Bonding Spectrum

In high school chemistry, we learn that Covalent bonds involve the sharing of one or more pairs of electrons between two atoms. We can represent these bonding pair of electrons in a diagram. The electrons are shown to be midway between the two atoms . For a homonuclear bond (two atoms are the same elements), this is approximately […]

VSEPR for AP Chem and Molecular Geometry

Mastering VSEPR Shapes: Key Concepts for AP Chem In the month of October, many teachers often find themselves tackling Unit 2.7 of their course materials in AP Chemistry. This unit, which focuses on ‘VSEPR‘ (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) theory and ‘Bond Hybridization’ for AP Chem. Educators typically use this time to introduce their students […]

Acid Base Titration Manipulative

This user-friendly Google Slides tool is designed for both independent exploration and classroom instruction. Beginning with hands-on simulations, students will gain the skills to identify major species in strong acid/strong base titrations without the need for complex calculations. This approach builds students’ confidence, and as they advance, they’ll delve into variations like strong base/strong acid […]

Chemistry Labs for AP Chemistry Course

Explore the AP Chemistry Lab Manual The AP Chemistry Lab Manual, provided by the College Board, serves as an invaluable resource for both educators and students participating in the AP Chemistry program. The AP Chemistry Lab Manual comprises 16 student-directed guided-inquiry labs. Their purpose is to provide students with opportunities to engage in hands-on […]

AP chemistry pacing guide – how to create one!

The Importance of an effective AP chemistry pacing guide. Recently, I’ve noticed a shift among AP chemistry teachers – more and more educators are opting to align their course content with the sequence recommended by the College Board for AP Chemistry. For some teachers, following this structured sequence seems more straightforward. Reflecting on the challenges […]