Apologia’s award-winning Advanced Chemistry curriculum is written to your student in a conversational tone while cultivating and reinforcing independent learning. This course is designed to build on their foundational understanding of chemistry, so it is essential that they have already completed a high school chemistry class like Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition. Using vivid images and diagrams, illustrative stories and equations, and 28 hours of hands-on labs and experiments, this curriculum will help your student understand (and enjoy!) advanced chemistry concepts that will prepare them for the ACT.
Advanced Chemistry builds on your student’s foundational knowledge of chemistry, introducing them to concepts like organic chemistry, organic nomenclature, polymer chemistry, and focusing on the major functional groups. It will also help them understand and master more complex concepts such as:
- Stoichiometry (with limiting reactants)
- Acids and bases
- Redox reactions
- Atomic structure
- Orbital hybridization
- Molecular orbitals
- Molecular geometry
- Chemical equilibrium
- Nuclear chemistry
Lesson Plans and Materials
The Exploring Creation with Advanced Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Student Softcover Textbook is written in a conversational format with the author talking directly to your student. We guide them through key learning strategies like how to think critically about what they are learning, identify important parts of the information presented, take meaningful notes, and complete experiments.
Suggested Daily Schedule
A suggested daily schedule is included in the student notebook (sold separately) so your student easily understands what is expected of them each day, while also providing flexibility to meet the needs of your student and family.
Throughout this course your student will connect textbook instruction with hands-on experiments for maximum learning. They will enjoy experimenting with the rate of an iodine clock reaction, distillation, chromatography, the common ion effect, measuring pH changes in a buffer, the electrolysis of copper sulfate, polymerization experiments, and the hydrolysis of sucrose.
While many experiments use household items, the Advanced Chemistry Lab Set provides essential equipment for your student to be able to complete the experiments.