Best Review Book for AP Chemistry

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  1. Hey guys. For anyone who has taken AP Chemistry before, what was the best review book you used? Princeton Review, 5 Steps to a Five, etc? Also, if you have any tips for AP Chemistry, feel free to share.
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  3. I'm No Superman

    I'm No Superman Crushin' scones 5+ Year Member

    May 7, 2011
    Ann Arbor
    hSDN Alumni
    Haven't taken it yet, but I bought AP Chemistry for Dummies (it was $4 and I wanted free shipping :)). Doesn't look to bad but there's probably a much better one out there. But yeah, I'd like to know as well.
  4. I took AP Chem this year, and the Princeton Review book was fantastic. Very helpful discussion of the main topics, though the reaction section was lacking in examples for me to do... That was one of the hardest parts for me, but my study buddy and I just came up with some fantastic mnemonic devices to remember all the colors and solubility rules.

    Make sure you do all of the practice problems and tests, but I wouldn't do too much way before the test. The best aspect of the book was the ease of revision. It wouldn't be very good to learn from!
  5. Doxorubicin

    Doxorubicin SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    hSDN Alumni
    I've heard plenty of good things from AP Chem students regarding Barron's. I used it for biology and really felt like it was a good review.
  6. ChemKid17


    Feb 17, 2012
    I am taking AP Chem this year. I found this new book "Surviving Chemistry AP Exam One Day at a Time" at e3chemistry. It's probably one of the best book out there for practicing and reviewing for the AP exam. Great book.
  7. Merely

    Merely 5+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Somewhere Sunny
    hSDN Member
    Princeton Review is great!
  8. pkteen

    pkteen Biochemistry + Studio Art Majors = Death 2+ Year Member

    definitely +1
  9. Umyo

    Umyo 2+ Year Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    I used Princeton! Worked like a charm and was able to get a 5!

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