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AP Chemistry Exam Timing Change

Beginning with the May 2015 AP Chemistry Exam, the free-response section of the exam will be extended by 15 minutes. The timing of the multiple-choice section and the number of questions in both sections will remain unchanged:

  • Section I: 60 multiple-choice questions, 90 minutes
  • Section II: 7 free-response questions, 105 minutes

The overall exam time will now be 3 hours, 15 minutes.

Welcome AP teachers! This page features the important information and resources you need to implement the AP Chemistry course. The AP Chemistry 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 course.

AP Exam Information and Resources

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

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

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Syllabus Development Guide, Sample Syllabi, and more.

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