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Chemistry, Advanced Placement

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Year long course 1.0 credit
AP credit available
Elective credit
Science Biology credit
Grades eligible 10 - 12

ChemistrY, Advanced Placement

General Description

Prerequisite: Completion of 10th grade Chemistry with a B or higher or by teacher permission

AP Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first year of college.  Inquiry experiences using scientific equipment will help students understand some of the basic principles of chemistry, such as atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions and equilibrium, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas properties, solution chemistry, acid-base theories, oxidation-reduction reactions, and electrochemistry. Students will also explore concepts through scientific readings, demonstrations, lectures, and practice problem activities.  Fees: Optional AP Exam Fee (Approx. $100.00)


  • Use the concept of Stoichiometry to determine molar relationships within chemical reactions.
  • Understand the various properties of Gases and the factors that affect and application to the real world.
  • Learn the aspects of Nuclear Chemistry and its application to science and the world
  • Understands the factors and concepts behind Acids and Bases and their role in the world.
  • Be able to identify, explain and manipulate Chemical Reactions and its relationship to Chemical Equilibrium
  • Use and explain the concept of Oxidation/Reduction in chemical processes and reactions
  • Identify the working of the subatomic particles and the roles they play in the structure of the atom.
  • Understand, apply and manipulate the concept of Electrochemistry in chemical processes.
  • Be able to explain how chemical bonding is related to Molecular Geometry

Theory of Action

The goal of science education at EHS is to engage our students through student choice. Each course is designed to encourage scientific literacy and critical thinking through relevant topics and authentic experiences in the lab and classroom.