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 This organization was superseded in May of 2019 with the advent of the 9 UNIT system, and as such these materials are now sunset.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 ObjectivesEnduring Understandings, and Essential Knowledge statements defined by the College Board.

 

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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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BIG IDEA 1

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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BIG IDEA 2

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

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BIG IDEA 3

Changes in matter involve the rearrangement and/or reorganization of atoms and/or the transfer of electrons.

TOPIC 3A: Chemical Reactions

TOPIC 3B: Types of Chemical Reaction

TOPIC 3C: Energy Changes & Electrochemistry

UNIT 04 - CHEMICAL KINETICS

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BIG IDEA 4

Rates of chemical reactions are determined by details of the molecular collisions.

TOPIC 4A: Factors Affecting Rates

TOPIC 4B: Collision Theory

TOPIC 4C: Reaction Mechanisms

TOPIC 4D: Catalysts

UNIT 05 - CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS

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BIG IDEA 5

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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BIG IDEA 6

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