SAT Chemistry Topics

Introduction 

  • Including common elements, nomenclature of ions and compounds, reactivity of elements 

Periodic Table

  •  periodic trends in chemical and physical properties of the elements

Stoichiometry

  • Mole Concept, including molar mass, Avogadro’s number, empirical and molecular formulas

  • Chemical Equations, including the balancing of equations, stoichiometric calculations, percent yield, and limiting reactants

Bonding

  •  lewis structures, shapes, and polarity.

Intermolecular Forces

  • identifying different intermolecular forces and their affect on properties of substances. 

Thermochemistry

  • Including conservation of energy, calorimetry and specific heats, enthalpy (heat) changes associated with phase changes and chemical reactions, heating and cooling curves, entropy

Acids and Bases

  •  including Brønsted-Lowry theory, strong and weak acids and bases, pH, titrations, indicators

Equilibrium

  •  including factors affecting position of equilibrium (LeChâtelier's principle) in gaseous and aqueous systems, equilibrium constants, and equilibrium expressions

Solutions

  • Including conservation of energy, calorimetry and specific heats, enthalpy (heat) changes associated with phase changes and chemical reactions, heating and cooling curves, entropy

Reactions

  • predicting oxidation-reduction, neutralization, combustion, and precipitation reactions

Gases

  • including the kinetic molecular theory, gas law relationships, molar volumes, density, and stoichiometry

Oxidation-Reduction

  • including recognition of oxidation-reduction reactions, combustion, oxidation numbers, use of activity series

Nuclear Chemistry

  • balancing nuclear reactions, half live questions, nuclear particles

Quantum Chemistry

  • quantum numbers and energy levels (orbitals), electron configurations, periodic trends

Organic Chemistry

  • functional groups, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, naming and properties

Laboratory

  • Including knowledge of laboratory equipment, measurements, procedures, observations, safety, calculations, data analysis, interpretation of graphical data, drawing conclusions from observations and data

Environment

  •  compounds of environmental concern