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Developing more thoughts on PES

When composing this post about the College Board Webinar relating to PES in February of this year, I wrote; The things to take away from these much more complicated spectra for me, are two-fold; (i)...

College Board PES Webcast – 6 months late

The College Board finally got around to releasing some official information about PES yesterday, Friday January 31st. This is information that should have been available to teachers BEFORE the new...

PES – a first attempt at creating a question

As those of us teaching the new AP chemistry curriculum for the first time struggle with the lack of example material and sample questions released by the College Board, we are left to our own...

Daily Planner UNIT 03

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Daily Planner UNIT 04

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Daily Planner UNIT 01

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AP Chemistry Power Words and Phrases

AP CHEMISTRY POWER WORDS AND PHRASESHere you'll find some guidance that relates to the writing of good answers to FRQs. It complements the Writing Good Answers series of blog posts on similar. This...

Top Tips

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Roadmaps UNIT 01

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Roadmaps UNIT 02

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Roadmaps UNIT 03

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Roadmaps UNIT 04

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REGULAR WORKSHEETS

TOPIC TITLE ANSWERS 01a Matter & Measurement Answers 01b Unit Conversions Answers 01c Significant Figures Answers TOPIC TITLE ANSWERS 02a States of Matter Answers 02b Energy & Specific Heat...

HONORS WORKSHEETS

TOPIC TITLE ANSWERS 01b Unit Conversions Answers 01c Specific Heat Capacity Answers 01d Heat & Phase Change Answers 01e Cooling Curve Answers 01s Matter & Measurement Summary Answers TOPIC...

AP TESTS 9 UNITS

In the Spring of 2022 my AP Chemistry tests were made available on the site for the first time ever. Below you will find details regarding their content. The tests reflect my own "breakpoints" in...

HONORS NOTES

The date & time-stamps in red indicate the latest update, and should match the document that you've download. If the date & time on the document in your possession do not match the date...

WRITING PORTFOLIO

In addition to books, my writing extends into many other arenas and formats. Magazine and heavyweight journal articles, SEO focused chemistry blog posts and feature articles for businesses,...

Definitions – they’re important!

On old A Level and IB exams there were commonly questions that straight-up asked for definitions. Literally, "Define ... X". Common examples of X were things such as "Enthalpy of Formation", or...

AP LOs 6 UNITS (2014 – 2019)

Here you'll find the official Learning Objectives (LOs) as defined by the College Board for exams between 2014 and 2019. These LOs have since been superseded by the May 2019 LOs that took effect for...

AP TOPICS/LOs (2020 – PRESENT)

Here you'll find the 91 official TOPICS, and the associated Learning Objectives (LOs) as defined by the College Board's AP Chemistry Course and Exam Description (CED) that are applicable to 2020...

REGULAR NOTES

The date & time-stamps in red indicate the latest update, and should match the document that you've download. If the date & time on the document in your possession do not match the date...

AP Multiple-Choice Questions 9 UNITS

It's worth noting that these questions, written by me, are not necessarily attempting to be AP MCQ clones. Many of them certainly could appear on an AP MCQ exam, and all are linked to relevant LOs...

HONORS NOTES

The date & time-stamps in red indicate the latest update, and should match the document that you've download. If the date & time on the document in your possession do not match the date...

AP POWERPOINTS 9 UNITS

The AP PowerPoints are a relatively new feature, first introduced during the 2019-20 academic year. A few notes about them. Since the PowerPoints first arrived during 2019-20, they have only ever...

AP NOTES 9 UNITS

Each of UNITS 01-09 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 Course and Exam...

AP TASK ANSWERS 9 UNITS

Here you'll find the answers to the Tasks that are embedded in AP NOTES. These Task answers are also available as a downloadable pdf.0.1 1. (a) 2.45 x 104 (b) 3.56 x 102 (c) 9.85 x 10-4 (d) 2.22 x...

AP QUIZZES 9 UNITS

AP QUIZZES can be found on this page. On the whole they each take a very similar format, generally two AP FRQ problems, the exception being the UNIT 00 quizzes. Each quiz that deals with the same LO...

AP WORKSHEETS 9 UNITS

Here you'll find the AP Worksheets that help to illustrate the content of each of the UNITS. Each worksheet covers either a single LO, or more likely, a small set of LOs within the UNIT. Each...

CHEMISTRY TUTORING

"I learned a lot from your teaching. When I first started, I was so lost in the course, but with your guidance, I was able to improve so much more than what I thought I initially could....

17 TOPICS, OR 6 OR 9 UNITS?

That sounds like a Chicago song, but ... ... in various places on this site, you will see references in the AP sections to "17 TOPICS", "6 UNITS" and "9 UNITS". This can be confusing, so here's the...

Honors Chemistry Learning Objectives

HONORS CHEMISTRY LEARNING OBJECTIVES The specific learning objectives for each topic in the Honors course are listed here. TOPIC 1 Matter & Measurement ALL students should; Recall a definition...

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2020 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2020 Online: Once again this coming summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I'd love to have you join me. These courses will be the 13th and...

AP Notes Task Answers 9 UNITS

AP NOTES TASK ANSWERS 9 UNITS UNIT 00 - AP Chemistry Preamble 0.1 1. (a) 2.45 x 104 (b) 3.56 x 102 (c) 9.85 x 10-4 (d) 2.22 x 10-1 (e) 1.22 x 104 2. (a) 4200 (b) 0.000215 (c) 0.00000314 (d) 922000...

2019 AP Chemistry Released FRQ answers

My 2019 AP Chemistry Released Exam Draft Answers & Comments appear below. The questions are here. These are DRAFT answers and may change as errors are pointed out to me, and other thoughts come...

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2019 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Wokshops 2019 Online: Once again this coming summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I'd love to have you join me. These courses will be the 11th and...

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2018 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2018 Online: Once again this coming summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I'd love to have you join me. These courses will be the 9th and...

Regular Chemistry 2017-18

REGULAR CHEMISTRY COURSE 2017-18 This is the course page for Regular Chemistry 2017-18. Here you will find the details of the course, listed by UNIT and in turn by the sub-headings of Notes,...

Deadly gas is common AP Chemistry analog

Ammonia is a pretty ubiquitous chemical substance when it comes to AP Chemistry. Not so much much in terms of actually encountering it in the lab, but rather as a molecule (NH3) that can be used to...

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2017 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2017 Online: Once again this summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I'd love to have you join me. These courses will be the 7th and 8th...

All creatures great and small and 2016, 6

All things bright & beautiful, all creatures great and small. Remember that hymn? We often talk about remembering the little things, well here's a lesson in remembering the big things as well!...

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry 2016

With the AP out of the way, I now turn my attention to the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry 2016. Logistics Dates: May 7th & June 4th 2016 Length: 60 minutes Format: 85 Multiple-Choice Questions...

Lab situations on the AP chemistry exam

As long as the College Board refuse to acknowledge the importance of a lab exam, you can expect the continued reliance on the testing of lab situations on the AP chemistry exam via the inferior...

Another ∆G° mystery

We've lived through the nonsense of the inclusion of PES in the new AP Chemistry curriculum. Many think the exclusion of quantum numbers, stinks. Some people HATE the removal of colligative...

Fewer calculations on the AP chemistry exam?

Are there really fewer calculations on the new AP chemistry exam? Ever since the new AP exam came into existence, there's been a lot of talk about the removal of a large chunk of quantitative...