CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAMINATION

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How do I register for the test?

    Call the Chemistry office (203) 837-8669 or (203) 837-8440,  AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE THE TEST DATE YOU WISH TO ATTEND.  Appointments for MONDAY exams must be made on the previous Friday at the latest.

NOTE:  Students presently enrolled in Concepts of Chemistry (CHE 100) are NOT eligible to take the placement exam.

NOTE: A student may take the chemistry placement exam up to three times with a 3-month interval between exams.

 

 

**Please call the Chemistry office for scheduling information:  203-837-8669**

For March 2014, schedule will be posted shortly.

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DATE

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TIME

Day xxx. 00, 2014 SB 321 3:30 pm

                                 

ABOUT THE 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:

-  GENERAL MATHEMATICS (Arithmetic and Algebra)

-  GENERAL CHEMICAL KNOWLEDGE

-  SPECIFIC CHEMICAL KNOWLEDGE

   The test 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.

3. APPROPRIATE PREPARATION FOR THE EXAM:  

   PLEASE BRING #2 PENCILS AND A CALCULATOR TO THE EXAM!

-  Review of high school algebra, including graphing.

-  Review of important chemical concepts, such as:

- Atomic structure

- Periodicity of the elements

- Stoichiometry and the mole concept

-Oxidation-reduction reactions

- Writing and balancing chemical equations

- Acid-base chemistry

- Gas laws

- Formulas and naming

 

 

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