AP Chemistry Summer Activities 2013-2014
1. Read through the Introduction to AP Chemistry letter, Syllabus, and General Pacing Guide for the year. (please note - the pacing guide may be modified based on changes to the course from the College Board; a specific, daily schedule per unit will be posted at the beginning of the year; we will adhere to that schedule so that we can meet the expected deadline and goal of the AP Exam in May)
2. Send Ms. Cartwright an email introducing yourself and your family. Tell me about why you want to take AP Chemistry, what else your taking next year, and what you plan to do over the summer. Email address for Ms. Cartwright is as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Using your book (chapters 1, 2, & 3) of the course text (or the internet if necessary), complete the following packet(show ALL of your work). This work will be turned in on the first day of school. (There will be a no-notes test on these the FIRST DAY of school)
*note - there is a test help video linked here!
4. Commit the below table of Common Polyatomic Ions to memory: (you will need to know these to be successful on the test on the FIRST DAY of school)
Names, Formula, & Charges of Polyatomic Ions
HPO42- monohydrogen phosphate
H2PO4- dihydrogen phosphate
HCO3- hydrogen carbonate (bicarbonate)
HS- hydrogen sulfide (bisulfide)
HSO4- hydrogen sulfate (bisulfate)
HSO3- hydrogen sulfite (bisulfite)
Cations (other than group 1A, 2A) that are normally written without roman numeral charge designators
5. Print out, read, and sign the following (with a parent/guardian). They are due the first day of school.
- Safety Contract (this contract is posted as its own tab on Mrs. Cartwright's AP Chemistry page)
- Full Value Contract (this contract is posted as its own tab on Mrs. Cartwrights's webpage)
6. Read through the rest of the webpage - be prepared with materials and resources to allow yourself to be successful each day of class and on the AP Exam in May!