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September 17, 2012 Combustion Analysis Problem Set 1 added to Topic 3 Handouts.
September 12, 2012 Using Physical and Chemical Properties to Identify an Unknown Substance Lab added to Planned Afternoon Labs
September 11, 2012 Typos in Topic 3 notes fixed.
August 30, 2012 Supplemental Materials has been updated.  The 12th Edition of Chemistry: The Central Science is available for Kindle. There are free Kindle Reader apps for most cell phones, tablets, and computers.
August 30, 2012 At the request of several students, nomenclature worksheets from Chem I have been added to the handouts for Topic 2.
August 25, 2012 Based on only one section of AP Chemistry the Lab Schedule for Monday Afternoon Labs will fall on Mondays. If the majority vote to have labs on Tuesdays, this can be arranged.
August 27, 2011 To avoid confusion I have linked the set of polyatomic ions from Chem I that should be memorized.  The other set of polyatomic ions is for reference and includes more than the first set.
August 16, 2011 Based on two sections of AP Chemistry the Lab Schedule for Monday Afternoon Labs includes both Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  Within reason, student teams will need to choose one day of the week or the other for the required afternoon labs.
May 10, 2011 Superhero Science 2011 added
February 13, 2011

The link to "Some Polyprotic Acids And Their pKas" has been repaired.

September 10, 2010

Due to the decrease from three sections of AP Chemistry back to two the Lab Schedule for Monday Afternoon Labs has been changed to Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  Within reason, student teams will need to choose one day of the week or the other for the required afternoon labs.

July 23, 2010 A link has been added to the Brooks-Cole website for on-line resources for Zumdahl.
June 18, 2010

As of now there are three sections of AP Chemistry.  The Lab Schedule for Monday Afternoon Labs has been changed to Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons.  Within reason, student teams will need to choose one day of the three days of the week for the required afternoon labs.

June 2, 2010 The College Board has announced that the guessing penalty will be removed from the AP Chemistry test starting with the Spring 2011 test.
May 27, 2010

A list of several supplemental books that should prove helpful in studying AP Chemistry has been added.

May 25, 2010

Due to the larger number of students taking AP Chemistry the Lab Schedule for Monday Afternoon Labs has been changed to Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  Within reason, student teams will need to choose one day of the week or the other for the required afternoon labs.

May 24, 2010

A link has been added to ChemReview.NET

May 24, 2010

Superhero Science 2010 added

May 1, 2009 Superhero Science 2009 added
November 12, 2008 A link has been added to the1985-1998 AP Predicting Reactions questions at the Chemmybear website.
November 4, 2008 Topic 8 notes revised in the light of the new approach to ionic versus covalent bonding
October 30, 2008 A list of the things I need to know about you if I am to write you an effective letter of recommendation: Letter of Recommendation
September 30, 2008 This web page has a new host and a new URL.
August 20, 2008 Due to the larger number of students taking AP Chemistry the Lab Schedule for Monday Afternoon Labs has been changed to Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  Within reason, student teams will need to choose one day of the week or the other for the required afternoon labs.
August 15, 2008 Topic 2 notes have been revised to reflect the new status of Po and At
June 29, 2008 Lab Schedule for Monday Afternoon Labs has been added
May 14, 2008

Superhero Science 2008 added

March 13, 2008

Topic 18 notes updated to reflect the latest IUPAC recommendations on nomenclature

February 1, 2008

Links to American Chemical Society's Chemistry Olympiad and archived exams updated

January 13, 2008

New Topic 4 Handout added:
          AP Chemistry Color Review

September 25, 2007

Two new Topic 4 Worksheets added:
          Practice Identifying Reaction Types
          Practice Predicting Single Replacement Reactions

May 28, 2007 Table of Polyatomic Ions for AP Chemistry added to Topic 2 Handouts
Table of Colors of Transition Metals added to Topic 4
May 9, 2007 Superhero Science added to AP page
April 12, 2007 Topic 21 Outline added
Topic 21 Learning Objectives added
Topic 21 Handouts added
Topic 21 Notes added
March 31, 2007 Topic 20 Outline added
Topic 20 Learning Objectives added
Topic 20 Handouts added
Topic 20 Notes added
March 11, 2007 Topic 19 Learning Objectives added
March 8, 2007 Topic 19 Outline added
Topic 19 Notes added
March 4, 2007 Topic 18 Outline added
Topic 18 Learning Objectives added
Topic 18 Handouts added
Topic 18 Notes added
February 20, 2007 Table of Relative Strengths of Acids and Bases revised
Acids and Their pKas added
December 31, 2006

6.626 E-34 Js * (Argon C/2p) * Z = 15 * MM = 30.97 g/mol * yttrium

1s2 2s2 2p6 * tungsten 

yttrium * 2.718 * argon
December 24, 2006

mol/L * 1.60 E-19 Coulombs * 8.314 J/mol K * 0.0821 L atm/mol K * Z=39

3.00 E8 m/s * 6.626 E-34 Js * 62.4 L torr/mol K * iodine * sulfur * thulium * arsenic

December 22, 2006 Topic 17 Outline added
Topic 17 Learning Objectives added
Topic 17 Handouts added
Topic 17 Notes added
December 19, 2006 Topic 16 Learning Objectives added
Topic 16 Notes added
December 18, 2006 Topic 15 Outline added
Topic 15 Learning Objectives added
Topic 15 Notes added
December 17, 2006 Topic 12 Learning Objectives added
Topic 13 Learning Objectives added
Topic 14 Learning Objectives added
December 16, 2006 Links have been added to the American Chemical Society's Chemistry Olympiad and to the Australian Science Olympiad
December 13, 2006 Topic 13 Notes added
Topic 13 Handouts added
December 8, 2006 Topic 11 Outline added
Topic 11 Learning Objectives added
December 3, 2006 Clausius-Clapeyron Equation Problems and Answers added to Topic 11 Handouts
November 29, 2006 Topic 12 notes added
November 25, 2006 Topic 11 notes added
November 24, 2006 four new Topic 11 Handouts added:
          Table of Critical Constants
          Ideal Gas Law Constants
          Table of Molar Enthalpies of Fusion and Vaporization
          Types of Crystalline Solids

Links page begun

November 21, 2006

Analysis of the Free Response Questions for the 2004 AP Exam is available see "FRS Analyses" on my AP Chemistry page

November 20, 2006

Analysis of the Free Response Questions for the 2005 AP Exam is available

Analysis of the Free Response Questions for the 2006 AP Exam is available

New 2007 AP Exam description and link posted see "Exam Description" on my AP Chemistry page

November 13, 2006

two new Topic 10 Handouts added:
          Table of Vapor Pressures for Water
          Table of van der Waals Constants

October 4, 2006

Equations Practice Homework 2 added to Handouts for Topic 4

September 30, 2006

Equations Practice Homework 1 added to Handouts for Topic 4

September 9, 2006

A section on doing a sketch of the experimental setup, and practical advice about the use of the notebook has been added to the Lab Notebook page.

September 8, 2006

General Guidelines for an AP Lab Report added to AP Chemistry page

August 22, 2006

Typo in Topic 2 notes corrected: borate is 3-, not 2- (page 16)

August 14, 2006

Scientific Method notes added
Safety notes added

August 4, 2006

Answers to Topic 2 Problem Set have been posted
Note Taking page has been added to AP Chemistry page

August 3, 2006

Lab Notebook page has been added to AP Chemistry page
          This includes handouts on data tables and on graphing

July 30, 2006

Typos in "SI System Prefixes" have been corrected
Answers to Topic 1 Problem Set have been posted

July 24, 2006

Topic 9 Notes have been revised in the light of College Board's promise that Molecular Orbital Theory will not be included on the AP Exam

Topic 9 Outline added

Topic 9 Learning Objectives added

July 11, 2006

New Topic 4 Handout added:
          Flowchart for Predicting the Products of Reactions

July 10, 2006

Topic 10 Outline added
Topic 10 Notes added
Topic 10 Learning Objectives added

July 5, 2006

Topic 1 Problem Set added for Summer Work
Topic 2 Problem Set added for Summer Work

July 4, 2006

Topic 8 Notes added
Topic 8 Learning Objectives added
Topic 8 Handouts added

July 3, 2006

Topic 7 Notes added
Topic 7 Learning Objectives added

July 2, 2006

Topic 5 Notes added
Topic 5 Learning Objectives added
Topic 6 Notes added
Topic 6 Handouts added
Topic 6 Learning Objectives added

July 1, 2006

Topic 3 Notes revised
Topic 3 Learning Objectives added
Topic 4 Notes revised
Topic 4 Learning Objectives added
two new Topic 4 Handouts added:
          Common Metal Cations With Two Or More Charges
          Common Oxidizing Agents and Common Reducing Agents

May 20, 2006

Topic 3 Notes added

May 19, 2006

Topic 1 Notes and Topic 2 Notes revised

May 18, 2006

Table of Hybridization added to Topic 9 Handouts

May 13, 2006

Topic 2 Learning Objectives added
New Handouts added to Topic 2

May 12, 2006

Topic 1 Learning Objectives added

May 10, 2006

Topic 9 Notes corrected

May 9, 2006

Topic 9 Notes updated by the addition of Valence Bond Theory material