Welcome to AP Chemistry!!
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This website has a TON of useful AP notes, podcasts, and other information that will help you in this course.
Mr Thomas' Schedule 2018-19
Here is some information about this course:
AP Chemistry 2 (1332)
AP Chemistry is the equivalent of a full year 6-8 hour college chemistry lecture and laboratory course. This is a very intense, fast-paced course. Curriculum is set by the National College Board with required topics and lab to be completed. Laboratory notebooks are a requirement. Graphing calculators are a necessity. Registration in this course implies commitment to take the national AP Chemistry exam given by the College Board in May and to pay a portion of the exam fee. A summer assignment will be required by teacher and also due to the time requirement set by the College Board for advanced placement sciences, there will be an additional 50 min
ute class 2 times a week, which will be set by the course instructor.
Prerequisite: Biology 1 (Pre AP level is highly recommended.) and Chemistry 1 (Pre AP level is highly recommended) and Algebra 2 credit, Physic credit or concurrent enrollment.
Class meets 50 minutes, Monday-Friday, and outside of the school day 50 minutes twice a week as labs require more time.
Lab reports are a very important part of this class. This class requires a lab notebook which can be purchased the first day of school. The lab notebook will have carbon copy pages which will be turned in to the teacher, the originals are kept by the student for review by college professors.
Each lab will consist of the following:
A. Pre-lab- which will include the purpose, rewriting the procedure, any required reading, answering pre-lab questions, and writing all data tables. The pre-lab will be turned in before the student is allowed to perform the lab
B. During the lab all data will be collected directly in the lab book.
C. Post lab- all calculations and graphs will be completed in this section. There will also be a conclusion which will discuss the theory of the lab, the purpose for doing the experiment, what the calculations show, why the experiment worked or didn’t work, and any sources of error that may have made results less accurate. Any post lab questions must be answered after the conclusion. The carbon copy of the post lab will be turned in no more than 1 week after the lab is completed.