840 AP Chemistry
Periods per week: 41/2 Full year Credits: 5 Level: H
AP Chemistry covers the topics recommended and developed by the College Board. Emphasis is placed on descriptive chemistry and chemical reactivity as well as the mathematical formulation of principles. The course includes challenging laboratory activities recommended by the College Board. Students are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of the principles applied. Emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, quality of results, and error analysis. Students entering this course are expected to have a strong mathematical background, and to have mastered the fundamentals of stoichiometry. Successful completion of a previous chemistry course, and the recommendation of a science teacher are required for admission. Students electing this course are expected to take the Advanced Placement exam in Chemistry. A summer assignment may be required.
The AP Chemistry course is designed to be taken only after the successful completion of a first course in high school chemistry. Surveys of students who take the AP Chemistry Exam indicate that the probability of achieving a score of 3 or higher is significantly greater for students who successfully complete a first course in high-school chemistry prior to undertaking the AP course.
The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. For some students, this course enables them to undertake, in their first year, second-year work in the chemistry sequence at their institution or to register in courses in other fields where general chemistry is a prerequisite. For other students, the AP Chemistry course fulfills the laboratory science requirement and frees time for other courses.
From the College Board "AP Chemistry Course Description"
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