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ABOUT THIS BOOK
REA’s AP Chemistry Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based on a careful analysis of the AP Chemistry Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.
Written by an AP teacher, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in Chemistry. The targeted review chapters are grouped by topics, offering you a concise way to learn all the important facts, formulas, and terms before exam day.
Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP Chemistry Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score.
Parts Two through Six are a complete crash course in Chemistry. These 32 chapters focus on the subjects tested on the AP exam and cover everything from the Structure of Matter to Laboratory and
Chemical Calculations. The remaining chapters focus exclusively on the AP Chemistry exam
format. The author discusses major AP Chemistry themes and their relationship to the test, and also includes a chapter on the free response portion of the exam.
No matter how or when you prepare for the AP Chemistry exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!
If you would like to assess your test-readiness for the AP Chemistry exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP Chemistry practice exam at www.rea.com/crashcourse. This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual AP exam.
Good luck on your AP Chemistry exam!
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Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Keys for Success on the AP Chemistry Exam 3
Part 2 Structure of Matter
Chapter 2 Atomic Theory 13
Chapter 3 Chemical Bonding 27
Chapter 4 Molecular Models 33
Chapter 5 Geometry of Molecules 37
Chapter 6 Nuclear Chemistry 43
Part 3 States of Matter
Chapter 7 Gases: Ideal Gases 49
Chapter 8 Gases: Kinetic Molecular Theory 63
Chapter 9 Liquids and Solids 67
Chapter 10 Solutions 71
Part 4 Reactions
Chapter 11 Reaction Types 79
Chapter 12 Stoichiometry 91
Chapter 13 Equilibrium 97
Chapter 14 Kinetics 109
Chapter 15 Thermodynamics 115
Part 5 Descriptive Chemistry
Chapter 16 Chemical Reactivity 127
Chapter 17 Relationships in the Periodic Table 133
Chapter 18 Organic Chemistry 139
Part 6 Laboratory and Chemical Calculations
Chapter 19 Making Observations 145
Chapter 20 Recording Data 149
Chapter 21 Calculations 153
Chapter 22 Communication of Results 155
Chapter 23 Percent Composition 163
Chapter 24 Empirical and Molecular Formula 165
Chapter 25 Molar Masses 169
Chapter 26 Gas Law Calculations 173
Chapter 27 Stoichiometric Calculations 177
Chapter 28 Mole Fraction/Partial Pressure Calculations 181
Chapter 29 Faraday's Laws 185
Chapter 30 Equilibrium 187
Chapter 31 Nernst Equation 189
Chapter 32 Thermochemistry 191
Chapter 33 Kinetics 193
Chapter 34 Major AP Chemistry Laboratory Themes and Their Relationship to the Test 195
Chapter 35 Free-Response Writing 215
Posted July 27, 2010
This is a really good book that manages to cram a full year of chemistry into a small book. It is only meant to be a thorough review of the content you have ALREADY learned and is therefore not a substitute. This is definitely worth the money!
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