AP® Chemistry


Twapon Kumar Bol, BLA, MBA

Course Description:

AP® Chemistry provides students with a solid foundation of science for college, often fulfilling the requirement for a lab-based science course in students general electives course requirements. This course focuses on inquiry based exploration of essential concepts within chemistry to enhance reasoning skills rather than just an exploration of knowledge within the science. It is a laboratory class with hands on experiments.

Course Objectives: (Quoted from the AP® Course Overview)

  • The chemical elements are the building blocks of matter, which can be understood in terms of the arrangements of atoms.
  • Chemical and physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and the arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules and the forces between them.
  • Changes in matter involve the rearrangement and/or reorganization of atoms and/or the transfer of electrons.
  • Rates of chemical reactions are determined by details of the molecular collisions.
  • The laws of thermodynamics describe the essential role of energy and explain and predict the direction of changes in matter.
  • Bonds or attractions that can be formed can be broken. These two processes are in constant competition, sensitive to initial conditions and external forces or changes

*Lab fees apply


Brown, Theodore L., H. Eugene LeMay, and Bruce Edward Bursten. (2009). Chemistry: The Central Science (11th ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Education.

Laboratory Manuals:

Ehrenkranz, David and John J. Mauch. Chemistry in Microscale.
Jack Randall, Advanced Chemistry with Vernier
College Board, AP Chemistry Guided-Inquiry Experiments: Applying the Science Practices Teacher Manual

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