AP Chemistry


This is a directory of the highest quality free resources for your AP Chemistry review. Our focus is on identifying the best advanced placement practice exams that are available online. We provide links and descriptions for each practice test. Also check out our information on AP Chemistry free response, notes, multiple choice questions, cram packets, and AP Chem study guides.

AP Chemistry Practice Exams

Learnerator Chemistry.  Hundreds of high quality AP Chem questions organized around the 6 big ideas from the updated curriculum. Most of their content is free, but you need to subscribe for full access.

1994 Released Exam and 1999 Released Exam.  These are the actual tests from these two years that have been released by the College Board.

Education.com AP Chem Exam 1 and AP Chem Exam 2.  These AP Chemistry full-length practice tests each have 75 multiple choice and with 6 free response questions. Also includes detailed explanations of the correct answers.

Science Geek Interactive Review Activities.  This is a huge collection of practice quizzes including chapter review questions and many tests on many specific topics. This is a great resource.

Adrian Dingles Chemistry Pages.  Tons of AP chemistry multiple choice quizzes, organized by topic. Interactive tests with answers and explanations.

Zumdahl Chemistry Textbook.  This is the student companion site for the 8th edition of the popular Chemistry text by Zumdahl. Great interactive quizzes for each chapter.  Just select the chapter/topic and click on Tutorial Quiz.

Textbook Tests.  The student site for the 10th edition of Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown. Choose your topic from the list of chapters and then you can choose from two different sets of AP Chemistry multiple choice practice problems.

AP Chemistry Free Response

Questions from 1999 to 2013.  Here are all the actual AP Chemistry free response questions from past exams. Includes questions, scoring guidelines, sample responses, and statistics. For sample FRQ’s based on the revised exam to be administered for the first time in May 2014, check out page 137 of the AP Chem Course Description.

Free Response Practice.  Fourteen AP Chem free response questions organized by topic. Answers and detailed explanations are provided.

Free Response Strategies.  Here are 18 great tips and strategies for answering AP Chemistry free response questions.

Keys to Passing.  Fantastic tips for multiple choice and free response questions.

AP Chemistry Notes


NMSI Notes.  This awesome set of AP Chem notes is from the National Math & Science Initiative. Notes are organized by topic, and instructional videos are here as well.

Stephen Akiki’s Notes.  A complete set of AP Chemistry notes. This 45 page PDF covers the entire course. Very thorough and detailed notes!

Chapter Outlines.  These AP Chemistry outlines are from the textbook Chemistry: The Central Science.

Chem Notes. Looking for notes on a particular topic? This site has a large collection of high-quality AP Chemistry notes.

PowerPoint Notes.  Nice collection of PowerPoint notes from ScienceGeek.

Quick Review.  Amazing 15-page cram packet. Definitely check this one out.

Predicting Reactions.  Great overview to prepare for reactions section of AP chem test.

AP Chemistry Study Tools

Chemmybear Study Cards.  An excellent set of study cards that can be printed out on either side of heavy-weight paper. Great information on all topics.

Podcast DVD.  Online podcasts for each unit of the course. A great resource if you miss a few days of class or just need to review important units again.

Highest-Rated AP Chem Study Guides from Amazon

Barron’s AP Chemistry, 7th Edition. Updated to reflect the brand new AP Chemistry exam, this AP Chemistry study guide is scheduled to be released on February 1, 2014. Includes a comprehensive subject review, 3 diagnostic tests, and 3 full length practice exams.

Kaplan AP Chemistry 2014-2015. The Kaplan review book for the revised chemistry exam is scheduled for release on January 7, 2014. It includes a review of all the key topics, exam strategies, a diagnostic test, and 2 complete practice exams.

About the Exam

The following topics are covered in the AP Chemistry course:

1.) Structure of Matter
2.) States of Matter
3.) Reactions
4.) Descriptive Chemistry
5.) Laboratory

The AP Chemistry Exam format is:

Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions (90 minutes, 50% of final grade)
-75 multiple choice questions
Section II: Six Free-Response Questions (95 minutes, 50% of final grade)
Part A (55 minutes, calculators allowed)
-3 multipart quantitative questions
Part B (40 minutes, no calculators)
-1 writing balanced chemical equations and answering related questions for three different sets of reactants
-2 multipart non-quantitative questions

Section II of the exam will always have one quantitative question on chemical equilibrium. There will also be one laboratory question in the free-response section.  The lab question may be a one of the quantitative questions in Part A or it may be one of the non-quantitative questions in Part B. A table with commonly used chemistry equations is also provided for use during Section II of the exam. The table with equations may not be used during the multiple choice section.

When is the AP Chemistry Exam?

The AP Chemistry Exam date for the 2013/2014 school year is Monday, May 5th 2014 at 8 a.m. The test is only offered once per year.