The College Board states that "[t]he AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced course work in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium."
AP Chemistry is a second year chemistry class, equivalent to a general chemistry class in college. We aim to have all of our students take the AP Chemistry Exam in May and get a 3, 4, or 5. To do this, the AP Chemistry team works closely together to ensure students have a similar experience in terms of labs, tests, and practice.
We will be spending almost no time motivating you to work. If you are enrolled in AP chemistry, we infer that you are looking forward to getting college credit for the class, so that you can either fulfill a minimum college science requirement, or (more likely) prepare for a degree in some STEM area. We expect you, then, to be actively engaged every day in class and spend at least five hours a week outside class working on homework, reading and lab reports. Some of that time must be used for the social/technological component that is 5% of your grade.
This can be a very good year of learning for all of us, but the choice to make it so is entirely yours. We've already made our decision. You can do it!