Chemistry SAT Subject Test

Demonstrate your understanding of chemical concepts, elements & terminology.

The Chemistry SAT Subject Test measures your knowledge of chemical concepts, as well as how skillfully you apply them in practical contexts. You should have a firm grasp of both key terminology and experimental procedures.
The chemistry test has 85 multiple-choice questions. Like all other SAT subject tests, you are given one hour to complete it.

How Should I Prepare for the Chemistry SAT Test?

Preparing for the Chemistry SAT test requires an overview of the discipline’s major concepts, including:

  • Structure of matter
  • States of matter
  • Reaction types
  • Stoichiometry
  • Equilibrium and reaction rates
  • Thermodynamics

In addition, you should be able to interpret experimental and laboratory data, understand basic algebraic relationships, demonstrate knowledge of scientific notation, and be familiar with the metric system of units.
Be advised that you do not need to memorize the periodic table, as this information is provided in your test booklet. However, you should know the table well enough to reference it quickly and easily.

Test Scores & Study Strategies

The Chemistry SAT Subject Test gets a score between 200 and 800. In 2011, the average (mean) score was 648.
The surest route to a high score is implementing a solid SAT study strategy. In the case of the Chemistry SAT Subject Test , this means reviewing textbooks, notes and lab sheets.
You don’t need to be a mad scientist to achieve a high score. Just a smart studier.

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