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Chemistry Placement Test

The Chemistry Department wishes success for each student in chemistry courses.  This test will assist in placing students into the appropriate chemistry course:
CHEM 50      -    General Chemistry I
CHEM 50H   -    General Chemistry I – Honors (prior admission to Honors Program required)
This test contains 44 questions and 45 minutes are allotted.  A score of 24 or better on this test will place the student in CHEM 50 or CHEM 50H.
The material assessed in this exam is generally covered in a year-long high school chemistry course.  A periodic table and calculator will be provided.  Please DO NOT bring your own calculator, you will not be permitted to use it.  
Topic areas include: 
  • Nomenclature 
  • Physical States of Matter
  • Stoichiometry
  • Atomic Theory
  • Elements and Ions 
  • Acids and Bases
  • Equilibrium 
  • Chemical Formulas
  • Physical Changes   
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Molecular Bonding
  • Solution Properties
  • Thermodynamics
  • Algebraic Calculations and Conversions
For reference, please consult an Introductory Chemistry or General Chemistry textbook.