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Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

AP Chemistry

2023 - 2024

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 / 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; course join code = VP6YND

Follow all laboratory safety rules.

course description
 

This class will prepare you for the AP Chemistry exam (on Monday afternoon, May 6, 2024). 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 “ (1, 23) course,  required in STEM majors.

for non-STEM majors, prepare for the rigors of college; e.g. college graduation rate (1) and college vs high school expectations (1)

Textbook: Chemistry; Brown et al.

optional resource; e.g. Khan AP chem; OpenStax chem textbook

prerequisites:  chemistry (or consent of instructor) & advanced algebra

Grades
  A = 80 - 100 %  test / quiz = 80 %
  B = 60 - 79.9 CW / HW = 10 %
  C = 40 - 59.9 lab = 10 %
  D = 20 - 39.9    
  F =  <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.  While the Synergy gradebook grade cut-off does not match the above cut-off, the letter grade will be the same in the online grade book and Synergy grade book.  The online gradebook will be updated on a more regular basis and be more informative than the Synergy gradebook.

upon student request, semester grade adjustment based on College Boad ap chemistry exam score: 5 = A for both semesters; 4 = A for one semester; 3 = B for one semester. get a grade change form from the counseling office, copy of this 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 policy

academic integrity (e.g. 1; potential consequence; e.g. 1; 2; 3;  scientific research integrity; e.g. 1 ; 2 ; 3): Cheating on an exam or plagiarism (e.g. lack of appropriate quote marks / citation in a lab assignment; as such, include both in-text citation and a reference list at the end of the lab assignment) 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. in regards to the use of AI chatbot; be aware of possible errors and "acknowledge" its use to avoid plariarism.

Based on the benefits of group work, up to three students may work in a group on their prelab and / or lab report and / or HW assignments.

print your name (and all group members' names) on anything that is turned in; otherwise, no points. 

Deadline to correct any errors, or to turn in any missing work / items in the online gradebook, is on the last day of the corresponding grading period. 50% penalty on any late work; unless due to an absence and (i) it's turned in on the day of your return to school, (ii) write "absent" on the late work, and (iii) attach your email notification of your absence to me on the day of your absence that the assignment is due.  

exams:

  • score = 0 for being absent on exam or quiz day
  • retest (after school; optional; teacher discretion) record highest score
  • weekly quiz on the 30 minutes "short" day of the week and might be cancelled if it's a prelab day; 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; in the spring final exam, may include FRQ

labs

  • see course assignment website for the day of the prelab, which *might* be about a week earlier !
  • 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. also, turn in copy of signed lab safety form; otherwise, lab assignment score = 0.
  • to prepare your lab report, use Word (including equation editor) & Excel (or equivalent) as appropriate. optional extra credit for using JuypterNotebook / Mathematica to prepare your lab report.
  • lost of prelab / lab report points for improper sequence of content
  • failure to share your group's data → lab report score = 0, which can't be dropped using chem tutoring

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.

hallway / phone / chromebook policy

Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus (e.g quiz / test) will require a note signed by me (or an email exchange between you and me). 

Fill-out survey ; signature form ; lab safety form

Tentative sequence of topics: AP Chemistry

 

Fall

Spring
  ch. 2 atoms, molecules, & ions ch. 10 gas (potential winter break assignment)
  ch. 25 intro organic- & bio- chemistry ch. 14 kinetics
  ch. 1 measurement   ch. 15 equilibrium (+ ch. 19.7 and link)
    ch. 6 atomic structure, light   ch. 16 acid - base equilibrium
    ch. 7 periodic trends ch.17 other equilibrium
  ch. 11.8; 23.5 - 23.6 intro to metal / alloys / PES ch. 20 electrochemistry (+ ch. 4.6)
  ch. 3.3 mass spectroscopy  
  ch. 8 chemical bonds prepare for AP exam
  ch. 9 molecular geometry  
    ch. 11 IMF  
    ch. 3 stochiometry  
  ch. 4 aqueous Rx & soln stiochiometry  
  ch. 13 solution  
    ch. 5 (+ ch. 8.9 & 11.4) thermochemistry  
    ch. 19 thermodynamcis  

 

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

link to additional HW problems

link to CB ap classroom

 
date assignment due
     
  winter break  

Thu, Dec 21

 

 

 

end of semester

ch. 10.7 - 10.8 kinetics molecular theory of gas; real gas; # 57, 59, 61, 65; 67, 71

distribute ap chem study guide

winter break optional assignment; study skill video series

Mon, Jan 8
Wed, Dec 20 final exam; ~ 90 seconds per MCQ; 65 MCQ; no penalty for wrong answer  
Mon, Dec 18 + other class' final exams  

Fri, Dec 15

 

 

ch. 10.6 partial pressure & gas stochiometry; # 43, 45, 47, 53, 54, 55

collect lab report

collect chem tutoring form

last day to turn in any missing work

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Thu, Dec 14 (S) weekly quiz  
block ch. 10.2 - 10.5 pressure, gas laws; # 7, 13; 17, 19, 23, 25, 31; 35, 37, 39, 41      "
Tue, Dec 12 test on ch. 5 (+ ch. 8.9 & 11.4), 19 thermodynamics  
Mon, Dec 11 collect / review HW  

Fri, Dec 8

 

post lab analysis

retest on ch. 4 & 13 concentration & solution (optional; after school)

 
Thu, Dec 7 (S) weekly quiz  
block enthalpy lab Fri, Dec 15

Tu, Dec 5

 

ch. 19.5 - 19.5 Gibbs free energy

additional HW problems: thermo 1970ac, 1971ab, 1977ac, 1979

 

Mon, Dec 11

Mon, Dec 4 ch. 19.1 - 19.4 entropy; # 5; 11, 13, 21      "
Fri, Dec 1 test on ch. 4 & 13 concentration & solution  
Thu, Nov 30 (S) weekly quiz  

block

 

ch. 5. 4 & 5.6 Hess' law; # 47, 49

ap classroom: thermo

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Tu, Nov 28 ch. 5.5 calorimetry; # 21, 23; 35, 37, 39      "

Mon, Nov 27

 

 

ch, 5.3 & 5.7; 8.9 enthalpy, ΔHf, & bond enthalpy

additional HW problems: thermo 1979abc, 1984ab, 1990a; 1996d

read ch. 5.1 - 5.2

announcement: revise course syllabus; sharing lab data

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  holiday  

Fri,, Nov 17

 

 

collect lab report: cation analysis

lab data analysis

retest on ch. 11 & 3 IMF & stochiometry (optional; after school)

 
Thu, Nov 16 (S) weekly quiz  
block acid - base titration lab Tu, Nov 28
Tu, Nov 14 ch. 11.4 heating curve; # 27, 29 Mon, Dec 11

Mon, Nov 13

 

collect lab report: aspirin

ch. 4.7 solution stochiometry; # 51, 53

 

Fri, Nov 17

Fri, Nov 10 holiday  
Thu, Nov 9 (S) weekly quiz  
Wed, Nov 8 cation analysis lab      "
Tu, Nov 7 finish up  
Mon, Nov 6 test on ch. 11 & 3 IMF & stochiometry  

Fri, Nov 3

 

 

 

end of grading period

last day to turn in any missing work for the current grading period

collect chem tutoring form

ch. 4.1 solution & concentration; # 5, 7, 9, 11, 13

 

 

 

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Thu, Nov 2 (S) weekly quiz  
block aspirin lab Mon, Nov 13
Tu, Oct 31 aspirin prelab  

Mon, Oct 30

 

ch. 4.3 - 4.5 aqueous reactions, solubility rules, net ionic equation; # 29, 31, 35, 37

ap classroom: solution & reactions

Fri, Nov 17

Sat, Nov 18

Fri, Oct 27

 

collect lab report

collect / review ch. 3 HW

 
Thu, Oct 26 ch. 13.1 solution process - basis of solute solubility & IMF  
block empirical formula lab Fri, Nov 3

Tu, Oct 24

 

empirical formula prelab

retest on ch. 8, 9, etc (after school; optional; rescheduled)

 
Mon, Oct 23 prelab / data analysis - NaHCO3 / Na2CO3 lab  

Fri, Oct 20

 

finish up

retest on ch. 8, 9, etc (after school; optional)

 
Thu, Oct 19 (S) weekly quiz  
block determine relative amount of sodium bicarbonate / sodium carbonate lab Fri, Oct 27
Tu, Oct 17 ch. 3.5 empirial formula; # 41, 43, 45, 49      "

Mon, Oct 16

 

ch. 3.6 - 3.7 stochiometry; limiting reactant; % yield. # 55, 57, 59; 67, 69, 71

ap classroom: mole & VB theory; stochi & EF

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Fri, Oct 13 ch. 3.1 - 3.4 chemical equations, balancing chem eqn (for math nerds); mole; # 2, 3, 5; 15, 17, 19; 23; 27, 29, 31      "
Thu, Oct 12 (S) weekly quiz  
block chromatography lab      "

Tu, Oct 10

 

finish up

prelab: chromatography

 
Mon, Oct 9 holiday  

Fir, Oct 6

 

test on ch. 8, 9; 3.3; 11.8; 23.5 - 23.6 chemical bonds; molecular geometry; metal / alloys; PES; MS

retest on ch. 6 & 7 atom, light, periodic trend (after school; optional)

 
Thu, Oct 5 (S) weekly quiz  
block ch. 11.5 Clausius Clapeyron eqn; # 41 Fri, Oct 13

Tu, Oct 3

 

 

collect HW: additional HW problems - vsepr & molecular polarity

deadline for ap classroom: periodic trends

ch. 11.5 vapor pressure & boiling point; # 35, 36, 39

 

 

Mon, Oct 2 finish up - IMF  

Fri, Sept 29

 

collect HW: ch. 9

test on ch. 6 & 7 atom, light, periodic trend

 

block

 

 

 

 

ch. 11.2 IMF; # 7, 9, 11, 13, 15

IMF application; e.g. covid mask & antigen or pcr test

London IMF animation via ruffle

Odyssey: H-bond simulation

ap classroom: IMF

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Oct 6

Wed, Sept 27 (S) weekly quiz  
Tu, Sept 26 finish up  

Mon, Sept 25

 

 

 

last day to correct online grade book error(s) for first grading period

additional HW problems; bond 1973, 1975, 1978a, 1979 (1st), 1979ad(2nd) (sorry for late posting - vsepr & molecular polarity)

ap classroom: periodic trends MCQ

ch. 9.4 - 9.6 valence bond theory; hybrid orbital; multiple bonds; # 27, 29, 31, 33; 35, 37, 39

 

Tue, Oct 3

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Fri, Sept 29

Fri, Sept 22

 

 

 

 

end of grading period

finish up

collect chem tutoring form

collect ch. 8 HW & periodic trend add'l HW problems

last day to turn in any missing work for 1st grading period

 
Thu, Sept 21 weekly quiz  

block

 

finish up

ch. 9.1 - 9.3 vsepr & molecular polarity; # 9, 11, 13, 15; 19, 21

 

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Tu, Sept 19

 

 

 

ch. 8..4 - 8.5; electronegativity & chemical bond; # 29, 31, 35a, 37, 38

ch. 8.6 - 8.8 Lewis structure, resoance structure; formal charge; exceptions to the octet rule; # 41, 43, 45, 53

ap classroom MCQ: Lewis structure; resosance; formal charge

read ch. 8.2 - 8.4; # 21, 22, 25

Fri, Sept 22

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Mon, Sept 18

 

 

 

ch. 8.2 lattice energy; # 11, 15, 17

finish up

ch. 8.1 Lewis symbol & Ocet rule; # 1, 3, 5, 7

ap classroom; mass spectra

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Fri, Sept 15

 

collect lab report & ch. 6 HW; ap classroom assignment due

finish up

 
Thu, Sept 14 weekly quiz  
block misc: ch. 3.3 mass spectra; alloy ; lattice energy; PES  

Tu, Sept 12

 

 

ch. 7.2 - 7.3 Coulomb's law; periodic trends: atomic size & ionization energy

additional HW problems: periodic trend; 1973, 1976, 1977

read: ch. 7.4 electron affinity

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Mon, Sept 11 periodic table & electron configuration;  

Fri, Sept 8

 

 

collect stats assignment; share lab data

ch. 6.7 - 6.9 electron configuration; orbital diagram; # 65, 67. 69

retest on ch. 1, 2, 25 (after school; optional)

 

Fri, Sept 15

 

Thu, Sept 7 (S) weekly quiz  
block Beer's law - lab      "

Tu, Sept 5

 

Beer's law - prelab & lab data analysis

ap class room; MCQ: atomic structure & light

 

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Mon, Sept 4 holiday  
Fri, Sept 1 test: ch. 1, 2, 25  

Thu, Aug 31 (S)

 

weekly quiz

lab safety quiz (no notes)

 

 

block ch. 6.4 - 6.6 atomic orbitals; # 47, 49      "
Tu, Aug 29 ch. 6.3 Bohr model & spectroscopy; # 23, 25ab      "
Mon, Aug 28 ch. 6.1 - 6.2 light & photoelectric effect; # 5, 7ab; 13, 21      "
Fri, Aug 25 collect / review ch. 1, 2, & 25 HW  
Thu, Aug 24 (S) weekly quiz  
block finish up  
Tu, Aug 22 ch. 1.4 - 1.6 conversion factors, density, sig figures; # 33, 37; 41, 49 Fri, Aug 25

Mon, Aug 21

 

finish up

Odyssey simulation

 

Fri, Aug 18

 

 

collect: lab safety form, survey & signature form

announcement: due to (potential) student transfers, will not enforce penalty of lab score = 0 or HW score = 0 for not submitting lab safety signature form or signature form, respectively until Aug 25

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

 

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Thur, Aug 17 ch. 2 chemical formula / chemical names; atomic structure; # 15, 25, 31; 43, 45, 49      "

Wed, Aug 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

attendance & seating chart

distribute:   course syllabus, lab safety info, periodic table / eqn sheet, signature form + survey ; lab NB rubric; emergency restroom pass

read the lab safety form and attach to the back of your lab notebook

review course website / syllabus

HW: fill out / read / sign lab safety form

HW: read / sign signature form; fill-out survey

lab assignment: msds

lab assignment: statistics

@ lunch: distribute textbook if you didn't get it in the spring 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, Aug 18

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Fri, Sept 1

Fri, Sept 8

 

  spring  

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}

link to google sheets to share class lab data for subsequent statistical analysis

Fall semester labs

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

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

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

lab 4: empirical formula;  simulation 1

 lab 5: determine relative amount of aspirin versus acetaminophen in a sample {9}

lab 6: cation analysis [after ch. 4 solubility / precipitation Rx]  animation (link 1 link 2)

lab 7: acid / base titration [after ch. 4 acid / base titration]  {4}   animation 1

lab 8 : enthalpy of reaction [after ch. 5 thermochemistry]  {12} animation 1

Spring semester labs

lab 9 : determine rate law {11}; simulation (cdf; nb)

lab 10 : determine Ka of acetic acid [after ch. 16 equilibrium]  animation 1

lab 11: 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

    • citation
    • msds form (to be used for prelab assignment)
    • vodcast:  background on data analysis (e.g. statistic) & probe use
    • writing mathematics
    • mathematica: statistics
    • writing lab report (text ; video)
      • from past galileo students, who taught / took college chem lab, respectively
    • optional extra credit (up to 4 "%"), where use ___ for your lab report
      • fall semester: Juypter notebook / Python - tutorial
      • spring semester: mathenatuca - tutorial
    • electrochem (video): pH ; electroplate

regarding above simulations / animations:

1 source; after down loading *.swf file, use Ruffle to run animation / simulation

recommend that you view the animation / simulation prior to the lab, since illustrates experimental protocol and provides simulated experimental data, which provides lab data analysis opportunity.

 

description
questions
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; *.docx files)
 
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 available
ch. 4 & 13 solutions available
gas & kinetics available
ch. 5, 19 thermodynamics available
ch. 15, 16 equilibrium I available
ch. 17, 20 equilibrium II & electrochem available
old exams 2015 - 2016
ch. 1, 2, 25 conversion factors, atom / molecules, organic chem available
ch. 6 & 7 atomic structure & periodic trends available
ch. 8 & 9; 11.8, 23.5 - 23.6 chemical bonds & VSEPR; solids available
ch. 3 & 11 stochiometry & IMF available
ch. 4, 13, 16.11, 24.1 solution, reactions, complex ion Rx available
ch. 5, 19, 8.9, 11.4, 10 thermodynamics & gas available
ch. 14 kinetics available
ch. 15, 16, 19.7 equilibrium available
ch. 17, 8.10, 20 buffer, Ksp & electrochem available
old exams 2016 - 2017
ch. 1, 2, 25 conversion factors, atom / molecules, organic chem available
ch. 6 & 7 atomic structure & periodic trends available
ch. 8 & 9 bonds / VSEPR / solid available
ch. 3 & 11 stochi & IMF available
ch. 4, 13, 16.11, 24.1 solution, reactions, complex ion Rx available
ch. 5, 19, 8.9, 11.4 thermodynamics available
ch. 10 & 14 gas & kinetics available
ch. 15, 16, 19.7 equilibrium available
ch. 17, 8.10, 20 buffer, Ksp & electrochem available
old exams 2017 - 2018; use Zumdahl textbook
 
ch. 1, 2, 22 chem foundation; atoms, molecules, ions; organic- / bio- chem  available
ch. 7 & 8 atomic structure / periodicity; Lewis structure / VSEPR available
ch. 9, 10 covalent / metallic bonds & IMF  available
ch. 3, 4, 11, 21.3  stochiometry, solution, reactions available
ch. 6, 16, & 8.8  thermodynamics available
ch. 5 & 12  Gas & kinetics available
ch. 13 & 14 equilibrium available
ch. 15 & 17 equilibrium & electrochem available
old exams 2018 - 2019
 
sorry; didn't upload, this year  
old exams 2019 - 2020
 
did not teach ap chem; taught ap physics C  
old exams 2020 - 2021; return to Brown et al textbook
 
 ch. 1, 2, 25  atoms, molecules, & organic   + scoring rubric available
 ch. 6 & 7  atomic orbital, electron configuration, light, periodic trends   + scoring rubric available
 ch. 23.5 - 23.6; 3.3; 8 metals, spectroscopy, & chemical bonds   + scoring rubric available
 ch. 9 & 11  molecular geometry & IMF    + scoring rubric available
 ch. 3 & 4 stochi & chemical reactions    + scoring rubric available
 ch. 5, 19, 8.8, 11.4  thermodynamics    + scoring rubric available
 ch. 10 & 14 gas & kinetics    + scoring rubric available
ch. 15, 16, & 19.7 equilibrium    + scoring rubric available
ch. 17, 20, 4.6, 8.10 equilibrium & electrochem    + scoring rubric available
old exams 2021 - 2022
 
ch. 1, 2, 25 atom, molecules; & organic / biochem + scoring key available
ch. 6, 7, 23 light, atomic structure, periodic trend, metal / alloy + scoring key available
ch. 8 & 9 chemical bonds, molecular polarity, PES + scoring key available
ch. 11, 3, 4 IMF, stochiometry, chemical reactions / solutions + scoring key available
ch. 5, 19, 8.9, 11.4 thermo + scoring key available
ch. 10 & 14 gas & kinetics + scoring key available
ch. 15 & 16 equilibirum + scoring key available
ch. 17, 20, 4.6, & 8.10 equilibrium II & electrochem + scoring key available
old exams 2022 - 2023
 
ch. 1, 2, 25 atoms, molecules, organic / biochem + scoring rubric + retest available
ch. 6 & 7 light, atomic structure, periodic trends + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 8, 9, bond & molecular poloarity & misc + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 11. 3, 4 IMF stochi Rx + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 5, 9, 8.9, 11.4 thermo + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 10 & 14 gas & kinetics + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 15 & 16 equilibrim 1 + scoring guide + retest available
ch. 17, 20, & 8.10; 10.7 equilibrium II + electrochem + thermo + scoring guide + retest available
old exams 2023 - 2024
 
ch. 1, 2, 25 atoms, molecules, organic / biochem + scoring rubric available
ch. 6 & 7 light, atomic structure, periodic trends + scoring guide available
ch. 8, 9, etc bond, vsepr, metal / alloy, PES, MS available
ch. 11 & 3 IMF & stochi + scoring guide available
ch. 4 & 13 solution, concentration, reactions + scoring guide available