AP Chemistry Supplemental Materials.

<p>Does anyone know where I can get AP Chemistry videos for dummies? I am looking for a video that teaches the AP Course to someone who has no prior knowledge on the subject. Is there such thing?</p>

<p>I am also looking for a chart to help me name compounds, because writing chemical equations is very important on the AP exam. Do they have a SparkNotes sheet for AP Chemistry? If so, does it have the chart for naming compounds? Thanks for you help.</p>

<p>Why would you be taking the exam if you know nothing about Chemistry? That's like trying to learn Spanish from scratch (unless there are SOME good books out there that can spoonfeed everything you need to know about the exam)</p>

<p>Start out with the fundamental principles. Buy an elementary Chem book and work out on some of the problems before you try to un-entangle some of the "mess" yourself. You can't just dive into something that you're not too sure about, in fact try to slow down your pace if you need to. Chemistry can be translated into beautiful elegaic math, but you really need to know the concepts first before you start practicing algebraic manipulation or else you wouldn't know what your trying to find!</p>

<p>Thanks. Do you have any suggestions for naming compounds? I really need help on those.</p>

<p>just learn the rules for compounds and youll be fine. i'm sure tehre's a place online for examples...my teacher just gave us a copy of common compound formulas (i assume you're talking about neutralizing a combination of metals/nonmentals?)</p>

<p>I am talking about basic naming like NaCl and CO2.</p>

<p>oh, ok.
well that DOES depend on metal/nonmetal charges (at least in the case of salt). If two substances are both nonmetals, like in the case of carbon dioxide, then the substance is merely a repreesntation of what it's called. Carbon Dioxide means that there is ONE carbon for TWO (di) oxygen atoms, so the symbol is CO2. </p>

<p>For some combinations of metals and nonmentals, however, you have to neutralize the formula. For instance, if you have sodium (net charge of +1) and potassium (net charge of -3), you have to have THREE sodium atoms for every 1 potassium ion. So, the substance's empirical formula is Na3P</p>

<p>....and how would I get the name for Na3P and other such compounds?</p>