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Shmoop Launches AP Chemistry

Shmoop announces the launch of an online course designed to prepare students for the AP Chemistry Exam on May 7. This new, thorough guide will help students connect the dots (those are called electrons), keep pace in class and nail the final exam. Students can also sharpen their skills with test-taking tips, two full-length practice exams and practice drills. Shmoop now offers online test prep for 18 of the most popular AP Exams, in addition to the ACT, SAT and PSAT.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (April 3, 2012) – If you are looking for a fun and invigorating challenge, you might find a course in AP Chemistry to be an absolute gas. You might find it to be an absolute solid or liquid, too. Sort of depends on the day.

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, is proud to announce the launch of Shmoop AP Chemistry. This new, thorough guide will help you connect the dots (those are called electrons), keep pace in class and nail the final exam. It will make your entire chemistry experience enjoyable, and allow you to bond with the material so strongly you’ll think you were attracted to each other by intermolecular forces.

Whether you’re looking to learn more about states of matter, chemical reactions, or the laws of thermodynamics, Shmoop can help. In this guide you can:

  • Finally realize your dreams of saying “noble gases” with a straight face. For some reason, however, “stoichiometry” still tickles your funny bone.
  • Learn about the plum pudding model, the most delicious model in science. You can stick in your thumb and pull out knowledge. Yummy.
  • Pull a MacGyver with only a graduated cylinder, a bottle of deionized water, and a hot plate. It is not the same thing as pulling a MacGruber with the same three items. Trust us.
  • Discover the proper way to pronounce cations and anions. Hint: Less like jaunts to Hawaii and produce, respectively, and more like feline friends and ions of Green Gables.
  • Determine the precise atomic number of the atomic wedgie you just delivered (or received).
  • Sing a song – by “a,” we mean 20, and by “song,” we mean rap – to memorize your solubility rules, although we cannot guarantee it will make you any friends. The rap will definitely up your street cred though.

With reviews, drills and practice exams galore, Shmoop will help you feel more comfortable in front of the Periodic Table than in front of the one in your dining room. If you have a negative reaction to chemistry, we have the solution. Check out Shmoop’s guide to AP Chemistry.

About Shmoop
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, SAT, and Teacher Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards and was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator, and was honored by District Administration. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif.

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