Welcome to the Wonderful World of Chemistry, often challenging, sometimes frustrating, occasionally unexplainable, but never dull. 

These sources are here to help you.

Study Tips for Chemistry Regents

  • When doing questions, cross out each part of the question in turn as you do them, to make sure that you have answered the complete question.

  • When doing multiple choice questions:

    • Extreme questions (most, least, highest, lowest) have extreme answers, and the values for those answers are often given on the Reference Tables.

    • Check to see if there is an odd answer out to narrow down choices. If three of the choices are metals and the other choice is a nonmetal atom, the answer is likely the odd one out, or the nonmetal. This does not always work, but if you are at a loss, this can help.

  • For non-multiple choice questions:

    • Reread your answer to make sure that it makes sense. Sometimes it is possible to have a right answer that is rendered wrong by adding something after the correct part that makes the whole thing wrong. Know when to stop writing.

    • When doing math problems, make sure to show all work, include units with all numbers and make sure that all answers are properly rounded. As much weight is given to how you answer the question as is given to the correct answer.


Other Sites

National Geographic Printable Posters

HomeworkNYC.org - Powered by the NY Public Library


General Chemistry - Regents
New York Regents Prep
New York's best regents review site is maintained by the Oswego City School District.

Helpful drill to learn to balance equations by inspection

Evans Regents Chemistry Corner
Chemistry worksheets and test review notes are very useful for quick regents review.

Chemistry Flash Cards- Organic Chemistry.

Acids, Bases and Colligative properties

MarkRosengarten.com - I happen to love "You start at the Anode."  In case you haven't reached the electrochemistry part of the course, this is the same guy that does the Chemistry course for Regents Live.  You can hear parts of his songs at this site.

Chemthink - Great site that can be set up so teachers can see if students pass online tests and review tutorials.  Teachers can check student scores online once an account is set up.


Other Chemistry Info

The World of Chemistry Video Series

Tom Lehrer and the Elements Song

Teacher Resources
Digital Videos to Assist Chemistry Teachers

The Experimentation Nook
Bismuth crystals
Silly Putty
Making colored soap bubbles
DIY Projects
LED Light Box

Eileen McNamee