Advanced Placement Chemistry: Exam Details

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The exam is approximately of three hours and has two sections-multiple choice and free response. Each section comprises of 50 % of the final exam grade.

A periodic table for both sections of the exam, a list of commonly used equations and constants for the free-response section will be provided.

Section I: Multiple Choice-75 Questions; 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

The portion of multiple choice questions covered a variety of topics:

  • Structure of Matter (20 %)
  • States of Matter (20 %)
  • Reactions (35 %-40 %)
  • Descriptive Chemistry (10 %-15 %)
  • Laboratory (5 %-10 %)

It is not a complete list of topics or preferred order of topics it only serve as a guide.

Total scores of the multiple-choice section are based on the number of correct answers. Points are neither deducted for incorrect answers nor points are awarded for unanswered questions.

Section II: Free Response-6 Questions; 1 Hour and 35 Minutes

Part A-3 quantitative problems-55 minutes (calculator permitted)

Part B-3 questions-40 minutes (no calculator)

questions will be there on balanced chemical equations with short questions on three different sets of reactants

multipart essay questions may also be there.

The quantitative questions will aim to focus on chemical equilibrium. In part A, there will be laboratory-based question included as one of the quantitative problems or as one of the essay questions in Part B.

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