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How hard are AP Chemistry and AP physics?

How hard are AP Chemistry and AP physics? Topic: review physics
June 21, 2019 / By Lyrica
Question: I am a freshman and currently enrolled in Biology. I have an A+ in bio and during my leisure time, I am studying Zumdhal's 7th edition chemistry book (which I heard is the best chemistry book). I want to take AP chemistry during my sophomore year and regular chemistry over the summer at a community college. What are the pros and cons of doing AP chemistry during sophomore year if by any chance I do get in ? How hard is the class ? And should I be studying chemistry now ? Moreover, I haven't begun my study of physics yet and I propose to take AP physics during my senior year. This class apparently is the hardest class my high school has to offer, so should I begin studying now along with chemistry ? Last but not least, I want to know the proper way of self-studying. I usually take note of every detail presented in the chemistry textbook ie. how Joseph Priestley named oxygen gas "dephlogisticated air". Is this okay or should I study in another way ?
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Keila Keila | 4 days ago
Bad Bad Idea if you take a chemistry class @ a community college ....... IT WILL BE A COLLEGE LEVEL CLASS.. which means you don't need to take AP chemistry Honestly, you should take honors chem first. Im in AP chem now and its really easy and slightly challenging, but mostly easy, but only because i had background knowledge from my prior year. but obviously you have ALOT of time on your hands to be studying a book for a class that you're not even taking. the best way to self study is to buy a review book like " barons" , or "5 steps to a five" there really aren't any pro's but for con's: typing up labs, and constantly working . unlike any of the other 4 AP classes i took b4 my junior year, i never i had 1 day where there was nothing to do. there is alway something to do (including studying!!!!) and since for me its a double period class thats 1hr and 50min a day lol its been a dreadful year! oh an another con was i always had to come in and stay after school on a regular basis for quiz retakes and studying ! as for ap physics DONT TAKE IT UNLESS you're in or have already taken pre calculus or a trigonometry class
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Keila Originally Answered: How hard are AP Chemistry and AP physics?
Bad Bad Idea if you take a chemistry class @ a community college ....... IT WILL BE A COLLEGE LEVEL CLASS.. which means you don't need to take AP chemistry Honestly, you should take honors chem first. Im in AP chem now and its really easy and slightly challenging, but mostly easy, but only because i had background knowledge from my prior year. but obviously you have ALOT of time on your hands to be studying a book for a class that you're not even taking. the best way to self study is to buy a review book like " barons" , or "5 steps to a five" there really aren't any pro's but for con's: typing up labs, and constantly working . unlike any of the other 4 AP classes i took b4 my junior year, i never i had 1 day where there was nothing to do. there is alway something to do (including studying!!!!) and since for me its a double period class thats 1hr and 50min a day lol its been a dreadful year! oh an another con was i always had to come in and stay after school on a regular basis for quiz retakes and studying ! as for ap physics DONT TAKE IT UNLESS you're in or have already taken pre calculus or a trigonometry class
Keila Originally Answered: How hard are AP Chemistry and AP physics?
AP Chemistry at my school is a double period course. It's also a heck of a lot tougher than regular chemistry. It's hard. Everything you've learned in regular chemistry will be summarized within the first few days of the course. My friend takes AP Chemistry; he is also a 4.0 student and had 100% in Honors Chemistry. And he's struggling to maintain an A in AP Chemistry. AP Physics may be even more difficult. The course is hard as well; do you have any background in physics? The AP exam for Physics is generally regarded as one of the hardest (if not the hardest) AP exam there is. If you're a science genius, go ahead. If this is your last possible year to take both and you really have to/want to take them both, go ahead. But if you have time to space them out, I'd take one and then the other. Taking both and then failing both will do you no good. Taking both and getting mediocre grades will do you no good.

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AP Chemistry at my school is a double period course. It's also a heck of a lot tougher than regular chemistry. It's hard. Everything you've learned in regular chemistry will be summarized within the first few days of the course. My friend takes AP Chemistry; he is also a 4.0 student and had 100% in Honors Chemistry. And he's struggling to maintain an A in AP Chemistry. AP Physics may be even more difficult. The course is hard as well; do you have any background in physics? The AP exam for Physics is generally regarded as one of the hardest (if not the hardest) AP exam there is. If you're a science genius, go ahead. If this is your last possible year to take both and you really have to/want to take them both, go ahead. But if you have time to space them out, I'd take one and then the other. Taking both and then failing both will do you no good. Taking both and getting mediocre grades will do you no good.
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Elanor Elanor
AP physics is math math math. it also has the hardest AP test out of all the AP classes. AP chemistry provides more of a challenge than biology does but not the frustrating difficulty of physics. AP chemistry also has more interesting labs than physics, in my opinion.
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Elanor Originally Answered: Is Statics hard without taking Physics?
Statics is the resolution of vectors. You need to have a clear, intuitive sense of conditions of equilibrium. ALWAYS draw a Free Body Diagram for every problem. I know, it seems redundant but it is not. At least half of Statics is visualizing the forces. Then add to the FBD the forces needed to put the system in equilibrium. You say you have had Mechanics. If so, you should be fine. I recommend that you buy a Schaum's Outline for every course you take. (I have a full set and they are worth their weight in gold) Look through the solved problems. If you cannot solve every problem in the Outline, you need more Physics. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/1...

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