AP Chemistry, Semester A

0.5 Unit
Grades: 11, 12

The Advanced Chemistry course is designed around the AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework established by the College Board. The course is presented through the lens of scientific inquiryÑthe process of channeling human curiosity into purposeful exploration, discovery, and application of observable natural phenomena. In this course, students will grow to understand their physical world in a deep way. At the same time, an inquiry and STEM-oriented approach to chemistry offers students a shared method of asking questions about the world around them. Their experience and knowledge from this courseÑtied to a strong emphasis on qualitative and quantitative analysis and communicationÑis designed to enable them to understand important scientific and societal problems and to creatively grapple with such problems. In this blended online course (employing both online and face-to-face learning), students will be taught and encouraged to continually pose questions about the subject matter. Through exploration and discovery of the phenomenon at the core of each lesson, students will be guided to answer their own questions and will be able to discuss the phenomenon in ways that reflect sound scientific practices.
In particular, students will explore the six content areas that have been identified as the focus of the AP Chemistry course:
¥ Atoms and ElementsÑcomposition of matter, conservation of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, periodicity, and CoulombÕs Law
¥ Properties of MatterÑstates of matter, physical properties, gas behavior, kinetic molecular theory, solutions, intermolecular and intramolecular interactions, the Lewis structure model, and the VSEPR model
¥ Chemical ReactionsÑchemical equations, types of chemical reactions, endoand exothermicity, and electrochemistry
¥ KineticsÑrate laws, reaction mechanisms, activation energy, and factors affecting reaction rates
¥ ThermodynamicsÑenergy transfer, conservation of energy, enthalpy, calorimetry, potential energy and geometric arrangement of atoms, and entropy
¥ EquilibriumÑreversible reactions, reaction quotients, Le ChatelierÕs principle, acid-base chemistry, solubility, and Gibbs free energy


  • NCAA Eligible
  • AP (Advanced Placement)©


Instructor Embedded Cost: $300

Content Only Cost: See Course Details

The following information applies only to instructor embedded courses.

Prerequisites: Chemistry A/B

Oklahoma Subject Code: 5055

Course Provider Contact: Sarika Simpson | Academy Director | counselor@edmentum.com | 866-890-8153

How To Purchase This Course

Districts wishing to purchase this course should contact the course provider directly (see contact information above) and reference the contract in the "attachments" portion of the page linked here. If you are purchasing an Instructor Embedded course, please note that online instructors need not be certified in the state of Oklahoma. They must be certified to teach the content in at least one state or teach the subject at a college or university. To enroll a student in the course, you will need to obtain from the course provider (a) the instructor’s name; (b) the state through which the instructor is certified, and (c) the instructor’s certification number. If the instructor is employed to teach the subject at a college or university, you will need to obtain that institution’s iPEDS number. This information will be recorded in the SIS when you enroll a student in the course. When enrolling a student in a Content Only course, you must indicate in the SIS the name of the person monitoring the course.