I'm really excited and looking forward to starting back in a few weeks. I promise you a rewarding experience in AP as you continue your college preparation. If you know of any of your peers who may still be considering taking AP Chem, and are not currently enrolled, please have them contact Guidance (and me) as soon as possible. Every year there are regrets from not taking the course. Below are some items that you should review prior to our first day:
1. Read Syllabus.
2. Read Waterman text Topics 1-3, and answer example questions and end-of-chapter assessments. You do NOT need to spend a lot of time on Topics 1-2, as very little of this (i.e. nomenclature, atomic history, etc.) is assessed on the exam. Spend your time on Stoichiometry/Factor Labeling (Topic 3). If you feel you need to brush up a bit more, look back at your Honors final exam review packet.
3. Glance over the Lab Glassware/Equipment handout (remember the volumetric flask for preparing molar solutions?).
4. Get yourself a 3-ring binder with tabs (like Honors). A 2-1/2" or 3" binder should do.
5. The first unit schedule (Topics 1-3) is posted (below) if you wish to have a look.