Self-Assessment Test

The following are some examples of common concepts from high school chemistry studies that you should be familiar with:


  1. The names and symbols of the first twenty elements in the periodic table plus a similar number of other common elements
  2. The common valences of the above elements and the periodic nature of these valences
  3. The concepts of the nuclear atom, atomic number, and atomic weight
  4. Formulae and nomenclature of some simple molecules and ions
  5. Chemical equations and their use in calculations relating to the reactants
  1. Calculations involving concentrations of solutions, amounts of material, and the units used
  2. The concept of "ideal" behaviour in gases
  3. The concept of acids, bases, and salts
  4. Use of units, especially SI units
  5. Mathematical operations appropriate to elementary chemical calculations
  6. Some simple experimental laboratory techniques