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2009 U. S. NATIONAL
LOCAL SECTION EXAM
Prepared by the American Chemical Society Olympiad Examinations Task Force
OLYMPIAD EXAMINATIONS TASK FORCE
Arden P. Zipp,
State University of New York
, Cortland, NY
Mesa State College
, Grand Junction, CO
South Pasadena HS
, South Pasadena, CA
, Orland Park, IL (retired)
Preston Hays, Glenbrook South HS, Glenbrook, IL
University of Notre Dame,
South Bend, IN
, Watertown, CT
, Amherst, NY (retired)
St. John’s School
, San Juan, PR
Scranton Preparatory School,
, Moore, OK
University of Utah
, Salt Lake City, UT
US Air Force Academy
, Colorado Springs, CO
DIRECTIONS TO THE EXAMINER
This test is designed to be taken with an answer sheet on which the student records his or her responses. All answers are to be marked
on that sheet, not written in the booklet. Each student should be provided with an answer sheet and scratch paper, both of which must
be turned in with the test booklet at the end of the examination. Local Sections may use an answer sheet of their own choice.
The full examination consists of 60 multiple-choice questions representing a fairly wide range of difficulty. Students should be
permitted to use non-programmable calculators. A periodic table and other useful information are provided on page two of this exam
booklet for student reference.
Suggested Time: 60 questions—110 minutes
DIRECTIONS TO THE EXAMINEE
DO NOT TURN THE PAGE UNTIL DIRECTED TO DO SO.
This is a multiple-choice examination with four choices for each question. There is only
correct or best answer to each question.
When you select your choice, blacken the corresponding space on the answer sheet with your pencil. Make a heavy full mark, but no