Tests knowledge of the fundamental concepts of chemistry such as structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, reactions, and how to use chemical calculations to solve problems.
Tests skill in:
- Drawing, explaining, and interpreting representations.
- Using mathematics and logical routines appropriately.
- Asking and refining scientific questions.
- Designing and implementing data collection strategies.
- Analyzing and evaluating data.
- Making predictions and justifying claims with evidence.
- Connecting chemistry concepts across the big ideas.
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This exam is available to all but is especially relevant to juniors and senior high school students.
Schedule a meeting with your school counselor or a teacher to learn about the process for taking this exam including deadlines for signing up for courses at your school.
There are many reasons to take AP courses but many students choose the AP Chemistry exam to set themselves apart in college admission and to earn the college credit and placement that come with a successful exam score.
The exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long and includes both a 90 minute multiple-choice section and a 105 minute free-response section. The multiple-choice section accounts for half of your exam grade, and the free-response section accounts for the other half.