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:
- Physical States of Matter
- Atomic Theory
- Elements and Ions
- Acids and Bases
- Chemical Formulas
- Physical Changes
- Chemical Reactions
- Molecular Bonding
- Solution Properties
- Algebraic Calculations and Conversions
For reference, please consult an Introductory Chemistry or General Chemistry textbook.