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Who gives a ****. It would be in your best interest to take it regardless.

You didn't really answer her question, and she already said that she's taking it... So I'm not sure what point you are trying to make.

No, there's not as much math in AP chem than AP physics. If you're not terrible at math and know how to use a calculator than you should be golden.
 
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You didn't really answer her question, and she already said that she's taking it... So I'm not sure what point you are trying to make.

No, there's not as much math in AP chem than AP physics. If you're not terrible at math and know how to use a calculator than you should be golden.

The point I am trying to make it that: Even if it is "math-y," are they going to drop it? Obviously not. So who cares.
 

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Hi. For AP Chemistry, you should know basic quick math, such as quickly multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting, etc. Basically, you can pick one answer out of five without using a calculator by substitution and elimination. The exam doesn't allow calculators on the multiple choice, but you usually don't get hard math questions on that. The hard math involves a calculator, so you should be all set.
 

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I'm going to guess AP chem should be similar to gen chem 1&2, in which case it should be comfortable with algebra. I think the first half of the semester should be relatively easy in terms of math as it uses few real quantitative formulas or equations, however the second half will be full of a lot of acid base equations and require a lot of algebra.
Generally for the second half it isn't the math that is difficult but rather setting up the equation based on the information given. So knowing that HCL has a particular PH and that NAOH has one and based on the concentration and amount how much will be required to neutralize it etc.
Generally if you're good with algebra you should be fine.
 

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Chemistry really isn't very "mathy" until you get into more advanced chemistry. (Quantitative analysis, physical chem, etc..) Gen chem II did have a lot of math...but even when it's mathy, the math isn't difficult, the concept is what the difficult part of the math would be. No integrals or derivatives, for example.
 

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Its simple calculations, not even math. Its literally adding and subtracting. Its nothing close to Ap physics. Only major difference is that you have to memorize the formulas where on ap physics, they give you basically every formula you would ever need to use. Plus, its your senior year, work hard until half the year, then no colleges care about how you did on Ap exams and remainder of the year as college decisions comes out before those grades are released.
 

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AP Chem was pretty easy math-wise. The only real math I had to do was stoichiometry, which is really just a big word for balancing fractions.
 
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