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Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

AP Chemistry

2021 - 2022




Respect everyone in class.

Students are responsible for all aspects of the class.

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

Students are strongly urged to take the AP Chemistry exam.

sign up for access to ap classroom (student guide) / test registration / test fee info; password = XJA9X3         

Follow all laboratory safety rules;   covid safety information (cdph;   sfusd; e.g. mask policy & screening ("new")).

course description

This class will prepare you for the AP Chemistry exam ( Monday, May 2, 2022). 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. (online; but different edition)

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

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

  A = 88 - 100 %    85 - 100% exam = 80 %
  B = 78 - 87.9   70 - 84 lab = 10 %
  C = 68 - 77.9  40 - 69 CW / HW = 10 %
  D = 40 - 67.9   20 - 39    
  F =  < 40  20    

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.   As the Synergy gradebook grade cut-off does not match the above cut-off, there might be an error in the Synergy gradebook, but not the online gradebook.  Also, the online gradebook will be updated on a more regular basis and will be more informative than the Synergy gradebook.

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.

Class Policies

print your name (and as appropriate, all group members' names) on anything that is turned in; otherwise, no points.  Deadline to turn-in / correct any missing items / errors in the online gradebook, respectively, is on the last day of the grading period.

academic integrity (e.g. 1 ): Cheating on an exam or plagiarism (i.e. 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; more info) 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.

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).  Submit only a single assignment with the names of everyone in the group.  



class work / home work

Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus requires prior teacher approval.    Syllabus might be revised after its distribution.

Fill-out survey & signature form.

Tentative sequence of topics: AP Chemistry



  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. 23.5 - 23.6 intro to metal & alloys ch. 20 electrochemistry (+ ch. 4.6 & ch. 8.10)
  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. 5 (+ ch. 8.9 & 11.4) thermochemistry  
    ch. 19 thermodynamcis