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					AP Chemistry
Description of Exam

The AP Chemistry exam consists of two Main Sections: The Multiple Choice section and the Free Response
section. The Free Response section is also divided into two parts: Part A and Part B. For each section of the
exam you are allotted 90 minutes for a total of 3 hours.

Section I: Multiple Choice
    Time?                                  90 Minutes
    Questions?                             75 multiple choice
    Calculator?                            NO
    List of helpful equations?             NO
    Percent of my total grade?             50%

   To Guess or Not to Guess
        The AP exam penalizes ¼ of a point for wrong answers. This means that is you were to guess to whole
   test, staticstically you would get zero points. Therefore, do NOT guess unless you can eliminate at least one
   choice. Here are your chances:
         Eliminate ze ro choices     20 % chance or getting it right
         Eliminate one choice        25 % chance or getting it right
         Eliminate two choices       33 % chance or getting it right
         Eliminate three choices 50 % chance or getting it right
         Eliminate four choices      100 % chance or getting it right
   Notice how your chances for success increase each time you can eliminate a problem. And since only a
   33% is needed to earn a 3 on the exam, it might be worth guessing if you can eliminate just one or two
   choices


Section II: Free Response
PART A
    Time?                                  40 Minutes
    Questions?                             3 Problem Solving (one definitely equilibrium, one possibly lab)
    Calculator?                            Yes
    List of helpful equations?             Yes
    How much is each question worth?       Questions 1-3 are each worth 20%

PART B
   Time?                                   50 Minutes
   Questions?                              1 Predicting Reactions
                                            2 Conceptual (Lab question if #3 is not lab based)
      Calculator?                          NO
      List of helpful equations?           Yes
      How much is each question worth?     Question 4 is worth 10 %
                                            Questions 5 and 6 are worth 15% each

It is required that you answer all 6 of the free response questions. Remember, to show ALL of your WORK.
Many points are given for correct setups, not necessarily the answers. Also, remember to clearly explain the
chemistry and concepts behind your answers, not just the memorized rules.

				
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