State Department of Education-PASS-{}

All AP Courses undergo an AP Course Audit through College Board. Please refer to their website for further information.

Suggested Texts

Kotz, John C., Treichel, Paul M., Weaver, Gabriela C. (2006). Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (6th ed.) Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing.

Zumdahl, Steven S., (2003). Chemistry (6th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Brown, Theodore L., LeMay, Eugene H. Jr., & Bursten, Bruce E. (2006). Chemistry: The Central Science (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Slowinski, Emil, Wolsey, Wayne C., Masterton, William L. (2005). Chemical Principles in the Laboratory (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing.

Ehrenkranz, David, Mauch, John J. (1993). Chemistry in Microscale (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Chang, Raymond (2007). Chemistry (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Publishing.

Hall, James F. (2004). Introductory Chemistry in the Laboratory (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Publishing.

Supplemental Materials

Ball, David W., (2006). Essential Algebra for Chemistry Students, (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing.

Atwood, Charles H. (2005). Survival Guide for General Chemistry with Math Review, (1st ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing.

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