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This is the first of a five-part series featuring study guides for our top five most popular AP exams.

The AP exams are quickly approaching. Do you feel prepared for your AP exam? We’ve compiled a list of our top five most popular AP exams and created study guides to help you feel ready and confident for test day. Each study guide includes an overview of exam basics, topics included on the exam, and tips on how to prepare for the exam.

Here’s our list of the top five most popular AP exams.

  1. AP Chemistry
  2. AP English Language and Composition
  3. AP Biology
  4. AP Calculus
  5. AP Computer Science

AP Chemistry Exam Basics

Each AP exam consists of two sections: multiple choice and free response. The AP Chemistry exam multiple-choice section includes 60 questions and accounts for 50 percent of the exam score. The free response section includes seven questions that you will need to respond to with written answers and accounts for 50 percent of the exam score. Students have three hours and fifteen minutes to complete the exam.

What’s on the AP Chemistry Exam?

  1. Atomic structures and properties
  2. Molecular and ionic compound structure and properties
  3. Intermolecular forces and properties
  4. Chemical reactions
  5. Kinetics
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Acids and bases
  9. Applications of thermodynamics

AP Chemistry Study Guide 

Download the AP Chemistry study guide to help you prepare for the AP Chemistry exam.

Preparing for the AP exam

In addition to the AP Chemistry study guide, Peterson’s provides AP Chemistry practice tests to assess your knowledge of the course material. Practice tests identify your strengths and weaknesses in exam topics and provide detailed answers and explanations to every question. Taking practice tests simulates the actual test-taking experience under timed conditions, so you can take the exam with confidence. 

Download the AP Chemistry Study Guide