The 5th edition, co-authored by Peter Demmin and David Hostage, contains 12 chapters,
each chapter now featuring a clear, concise review of the topics being covered,
followed by 25 multiple-choice and 3 free-response questions.
Also included is four sample examinations and a separate chapter
on "How to Write Chemical Reactions" – meeting the challenge of
question 4 on the examination.
The fifth edition contains more than 600 multiple-choice, free-response and reactions questions, more than half of them brand new
and all designed to address the full range of concepts of AP
The 12 Chapters of the book are:Atomic Structure
The Phases of Matter
Also available is the STUDENT'S SOLUTIONS MANUAL TO
ACCOMPANY MULTIPLE-CHOICE & FREE-RESPONSE
QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP CHEMISTRY EXAMINATION – supplementing the questions
book by providing a step-by-step solution for each multiple-choice, free-response and reactions question.
Author of three editions of this test preparation book, Peter Demmin is a recently retired AP Chemistry
teacher at Amherst (NY) Central High School. Dr. Demmin was a member of the AP Chemistry Test Development
Committee from 1990-1994 and served as an AP Chemistry Exam Reader for 15 years, most recently as a Table
Leader for the AP Chemistry reading held at Clemson University. Our new author, David Hostage, is Head of the
Science Department at The Taft School in Watertown, CT. He has been a Reader and Table 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 also served as an adjunct to the committee for several years. Mr. Hostage was Chemistry
Content Advisor for The AP Central Website of the College Board 2002-2004. He is active as a consultant to the
College Board for AP Chemistry and serves as the Director of the Taft Educational Center, a leading provider of
training for AP teachers.
Here is what some of your colleagues have to say about our 5th edition AP Chemistry book:
"Multiple-choice questions are really similar to actual AP questions. I do workshops for the College Board and always
recommend your prep book."
S. Fourness-Ewell / Collegiate School, Richmond, VA
"Our students found the practice exams and explanations to be a tremendous resource for them in their preparation for the AP Exam."
Mark Hey / Ankeny High School, Ankeny, IA
"Excellent multiple-choice questions!! My students multiple-choice scores have improved since I began using this prep book."
Susan Todd / Pinewood Christian Academy, Bellville, GA
"The practice tests and sample questions are excellent and closely related to what is found on the AP exam."
William Saludis / Freedom Area HS, Freedom, PA
"I liked the concept reviews at the beginning of each chapter. These were a great help! I also liked the testing tips at ithe
beginning of the book. This version is ten times better than the older version!"
Felicia Asbury / Elsinore HS, Wildomar, CA
"Great review source."
Pat Armbruster / Lake Zurich HS, Lake Zurich, IL
"The multiple-choice questions are excellent!"
Dennis M. Kliza / The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT