Self Study AP Chemistry??

<p>Do you think it us too late to start self studying AP chemistry? I have the central science textbook, but have only read the first chapter. What prep book will be best? I need to get a 5, do you have any tips for studying for a 5? The reason is because my school does not offer any AP classes, but to get into the university i want, i have to have a 5 in AP chemistry. How hard is the curve, and what is the new exam like? Please let me know any thoughts or tips for studying!</p>

<p>Nobody has self studied this before? Would love your input!</p>

<p>Hi, I take ap chemsitry last year, I think new test emphasize concept more than number. It is very hard to do all yourself, but all depend on hard work. Hard work and good resource, find a tutor or some online help or it will be too hard unless you like superasian kid who study all day.</p>

<p>To me, it seems pretty hard. the multiple choice is relatively easy, but the free response is a pain. if you have to, obviously you will self study. Make sure you know every concept tested and can solve problems through estimation (since you don’t get a calculator). The abstract concepts like entropy and cell potential were especially painful but if memorize all the equations you should be fine (dG=dH-TdS,dS=qrev/T,dSreaction=dSproduct-dSreactants) and that would be the equations associated with entropy. Some equations are easy to derive (like Nerst equation) so you don’t need to memorize but you need to memorize some basics, and more memorization would be better since solving takes time.</p>

<p>Good luck! if you have any problems on the way, you could probably ask around . I think it is possible but hard.</p>

<p>btw, you get a list of equations on the ap test, but you need to be familiar with them, or else they are basically meaningless; again, knowing them is the best idea. you should consider it back up, not the actual learning. but when solving problems, you could have the equation sheet at hand. Nonetheless, considerable memorizationa and understanding is required. This year, there is a considerable focus on graphs. make sure to be acquainted with the graphical representations of equations (rate laws, Charles law, Arrhenius activation energy, collision theory). </p>

Okay thanks. Do you know what the most important topics to memorize are? Like stoichiometry, acids and bases, etc. Also what is the best review book? Thanks for thereplies!