Test Information

Test Dates
Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., May, and June

Test Basics
Points: 200-800
Minutes: 60
Questions: 85 (Multiple Choice)
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Recommended Preparation
One-year introductory college-preparatory course in chemistry
One-year course in algebra
Experience in the laboratory

Test Practice: Chemistry
Answer Explanations

Test Topics

Content% of TestTopics
Structure of matter25%Atomic Structure, including experimental evidence of atomic structure, quantum numbers and energy levels (orbitals), electron configurations, periodic trends
Molecular Structure, including Lewis structures, three-dimensional molecular shapes, polarity
onding, including ionic, covalent, and metallic bonds, relationships of bonding to properties and structures; intermolecular forces such as hydrogen bonding, dipole-dipole forces, dispersion (London) forces
States of matter16%Gases, including the kinetic molecular theory, gas law relationships, molar volumes, density, and stoichiometry
Liquids and Solids, including intermolecular forces in liquids and solids, types of solids, phase changes, and phase diagrams
Solutions, including molarity and percent by mass concentrations, solution preparation and stoichiometry, factors affecting solubility of solids, liquids, and gases, qualitative aspects of colligative properties
Reaction types14%Acids and Bases, including Brønsted-Lowry theory, strong and weak acids and bases, pH, titrations, indicators
Oxidation-Reduction, including recognition of oxidation-reduction reactions, combustion, oxidation numbers, use of activity series
Circuit elements and DC circuits, such as resistors, Precipitation, including basic solubility rules
Stoichiometry14%Mole Concept, including molar mass, Avogadro’s number, empirical and molecular formulas
Mole Concept, including molar mass, Avogadro’s number, empirical and molecular formulas
Equilibrium and reaction rates5%Equilibrium and reaction rates
Rates of Reactions, including factors affecting reaction rates, potential energy diagrams, activation energies
Thermochemistry6%Including conservation of energy, calorimetry and specific heats, enthalpy (heat) changes associated with phase changes and chemical reactions, heating and cooling curves, entropy
Descriptive chemistry12%Including common elements, nomenclature of ions and compounds, periodic trends in chemical and physical properties of the elements, reactivity of elements and prediction of products of chemical reactions, examples of simple organic compounds and compounds of environmental concern
Laboratory8%Including knowledge of laboratory equipment, measurements, procedures, observations, safety, calculations, data analysis, interpretation of graphical data, drawing conclusions from observations and data


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