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Rules

We have invited over 60 high schools to attend the 2013 event and have had attendances of over 500 students in recent years. Thus, participation is limited to no more than five students per chemistry class offered at your school.

For example, if your school has 5 sections of first year chemistry, then up to 25 students will be eligible to participate in the Contest. The method used to select participants is at your discretion, but we ask that you invite only those students who are highly motivated to do well on the exam.

Please check with your colleagues to ensure that all chemistry teachers at your school are aware of this event.

The First Year Contest is open to students presently enrolled in a first year chemistry course or to students who have completed the first year course but have not enrolled in a second year course.

The Advanced (Second Year) Chemistry Contest will run concurrently with the first year examination. This contest is open to students presently enrolled in a second year chemistry course or to students who have completed a second year course. 

Each examination will consist of approximately 45 questions and will be predominantly multiple choice. A periodic table will be provided.

Please note that a student may not take either examination more than once.

Each student should bring a non-programmable calculator to the examination.  Programmable calculators will NOT be allowed, and calculators will NOT be provided.  All other electronic devices (e.g.cell phones) must be turned off and stored out of sight.

Each student must bring at least one #2 pencil with an eraser to allow for machine grading.

Participants