Writing Chemical Equations on the AP Chemistry Exam


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Which of the following equations are you likely to have to write on the AP test?

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1. What is the difference between an ionic and net ionic equation?

2. Which of the following provides the most important reason for balancing your equations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a section of the AP Chemistry exam that asks you to write and analyze chemical equations, and the worksheet/quiz pairing is designed to test your knowledge of how to correctly complete chemical equations on the AP Chemistry exam. Some quiz questions have been written to see what you know about writing and balancing chemical equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will quiz you on the:

  • Most important reason for balancing your equations on the AP Chemistry exam
  • Difference between ionic and net ionic equations
  • Helpful chemical reaction concepts that you should know
  • Types of equations most likely used on the AP Chem test

Skills Practiced

Check out the quiz and worksheet to improve your ability to use these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about chemical equations found on the AP Chemistry exam from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of chemistry to properly identify types of chemical reactions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ionic and net ionic equations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding why balanced chemical equations are important

Additional Learning

Challenge yourself to learn more by viewing the accompanying lesson called Writing Chemical Equations on the AP Chemistry Exam. You will cover these objectives in the lesson:

  • Learn the format of the free response portion of the AP Chemistry exam
  • Understand the importance of answering every question on the AP Chem test
  • Know that the AP Chemistry test may provide a small hint if an acid contains tricky protons
  • Identify a website that provides practice AP tests for Chemistry