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AP Chemistry

The AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced coursework in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore content such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium.

College Course Equivalent

The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year.


Students should have successfully completed a general high school chemistry course and Algebra II.

Lab Requirement

This course requires that 25 percent of instructional time engages students in lab investigations. This includes a minimum of 16 hands-on labs (at least six of which are inquiry-based). It is recommended that students keep a lab notebook throughout.