Self-study AP Chem- Can I do it?!?!

<p>I want to self-study AP Chem this year, and I was wondering if anyone could advise me as to how hard this will be. I took chem as a sophomore (2 years ago) and got 760 on the SAT II. However, if I self-study, I won't be able to do any labs or anything, I'll just buy an AP prep book and read and do problems. Do you think I could manage this? Thanks for any help!</p>

<p>yea i did the same for chem
but AP chem is much much harder
believe me - im takin it
if ur school offers it, get their textbook and a prep book. if not, id advise u to take an easier one.... there are self-study AP threads that u can read, although stats and econ seem to pop up as easy ones</p>

<p>If you stick with it, you can do it. If you've taken honors chem or chem I, the principles are the same they just set the plow much, much deeper.</p>

<p>u need to be really good at basic mathematics nad algebra. well u don't but the course will suck if u are'nt good with numbers. simple stuff but a lot of it</p>

<p>Thanks for your thoughts! I'll give it a shot, since I have nothing to lose. Unfortunately, my school's science department ins abysmal, so I'll be completely on my own. It should be rewarding, since I really want to study an advanced science.</p>

<p>I agree with vtran31 that your math background is important (more important than your chemistry background). My son successfully self-studied for AP chem with no prior chem experience. But he's very strong in math. (he used Zumdahl's text)</p>