AP NOTES 6 UNITS
Each of UNITS 01-06 listed below has a title, defined by me, that is designed to encapsulate the content of each of the nine UNITS as defined by the College Board in their 2014 Course and Exam Description for AP Chemistry. This organization was superseded in May of 2019 with the advent of the 9 UNIT system, and as such these materials are now sunset. For more on those changes, and the consequences for the 6 UNIT system read this. AP NOTES for the 9 UNIT system are here.
In addition to UNITS 01-06, in UNIT 00 I have included topic areas that I feel are necessary for the foundation of an AP Chemistry course, but that are not formally included in the nine CB units. These are some of the ideas that would normally be addressed in a traditional, first year chemistry course.
Each topic within each unit has a title that is my interpretation of each of the Topic Titles, Learning Objectives, Enduring Understandings, and Essential Knowledge statements defined by the College Board.
- Note the date and timestamps shown below, of the most updated versions of the PDF files, and check to see that the document you are referencing has a matching time-stamp (the time-stamp can be found in the footer of the PDF file).
UNIT 00 - AP CHEMISTRY PREAMBLE
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TOPIC 0A: Chemistry, Scientific Method and Chemical & Physical Change
TOPIC 0B: Measurement
TOPIC 0C: Atomic Theory
TOPIC 0D: Nomenclature
UNIT 01 - ATOMS, ELEMENTS & PERIODICITY
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The chemical elements are fundamental building materials of matter, and all matter can be understood in terms of arrangements of atoms. These atoms retain their identity in chemical reactions.
TOPIC 1A: Atoms and The Elements
TOPIC 1B: Electrons
TOPIC 1C: The Periodic Table & Periodicity
TOPIC 1D: Mass Spectrometry and Spectroscopy
TOPIC 1E: Conservation of Atoms
UNIT 02 - GASES & CHEMICAL BONDING
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Chemical and physical properties of materials can be explained by the structure and the arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules and the forces between them.
TOPIC 2A: States of Matter and Solutions
TOPIC 2B: Intermolecular Forces
TOPIC 2C: Intra Bonding
TOPIC 2D: Bonding and Properties of Solids
UNIT 03 - CHEMICAL REACTIONS & ENERGY CHANGES
UNIT 05 - CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS
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The laws of thermodynamics describe the essential role of energy and explain and predict the direction of changes in matter.
TOPIC 5A: Heat, Temperature and Kinetic Energy
TOPIC 5B: Work, Calorimetry and Conservation of Energy
TOPIC 5C: Breaking and Making Chemical Bonds
TOPIC 5D: Physical and Chemical Changes and Bonding
TOPIC 5E: Enthalpy, Entropy and Free Energy
UNIT 06 - CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM
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Any bond or intermolecular attraction that can be formed can be broken. These two processes are in a dynamic competition, sensitive to initial conditions and external perturbations.
TOPIC 6A: Equilibrium
TOPIC 6B: Le Châtelier’s Principle
TOPIC 6C: Acid-Base Equilibria
TOPIC 6D: Free Energy and Equilibrium