This course has been formally authorized by the College Board to carry the AP® designation and is designed to be the equivalent of a first year college level general chemistry. A student in this course will expand on material mastered in a prior high school chemistry course to deepen their understanding of atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. Students will also perform additional hands-on laboratory work using lab equipment and reagents ranging from household chemicals to chemicals purchased from a chemical supplier. As a course that is designed to provide an equivalent learning experience to a college-level class, it will demand the time and devotion that a college course requires. This course will provide the educational foundation for students to take the AP Chemistry exam administered by the College Board each May.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 2 and a rigorous honors chemistry class (preferably within the last year) required.
Textbook: See Current Book List Below
Laboratory Kit: See Current Book List Below
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