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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
     

Fri, Mar 1

 

 

 

 

ch. 17.4 Ksp

additional HW problems: equilibrium 1985, 1994

skim ch. 17.5 - 17.7

ap classroom: equil 3

retest on ch. 15 & 16 equilibrium (optional; after school)

 

Fri, Mar 8

 

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Thu, Feb 29 (S) weekly quiz  

block

 

finish up

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

 

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Tu, Feb 27 finish up  

Mon, Feb 26

 

ch. 17.3 acid / base titration; # 21, 23, 24, 27, 28

skim: limit article

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Fri, Feb 23

 

 

end of grading period

test on ch. 15 & 16 equilibrium

last day to turn in missing work

 
Thu, Feb 22 (S) weekly quiz  
block ch. 17.2 add acid / base to buffer; # 17, 19      " 

Tue, Feb 20

 

collect / review HW

collect chem tutoring form

 
Mon, Feb 19 holiday  
Fri, Feb 16 ch. 17.1 - 17.2 common ion effect & buffer; # 7, 9, 11, 15      " 

Thu, Feb 15 (S)

weekly quiz  

block

 

 

ch. 16.10 acid structure / strength; # 67, 69; skim

additional HW problems: acid / base 1970 (2nd & 3rd)

ap classroom: acid / base; pH

Tu, Feb 20

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Tu, Feb 13

 

ch. 16.8 - 16.9 pH of salt; # 59, 61

additional HW problems: acid / base 1981, 1984 (1st)

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Mon, Feb 12

 

ch. 16.5 - 16.7 pH of strong / weak acid / base; # 29, 31, 33; 37, 39, 41

retest on ch. 10 & 14 gas & kinetics (optional; after school)

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Fri, Feb 9 holiday  
Thur, Feb 8 in lieu of weekly quiz, there will be a guest speaker  
block ch. 16.1 - 16.4 acid / base; pH; # 7, 11, 13; 15, 21, 27      " 
Tu, Feb 6 collect / review HW: ch. 15  

Mon, Feb 5

 

ch. 19.7 thermodynamics & equilibrium; link

ap classroom: equilibrium 1

oops; forgot: odyssey kinetics: energy profile for mechanism & orientation during collision

 

Fri, Feb 9

Fri, Feb 2 test on ch. 10 & 14 gas & kinetics  
Thu, Feb 1 (S) weekly quiz  

block

 

ch. 15.6 LeChatilier's principle; skim

additional HW problems: equilbrium 1977, 1980, 1981

Tu, Feb 6

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Tu, Jan 30 ch. 15.4 - 15.5 ICE table; # 27, 31, 35, 37 skim      " 
Mon, Jan 29 collect / review ch. 14 HW  
Fri, Jan 26 finish up  
Thu, Jan 25 (S) weekly quiz  
block ch. 15.1 - 15.3 equilibrium & equilibrim constant; # 8, 9; 13, 15, 17, 19, 21      " 

Tu, Jan 23

 

 

ch. 14.5 reaction mechanism

additional HW problems: kinetics 1984, 1990, 1991

ap classroom: kinetics

 

Mon, Jan 29

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Mon, Jan 22

 

 

redo kinetics lab

finsih up kinetics lab data analysis

announcement: notice retroactive additional HW problems for Arrenhius eqn - sorry

see links about Boyles' law & lungs: video 1 ; video 2; text -- intergrate chem, biol, & physics

 
Fri, Jan 19 lab data analysis  
Thu, Jan 18 (S) weekly quiz  
block kinetics lab Fri, Jan 26

Tu, Jan 16

 

ch. 14.4 & 14.6 Arrenihius eqn & catalyst

additional HW problems: kinetics 1971, 1980, 1983

 

Mon, Jan 29

Mon, Jan 15 holiday  

Fri, Jan 12

 

ch. 14.3 rate law: graphical analysis

additional HW problems: kinetics 1971, 1980, 1983

 

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Thu, Jan 11 (S) weekly quiz  

block

 

 

 

ch. 14.2 rate law: algebraic analysis

additional HW problems: kinetics 1972ab, 1974, 1975a, 1979, 1981, 1987

collect HW: ch. 10 gas

simulation: secant vs tangent; Re. average vs instaneous rate

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Tu, Jan 9 ch. 14.1 stochiometry & kinetics; # 9, 11      "  
Mon, Jan 8 collect / review HW  
  fall  

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, 19, 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
ch.5, 19, 8.9, 11.4 thermo + scoring guide available
ch. 10 & 14 gas & kinetics + scoring guide available
ch. 15, 16, 19.7 equilibrium + scoring guide available