SAT Chemistry overview
SAT subject test in Chemistry is administered by College Board.
Time: The test is 60 minutes long
Number of questions: 85 multiple choice questions
Calculator: Not Allowed
Periodic table that indicated atomic numbers and masses is provided on the test.
Test Dates: Test is offered in August, October, November, December, May, and June.
Practice: College board released 2 official tests that can be purchases on its website.
To be well prepared for the test, a student has to take 1 year of introductory college level chemistry (general chemistry).
Content of the Test:
Structure of matter
Atomic Structure, including experimental evidence of atomic structure, quantum numbers and energy levels (orbitals), electron configurations, periodic trends
Molecular Structure, including Lewis structures, three-dimensional molecular shapes, polarity
Bonding, including ionic, covalent, and metallic bonds, relationships of bonding to properties and structures; intermolecular forces such as hydrogen bonding, dipole-dipole forces, dispersion (London) forces
States of matter
Gases, including the kinetic molecular theory, gas law relationships, molar volumes, density, and stoichiometry
Liquids and Solids, including intermolecular forces in liquids and solids, types of solids, phase changes, and phase diagrams
Solutions, including molarity and percent by mass concentrations, solution preparation and stoichiometry, factors affecting solubility of solids, liquids, and gases, qualitative aspects of colligative properties
Acids and Bases, including Brønsted-Lowry theory, strong and weak acids and bases, pH, titrations, indicators
Oxidation-Reduction, including recognition of oxidation-reduction reactions, combustion, oxidation numbers, use of activity series
Precipitation, including basic solubility rules