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AP Chemistry

Course: 351

Grade Level:
Course Length:
Full Year
1 Credit
  • Honors Chemistry with a 90 average 
  • Honors Algebra II with a 90 average or Pre-Calculus with a 90 average or concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus
  • Departmental approval

Course Description:

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.

Textbook/Class Resources:

9781133611103, Zumdahl, Chemistry (AP ed.), 9th ed., Brooks Cole, 2013 

9780738611549, Dingle,  AP® Chemistry Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course), Research and Education Assn., 2014 (Optional purchase)