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Can You Compete With A Chemistry Olympian?

A lot of the world may be gearing up for the Summer Olympics in London. But this week in Maryland (just a relatively hop, skip, and jump away from C&EN headquarters) high school students from 72 nations are competing in the extremely challenging International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). The students have been preparing for months for the event by studying a book of preparatory problems. See how challenging the questions are for yourself. Each day this week, we’ll post a new question from that book. Let us know how you do!

If you want to see even more questions, check out the pop quiz in our July 16th cover package about IChO.

Monday’s question (left) and answer (right):

                       

 

Tuesday’s question and answer:

        

Wednesday’s question and answer:

               

Thursday’s question and answer:

   

Friday’s question and answer:

             

Good luck!

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  • [...] theoretical exam, which counts toward 60% of their total score. Check out Newscripts’ blog post from July 24 for some sample questions and see whether you can compete with a chemistry [...]

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