Course Map for
Advanced Placement Chemistry
Course # 3651/3652/3560
Teacher: Mr. Ian MacDonald

Last updated on May 22, 2006

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August -
September

The Scientific Method
Introduce:
Significant Figures
Scientific Notation
Dimensional analysis
Atomic Theory
Atomic/Mass Number, Isotopes
Electron Energy Levels, Spectra
Quantum Numbers

Study skills:
How to use your textbook
Note taking
Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Presentation
Problem solving
Laboratory write-ups
Begin short answer skills
Lab skills:  Making and recording accurate observations and measurements
Analyze data
Review techniques

Textbook/Worksheet questions
Quiz
laboratory write-ups
Presentation
Textbook/Worksheet questions
Test

October

Mole calculations
Molarity

Raoult's Law and Colligative properties
Thermodynamics
Heats of:  Formation/Reaction/Combustion
               Fusion/Vaporization

Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Written/verbal communication
Continue short answer skills
Lab skills:  Making and recording accurate observations and measurements
Analyze data
Problem solving

Textbook/Worksheet questions
Quiz
Text

November

Hess's Law
Entropy
Free Energy
Free energy with respect to
Kc
Electrode Potential

Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Analysis
Lab:  Making and recording accurate measurements
Problem solving

Laboratory write-ups
Textbook/Worksheet questions
Test
Past Thermodynamics AP essay questions

December

Kinetics:
Order of reaction,
Rate Constant,
Rate Determining Step
mechanism
Ea'
Energy Profiles
Catalysts

Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Analysis
Lab:  Making and recording accurate observations
Problem solving

Laboratory write-ups
Textbook/Worksheet questions
Test
Past Kinetics AP essay questions

January

Equilibrium:
Dynamic, physical, chemical, Le Chatelier's Principle Kc and Kp
Gasses
Liquids

Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Analysis
Lab:  Making and recording accurate observations
Problem solving

Laboratory write-ups
Textbook/Worksheet questions
Test
Past Equilibrium AP essay questions

February

Acids:
Lewis
Bronsted-Lowrey
Arrhenius
Ka' , Kb', pKa, and pKb
Molecular models:
Lewis structures, VSEPR, Hybridization, sigma/pi bonds
resonance

Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Review short answer skills
Lab:  Making and recording accurate observations
Model Kid work

Laboratory write-ups
Textbook/Worksheet questions
Test
Past Acid-Base AP essay questions

March

Chemical bonding:
Ionic, covalent, metallic, H-bonds, Van Der Waal's (including London Dispersion Forces)
Electronegativity, polarity
Nuclear chemistry

Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Problem solving

Laboratory write-ups
Textbook/Worksheet questions
Test
Past AP essay questions on Bonding and Nuclear chemistry

April

Redox
Oxidation Numbers
Electrochemistry:
Cells, Faraday's Laws, Standard half-cell Potentials, Nernst Equation

Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Problem solving
Lab:  Making and recording accurate observations

Laboratory write-ups
Textbook/Worksheet questions
Test
Past AP Electrochemistry essay questions
Past AP papers

May -
June

Net ionic equations
Review
EXAM

Comprehension
Creative and Critical thinking
Problem solving
Lab:  Making and recording accurate observations

Textbook/Worksheet questions
Laboratory write-ups
Past AP multiple-choice questions
Mock AP Exam
AP Exam