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Online AP Chemistry Review Courses 2017

In the Spring of 2017 I will be offering the inaugural, Online AP Chemistry Review Courses for AP Chemistry STUDENTS. For many years I have offered the very popular Online AP Chemistry Summer Workshops for teachers, and now it’s time to boost AP scores from a student point of view. I will offer two, independent, six […]

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2017 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2017 Online: Once again this summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I’d love to have you join me. These courses will be the 7th and 8th respectively, that I have offered online. Below you will find details of the workshops but, if after reading this post […]

2016 #MoleDay Meme

Here’s 2016’s offering. It’s a SUNDAY for goodness sake. Previous years below. 2015 2014 General Advice

AP Chemistry 2016 Exam debrief from BCCE 2016

Here’s my take on the 2016 AP chemistry exam debrief, offered by members of the College Board, that occurred at the 2016 BCCE meeting on the morning of Wednesday, August 3rd. As ever, these notes are made quickly at the time, and no recording is allowed. I mention that since if anyone finds anything that […]

2016 AP Chemistry scores

Here’s my take on the 2016 AP Chemistry Scores. Actually, it’s more a repetition of what I have said about the re-distribution of scores that we have seen on new exam, and a re-examination of the 2015 scores. Bear with me! Something just doesn’t make sense about the AP chemistry scores on the new exam. […]

All creatures great and small and 2016, 6

All things bright & beautiful, all creatures great and small. Remember that hymn? We often talk about remembering the little things, well here’s a lesson in remembering the big things as well! This post started life with an entirely different title. It was initially called, Should I ignore ‘-x’ in my ICE table? I started writing […]

2016 AP Chemistry Exam Draft Answers and Comments

My 2016 AP Exam Draft Answers and comments appear below. The questions are here. Should you find an error PLEASE let me know by commenting on this post below, rather than emailing me or using the contact form me (that way all problems can be addressed here), and I will comment/change as necessary. PLEASE NOTE: […]

Lab situations on the AP chemistry exam

As long as the College Board refuse to acknowledge the importance of a lab exam, you can expect the continued reliance on the testing of lab situations on the AP chemistry exam via the inferior pencil and paper method that the multiple-choice and free-response questions offer. As such, you’d better be able to handle those […]

Which R do I use?

Which R do I use? It’s a common question for chemistry students, and when it comes to the AP chemistry exam there is a choice of values for the ‘Universal’ Gas Constant. Currently appearing on an AP formula sheet near you, one can find the following; a. R = 8.314 J mol-1 K-1 b. R […]

AP Chemistry State of the Union – April 2016

When Paul Price speaks about AP Chemistry, you’d better listen. Why? Because he is the co-chair of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee (TDC), and as such, his words carry more weight in this matter than just about anybody on the planet. He’s the closet thing that we have to the AP Chemistry Czar that […]