Apologia resources are designed to give homeschooled students a scientific education that will help them make a reasoned defense of the Christian faith. Written by a former university professor, the entire curriculum is also devoted to preparing junior high and high school students for college-level science courses. Rather than offering rigid daily lessons, each Apologia subject presents the necessary information while allowing the student the flexibility to advance at his own pace.
Advanced Chemistry in Creation 2nd Edition is designed to be taken after a college-preparatory chemistry course such as Exploring Creation with Chemistry. When both courses are taken, the student is prepared to take the AP (advanced placement) or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) chemistry exam. The course includes detailed discussions of stoichiometry (with limiting reactants), thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, orbital hybridization, molecular orbitals, molecular geometry, chemical equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry.
The student also receives an introduction to organic chemistry, focusing on the major functional groups, organic nomenclature, and polymer chemistry. There are 28 hours of laboratory exercises in the course, including 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. The hardcover student text (color illustrations) contains all student material, study questions, laboratory exercises, module study guides, and extra practice problems.