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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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