**New for 2018: This exam will be written online.
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 31st annual Avogadro Exam is to be written online on Thursday, May 17, 2018 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.
In 2017 about 5638 students from 395 schools wrote the Avogadro Examination. Names of the top 200 students were published in Chem 13 News magazine, issue #432 (Canadian subscribers only).
Exam order information
The deadline for ordering exams is Monday, April 16, 2018. Orders must be placed by a teacher at an accredited high school.
All exam orders must be submitted online starting in February 2018. Exam costs are provided on the online order form.
All correspondence about the exam, exam results and prizes should be addressed to Dr. C. Bissonnette (email@example.com), Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1.
Prizes and certificates
Prizes or certificates are given to the top performers.