AP - CHEMISTRY (451)
AP - Chemistry
Completion of a summer assignment is required for this course. Advanced Placement Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory chemistry course. Students in this course attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and competence in dealing with chemical problems; chemical periodicity viewed by quantum mechanics; stoichiometric calculations involved with chemical reactions; energy involved in chemical reactions; behavior of ideal and real gases based on the Kinetic Molecular Theory; physical and chemical properties of liquids and solids determined by molecular motion and intermolecular bonding; chemical kinetics; equilibrium; thermodynamics; acids, bases, and salts, including buffer solutions; and electrochemistry. A minimum grade of “B” or higher in Chemistry Honors is a good predictor for success in this course. It is expected that all students take the AP Chemistry exam in May.