AP Chemistry 1: Big Ideas 1, 2, 3

A Message from Lead Author: Cheri Smith – Yale Secondary

“Edvantage Science AP Chemistry 1 and 2 are really the culmination of nearly three decades of what I’ve determined as the best way to deliver the content of the Advanced Placement curriculum to my students. The Redesign of science and other subjects in AP courses is a response to educational studies such as the National Science Foundation’s “Lab Report to the Nation” among others. Such studies simply emphasize the importance of something I’ve always felt was important – a focus on the students’ construction of the important content and process related to the course they are taking”. Cheri Smith, Yale Secondary

Feedback posted on AP Teacher CollegeBoard / Community

“AP Chemistry 1 is not a traditional textbook but is a print and digital resource that belongs to the student and can be used in a classroom or for independent study. Students can use two components — a write in textbook (“WorkText”) that is customizable to reflect your teaching, and an interactive on-line study guide.

There is a section in the Worktext called “warm ups” where prior knowledge is referenced. “Quick Checks” help guide student learning. Review questions complete each section. A very cool feature is the use of QR codes, whereby videos created by AP Chemistry 1 authors appear in YouTube –like media. The Online Study Guide (OSG) is an interactive, personalized, digital, support feature for the WorkText. It provides access to online quizzes and AP Exam-like sample tests with instant feedback for the student. This resource is aligned with the AP Chemistry framework, and the reading level is appropriate for HS students”.   John Hnatow, Emmaus High School

Edvantage Science AP Chemistry 1: Big Ideas 1, 2, 3 PREVIEW
Edvantage Science Online Study Guide

Table of Contents

1 Skills and Processes of Chemistry

1.1 Staying Safe Around Matter

1.2 Laboratory and Reporting Skills

1.3 Measuring and Recording Significant Data

1.4 Analysis of Units and Conversions in Chemistry


2 The Nature of Matter

2.1 Properties of Matter

2.2 The Classification of Matter

2.3 Separating the Substances of a Mixture

2.4 Names and Formulae of Inorganic Compounds
3 The Mole — The Central Unit of Chemistry

3.1 Relative Atomic Mass

3.2 Introducing the Mole — The Central Unit of Chemistry

3.3 The Wheel Model of Mole Conversions

3.4 Molar Volume

3.5 Composition Analysis — Determining Formulas

3.6 Molar Concentration
4 Expressing and Measuring Chemical Change

4.1 Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations —The Magic of Chemistry

4.2 Classifying Chemical Changes and Predicting Products

4.3 Another Way to Classify — Identifying Electron Transfer

4.4 Energy Changes Associated with Chemical Change — Endothermicity and Exothermicity

4.5 Enthalpy **NEW**

4.6 Calorimetry **NEW**

4.7 Calculating with Chemical Change — Stoichiometry

4.8 Stoichiometry in the Real World — Excess/Limiting Amounts, Percentage Yield, and Impurities
5 A Closer Look at Matter

5.1 Early Models of the Atom — Dalton to Rutherford

5.2 Quantum Theory and the Bohr Model of the Atom

5.3 Beyond Bohr — The Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom

5.4 Applying Quantum Mechanics to Electrons in Atoms
6 Relationships and Patterns in Chemistry

6.1 The Development of the Periodic Table

6.2 Periodic Trends — Regular Changes in Elemental Properties

6.3 Photoelectron Spectroscopy  **NEW**

6.4 Describing Chemical Bonding

6.5 Lewis Structure Diagrams

6.6 The Shape and Behaviour of Molecules and Hybridization  **NEW**

6.7 Molecular Orbital Theory  **NEW**
7 Solution Chemistry

7.1 The Nature of Solutions

7.2 What Dissolves and What Doesn’t — “Like Dissolves Like”

7.3 Dissociation Equations and Solution Conductivity

7.4 An Introduction to Titrations

8 Gases

8.1 The Gaseous State **NEW**

8.2 The Gas Laws **NEW**

8.3 Vapor and Partial Pressures **NEW**

8.4 Real Gases **NEW**
9 Organic Chemistry

9.1 Simple Hydrocarbons and Isomerism

9.2 Functional Groups

9.3 Reactions of Organic Molecules

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