CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAM:
1. PURPOSE OF THE
EXAM: This exam is
designed to determine placement in the appropriate level
chemistry course for students in NURSING, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY,
and in the SCIENCES requiring General
Chemistry I (CHE 110) and Survey of Chemistry I (CHE 120). Placement at the appropriate level is
of great benefit to the student, leading to a more rewarding
and successful experience in her/his chemistry courses.
Note that students must have completed MAT 098 and must be
enrolled in or have completed MAT 100 before they may enter
CHE 110 or CHE 120.
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE
EXAM: The Chemistry
Placement Exam, of 55-minute duration, consists of 60
multiple choice items from the following areas:
MATHEMATICS (Arithmetic and Algebra)
SPECIFIC CHEMICAL KNOWLEDGE
is designed for students with one full year of high school
algebra and one full year of college preparatory high school
chemistry. Students who do not receive a passing grade on
the Chemistry Placement Exam will be advised to register for CONCEPTS
OF CHEMISTRY (CHE 100). The latter one-semester course
is meant for the under-prepared student who desires to enter CHE
110 or CHE 120.
PREPARATION FOR THE EXAM:
BRING #2 PENCILS AND A CALCULATOR TO THE EXAM!
- Review of
high school algebra, including graphing.
- Review of
important chemical concepts, such as:
of the elements
and the mole concept
- Writing and
balancing chemical equations
- Gas laws
- Formulas and