Introductory Chemistry

Handouts (Sample tests, chapter handouts, misc)

Tests (Sample tests, with answer keys, and other test-related information)
Chapter handouts; miscellaneous
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Those who are using my web site materials for self-study... You are welcome -- and encouraged -- to ask me questions when difficulties arise. (My contact information is at the bottom of each of my web pages.) It always helps if you include how you would answer the question and why. That lets me respond to what you are thinking, lets me focus my reply on where you are having trouble. Further, it gives me a feel for the level at which you are addressing the question -- which may vary depending on your background and course level. The level of discourse -- and your learning of chemistry -- is enhanced by trying to focus on reasons, not simply answers.

Tests
   Sample tests, with answer keys, and other test-related information (Intro Chem)

The sample tests are actual tests from previous classes. Two complete sets are posted below, with answer keys. (I will also hand out a sample for Test #1 to make sure everyone gets to see at least the first one before going into the test. The purpose of doing this is so you can see not only the contents of the test, but also what a real test looks like.)

Caution: Exactly what is covered, or even the order of topics, does not always agree from one semester to another. Therefore, you should not rely on sample tests as precise guides to test content. Approximate coverage of each test is shown below.

For more practice questions, see the Practice quizzes.

For all Intro Chem tests you can -- and should -- use a periodic table. Here is the one I give students for tests: Periodic table.

Information about the note page, which you may use on all tests.

Some "Test information" that I hand out along with the first sample test: test info.

Tests (and keys) are posted here in RTF format. This is presumably portable, and should be OK for users of a range of word processors. If you find any formatting problems with these files, please let me know. In addition to the individual files, I have posted a ZIP archive file containing the entire set of tests and keys.

For information on how to download or read files, see page File problems. That page also discusses file formats.

Please let me know if you have trouble accessing any files; sometimes, your comment is the way I find out that there is a problem.

Set #1, Fall 2005

Test or answer key RTF file Test coverage (chapter titles, keyed to Cracolice 2/e book); other notes.
Complete set Complete RTFs Zip archive; contains all the files listed below.
Test #1 Test 1 RTF * Ch 1, 2, 3, 5, and part of 6. (Introduction to chemistry; Matter and energy; measurement and chemical calculations; Atomic theory: The nuclear model of the atom; Chemical nomenclature.)
* This test will also be handed out in class.
Answer key for Test #1 Key 1 RTF
Test #2 Test 2 RTF * Ch 6-10. (Chemical nomenclature. Chemical formula relationships; Reactions and equations; Quantity relationships in chemical reactions; Atomic theory: The quantum model of the atom.)
* Test includes the "Cover sheet", which explains the procedure for a take home test.
Answer key for Test #2 Key 2 RTF
Test #3 (final exam) Test 3 RTF Ch 11, 12, 4, 13, 15-19. (Chemical bonding; Structure and shape; Introduction to gases; The ideal gas law and its applications; Gas, liquids and solids; Solutions; Net ionic equations; Acid-base (proton-transfer) reactions; Oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions.)
Answer key for Test #3 Key 3 RTF

Set #2, Spring 2005

Test or answer key RTF file Test coverage (chapter titles, keyed to Cracolice 2/e book); other notes.
Complete set Complete RTFs Zip archive; contains all the files listed below.
Test #1 Test 1 RTF Ch 1, 2, 3, 5, and part of 6. (Introduction to chemistry; Matter and energy; measurement and chemical calculations; Atomic theory: The nuclear model of the atom; Chemical nomenclature.)
Answer key for Test #1 Key 1 RTF
Test #2 Test 2 RTF * Ch 6-10. (Chemical nomenclature. Chemical formula relationships; Reactions and equations; Quantity relationships in chemical reactions; Atomic theory: The quantum model of the atom.)
* Test includes the "Cover sheet", which explains the procedure for a take home test.
Answer key for Test #2 Key 2 RTF
Test #3 (final exam) Test 3 RTF Ch 11, 12, 4, 13, 15-19. (Chemical bonding; Structure and shape; Introduction to gases; The ideal gas law and its applications; Gas, liquids and solids; Solutions; Net ionic equations; Acid-base (proton-transfer) reactions; Oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions.)
Answer key for Test #3 Key 3 RTF

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Chapter handouts; miscellaneous (Intro Chem)

For each chapter I provide a short handout that offers my comments on the chapter. The handout may contain information about homework assignments, priority material within the chapter, known errors, and other comments. See the "Chapter handouts" section of the course syllabus for more information about these handouts.

The following links are to all the major Intro Chem (X11) handouts for the entire semester; they are in chronological order. Most of these links are to "chapter handouts", and are here as PDF files.

Sample tests are available in the top section of this page.

Other course materials, such as practice quizzes and supplementary discussions of various topics, are available from the Intro Chem home page.

During a semester, I post current versions of handouts, along with a brief overview of each class, on the Updates/Handouts page. Thus, all the handouts listed below are also available on that page, along with somewhat more discussion of the course content.

For information on how to download or read files, see page File problems. That page also discusses file formats.

Please let me know if you have trouble accessing any files; sometimes, your comment is the way I find out that there is a problem.

These handouts are specifically keyed to the 2nd edition of the Cracolice book. Much of the content is general, and would be useful with other editions and even other books. For more about the editions of the Cracolice book, see the textbook information on the Introductory Chemistry (X11) Supplemental information page.

Ch 1-2. Introduction to chemistry: Introduction to active learning; Matter and energy.
Ch 3. Measurement and chemical calculations.
* The handout on Dimensional Analysis (a supplement for Ch 3) is posted on my Chemistry practice problems page, along with some other self-help materials.

Ch 5. Atomic theory: the nuclear model of the atom.
* The periodic table handout is the one posted here on my Download page.

* Sample test: I hand out the sample for Test 1; this test and its answer key, all other sample tests and keys, and other test-related information, are in the section above: Sample tests, with answer keys, and other test-related information (Intro Chem).

Ch 6. Chemical nomenclature.
* Naming chemicals worksheet. (Attached to Ch 6 handout.) The answer keys for the "Naming chemicals" worksheet are posted. In fact, the first page includes an expanded introduction and does include the questions. Web page: Naming chemicals, with answers.
* Worksheet on ions and ionic compounds. (Attached to Ch 6 handout.)
Ch 7. Chemical formula relationships.
* Worksheet: Exploring the chemistry of the earth's crust. (Attached to Ch 7 handout.) The accompanying spreadsheet includes the graph that is part of the handout, plus the table on which it is based. Answer sheet for Crust worksheet.
Ch 8. Reactions and equations.
Ch 9. Quantity relationships in chemical reactions.
* Ch 9 handout also includes a set of supplementary questions, which are in a separate file: Ch 9 supplementary questions.
* Using your scientific calculator.
Ch 10. Atomic theory: the quantum model of the atom.
Ch 11-12. Chemical bonding; Structure and shape.
Ch 4-13-15. Introduction to gases; Ideal gas law and its applications; Gases, liquids and solids.
Ch 16-17. Solutions; Net ionic equations.
* This handout also includes a set of supplementary questions for Ch 16, which are in a separate file: Ch 16 supplementary questions.
Ch 18-19. Acid-base (proton transfer) reactions; Oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions.
Ch 20. Chemical equilibrium.


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