Study Guide

Chemistry
Test Design and Framework

The test design below describes general assessment information. The framework that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 80 multiple-choice questions
Time* 2 hours and 15 minutes
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework

 

graph of percentages of each content domain's weight toward overall test score detailed in table below

Content Domain Range of Competencies Approximate Percentage of Test Score
1 Matter and Its Interactions–Composition and Bonding 0001–0002 14%
2 Matter and Its Interactions–Structure and Periodicity 0003–0004 14%
3 Energy 0005–0008 20%
4 Solutions and Gases and Their Associated Properties 0009–0011 14.5%
5 Physics 0012 12.5%
6 Biology 0013 12.5%
7 Earth Science 0014 12.5%

Domain 1–Matter and Its Interactions–Composition and Bonding

Competency 0001–Analyze the properties of matter.

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Competency 0002–Analyze chemical bonding and matter interactions and properties.

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Domain 2–Matter and Its Interactions–Structure and Periodicity

Competency 0003–Apply knowledge of the structure and naming of chemical substances and periodic properties of the elements.

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Competency 0004–Apply knowledge of the mole and mass relationships in chemical changes.

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Domain 3–Energy

Competency 0005–Analyze energy transfers in chemical and physical processes.

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Competency 0006–Analyze the types of chemical reactions and their causes.

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Competency 0007–Apply knowledge of oxidation and reduction reactions and electrochemical cells.

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Competency 0008–Apply knowledge of chemical equilibrium.

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Domain 4–Solutions and Gases and Their Associated Properties

Competency 0009–Demonstrate knowledge of the kinetic molecular theory, the nature of phase changes, and the gas laws.

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Competency 0010–Demonstrate knowledge of the acid and base nature of substances.

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Competency 0011–Analyze the properties of solutions and other aqueous mixtures.

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Domain 5–Physics

Competency 0012–Apply knowledge of physics concepts.

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Domain 6–Biology

Competency 0013–Apply knowledge of biology concepts.

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Domain 7–Earth Science

Competency 0014–Apply knowledge of Earth science concepts.

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