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CLEP Chemistry

The Most Complete CLEP Chemistry Subject Review
Everything you need to know for the CLEP Chemistry exam. Comprehensive review chapters completely align with all the subjects tested on the exam.

The Best CLEP Chemistry Practice Exams Available
2 full-length CLEP Chemistry practice tests based on official CLEP exam questions released by the College Board.

Total Explanations of Questions & Answers
Each CLEP Chemistry practice test comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don’t just say which answers are right – but why the others are wrong – so you’ll be prepared for the CLEP Chemistry exam.

Proven Test-Prep Methods
REA’s focused content and practical advice have helped millions succeed on their exams. With our step-by-step plan, you can score high on the CLEP Chemistry exam and earn the college credit you deserve!

Get the World’s Most Advanced CLEP Software
REA’s CLEP Chemistry TestWare combines a realistic test environment with the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available. With every CLEP practice test you take, you’ll gain knowledge and confidence for the real exam. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you’ll succeed on the CLEP Chemistry exam!

What is CLEP?
CLEP is the College Board’s credit-by-examination program for more than 30 subjects. Each exam passed earns the student between 3-12 credits at more than 2,900 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. REA has the largest library of CLEP test preps that can help you earn college credit while saving you valuable time and money.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738603193
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: CLEP Test Preparation Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK AND TESTware®

This book, along with our exclusive TESTware® software package, provides you with complete preparation for the CLEP Chemistry exam. Inside you will find a concise review of the subject matter, as well as tips and strategies for test-taking. We also give you two full-length practice tests in printed and computerized formats, all based on the official CLEP Chemistry exam. Our practice tests contain every type of question that you can expect to encounter on the actual exam. Following each practice test you will fi nd an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you more completely understand

the test material.

We strongly recommend that you begin your preparation with the TESTware® practice exams on CD. The software provides the added benefi ts of instant scoring and enforced time conditions.

ABOUT THE EXAM

Who Takes the CLEP Chemistry Exam and What Is it Used For?

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) examinations are typically taken by people who have acquired knowledge outside the classroom and wish to bypass certain college courses and earn college credit. The CLEP is designed to reward students for learning—no matter where or how that knowledge was acquired. The CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country, with more than 2,900 colleges and universities granting credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. Although most CLEP examinees are adults returning to college, many graduating high school seniors, enrolled college students, military personnel, and international students also take the exams to earn college credit or to demonstrate their ability to perform at the college level.

There are no prerequisites, such as age or educational status, for taking CLEP examinations. However, because policies on granting credits vary among colleges, you should contact the particular institution from which you wish to receive CLEP credit.

There are two categories of CLEP examinations:

1. CLEP General Examinations, which are five separate tests that cover material usually taken as requirements during the first two years of college. CLEP General Examinations are available for English Composition (with or without essay), Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and History.

2. CLEP Subject Examinations include material usually covered in an undergraduate course with a similar title. For a complete list of the subject examinations offered, visit the College Board website.

Who Administers the Exam?

The CLEP tests are developed by the College Board, administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), and involve the assistance of educators throughout the United States. The test development process is designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate.

When and Where Is the Exam Given?

The CLEP Chemistry exam is administered each month throughout the year at more than 1,300 test centers in the United States and can be arranged for candidates abroad on  request. To find the test center nearest you and to register for the exam, you should obtain a copy of the free booklets CLEP Colleges and CLEP Information for Candidates and Registration Form. They are available at most colleges where CLEP credit is granted, or

by contacting:

CLEP Services

P.O. Box 6600

Princeton, NJ 08541-6600

Phone: (800) 257-9558 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET)

Fax: (609) 771-7088

Website: www.collegeboard.com/clep

Military Personnel, Veterans, and CLEP

CLEP exams are available free of charge to eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees. All the CLEP exams are available at test centers on college campuses and military bases. In addition, the College Board has developed a paper-based version of 14 high-volume/high-pass-rate CLEP tests for DANTES Test Centers. Contact the Educational Services Officer or Navy College Education Specialist for more information.

Visit the College Board website for details about CLEP opportunities for military personnel. Eligible U.S. veterans can claim reimbursement for CLEP exams and

administration fees pursuant to provisions of the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004. For details on eligibility and submitting a claim for reimbursement, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/testing.htm.

SSD Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Many students qualify for extra time to take the CLEP Chemistry exam, but you must make these arrangements in advance. For information, contact:

College Board Services for Students with Disabilities

PO Box 6226

Princeton, NJ 08541-6226

Phone: (609) 771-7137 (Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. ET)

TTY: (609) 882-4118

Fax: (609) 771-7944

E-mail: ssd@info.collegeboard.org

Our TESTware® can be adapted to accommodate your time extension. This allows you to practice under the same extended-time accommodations that you will receive on the actual test day. To customize your TESTware® to suit the most common extensions, visit our website at http://www.rea.com/ssd.

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

What Do I Study First?

Read over the course review and the suggestions for test-taking, take the first practice test to determine your area(s) of weakness, and then go back and focus your study on those specific problems. Studying the reviews thoroughly will reinforce the basic skills you will need to do well on the exam. Make sure to take the practice tests to become familiar with the format and procedures involved with taking the actual exam. To best utilize your study time, follow our Independent Study Schedule, which you’ll find in the front of this book. The schedule is based on a four-week program, but can be condensed to two weeks if necessary by collapsing each two-week period into one.

When Should I Start Studying?

It is never too early to start studying for the CLEP Chemistry exam. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to sharpen your skills. Do not procrastinate! Cramming is not an effective way to study, since it does not allow you the time needed to learn the test material. The sooner you learn the format of the exam, the more time you will have to familiarize yourself with it.

FORMAT AND CONTENT OF THE CLEP

The CLEP Chemistry exam covers the material one would find in a one-year college-level general chemistry class. The exam consists of 75 multiple-choice questions, each with five possible answer choices, to be answered within 90 minutes.

The exam emphasizes the following topics: structure and states of matter, reaction types, equations and stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, and descriptive and experimental chemistry. The student’s ability to interpret and apply the material to new and unfamiliar problems is also tested. The approximate breakdown of topics is as follows:

20% Structure of Matter

19% States of Matter

12% Reaction Types

10% Equations and Stoichiometry

7% Equilibrium

4% Kinetics

5% Thermodynamics

1% Descriptive Chemistry

9% Experimental Chemistry

During the exam, a calculator function and a periodic table are available to test-takers.

ABOUT OUR COURSE REVIEW

The review in this book provides you with a complete background of all the pertinent facts and formulas related to chemistry. It will help reinforce the facts you have already learned while better shaping your understanding of the discipline as a whole. By using the review in conjunction with the practice tests, you should be well prepared to take the CLEP Chemistry exam.

SCORING YOUR PRACTICE TESTS

How Do I Score My Practice Tests?

The CLEP Chemistry exam is scored on a scale of 20 to 80. To score your practice tests, count up the number of correct answers. This is your total raw score. Convert your raw score to a scaled score using the conversion table on the following page. (Note: The conversion table provides only an estimate of your scaled score. Scaled scores can and do vary over time, and in no case should a sample test be taken as a precise predictor of

test performance. Nonetheless, our scoring table allows you to judge your level of performance within a reasonable scoring range.)

When Will I Receive My Score Report?

The test administrator will print out a full Candidate Score Report for you immediately upon your completion of the exam (except for CLEP English Composition with Essay). Your scores are reported only to you, unless you ask to have them sent elsewhere. If you want your scores reported to a college or other institution, you must say so when you take the examination. Since your scores are kept on fi le for 20 years, you can also request transcripts from Educational Testing Service at a later date.

STUDYING FOR THE CLEP

It is very important for you to choose the time and place for studying that works best for you. Some students may set aside a certain number of hours every morning, while others may choose to study at night before going to sleep. Other students may study during the day, while waiting on a line, or even while eating lunch. Only you can determine when and where your study time will be most effective. But be consistent and use your time

wisely. Work out a study routine and stick to it!

When you take the practice tests, try to make your testing conditions as much like the actual test as possible. Turn your television and radio off, and sit down at a quiet table free from distraction. Make sure to time yourself. Start off by setting a timer for the time that is allotted for each section, and be sure to reset the timer for the appropriate amount of time when you start a new section. As you complete each practice test, score your test and thoroughly review the explanations to the questions you answered incorrectly; however, do not review too much at one time. Concentrate on one problem area at a

time by reviewing the question and explanation, and by studying our review until you are confident that you completely understand the material.

PRACTICE-TEST RAW SCORE CONVERSION TABLE *

* see book for table

This table is provided for scoring REA practice tests only. The American Council on Education recommends that colleges use a single across-the-board credit-granting score of 50 for all CLEP computer-based exams. Nonetheless, on account of the different skills being measured and the unique content requirements of each test, the actual number of correct answers needed to reach 50 will vary. A 50 is calibrated to equate with performance that would warrant the grade C in the corresponding introductory college course.

TEST-TAKING TIPS

Although you may not be familiar with computer-based standardized tests such as the CLEP Chemistry exam, there are many ways to acquaint yourself with this type of examination and to help alleviate your test-taking anxieties. Listed below are ways to help you become accustomed to the CLEP, some of which may be applied to other standardized tests as well.

Read all of the possible answers. Just because you think you have found the correct response, do not automatically assume that it is the best answer.

Read through each choice to be sure that you are not making a mistake

by jumping to conclusions.

Use the process of elimination. Go through each answer to a question and eliminate as many of the answer choices as possible. By eliminating just two answer choices, you give yourself a better chance of getting the item correct, since there will only be three choices left from which to make your guess. Remember, your score is based only on the number of questions you answer correctly.

Work quickly and steadily. You will have only 90 minutes to work on 75 questions, so work quickly and steadily to avoid focusing on any one question too long. Taking the practice tests in this book will help you learn to budget your time.

Acquaint yourself with the computer screen. Familiarize yourself with the CLEP computer screen beforehand by logging on to the College Board website. Waiting until test day to see what it looks like in the pretest tutorial risks experiencing needless anxiety into your testing experience. Also, familiarizing yourself with the directions and format of the exam will save you valuable time on the day of the actual test.

Be sure that your answer registers before you go to the next item. Look at the screen to see that your mouse-click causes the pointer to darken the proper oval. This takes less effort than darkening an oval on paper, but don’t lull yourself into taking less care!

THE DAY OF THE EXAM

Preparing for the CLEP

On the day of the test, you should wake up early (hopefully after a decent night’s rest) and have a good breakfast. Make sure to dress comfortably, so that you are not distracted by being too hot or too cold while taking the test. Also plan to arrive at the test center early. This will allow you to collect your thoughts and relax before the test, and will also spare you the anxiety that comes with being late. As an added incentive to make sure you arrive early, keep in mind that no one will be allowed into the test session after the test has begun.

Before you leave for the test center, make sure that you have your admission form and another form of identification, which must contain a recent photograph, your name, and signature (i.e., driver’s license, student identification card, or current alien registration card). You will not be admitted to the test center if you do not have proper identification.

If you would like, you may wear a watch to the test center. However, you may not wear one that makes noise, because it may disturb the other test-takers. No dictionaries, textbooks, notebooks, briefcases, or packages will be permitted and drinking, smoking, and eating are prohibited.

Good Luck on the CLEP Chemistry Exam!

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Independent Study Schedule: CLEP Chemistry 
Installing REA’s TESTware

Chapter 1 Passing the CLEP Chemistry Exam

About This Book  and TESTware

About the Exam

How to Use This Book

Format and Content of the CLEP

About Our Course Review

Scoring Your Practice Tests

Studying for the CLEP

Test-Taking Tips

The Day of the Exam

Chapter 2 The Structure of Matter

Atomic Theory and Structure

Chemical Bonding

Nuclear Chemistry

Chapter 3 The States of Matter

Gases

Liquids and Solids

Solutions

Chapter 4 Types of Reactions

Acid-Base Reactions

Precipitation Reactions

Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

 

Chapter 5 Equations and Stoichiometry

Balancing Chemical Equations

Mole Conversions

Stoichiometry Problems

Limiting Reactants

Empirical Formulas and Percent Composition

Chapter 6 Equilibrium

Le Chatelier’s Principle

Equilibrium Constants

Common Ion Effect

Buffers

Chapter 7 Kinetics

Reaction Rate

Rate Law and Reaction Order

Kinetics and Equilibrium

Temperature and Reaction Rates

Activation Energy and Catalysts

Reaction Mechanisms

Chapter 8 Thermodynamics

State Functions

First Law and Enthalpy

Second Law, Entropy, and Free Energy

ÄG°, K, and E°

Chapter 9 Descriptive Chemistry

Products of Chemical Reactions

Relationships in the Periodic Table

Inorganic Compounds

Organic Molecules

Chapter 10 Experimental Chemistry

Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Measurements

Example Problems from Experiments

Practice Test 1

Answer Key

Detailed Explanations of Answers

Practice Test 2

Answer Key

Detailed Explanations of Answers

Answer Sheets

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    I'm giving this book three stars because it's useful but it's full of errors. I contacted REA about an errata for it and they didn't have one at the time (I created one and you can download it from 4Shared ¿ just search for 'CLEP Chemistry', for some bizarre reason, REA refused to make an errata easily downloadable on their website ¿ if they have one now you'll have to call or email). Nevertheless, this book was still useful to me and I recommend buying it. I used this book in conjunction with a college chemistry textbook to pass the CLEP. If you can get past the errors, this book really helps narrow the field of study. You'll definitely still need a college chemistry textbook to go along with it for further reading or for sample problems to work. Please don't view this as an additional criticism of the book as it's unreasonable to expect that a book of this size could give you everything from a one-year general chemistry book. This book reinforces key concepts and helps you focus on what's really important. The two practice tests in the book are excellent and were crucial to my passing score (test one is easier than the CLEP but test two is about on par with the actual CLEP test). The tests have a few errors in them but are better than the main text. You might also consider purchasing a sample chemistry CLEP test from CollegeBoard (for $10) just to have third test (I did). By the way, if you're interested, the college chemistry textbook I used was 'Chemical Principles - The Quest for Insight' 3rd Edition by Atkins & Jones ¿ the same book MIT uses for it's free OpenCourseWare. Good luck on the CLEP ¿ it isn't easy!

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