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AP Chemistry Exam Prep

Course Description

Session 1: 8:30 am - 9:45 am Particulate Nature of Matter across the curriculum: Review the range of topics impacted by the particulate nature of matter and how to move your students earning a 2 to a 3, from a 3 to 4 and 4 to 5. The particulate nature of matter is important in such topics as gas laws, stoichiometry, gas phase equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium, ionic solids, solution process, IMAF, heat transfer and entropy.
Break: 9:45 am to 10:00 am
Session 2: 10:00 am 11:30 am Stoichiometry across the curriculum: Review the variety of stoichiometry problems and how ICE tables can simplify answering simple to complex stoichiometry questions. Stoichiometry appears in gas laws, limiting reagents, gas phase and aqueous equilibrium, moles of reaction in thermodynamics, neutralization reactions and equivalence points and redox reactions and equivalence points.
Lunch 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Session 3: 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Using data in problem solving: Review a range of problem solving where data is provided in a variety of different forms, including: data tables, chart recordings, and a wide range of graphs in problems covering topics such as stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas phase and aqueous equilibrium, electrochemistry and kinetics.
Break 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Session 4: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm A closer look at acid-base titrations, buffers and titration curves: Understanding equilibrium constants for strong acids, weak acids, strong bases, weak bases, salts, buffers and for any type of neutralization reactions. A qualitative understanding and a quantitative determination of relative concentrations of all species during a titration.
Instructor Bio: John has been teaching in the introductory chemistry program at Oklahoma State University for over 40 years. He has been involved with the AP Chemistry program and the College Board since 1988. From 1989 to 1992 he developed and taught AP Chemistry By Satellite to rural and urban high schools around the United States. John was an AP Reader from 1990 to 2005 and then from 2009 - 2018. From 2002 - 2005 he served as Chief Faculty Consultant for AP Chemistry. John returned to the Reading in 2009 as an Exam Leader. In 2016 he attended the Reading as a Table leader. In 2006 and 2007 John served on the College Board AP Chemistry Curriculum Alignment Commission. This group was responsible for developing the content outline for the redesigned AP Chemistry course. John was appointed to AP Chemistry Test Development Committee from 2010 to 2013. In 2012 and in 2019 John attended AP Chemistry Professional Development Workshops that provided training and materials focusing on the new AP Chemistry framework and curriculum and the use of inquiry in the classroom. Throughout his teaching career John has integrated computers into his teaching. In 2002 he and Dr. Michael Abraham from the University of Oklahoma received an NSF grant to develop a series of particulate level animations and the corresponding guided and open-inquiry activities. The MoLE project web site ( provides teacher access to all the animations and activities. Along with Mike Abraham at the University of Oklahoma and Tom Greenbowe at Iowa State University (now at the

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 30 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:February 16, 2019
Meets:Sa from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Instructor:John Gelder
Fee: $175.00Fee Breakdown