Chemistry II AP Curriculum Page
Because of the organization of the College Board outline, several topics which are treated together in our AP course are fragmented in different sections of this outline. So this course calendar replaces the "time range" usually given for course objectives.
- Mid Aug - 1st week of Sept.
- Review students on Atomic Theory, atomic mass, atomic number, mole concept
- Stoichiometry, balancing equations, empirical formulas, limiting reactants
- Naming compounds, ionic and molecular species
- 2nd week of Sept - 4th week of Sept.
- Gases - Laws of gases, equations of state for an ideal gas, partial pressures
- Gases - Kinetic Molecular Theory, interpretation of gas laws, kinetic energy dependence on temperature, deviations from the ideal gas law
- 1st week of Oct - 3rd week of Oct.
- Thermochemistry -state functions, First Law, enthalpy, heat of formation, heat of reaction, Hess's law, heats of vaporization and fusion, calorimetry
- 4th week of Oct. - 2nd week of Nov.
- Kinetics - reaction rates, differential rate laws, rate constants, factors affecting rates, activation energy, catalysts, rate determining steps and mechanism
- 3rd week of Nov. - 2nd week of Dec.
- Structure of Matter - Electron energy levels, spectra, quantum numbers, atomic orbitals
- Chemical bonding - ionic, covalent and metallic bonds, polarity of bonds and electronegativity
- Molecular models - Lewis structures, hybridization of orbitals, resonance, sigma and pi bonds, VSEPR, geometry of molecules, dipole moment
- 1st week of Jan. - 3rd week of Jan.
- Equilibrium - dynamic equilibrium, Le Chatelier's principle, equilibrium constants
- Equilibrium constants for gaseous reactions: Kp and Kc
- 4th week of Jan. - 4th week of Feb.
- Acids -Bases - acid base reactions, Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis, amphoterism
- Equilibrium constants for acids and bases, pK, pH
- Precipitation reactions, solubility product constant and applications to precipitation
- Common ion effects, buffers
- 1st week of Mar. - 2nd week of Apr.
- Thermodynamics- Second Law, entropy, free energy, dependence of change on 2nd law
- 3rd week of Apr. - 2nd week of May
- Electrochemistry - electrolytic and galvanic cells, half cell potentials, Nernst Equation, Faraday's law, prediction of redox direction, relation between free energy and equilibrium constants and electrode potential