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The AP Chemistry exam will consist of 2 online free response questions. The total time for the exam will be 45 minutes. The test is open note and open book. Read more about the College Board's academic integrity policy.
Time on the exam will be divided between two questions. Each question will have a 5 minute upload period for students to submit their work. After a student submits their work for the first question, they will not be able to return back to it.
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The units covered on the 2021 AP Chemistry exam will be adjusted to encourage fairness amongst students who have missed varying levels of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Units covered: Units 1–7
Units not covered: Units 8–9
Please note: Even when concepts in some of the included units (1–7) overlap with units 8–9, questions on the 2020 exam will not require student knowledge of concepts in units 8 and 9. For example, pH sensitivity (Topic 7.13) and free energy considerations of solubility equilibrium (Topic 7.14) are connected to Unit 8 and Unit 9, respectively, but students will not be required to use concepts from units 8 and 9 in order to answer questions successfully.
Time: 25 minutes
Question 1 presents students with a chemical system and/or data and assesses students’ ability to
Time: 15 minutes
Question 2 presents students with a chemical system and/or data and assesses students’ ability to
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College Board is taking a strong stance against cheating on the 2021 online Chemistry test. The following anti-cheating measures will be deployed on testing day to prevent cheating amongst students:
Students found violating the academic integrity policy will suffer severe consequences, including: