AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry
Mr Simms
CHEMISTRY. Welcome to College
People. You have chosen to take a
difficult College Level Course. I
congratulate you on that choice.
In this class you will study
1. The Structure of Atoms, Molecules and Ions.
2. Stoichiometry and Solution Stoichiometry.
3. Types of Chemical Reactions.
4. State of Matter.
5. Entropy and Enthalpy.
6. Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry.
7. Bonding and Molecular Chemistry.
8. Organic Chemistry.
9. Properties of Solutions.
10. Kinetics
11. Equilibrium
12. Acids and Bases
13. Acid-Base Equilibrium
14. Electrochemistry and Transition Metals
15. Nuclear Chemistry
You will
• conduct laboratory investigations, apply
scientific problem solving, and use critical
thinking skills. It is important that you
realize that chemistry is a conceptoriented course that emphasizes problem
solving and critical thinking skills.
Practice and perseverance
• on the student’s part are essential. I
strongly encourage students to become
actively involved in this class by
participating, asking questions, attending
tutorials and using all available resources.
Since this is a college course, there will be
outside of class work. It is critical that you
keep abreast of the homework.
• contact me if there are any questions or
• The most effective way to contact me is by
e-mail at my school email address,
[email protected]
• I check my email several times during the
day at school, and frequently from home
on nights and weekends.
• Grades are based on AP Standard, which
is 75% Tests, and 25% Lab, Quizzes, and
• There is NO reassessment in this course.
• This is a cumulative course, which means
that previously required material maybe on
new tests.
• I will be available for tutoring and assistance on
Monday and Tuesday after school, and
Wednesday mornings.
• I have set aside Thursday after school for my AP
• It is critical that you get labs made up as soon as
possible, and must be made up within 2 weeks.
• If you come of tutoring, I ask that you make a
concerted effort to arrive in room 2615 as soon
as possible after school.
• A calculator with an “EE” or “exp” key,
these are normally advertized as scientific
calculators. You best choice is a TI 84, but
most TI 30 series will do just fine.
• Pencil, pens and paper.
• A hard-cover composition notebook to
write lab reports in.
• A separate notebook to take notes and
keep track of your papers in.