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Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

AP Chemistry

2018 - 2019

Matsumoto

Expectations

 

Respect everyone in class.

Students are responsible for all aspects of the class.

Students may need to remain after school (or lunch) for exams, labs, prelabs, & test / HW review sessions.

Students are strongly urged to take the AP Chemistry exam.

Follow all laboratory safety rules.

course description
 

This class will prepare you for the AP Chemistry exam (on Monday morning, May 7). This is a demanding course that is equivalent to a first-year college-level course for science majors.  You may earn college credit and UC awards an extra "grade point" for this course. Due to the culumative nature of chemistry, strongly recommend getting chem tutoring as soon as any problem arises and form a study group (password = 94109G).

excellent preparation for college chemistry,  a “gate keeper “ (12, 3, 4) course,  required in STEM majors.

for non-STEM majors, prepare for the rigors of college; (1, 2, 3)

Textbook: Chemistry (7th ed.) Zumdahl & Zumdahl

prerequisites:  chemistry (or consent of instructor) & advanced algebra; recommend calculus. 

Grades
  A = 90 - 100 %  exam = 80 %
  B = 80 - 89.9 lab = 10 %
  C = 60 - 79.9 CW / HW = 10 %
  D = 50 - 59.9    
  F =  < 50    
 

the semester grade and grading period grades are based on the above components and cumulative from the beginning of the semester; thus the semester grade may not be the average of your grading period grades.  

upon student request, semester grade adjustment based on College Boad ap chemistry exam score: 5 = A both semesters; 4 = A one semester; 3 = B one semester; get a grade change form from the counseling office, copy of the course syllabus, & your report card before the end of the 2 nd week of school in the subsequent fall semester.

potential spring semester project.

extra credit points: attending Calday earns 3 points; provide proof of attendance, e.g. schedule / program of events and written summary of your activities; must attend one science related event; turn-in on Monday after Calday.

academic integrity (e.g.1; 2; potential consequence; e.g. 1; 2): Cheating on an exam or plagiarism (e.g. lack of appropriate quote marks / citation in a lab assignment; as such, inlcude in-text citation and a reference list at the end of the lab assignment; ex1, ex2) is unacceptable; potential consequences (teacher discretion):  (i) score = 0 (default), (ii) negative score, (iii) lower semester grade by 1 level, and (iv) semester grade = F.

include your name(s) & period on all turned-in material; otherwise, no points.

Based on the benefits of group work in school and the workplace (general; chem) up to two students may work in a group for their prelab and / or lab report and / or HW assignments (excludes test / quiz).

late work (i.e. homework, prelab, or lab report) due to an absence is due on the day of your return to class and write "absent" on it and write the score on any HW assignments; otherwise, no points.

exams:

  • score = 0 for being absent on exam day
  • make-up test / quiz until it is returned to the class
  • retest (after school; up to ~10% reduction in # points per subsequent retest); record highest score
  • twice weekly quiz at the beginning and end of the week, which may cover prior week and current week content, respectively; may use 1- page / 1 side of notes
  • may include past topics & lab topics
  • may use calculator & "green sheets" (ap exam periodic table / equation/ various appendix from textbook) for test / quiz; may not write on these sheets
  • Final exam is cumulative and multiple choice format
  • unadjusted Final exam score (or exam category score) = semester grade up to C (upon student request)

labs

  • turn-in prelab assignments & lab reports at the beginning of class
  • prelab due on the day of the lab; lab report due date on course website
  • lab report score = 0 if no prelab done or misbehave during lab
  • no make-up labs, but can get lab data from a classmate and to avoid plagirism, cite data source & state absence
  • read lab notebook (NB) rubric / scoresheet and lab safety rules; sign & attach to the end of your lab notebook; otherewise, no lab notebook points
  • to prepare your lab report, use Word (including equation editor) & Excel as appropriate
  • lost of prelab / lab report points for improper sequence of content

class work / home work

  • include HW score on HW:  2 points for trying each problem, 1 point for trying part of a problem, 0 point for no attempt on a problem; any multiple-part problem is still worth 2 points. write your HW score at the top of the assignment; otherwise, your score = 0.
  • bring your textbook / additional HW problems to class on the day of HW collection.

Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus will require a note (stating your name & description of the situation & item number in the grade book) signed by me.  Fill-out survey & signature form.

Tentative sequence of topics: AP Chemistry

 

Fall

Spring
  ch. 1 chemical foundation ch. 5 gas (potential winter break assignment)
  ch. 2 atoms, molecules, & ions ch. 12 kinetics
  ch. 22 intro organic- & bio- chemistry ch. 13 equilibrium (+ ch. 16.8)
    ch. 7 atomic structure & periodic properties ch. 14 acid - base equilibrium
    ch. 8 & 9.1 chemical bonds & molecular geometry ch.15 other equilibrium
  ch. 9.2 & 10.4 & suppl metals & alloys ch. 17 electrochemistry (+ ch. 4.9)
  ch. 10.1 & 10.8 intermolecular forces  
  ch. 3 stoichiometry  
    ch. 11 solution  
    ch. 4 aqueous Rx & soln stiochiometry  
    ch. 21.3 complex ion Rx (+ ch. 14.11)  
  ch. 6 thermochemistry (+ ch. 8.8)  
  ch. 16 thermodynamics prepare for AP exam

 

assignments (tentative - subject to change, depending upon topic coverage in class)

pre-lab & lab report submission via google classroom

link to additional HW problems
 
date assignment due
     
  college vs. high school article  
  presentation Tu, May 29 - Mon, June 4
Mon, May 7 AP chem test  
Mon, Apr 23 collect Calday extra credit assignment  
  AP chem review sessions (tentative schedule)  

Tu, Apr 3

 

test on ch. 15, 17, & 4.9

MC: equilibrium + electrochem (afterschool; 30 extra credit points)

 
Mon, Apr 2 collect / review HW  
  spring break  
Fri, Mar 23 begin AP chem review - schedule pending

 

block

 

 

 

ch. 17.3 - 17.4 Nernst's equation

additional HW problems: electrochem 1972, 1973, 1976, 1980

ch. 17.7 electrolysis

additional HW problems: electrochem 1974, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986

 

Mon, Apr 2

 

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Tu, Mar 20

 

ch. 17.1 - 17.2 galvanic cell & standard reduction potential

additional HW problems: electrochem 1978

 

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Mon, Mar 19

 

weekly quiz

collect / review HW

 

Fri, Mar 16

 

weekly quiz

collect / review HW

 
block ch. 4.9 redox Rx; # 67abc, 72

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Tu, Mar 13

 

 

if needed, finish up; ch. 15.7 Ksp II

additional HW problems: equilibrium 1985

read ch. 15.8 complex ion equilibrium

Mon, Mar 19

Mon, Mar 12

 

 

 

 

weekly quiz

ch. 15.6 Ksp I

additional HW problems: equilibrium 1994

additonal HW problems: acid base 1984 (2nd), 1988

read ch. 15.5 pH indicator

 

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Fri, Mar 9

 

weekly quiz

lab data analysis

 

block

 

 

Ka lab

retest on ch. 13 & 14 equilibrium (after school)

read article about particulate diagrams

particulate diagrams HW: 1 & 2

Fri, Mar 16

 

 

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Tu,Mar 6 finish-up  

Mon, Mar 5

 

weekly quiz

finish-up

 
Fri, Mar 2 test on ch. 13 & 14 equilibrium  

block

 

ch. 15.4 acid / base titration

additional HW problems: acid / base 1970 (1st & 2nd), 1972 (1st & 2nd), 1973, 1974, 1975(1st), 1977. 1978 (1st & 2nd)

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Tu,Feb 278 ch. 15.3 buffer capacity  

Mon, Feb 26

 

 

weekly quiz

ch. 15.2 buffer

read ch. 15.1 common ion effect

 

Fri, Feb 23

 

 

end of grading period

weekly quiz

collect / review HW

 

block

 

 

ch. 14.8 pH of salts; # 101 - 105

collect chem tutoring form

additional HW problems: acid / base 1984(1st)

Fri, Feb 23

 

 

Tu, Feb 20

 

 

weekly quiz

ch. 14.2 &14.9 acid strength & structure

additional HW problems: acid / base 1970(1st), 1978(2nd), 1981, 1986(2nd)

 

 

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Fri, Feb 16 holiday  

block

 

 

ch. 14.6 - 14.7 pH of base & polyprotic acid

additional HW problems: acid / base 1976, 1980ab

retest on ch. 5 & 12 gas & kinetics (after school)

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Tu, Feb 13 finish-up  

Mon, Feb 12

 

 

 

weekly quiz

ch. 14.1, 14.3 - 14.5 strong / weak acid / base; pH; # 28, 32; 37, 38; 42, 43;,47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 55; 63, 66

additional HW problems: acid / base 1970 (2nd), 1974, 1979

announcements: science course selection; course descriptions; memo; --- if you have any questions, talk to your counselor

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Fri, Feb 9

 

weekly quiz

collect / review HW

 

block

 

test on gas & kinetics

MC (ec) quiz

 
Tu, Feb 6 finish-up  

Mon, Feb 5

 

 

 

weekly quiz

ch. 16.8 equilibrium & thermodynamics

additional HW problems: thermo 1970, 1971, 1974

announcement: $900, 2 weeks workshop at UCSF; info; if interested, see me afterschool, tomorrow

 

 

Fri, Feb 9

 

Fri, Feb 2

 

 

weekly quiz

ch. 13. 7 LeChatlietier's principle

additional HW problems: equilibrium 1977, 1980, 1988 (2nd); read article

 

 

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block

 

ch. 13.5 - 13.6 equilbrium problems

additional HW problems: equilibrium 1981, 1983, 1988 (1st), 1992; read article

 

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Tu, Jan 30 ch. 13.1 - 13.4 equilibrium & equilibrium constant; # 2, 4, 11, 12; 17, 18, 19, 21, 25      "

Mon, Jan 29

 

weekly quiz

collect / review HW

 

Fri, Jan 26

lab data analysis; bring your lab NB

 
block kinetics lab Fri, Feb 2

Tu, Jan 23

 

ch. 12.6 reaction mechanism; # 49, 50, 51

additional HW problems: kinetics 1972, 1984, 1991

Mon, Jan 29

 

Mon, Jan 22

 

weekly quiz

finish up

 

 

Fri, Jan 19

 

 

weekly quiz

ch. 12.7 - 12.8 activation energy & catalyst - odyssey

additional HW problems: kinetics 1973, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1992 ("new")

retest on thermo (after school)

 

 

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block

 

ch. 12.3 - 12.4 rate law II

additional HW problems: kinetics 1971, 1974, 1975a, 1977b, 1979, 1981

 

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Tu, Jan 17

 

weekly quiz

collect / review HW

 
Mon, Jan 15 holiday  

Fri, Jan 12

 

 

weekly quiz

ch. 12.1 - 12.2; 12.4 rate law I

HW: ch. 14; # 9, 11

 

 

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block

 

 

ch. 5.2 - 5.3 gas laws; # 33, 34, 39; 62, 63

ch. 5.4 gas stochiometry; # 54, 57, 60

ch. 5.5 partial pressure; # 65, 67, 69, 71

HW: read ch. 5.6 - 5.8 kinetic theory; effusion; real gas

Tue, Jan 16    

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Tu, Jan 9 ch. 5.1 pressure; # 27ab, 29, 31      "

Mon, Jan 8

 

 

collect thermo lab report

thermo MC (15 ec)

test on thermodynamics (finish after school)

 
  link to fall semester content  

homework problems refer (i) to the problems at the end of the chapter in the textbook and (ii) due on the next class day, unless otherwise stated

(tentative) schedule of labs   {refers to investigation # in the AP chem lab manual}

Fall semester labs

lab 1: Beer's Law [after ch. 6 atomic energy levels] {1 & 2}   animation 2

lab 2: chromatography [after ch. 11 intermolecular forces]  {5} animation 4

lab 3: determine relative amount of NaHCO3 versus Na2CO3 in a sample [after ch. 3 stoichiometry]  {7}

lab 4: chloride content in sea water {3}

lab 5: empirical formula;  simulation 1

lab 6: reaction stoichiometry [after ch. 3 stoichiometry & ch. 4 aqueous Rx]

 lab 7: determine relative amount of aspirin versus acetaminophen in a sample {9}

lab 8: cation analysis [after ch. 4 solubility / precipitation Rx]  animation (link 1 link 2) 3

lab 9: acid / base titration [after ch. 4 acid / base titration]  {4}   animation 1

lab 10 : enthalpy of reaction [after ch. 5 thermochemistry]  {12} animation (link1; link 2) 1

lab 11:  molar mass of a gas  [after ch. 10 gas]

Spring semester labs

lab 12: factors affecting reaction rate [after ch. 14 kinetics]  {10}

lab 13 : determine rate law {11} animation 2, a ; simulation (cdf; nb)

lab 14: LeChatelier's principle [after ch. 15 equilibrium] {13}

lab 15 : determine Ka of acetic acid [after ch. 16 equilibrium]  animation 1

lab 16: buffer {16}

lab 17: electrolytic cell [after ch. 20 electrochemistry]    animation 1

Keep your laboratory notebook, since colleges may wish to review your laboratory notebook prior to giving you college credit for Chemistry.

laboratory resources

    • lab report format  &  lab notebook content
    • citation
    • msds form (to be used for prelab assignment)
    • vodcast:  background on data analysis (e.g. statistic) & probe use
    • writing mathematics
    • mathematica: statistics
    • minitab (version 12; statistics analysis software): on school computer network, goto start --> all programs --> student menu --> science applications
    • fulfill various aspects of the NGSS science & engineering standards; includingcomputational thinking; e.g. northwestern / wolfram

    above simulations / animations from:

    1 Chemical Education Research Group; Department of Chemistry; Iowa St. Univ.; requires Flash player ( need shockwave player ?)

    2 Chemistry @ Davidson College; requires Java plugin

    a runs on Internet Explorer, but not Firefox

    3 Chem Lab @ Darthmouth ; requires Java plugin

    4 Net Logo; requries Java plugin

    strongly recommend that you view the animation / simulation prior to the lab

 

description
questions
Old exams  (2006  -  2007 )
 
ch. 1, 2, 25 units, atoms, organic available
ch. 6 & 7  electron orbitals & periodic trends available
ch. 8 & 9  bonds & VSEPR available
ch. 11 & 3  IMF & stoichiometry available
ch. 4, 13, 24  solution & complex ion available
ch. 5 & 19 thermodynamics available
ch. 10 gas available
ch. 14 & 21  nuclear & kinetics available
ch. 15 & 16  equilibrium I available
ch. 17 & 20  equilibrium II  &  electrochem available
old exams (2007 - 2008)
 
ch. 1, 2, 25  units, atoms, organic available
ch. 6 & 7  light, AO, & periodic trends available
ch. 8 & 9  chemcial bonds available
ch. 11 & 3  IMF & stoichiometry available
ch. 4, 13, 24  solution & complex ion reaction available
ch. 5 & 19 thermodynamics available
ch. 10 gas available
ch. 14 & 21 nuclear & kinetics available
ch. 15 & 16  equilibrium available
cg. 17 & 20  equilibrium & electrochemistry available
old exams (2008 - 2009)
 
ch. 1, 2, 25  units, atoms, organic    available
ch. 6 & 7  light, AO, & periodic trends available
ch. 8 & 9  bonds & molecular geometry available
ch.  11 & 3 IMF & stoichiometry available
ch. 4, 13, 24  solution & complex ion reactions available
ch. 5 , 19, & 10  thermodynamics & gas available
ch. 21 & 14  nuclear & kinetics available
ch. 15 & 16  equilibrium I available
ch. 17 & 20 equilibrium II & electrochem   available
old exams  2009 - 2010
 
ch. 1, 2, 25  units, atoms, organic   
ch. 6 & 7  light, AO, & periodic trends
ch. 8 & 9  bonds & molecular geometry
ch.  11 & 3 IMF & stoichiometry
ch. 4, 13, 24  solution
ch. 5, 19 (8.9 & 11.4)  thermodynamics
ch. 10. 14, & 21  gas, nuclear, & kinetics
ch. 15 & 16  equilibrium I
ch. 17 & 20  equilibrium II & electrochem
old exams  2010  - 2011
 
ch. 1, 2, 25  untis, atoms, organic
ch.  6 & 7  atomic structure & periodic trends
ch. 8 & 9  chemical bonds
ch. 11, 3  IMF & stochiometry
ch. 4, 13, 24.1, 16.11  solution & aqueous Rx
ch. 10, 5 & 19 gas & thermodynamics
ch. 21 & 14  nuclear chem & kinetics
ch. 15 & 16  equilibrium I
ch. 17 & 20 equilibrium II & electrochem
old exams  2011 - 2012
 
ch. 1, 2, 25  untis, atoms, organic
ch.  6 & 7  atomic structure & periodic trends
ch. 8 & 9  chemical bonds
ch. 3 & 11 stochiometry & IMF
ch. 4 & 13  solution
ch. 5, 19  thermodynamcis
ch. 10 gas
ch. 21 & 14  nuclear & kinetics
ch. 15, 16, 19.7  equilibrium 1
ch. 17 & 20  equilibrium 2 & electrochem
old exams 2012 - 2013
 
ch. 1, 2, 25 units, atoms, organic
ch. 6, 7  light, AO, periodic trends
ch. 8 & 9  chemical bonds
ch. 3 & 11 chem equation & IMF
ch. 4, 13, & 24 solutions
ch. 10, 5, & 19  gas & thermodynamics
ch. 21 & 14 nuclear & kinetics
ch. 15 & 16 equilibrium I
ch. 17 equilibrium II
ch. 20 electrochem
old exams 2013 - 2014
 
ch,. 1 & 2 measurement, atoms, & molecules
ch. 6, 7, & 8 atomic orbital, periodic trends, & bonds I
ch. 9, 11, solids, bond II, IMF
ch. 3, 4, 13 stoichiometry & solution
ch. 5, 19, 8.9, 11.4 thermodynamics
ch. 10, 23, 24 gas, metal, complex ions
ch. 14 kinetics
ch. 15 equilibrium 1
ch. 16 equilibrium 2
ch. 17 equilibrium 3
ch. 20 & 25 electrochem; organic / biochem
old exams 2014 - 2015 (contain answers by students)
 
ch. 1, 2, 25 measurement, atoms, molecules, & organic / biochem
ch. 6 & 7 atomic structure & periodic trends
ch. 8 & 9 chemical bonds & VSEPR
ch. 3 & 11 stochio & IMF link
ch. 4 & 13 solutions link
gas & kinetics link
ch. 5, 19 thermodynamics link
ch. 15, 16 equilibrium I link
ch. 17, 20 equilibrium II & electrochem link
old exams 2015 - 2016  
ch. 1, 2, 25 conversion factors, atom / molecules, organic chem link
ch. 6 & 7 atomic structure & periodic trends link
ch. 8 & 9; 11.8, 23.5 - 23.6 chemical bonds & VSEPR; solids link
ch. 3 & 11 stochiometry & IMF link
ch. 4, 13, 16.11, 24.1 solution, reactions, complex ion Rx link
ch. 5, 19, 8.9, 11.4, 10 thermodynamics & gas link
ch. 14 kinetics link
ch. 15, 16, 19.7 equilibrium link
ch. 17, 8.10, 20 buffer, Ksp & electrochem link
old exams 2016 - 2017
ch. 1, 2, 25 conversion factors, atom / molecules, organic chem link
ch. 6 & 7 atomic structure & periodic trends link
ch. 8 & 9 bonds / VSEPR / solid link
ch. 3 & 11 stochi & IMF link
ch. 4, 13, 16.11, 24.1 solution, reactions, complex ion Rx link
ch. 5, 19, 8.9, 11.4 thermodynamics link
ch. 10 & 14 gas & kinetics link
ch. 15, 16, 19.7 equilibrium link
ch. 17, 8.10, 20 buffer, Ksp & electrochem link
old exams 2016 - 2017; begin use Zumdahl textbook, so test chapter # won't match