Welcome to The AP Chemistry National Math & Science Initiative Resources Page

Here you will find lecture notes and review materials for each of the major units of study for the AP® Chemistry course.


Simply click on the links found to the left of the page to access additional webpages containing the files you seek. Be sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on the computer you are using for your downloads.

Are you struggling with the TI 83 or 84 Graphing Calculator? If so, here's a screencast or video (if you can't access the first link, try this videolink) that may help. Here's a virtual calculator (similar to what you see me use) as well: Wabbitemu

Explore the vast collection of screencasts or teaching videos that take you (albeit kicking and screaming) through the lecture notes AND AP Problems in case you need some extra help, or simply a "Do over" on a topic.

Why would anyone ever want to study chemistry? Check this out!


A Historical Sidelight: Ira Remsen on Copper and Nitric Acid

Ira Remsen (1846-1927) founded the chemistry department at Johns Hopkins University, and founded one of the first centers for chemical research in the United States; saccharin was discovered in his research lab in 1879. Like many chemists, he had a vivid "learning experience," which led to a heightened interest in laboratory work:


Want to see the "event" in action? Follow this link:copper penny demo
These NMSI AP Chemistry Lecture Notes can be either downloaded or printed and taken to class. Instructional videos are also posted here! Check back often, I'm editing and creating for the newly redesigned course as fast as I can. Thanks for your patience.
Stuff You Might As Well Print

The official periodic table of the AP exam (nice and big, too!)


  • The official formula sheets of the AP exam you get to use it for the entire exam! That's a new development for the 2014 AP Chemistry Exam and beyond.

The no longer offical Table of Reduction Potentials. Note this WAS the official reduction potential table of the AP exam. You'll need it for class, but you won't see this on the AP exam. FOR QUEST HOMEWORK BE SURE TO USE THEIR REDUCTION POTENTIAL TABLE. The values you need will be given within the stem of the questions. Don't fret, this could be a time saver for you!


All Things Stoichiometry (I'm your new best friend if this is your Summer Assignment!)


01 Chemical Foundations.pdf
02 Atoms, Molecules, Ions.pdf
02 Atoms, Molecules, Ions.pdf
02 Atoms, Molecules, Ions.pdf
Companion video for Atoms, Molecules and Ions If you can't access the higher quality video link, try this one at EduTube for Atoms, Molecules and Ions.
03 Stoichiometry with answers.pdf
03 Stoichiometry with answers.pdf
03 Stoichiometry with answers.pdf
Companion videos for Part I, Part II (these links should be fixed now).
STOICHIOMETRY WORKSHEET.pdf
STOICHIOMETRY WORKSHEET.pdf
STOICHIOMETRY WORKSHEET.pdf



Unit 1: Chemical Foundations

This includes all things stoichiometry (I'm your new best friend if this is your summer assignment.)

Chemical Foundations

Companion video for Chemical Foundations If you can't access that higher quality video link, try this one at EduTube: Chemical Foundations P.S. Not all the videos (or screencasts if your prefer) will be this long!

Atoms, Molecules & Ions
Companion video for Atoms, Molecules and Ions If you can't access the higher quality video link, try this one at EduTube for Atoms, Molecules and Ions.

Stoichiometry
Companion video for Companion video for Part I and Part II If you can't access the higher quality video link, try these links at TeacherTube or EduTube Composition Stoichiometry Part I, Composition Stoichiometry Part II, II, Reaction Stoichiometry Part I, Reaction Stoichiometry Part II, AP Stoichiometry Problems Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV andPart V. All those parts must imply this is pretty important stuff, huh?
Types of Reactions & Solution Stoichiometry

Unit 2: Electrochemistry

Lecture Notes & companion videos for solution stoichiometry, types of chemical reactions and redox reactions.

Companion videos for Galvanic Part I, Galvanic Part II, Electrolysis AND Companion videos for AP Problems Galvanic and AP Problems Electrolytic

Unit 3: Thermochemistry & Thermodynamics

Companion videos for Thermochemistry Part I and Part II If you can't access the higher quality videos, try these Teacher Tube Links: Thermochemistry Part I and Part II.


Compantion videos for Thermodynamics lecture notes. If you can't access the higher quality videos, try these Teacher Tube Links: Thermodynamics Lecture Part I and Part II.


Unit 4: Kinetics


Companion videos for Instantaneous and Relative Rates along with Differential Rate Law Part I, Differential Rate Law Part II, Integrated Rate Law Part I and Part II, mechanisms and Arrhenius equation for calculating activation energy Part I and Part II.
Care to work through some AP problems? If so, download the worksheet and get at it! Once you're ready, you can view these videos: Differential Rate Law Part I, Differential Rate Law Part II, Integrated Rate Law and Arrhenius Equation with Activation Energy.
If you can't access the higher quality videos above, try these TeacherTube links: Instantaneous and Relative Rates along with Differential Rate Law Part I, Differential Rate Law Part II, Integrated Rate Law Part I and Part II, mechanisms and Arrhenius Equation with Activation Energy and Part II.

Unit 5: General, Gas & Solubility Equilibrium! We know Questions like this will be on the Free Response portion of the AP Exam. Once you learn how to solve these problems, practice one each and every week. (Even if a grown up isn't forcing you to!)

General and Solubility Equilibrium

Unit 6: Acid Base Equilibrium


formerly known as "Interpreting Titration Curves" just to confuse you!


Companion videos for Acid Base Chemistry Part I, Part II , Part III , and Buffers Made Easy and Interpreting Titration Curves, General Acid Base AP Essays, General Acid Base AP Problems, Buffer AP Essays, Buffer AP Problems Part I, Part II and Part III.

If you can’t access the higher quality videos, try this link at EduTube: Acid Base Chemistry Part I, Part II, Part III and Buffers Made Easy and Interpreting Titration Curves, General Acid Base AP Essays, General Acid Base AP Problems, Buffer AP Essays, Buffer AP Problems Part I, Part II and Part III.

Unit 7: Atomic Structure & Periodicity


Companion videos for Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure and Periodicity. Also videos for Atomic Theory Essays and Problems, Atomic Structure Essays and Periodicity Essays
If you can't access the higher quality videos,try these links at EduTube: Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure and Periodicity. Also videos for Atomic Theory Essays and Problems, Atomic Structure Essays and Periodicity Essays

Unit 8: Bonding


Companion videos for Bonding Concepts and Lewis Structures, Resonance and Formal Charge, Molecular Geometry and Polar Molecules, Valence Bond Theory and Hybridization, Answering Past Bonding AP Essay Questions, Practice Multiple Choice (Whew! Do you think this topic might be an important one?) If you cannot access the higher quality videos, try these EduTube links: Bonding Concepts and Lewis Structures, Resonance and Formal Charge, Molecular Geometry and Polar Molecules, Valence Bond Theory and Hybridization, Answering Past Bonding AP Essay Questions, Practice Multiple Choice


Unit 9: Gas Laws

Companion videos for Gas Laws Lecture Notes Part I, Part II, and Part III. If you can't access the higher quality videos, try this link at EduTube: Gas Laws Lecture Notes Part I, Part II and Part III. Companion videos for AP Gas Law Essays (which improve your multiple choice scores as well!) AP Gas Law Problems Part I and Part II. If you can't access the higher quality videos, try these links at EduTube: AP Gas Law Essays , AP Gas Law Problems Part I and Part II.


Unit 10: States of Matter & IMFs


Unit 11: Solution Chemistry


Here is a Livescribe file of me dragging you kicking and screaming through this unit in an effort to catch you up from all of that school you've missed due to snow! Get your calculator and let's get started! There will soon be a companion file for AP FR practice problems. Here's another Livescribe file of me explaining a good portion of the free-response worksheet to better prepare you for the AP exam.