AP Chemistry Concise Summary Notes

Course Content

The AP Chemistry Exam assesses student understanding of the science practices and learning objectives outlined in the course framework. The exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long and includes 60 multiple-choice questions and 7 free-response questions. Starting with the 2022–23 school year (spring 2023 exam), a scientific or graphing calculator is recommended for use on both sections of the exam. Students are provided with the periodic table and a formula sheet that lists specific and relevant formulas for use on the exam

Units Exam Weighting
Unit 1: Atomic Structure and Properties 7–9%
Unit 2: Molecular and Ionic Compound Structure and Properties 7–9%
Unit 3: Intermolecular Forces and Properties 18–22%
Unit 4: Chemical Reactions 7–9%
Unit 5: Kinetics 7–9%
Unit 6: Thermodynamics 7–9%
Unit 7: Equilibrium 7–9%
Unit 8: Acids and Bases 11–15%
Unit 9: Applications of Thermodynamics 7–9%

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