4. Exam Content Guidelines and Recommended ResourcesThis guide is intended to assist you in your test preparation, but it is not a summation of all test questions. Items may be included on the exam that are not included in this guide. Test items may be related to any assigned reading, lesson presentations, or other materials shared in this section of the course.1. Fundamentals of Chemistry (12% to 16%)Recommended Learning Resources (eTextbook sections, Moodle lesson topics and additional study tips)A. Classification of MatterChapters 1 and 2Topic 1 and 2B. Structure of MatterChapters 1 and 2Topics 1 and 2C. Properties of MatterChapter 2Topic 2D. Stoichiometry and MeasurementChapter 3Topic 32. Atomic Structure and Periodicity (16% to 20%)A. Elements and the Periodic TableChapter 6Topic 6B. Atomic modelSection 2.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6 - 3.9, 5.2Topic 2 - 3C. Chemical BondingChapter 8, 9Topic 8Additional tip:Chemical bonding and the nature of the bond areboth important concepts to apply across large portions of the general chemistry curriculum. To a large extent, chemistry is the movement of electrons, into and out of bonding arrangements. And attractions between atoms and molecules are largely due to whether electrons are evenly distributed or not. Unevenly distributed electrons in a molecule result in full or partial chargeswhich attract opposite charges on neighboring molecules.
D. Molecular GeometryChapter 9Topic 83. Chemical Properties and Reactions (20% to 24%)A. Ions, Molecules, and ForcesChapter 11Topic 10Additional tip:It's all about the electrons! There are two main factors to consider when thinking about forces between molecules: 1) How many electrons are there? And 2) How evenlydistributed are the electrons? If there are lots of electrons, there