Presented and maintained by Bro. Malcolm Melcher, S.C.
Copyright © 2002. All rights reserved.
See Legal Statement at the bottom of this page.

Hello!  Welcome to Brother Malcolm Melcher's Bank of Chemistry Questions and Problems. I am a retired high school teacher after 39 years in the chemistry classroom. For thirty years I have composed and saved questions and problems for use in extra drill work, for quizzes, for tests and for examinations in my chemistry classrooms.

This project has grown to nearly 7,000 questions/problems. It covers 19 topics, has two levels of difficulty and five types of inquiry: multiple choice, serial multiple choice, matching, free response and serial free response.

I do not want this stockpile to retire with me. This is an Internet project to make this collection available to chemistry teachers (for free) who do not have the luxury of time and energy to acquire a bank of the magnitude that this "labor of love"  has been able to produce.

This stockpile has been "student tested." When necessary, questions and problems have been rewritten to improve clarity or to better develop the analysis, synthesis and evaluation intent of their content. Many require students to logically extrapolate beyond the scope of their textbook or beyond the classroom presentations of their teachers. In short, these mental exercises actually teach "lessons within the questions." This is particularly true in the serial multiple choice and serial free response types of queries.

An extra feature: in an effort to assist teachers in keeping tests fresh, a numbered template is provided for those who wish to keep a record of the last year each question was used.

This chemistry bank is a 100% free service offered to all certified chemistry teachers. To proceed beyond this page you will need a password. Bona fide chemistry teachers may request a password, at no charge, by sending an application letter to:

Brother Malcolm Melcher
801 Hearthstone Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70806


The application must be written on the official letterhead stationery of the school and must include the applicant's current teaching assignment and signature. Inclusion of an e-mail address will facilitate a prompt response.

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