AP Chemistry is an Advanced Placement® course that covers the same concepts as an introductory college-level chemistry course. The course consists of nine units that focus on building understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigation. Students usually take AP Chemistry in their junior or senior year of high school.
AP Chemistry is a demanding course that requires quite a few academic skills, including proficiency in math. It is one of the most popular AP courses, but it has a lower pass rate and fewer scores of a 5 than some other courses. But if you have an aptitude for this subject area, participate in your class, and put in regular study time, you should do great.
The best way to prepare for the AP Chemistry exam is to practice. Practice with realistic questions, review the content you miss, and become familiar with the free-response question rubric. One of the best ways to ensure you do well on the exam is to use UWorld’s QBank for AP Chemistry as your practice and preparation resource.
The AP Chemistry exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and seven free-response questions. The total exam duration is 3 hours and 15 minutes.