The sixth edition is an entirely new book, produced in response to the newly revised Curriculum Framework and examination format as developed by the College Board. Authored by David Hostage, Patsy Mueller, and Arden Zipp, it contains twelve chapters, each featuring a clear and concise review of the topics being covered. Each chapter ends with at least twenty-five multiple-choice questions in the new exam format, each with four possible answers and including at least half of the questions in item sets. Each chapter also has several multi-part constructed-response questions about that topic in the new style, with several long and some short items. The book includes three complete sample examinations in the new exam format. There is even an innovative new feature, a Semester I Examination designed to cover the first three Big Ideas of the new curriculum, perfect for a midyear review.Chapter 1: Atomic Structure
Chapter 2: Chemical Bonding
Chapter 3: The Gas Phase
Chapter 4: Intermolecular Forces and the Condensed Phases
Chapter 5: Solutions
Chapter 6: Stoichiometry
Chapter 7: Chemical Kinetics
Chapter 8: Chemical Equilibrium
Chapter 9: Thermodynamics
Chapter 10: Acids and Bases
Chapter 11: Electrochemistry
Chapter 12: Writing Net Ionic Equations
The sixth edition contains hundreds of multiple-choice questions and dozens of constructed-response and equation questions. All of the questions are brand new, with many specifically designed to address and reinforce both the inquiry approach as well as the rigor in the totality of AP Chemistry concepts. In addition, the AP Chemistry Equations and Constants section has been reformatted and broken out by chapter and topic. Separate Student Answer Keys for the multiple-choice questions are included with each book. The twelve chapters of the book are:
The discussion of the material from chapters in previous editions on organic chemistry and descriptive chemistry has been included within other chapters of the new edition.
Designed to augment the text is the STUDENT'S SOLUTIONS MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY MULTIPLE-CHOICE & CONSTRUCTED-RESPONSE QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP CHEMISTRY EXAMINATION - supplementing the question book by providing a step-by-step solution and discussion of common incorrect responses for the multiple-choice, constructed-response, and reactions questions.
Co-author of the previous edition of the test preparation book is David Hostage, longtime science teacher at The Taft School in Watertown, CT. He has been a Reader, Table Leader, and now Question Leader at the grading of the AP Chemistry examination since 1994. A member of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee from 1997-2001, he has continued to serve as an adjunct to the committee for several years. Mr. Hostage was the founding Chemistry Content Advisor for The AP Central Website of the College Board. He is active as a consultant to the College Board for AP Chemistry and is a member of the exam task force for the Chemistry Olympiad program of the American Chemical Society. Patsy Mueller is Science Department Chair at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, IL. She was a Reader and Table Leader at the grading of the examination for two decades and also served on the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee. She was a member of the NSTA-NRC joint Task Force that prompted the redesign of the AP Chemistry curriculum and currently serves on the test development committee for SAT Chemistry. Arden Zipp served as department chair and Distinguished Teaching Professor before his retirement from the State University of New York at Cortland. Dr. Zipp was the only person ever to serve both as the Chief Reader and as the chair of the Test Development Committee for AP Chemistry. He was also Chief Examiner of the chemistry portion of the International Baccalaureate program and has been the chair of the exam task force for the Chem Olympiad program of the ACS for years. All three authors have been involved in numerous workshop presentations, and each was invited to extend his or her stay on the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee for additional years.
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