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Avogadro Exam

This exam will be written online.

The exam

To recognize and reward achievement for high school students who have completed, or are nearing completion of, their first high school chemistry course, Waterloo's Department of Chemistry has devised the Avogadro Exam. The 32nd annual Avogadro Exam is to be written online on Thursday, May 16, 2019 during one 75-minute period.

The Avogadro Exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, some easy and some tough, under the general headings: structure of matter, bonding, reactions, solutions, and gases. A scientific calculator is required.

Who may write?

The Avogadro exam is designed for high school students who have completed, or are nearing completion of, their first high school chemistry course (100 instructional hours in Chemistry) are eligible to write.

Exam order information

All exam orders must be submitted online starting in February 2019. Exam costs are provided on the online order form.

Orders must be placed by a teacher at an accredited high school.

No orders will be accepted after April 15, 2019.

Administration

All correspondence about the exam, exam results and prizes should be addressed to Dr. C. Bissonnette (cbissonn@uwaterloo.ca), Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1.

Prizes and certificates

Prizes or certificates are given to the top performers.