Canyon AP Chemistry

Welcome to the Canyon's AP Chemistry Website!

AP Chemistry is an introductory college-level chemistry course. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based lab investigations as they explore the four Big Ideas: scale, proportion, and quantity; structure and properties of substances; transformations; and energy. (College Board)


Exam Date: AP Chemistry Exam

  • Thu, May 1, 2023

  • 12:00 PM Local

  • Location: Canyon

Course Content

Units and Topics we will cover (*not necessarily in this order*)

  • Atomic Structure and Properties

  • Molecular and Ionic Compound Structures and Properties

  • Intermolecular Forces and Properties

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Kinetics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Equilibrium

  • Acids and Bases

  • Applications of Thermo

Big Ideas:

As we progress through the units, the Big Ideas are the four foundation blocks that will help thread the topics and lessons together for a deeper conceptual understanding

  1. Scale Proportion and Quantity (SPQ)

  2. Structure and Properties (SAP)

  3. Transformations

  4. Energy (ENE)