Self-Assessment Test

Following are some examples of common concepts in high school chemistry 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 and of ions;
     

  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;
     

  6. Calculations involving concentrations of solutions, amounts of material, and the units used;
     

  7. The concept of "ideal" behaviour in gases;
     

  8. The concept of acids, bases, and salts;
     

  9. Use of units, especially SI units;
     

  10. Mathematical operations appropriate to elementary chemical calculations;
     

  11. Some simple experimental laboratory techniques.