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Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

AP Chemistry

2020 - 2021

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.

Students are strongly urged to take the AP Physics C exams; sign up for access to ap classroom (information about how to sign-up & student guide) / test registration / test fee info; password = 3MGKWP

Follow all laboratory safety rules.

course description
 

This class will prepare you for the AP Chemistry exam (on Friday 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) course,  required in STEM majors.

for non-STEM majors, prepare for college; (1) ; compare HS vs college (1); college grad rate (1)

Textbook: Chemistry; Brown et al.

supplement: openstax online textbook; district adopted textbook (click on link; different edition ?); college board review video webinars; Khan academy videos

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

Grades
  A = 90 - 100 %  exam = 80 %
  B = 80 - 89.9 lab = 10 %
  C = 70 - 79.9 CW / HW = 10 %
  D = 50 - 69.9    
  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. earn up to two extra credit points for using Juypter notebook / Python for your lab report

academic integrity (e.g. 1; 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 work place up to three 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
  • weekly quiz at the beginning of the week, which may cover prior week content, may use 1- page / 1 side of notes
  • may include past topics & lab topics
  • may use calculator & "green sheets"(i.e. periodic table / eqn sheet & 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 measurement ch. 10 gas (potential winter break assignment)
  ch. 2 atoms, molecules, & ions ch. 14 kinetics
  ch. 25 intro organic- & bio- chemistry   ch. 15 (+ ch. 19.7) equilibrium
    ch. 6 atomic structure, light   ch. 16 acid - base equilibrium
    ch. 7 periodic trends ch.17 other equilibrium
  ch. 9.7; 11.8.  solids: molecular orbital theory ch. 20 electrochemistry (+ ch. 4.6 & ch. 8.10)

  ch. 23.5 - 23.6 intro to metal / semiconductors, alloys  
  ch. 3.3 MS; PES  
  ch. 8 chemical bonds  
  ch. 9 molecular geometry  
    ch. 11 IMF  
    ch. 3 stochiometry prepare for AP exam
  ch. 4 aqueous Rx & soln stiochiometry  
  ch. 13 solution  
  ch. 24 complex ion Rx  
    ch. 5 (+ ch. 8.9 & 11.4) thermochemistry  
    ch. 19 thermodynamcis  

 

use google classroom to turn-in any test / quiz, HW score, and lab reports

access to: ap class room

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

link to additional HW problems
link to textbook HW problems
date assignment due
     

block 1

 

odyssey: covalent / ionic compounds

ch. 25.1 - 25.5 intro organic chem; # 5, 7, 9, 17; 31

 

Mon, Aug 24

 

weekly quiz

Q & A for last week's content / today's quiz

 
block 2 ch. 2 chemical formula / chemical names; atomic structure; # 15, 25, 31; 43, 45, 49 Mon, Aug 24

block 1

 

 

 

zoom break out room; session 1: get to know your classmates; collect questions relating to yesterday's notes & course syllabus (~ 15")

teacher addresses questions (< 15")

zoom break out room; session 2: get to know your classmates; digital agency assignment; ~ 45" or ~ 5" till end of period

 

Mon, Aug 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fall bell schedule

zoomnorms ; poster (found in FB ap chem website)

review course website / syllabus / google classroom (fill-out class survey & will provide online gradebook password; do digital agency assignment)

print the equation sheet, which can be used on weekly quiz, test, and ap test

ch. 1.4 - 1.6 conversion factors, density, sig figures; # 33, 37; 41, 49

while not ideal, get notes (*.docx) from screencast (*.mp4; ~ 30"; use firefox rather than chrome)

"class song" ?

optional: mental math practice: site 1; Math Trainer (do: add, subtract, & multiply); Krypto (follow link to primary Krypto or download excel file); youtube video about estimation

    "
  spring 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

    • link to virtual labs (Re. covid-19 situation)
    • lab report format  &  lab notebook content
    • citation
    • lab safety stuff
    • vodcast:  background on data analysis (e.g. statistic) & probe use
    • writing mathematics
    • tutorial: Juypter notebook / Python
    • 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
    • electrochem (video): pH; electroplate

    above simulations / animations from:

    1 click on link entitled: Computer Simulations & Animations website; 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 2017 - 2018; use Zumdahl textbook  
ch. 1, 2, 22 chem foundation; atoms, molecules, ions; organic- / bio- chem  link
ch. 7 & 8 atomic structure / periodicity; Lewis structure / VSEPR link
ch. 9, 10 covalent / metallic bonds & IMF  link
ch. 3, 4, 11, 21.3  stochiometry, solution, reactions link
ch. 6, 16, & 8.8  thermodynamics link
ch. 5 & 12  Gas & kinetics link
ch. 13 & 14 equilibrium link
ch. 15 & 17 equilibrium & electrochem link
old exams 2018 - 2019; return to Brown et al. textbook  
sorry; unavailable due to insufficient time  
2019 - 2020; didn't teach ap chem  
old exams 2020 - 2021