AP Chemistry Announcements

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       Remind 101.  This text messaging service will allow me to send out text
       reminders about upcoming tests, etc.  If you are interested in 
       receiving these texts, please click the AP Chemistry Documents tab
       and look for Remind 101.

*****TUTORING AVAILABLE BEFORE SCHOOL: TUESDAY - FRIDAY 8:00-8:30 am


1)  This is the website that accompanies your textbook.  The "Ace the Test" 
     feature offers great practice/review questions. 

http://college.cengage.com/chemistry/zumdahl/chemistry/7e/instructor_home.html

2)  Here are links to two great on-line books that may be good resources for
     you this year: 

           http://preparatorychemistry.com/Bishop_Home.htm

           http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/virtualtextbook.html

3)  Check out this wiki site - it has everything you need to help you be
     successful in class and on the AP Chem Exam!

           http://apchemistrynmsi.wikispaces.com/

4)  NMSI videos - teacher videos explaining concepts from AP Chemistry.

http://apchemistrynmsi.wikispaces.com/AP+Chemistry+Class+Lecture+Notes+AND+ins
tructional+videos



Monday, 1/6
SNOW DAY

Tuesday, 1/7
SNOW DAY

Wednesday, 1/8
Review REDOX
Introduce Electrochemistry
PP: Electrochem I
Discuss: voltage, galvanic cells, standard reduction tables, Ecell

Thursday, 1/9
Finish PP:  Electrochem I
Practice: calculating voltage and current, building galvanic cells, using 
standard reduction tables, calculating Ecell, standard cell notation

Friday, 1/10
PP: Electrochem II
Discuss: spontaneous REDOX reactions, Gibbs free energy, concentration cells, 
electrolytic cells



Monday, 1/13
AP Lab: Determination of an Electrochemical Series

Tuesday, 1/14
Review: Electrochemistry II
Finish PP: Electrochemistry II
Practice:  thermodynamically favored redox, Gibbs free energy, concentration
cells, electrolytic cells

Wednesday, 1/15
More practice:  thermodynamically favored redox, Gibbs free energy,
concentration cells, electrolytic cells

Thursday, 1/16
Review: galvanic cells, voltage, standard reduction potentials, standard cell
potentials thermodynamically favored redox, Gibbs free energy, concentration
cells, electrolytic cells
Practice Test: Topic 16 - Electrochemistry

Friday, 1/17
Practice Test: Topic 16 - Electrochemistry




Monday, 1/20
MLK HOLIDAY

Tuesday, 1/21
AP Lab due - Electrochemical Series
AP Exam: Topic 16 - Electrochemistry

Wetdnesday, 1/22
Introduce Topic 9 - Thermochemistry
PP: Thermo I
Practice: heat vs temperature, enthalpy and work, endo/exothermic reactions, 
bond enthalpy

Thursday, 1/23
Review: heat vs temperature, enthalpy and work, endo/exothermic reactions, 
bond enthalpy
Quiz: Thermo I

Friday, 1/24
PP: Thermo II
Practice: Calorimetry, Hess's Law, heats of formation



Monday, 1/27
Practice: calorimetry
Lab: Determination of Enthalpy

Tuesday, 1/28
I will be attending a Leadership conference
Work on Enthalpy lab - due Friday

Wednesday, 1/29
SNOW DAY

Thursday, 1/30
SNOW DAY

Friday, 1/31
SNOW DAY


Monday, 2/3
1/2 block - review fall semester curriculum'
6/7 block - share lab data and finish Thermo II PP

Tuesday, 2/4
Practice: Hess's law, heats of formation

Wednesday. 2/5
Topic 9: Quiz #2
Introduce entropy
PP: Thermo III

Thursday, 2/6
Finish PP: Thermo III

Friday, 2/7
Practice: entropy and free energy



Monday, 2/10
Topic 9: Thermochemistry Practice Test

Tuesday, 2/11
SNOW DAY

Wednesday, 2/12
SNOW DAY

Thursday, 2/13
SNOW DAY

Friday, 2/14
SNOW DAY


WINTER BREAK:  2/17 - 2/21


Monday, 2/24
AP Exam: Topic 9 - Thermochemistry

Tuesday, 2/25
Introduce Topic 13: Equilibrium
PP: Equilibrium I
Practice: Equilibrium constants, calculating equilibrium concentrations

Wednesday, 2/26
Review: Equilibrium constants, calculating equilibrium concentrations
PP: Equilibrium II

Thursday, 2/27
Practice: reaction quotient, Le Chatelier's principle, manipulating Keq and Q

Friday, 2/28
PP: Equilibrium III
Practice: Gibbs Free Energy and Equilibrium
   


Monday, 3/3
Finish PP: Equilibrium III
Practice: Gibbs free energy and Keq

Tuesday, 3/4
Turn in Lecture 20 worksheet
Pre-lab: Determination of an Equilibrium Constant

Wednesday, 3/5
Lab: Determination of an Equilibrium Constant (due Wed, 3/12)

Thursday, 3/6
Practice Test: Topic 13 - Equilibrium

Friday, 3/7
AP Exam: Topic 13 - Equilibrium



Monday, 3/10
SUBSTITUTE
Topic 13 Test Extra Credit
Preview Topic 13b - Solutions

Tuesday, 3/11
PP: Solutions I
Practice: types of solutions, expressing concentrations, solubility and 
structure, solubility of solids and temperature

Wednesday, 3/12
Review: types of solutions, expressing concentrations, solubility and 
structure, solubility of solids and temperature
PP: Solutions II

Thursday, 3/13
Finish PP: Solutions II
Practice: Ksp, predicting precipitates, solubility of gases with relation to 
temperature and pressure

Friday, 3/14
Turn in Lab: Equilibrium
Practice: Ksp, predicting precipitates, solubility of gases with relation to 
temperature and pressure
Practice Test: Topic 13b - Equilibrium Solubility



Monday, 3/17
AP Exam: Topic 13b - Equilibrium Solubility

Tuesday, 3/18
Introduce acids and bases
PP: Acids/Bases I
Practice: acid/base definitions, conjugate pairs, pH, pOH, autoionization

Wednesday, 3/19
PP: Acids/Bases II
Practice: Ka, Kb, strengths of acids

Thursday, 3/20
Finish PP: Acids/bases II
Continue practice: Ka, Kb, weak acids/bases, polyprotic acids

Friday, 3/21
Review: Acids/Bases I and II



Monday, 3/24
Topic 14: Quiz #1
PP: Acids/Bases III
Practice: Acid/Base reactions, pH and soluble salts

Tuesday, 3/25
Review and practice problems: Acid/Base reactions, pH and soluble salts

Wednesday, 3/26
PP: Acids/Bases IV
Practice: common ion effect, buffered solutions, solubility and pH

Thursday, 3/27
Review and practice: common ion effect, buffered solutions, solubility and pH

Friday, 3/28
PP: Acids/Bases IV
Practice: acid/base titrations




Monday, 3/31
PP: Acids/Bases V
Practice: acid/base titrations

Tuesday, 4/1
Review: Acids and Bases
AP Exam: Free Response

Wednesday, 4/2
Advisement schedule
AP Exam: Multiple Choice

Thursday, 4/3
Introduce Kinetics
PP: Kinetics I
Practice: reactions rates, order of reactions, rate laws

Friday, 4/4
Finish PP: Kinetics I
Practice: reactions rates, order of reactions, rate laws



Monday, 4/7 - Friday, 4/11   SPRING BREAK

Have a safe and restful break, but....please try to set some time aside to
review all of the material we have studied this year.  The AP EXAM is in less
than a month!!!


Monday, 4/14
Review: Kinetics I - reactions rates, order of reactions, rate laws
PP: Topic 15 - Kinetics II
Practice: integrated rate laws, half-life reactions

Tuesday, 4/15
Review: Kinetics II - integrated rate laws, half life reactions
PP: Topic 15 - Kinetics III
Practice: factors affecting reaction rates, activation energy, reaction 
mechanisms, catalysis

Wednesday, 4/16
Review and practice: factors affecting reaction rates, activation energy, 
reaction mechanisms, catalysis

Thursday, 4/17
Practice Test: Topic 15 - Kinetics

Friday, 4/18
AP Exam: Topic 15 - Kinetics


******************SATURDAY REVIEW SESSIONS FOR THE AP EXAM********************

We have completed the course content for Honors Chemistry II and AP 
Chemistry. I will be holding review sessions for the AP Chemistry Exam before 
and after school for the next two weeks, as well as on the three Saturdays 
before the exam.  I encourage everyone to attend as often as possible.  We 
have studied an enormous amount of chemistry this year, and it will help you 
to review and practice the important concepts as you prepare for the exam.  
Please continue to use you exam prep books and review at home.  I will be 
reviewing:
 
Saturday, 4/19  11:00am
Saturday, 4/26  11:00am
Saturday, 5/3   11:00am

The AP Chemistry is one of the most difficult AP exams.  It covers TWO 
semesters of college chemistry, as well as the two lab classes.  If you pass 
the AP Chemistry exam, you can earn up to EIGHT hours of college credit.