About the Course

Advanced Placement/Honors Chemistry is a course and examination offered by the College Board as a part of the Advanced Placement/Honors Program to give American and Canadian high school students the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and earn college-level credit.


Unit 1: Atomic Structure and Properties
You’ll learn about the composition of atoms and ways scientists measure and categorize these molecular building blocks.
Topics may include: Moles and molar mass, Mass spectroscopy of elements, Elemental composition of pure substances, Composition of mixtures, Atomic structure and electron configuration, Photoelectron spectroscopy, Periodic trends, Valence electrons and ionic compounds

Unit 2: Molecular and Ionic Compound Structure and Properties
You’ll discover the range of chemical bonds and how their structure can affect the properties of the molecules created.
Topics may include: Types of chemical bonds, Intramolecular force and potential energy, Structure of ionic solids, Structure of metals and alloys, Lewis diagrams, Resonance and formal charge, VSEPR and bond hybridization

Unit 3: Intermolecular Forces and Properties
You’ll explore how atoms come together to create solids, liquids, and gases, and how subatomic forces govern the properties of everything around you.
Topics may include: Intermolecular forces, Solids, liquids, and gases, Kinetic molecular theory, Solutions and mixtures, Photoelectric effect,

Unit 4: Chemical Reactions
You’ll learn how to differentiate physical and chemical processes, and how to measure and express chemical reactions via chemical equations.
Topics may include: Introduction for reactions, Net ionic equations, Representations of reactions, Physical and chemical changes, Stoichiometry, Types of chemical reactions

Unit 5: Kinetics
You’ll explore various methods to observe the changes that occur during a chemical reaction and the effects of a series of reactions.
Topics may include: Reaction rate, Introduction to rate law, Elementary reactions, Collision model, Introduction to reaction mechanisms, Multistep reaction energy profile, Catalysis.

Unit 6: Thermodynamics
You’ll learn about energy changes in chemical reactions and how a transfer of energy can change a substance’s physical qualities.
Topics may include: Endothermic and exothermic processes, Heat transfer and thermal equilibrium, Heat capacity and calorimetry, Energy of phase changes, Introduction to enthalpy of reaction, Enthalpy of formation, Hess’s law

Unit 7: Equilibrium
You’ll chart how chemical reactions change over time, what causes substances to reach equilibrium, and how systems react when that equilibrium is disturbed.
Topics may include:Introduction to equilibrium, Calculating the equilibrium constant, Calculating equilibrium concentrations, Introduction to Le Châtelier’s principle, Introduction to solubility equilibria, pH and solubility, Free energy of dissolution,

Unit 8: Acids and Bases
You’ll learn more about pH, the qualities and properties of acids and bases, and how they interact in chemical reactions.
Topics may include:Introduction to acids and bases, pH and pOH of strong acids and bases, Acid-base reactions and buffers, Molecular structure of acids and bases, pH and pKa, Properties of buffers

Unit 9: Applications of Thermodynamics
You’ll be introduced to the concept of “thermodynamic favorability” for reactions, meaning how likely they are to occur given energy changes and environmental factors.
Topics may include:Introduction to entropy, Gibbs free energy and thermodynamic favorability, Thermodynamic and kinetic control, Free energy and equilibrium, Galvanic (voltaic) and electrolyte cells, Electrolysis and Faraday’s law

The Exam

The AP Chemistry exam has 2 sections

Section I - 90 Minutes Three long free response questions ,two short free response questions. Programmable or graphic calculators are permitted.

Total weightage : 50%

MCQs are either discreet questions or sets of question, Questions are based on the knowledge of Chemistry and Science practices outlined in AP Chemistry course. Question sets are new types of questions in which a stimulus in the form data or series of questions will be provided. No negative marking or no marks deducted for incorrectly answered questions. Score is based on the number of questions correctly answered.

Section II - 90 minutes, 60 Multiple choice questions (MCQs), Calculators are not permitted.

Total weightage : 50%

Questions asked will be based on-

Experimental procedures, data, graphs observations and error analysis. Explanation of phenomena based on molecular, atomic level of the matter. Logical and analytical path ways to solve a problem.Commonly used equations sheet will be provided with each exam for use. However in free response exam no marks will be awarded for simply writing the correct equations. No marks will be awarded for ambiguous answers without any reasonable explanations.

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