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Organic Course 1 or Course 2

Currently (March 2021) this is a moot point, since only Course 1 is available, however, toward the end of the 2020-21 academic year, a second version of the organic course and materials will become...

Definitions – they’re important!

Definitions – they’re important!

On old A Level and IB exams there were commonly questions that straight-up asked for definitions. Literally, "Define ... X". Common examples of X were things such as "Enthalpy of Formation", or...

Quadratics, equilibrium, and AP Chemistry

Quadratics, equilibrium, and AP Chemistry

Here's a common question that I was asked once again today; Adrian, why do some of your materials point to equilibrium problems that contain the need for quadratic equations, when we know that type...

AP Chemistry exam integrity goes into negative territory for 2021

Error in AP Chemistry ‘Exam’ 2020 confirmed

A couple of weeks ago I wrote to Jamie Benigna (Director AP Chemistry Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment) to ask about an error that I spotted in one of the questions used in the AP Chemistry...

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