AP Chemistry

Chemistry, Advanced Placement              10 Credits                     Grade Level: 11-12

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra II with a “B” or better or teacher recommendation. Beginning with the 2010/2011 school year, students will be required to complete Chemistry with a B or better before they can enroll in Chemistry AP.

Meets HS graduation requirement, CSU/UC “D” requirement.

The course covers stoichiometry, redox, thermodynamics, rates, equilibrium, colligative properties, electrochemistry, bonding, quantum atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, gases, solutions, and acid and base equilibrium.  Lab activities, computer simulations, writing, scientific method, and critical thinking skills are emphasized. Successful candidates who pass the AP test may get a full year college credit at UC, Cal State and most private universities. 

Homework:  4 hours/week.