Item description for Chemistry (Cliffs AP) by Gary S. Thorpe...
CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores.
CliffsAP Chemistry is for students who are enrolled in AP Chemistry or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in Chemistry. Inside, you'll find hints for answering the essay and multiple-choice sections, a clear explanation of the exam format, reviews of all 22 required labs, a look at how exams are graded, and more:
Realistic full-length practice exam
Answers to commonly asked questions about the AP Chemistry exam
Study strategies to help you prepare
Thorough review of the key topics that are sure to be on the test
Sample laboratory write-ups
The AP Chemistry exam is coming up! Your thorough understanding of months and months of college-level chemistry coursework is about to be evaluated in a 3-hour examination. CliffsAP Chemistry includes the following material to you do the very best job possible on the big test:
Electronic structure of atoms
Covalent bonding and ionic bonding
Acids and bases
Reduction and oxidation
Organice chemistry and nuclear chemistry
Writing and predicting chemical reactions
This comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It's all you need to do your best --- and get the college credits you deserve.
*Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.
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Studio: Cliffs Notes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.6" Width: 8.1" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2001
Publisher Cliffs Notes
ISBN 076458684X ISBN13 9780764586842 UPC 785555046559
Availability 0 units.
More About Gary S. Thorpe
Gary S. Thorpe, M.S., taught AP Chemistry and gifted programs for over 25 years.
Reviews - What do customers think about Chemistry (Cliffs AP)?
Only helpful in certain areas Aug 27, 2005
I got a 3 on the exam with a teacher and a chem program at school which had never had anyone even attempt the AP test. However, this book alone will not get you a 2. This book is excellent when it comes to teaching you how to do the math but horrible when teaching you concepts. The princton review is excellent at teaching you concepts, but horrible at teaching you how to do the math. So my suggestion is you do them together and with your college Chem book. I pretty much taught myself everything and am proudly probably the first student at my school to pass the Chem AP test. I've also been told Barron's is quite good so you could try that as well. So only accompanying princton review could this book be helpful, labs don't really help much unless you actually do them. Don't be mistaken, this book won't tell you how to do the lab specifically, only skims through them.
horrible resource Feb 27, 2005
it has an awesome lab review section, but the review was nonexistant. I did not like how the book was put together or how it had a key terms section which did not explain the key terms. I am surprised that Cliffs would put out a book of this caliber. It's like the review was an afterthought compared to the lab section.
Poor Option Aug 18, 2004
Don't use this book. The lab guy gives the wrong impression. First off, the lab questions on the AP test are the ones you need to least worry about, usually very straighforward since you can't do a lab in a written test. In terms of the rest of the stuff in the Cliffs book, we used some of it in class and it the book is so riddled with mistakes that we stopped using it. USE PRINCETON REVIEW. Awesome book, straightforward, clear, won't put you to sleep.
Remotely helpful? I think not. Mar 5, 2004
I bought this book to help me, as I'm not the best in the chemistry department. If you are in a similar situation, do not buy this book. It has an extremely minimal amount of actual study material, and even skips over some topics completely, even after listing them in the 'key terms' section at the front of the chapter. Shouldn't a study book actually define the key term rather than leave you to look it up and study it from other sources? You might buy it thinking it looks kind of good, but then the week before a big intermolecular forces test, find out that it doesn't mention so much as a sentence on the topic.
Not a good help! Sep 3, 2003
This book is not very good mainly due to the fact that it doesn't explain what it needs to when it comes to a topic. The book does not go as indepth as it needs to go to get the complete concept across. Instead I would request the REA AP Chemistry beceause it allows you to practice with 5 Practice Tests, and then goes over every answer individually to explain what you did wrong. It is a much better study aid.