This course is designed to be the equivalent of the general Chemistry course taken by science and engineering majors in their first year of college. The framework of this course is quantitatively different from Honors Chemistry, going into greater depth in some concepts and introducing new ones. The emphasis of the course relies on chemical calculations and mathematical formulations of chemical principles as well as laboratory techniques. The development of these themes introduces students to the study of chemistry on a level that prepares them for subsequent courses in chemistry taken at the college level. Prior to the first day of school, students are required to complete summer reading.
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9780738611549, Dingle, AP® Chemistry Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course), Research and Education Assn., 2014 (Optional purchase)