About AP Chemistry General Overview The Advanced Placement Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of a first-year college Chemistry course. It is meant to be taken after successful completion of Chemistry Honors/CP and includes such topics as the structure of matter, states of matter, and reactions. It is an exciting but challenging course involving a lot of problem solving and high level lab work. Students therefore need to have been successful in higher level math courses (IM3 or higher) and be prepared to spend 1 to 1.5 hours per night reading, practicing problem solving, and reviewing material from class.
Detailed Course Information A detailed official course description, including sample test questions, topics, formulas used, and exam format is available at the official college board website.