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AP Chemistry Course Home Page

This page now features the important information and resources you need to implement the redesigned AP Chemistry course, which went into effect in fall 2013. The AP Chemistry revised course stresses mastering the conceptual and quantitative aspects of chemistry, by enhancing students' qualitative understanding and visualization of the particulate nature of matter through the development of students' inquiry, analytical, and reasoning skills.

Essential Course Resources

Key assets for understanding and teaching the redesigned course

  • AP Chemistry Course and Exam Description, Effective Fall 2013.
    Contains the curriculum framework and sample exam questions.
    Course Overview (.pdf/3.15MB) | Full Course Description (.pdf/2.37MB)
  • AP Chemistry Lab Manual
    • Provides teachers with 16 guided-inquiry labs to choose from to support the guided inquiry lab component of the course
    • Provides teachers with tips for managing the guided inquiry experience
    • Provides sample student responses, data, and graphs

AP Chemistry Course Planning and Pacing Guides

Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP Chemistry curriculum across one academic year. Each author brings a unique perspective to approaching the course based on his or her teaching context (e.g., demographics, schedule, school type, setting), and presents a host of ideas for activities, resources, and assessments.

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AP Exam Information and Resources

Beginning in May 2014, the revised AP Chemistry Exam assesses the students' understanding of the big ideas, enduring understandings, and essential knowledge, and how they can be applied through the science practices, as described in the AP Chemistry Course and Exam Description, Effective Fall 2013 (.pdf/2.37MB).

A full Practice Exam reflecting the new course is available for all AP Chemistry teachers in a secure location. Sign in to your course audit account for access.

AP Course Audit Information

Syllabus Development Guide Sample Syllabi and more.

Classroom Resources

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Reviews of Teaching Resources
There are currently more than 250 reviews of Chemistry resources, including web sites, software, and more, in the Teachers' Resources area. Each review describes the resource and suggests ways it might be used in the classroom. Additional resources can be found on the AP Chemistry Teacher Community.

Professional Development

Background on Course and Exam Revisions

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