CHM111 - PURDUE UNIVERSITY STUDY GUIDE AND SAMPLE...

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IMPORTANT: 1. Read this material thoroughly if you contemplate trying for advanced placement (and extra credit which counts toward graduation). 2. Study all the material listed in the outline. 3. Work many practice problems. 4. When you feel prepared for it, take the sample examination. 5. Come to the actual examination rested and confident. PURDUE UNIVERSITY STUDY GUIDE AND SAMPLE EXAMINATION FOR CHEMISTRY 111 This Study Guide describes topics to be mastered prior to attempting the examination to establish credit in Purdue's Chemistry 111. The material can be studied from many of the textbooks on the market. A list of several of these is given below. SUBJECT MATTER - A Brief Outline The subject matter of any General Chemistry course is varied. Chemistry 111 deals with metrication, scientific units and measurements, the classification of matter, chemical and physical changes, chemical formulas and equations, energy in chemical reactions, characteristics of reactions, atomic weights, stoichiometry, atomic structure from both historical and modern aspects, periodic relationships among the elements, chemical bonding, solubility and solutions, chemical nomenclature, and oxidation-reduction. Interspersed in the preceding topics is descriptive chemistry pertinent to the various topics, e.g., hydrogen and oxygen are studied as examples of real gases and water as a common liquid. The course is taken primarily by students in the School of Agriculture and the School of Consumer and Family Sciences and is designed to meet their needs. It is also taken by smaller numbers of students in the School of Humanities and the School of Technology. A knowledge of high-school chemistry is not presumed, but the course goes far beyond the high school level. A weekly three-hour laboratory is an integral part of the course and includes measurement techniques, the use of the analytical balance, titration techniques and experiments with various elements and compounds. The topics presented in the outline should be studied prior to attempting the sample examination included with this study guide. These topics are broken down under several headings according to those found in the texts currently in use at Purdue. In preparing for the examination it is important to work many problems. However, the problems should not only be used to test your recall of relations like D = mass/volume or M = moles/Liter, but also should be used to measure your understanding of the concepts and principles involved.
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2 At the end of this Study Guide you will find a sample examination over this material. Allow one hour for the exam. Naturally, it does not cover every point. No examination extending over a reasonable time period can do that. SPECIAL NOTE: A word of advice concerning the taking of the actual examination for credit. No one does well on an examination when he is excessively fatigued. Therefore, you are urged to provide yourself an adequate rest period before taking the actual examination. If your trip to the
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2010 for the course CHM 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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CHM111 - PURDUE UNIVERSITY STUDY GUIDE AND SAMPLE...

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