Summer Work for AP Chemistry
The student needs to have memorized the fifty common elements and their symbols before the start of school. Click here for the table.
The student needs to rapidly memorize, or memorize again, the polyatomic ions from Chemistry I. Click here for the table. There is help in the Topic 2 notes with tricks for remembering them. Note that this is NOT the full set of polyatomic ions provided for reference.
Topic 1 covers the basics of
chemistry, the scientific method, three basic laws of chemistry, states of
matter, physical and chemical properties and changes, mixtures, a review of the
SI system, uncertainty and significant digits, and conversions.
Topic 2 covers atomic theory, atomic
masses, the periodic table, chemical formulas, writing formulas, nomenclature,
and writing and balancing equations.
The student is strongly advised to download the notes, learning objectives, and handouts as well as complete the worksheets. Make note of any difficulties or weaknesses that you might have and be prepared to ask questions as we rapidly review the content of these two topics the first few days of class.