- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 144
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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Course SummaryUse the interactive study tools available in this test prep course to get ready for the CLEP Chemistry exam. Our video lessons cover gases, chemical reactions and all the other topics you could find on the test, so you'll be well prepared come test day.
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About This Course
Spend just a couple weeks studying with this course, and you can earn six hours of college credit when you take and pass the CLEP Chemistry exam. Our course is available in a self-paced video format and offers you the quickest way to study for the exam. The six credits you earn are transferable to more than 2,900 colleges and universities.
This course offers the same topics you'll find in a yearlong chemistry course, and our engaging and quick video lessons make it easy to retain critical chemistry concepts. Start with introductory lessons on the metric system and scientific notation before advancing into such topics as chemical bonding, Kinetic Molecular Theory and mole-to-mole ratios. Find out how energy is transferred in chemical or physical processes and how to use a RICE table for equilibrium calculations.
Check out our CLEP Preparation resources! We've got CLEP courses to teach you the material, comprehensive CLEP study guides to help you study, CLEP practice tests to test your knowledge, and CLEP informational articles to get you up to speed on testing logistics.
Syllabus & Course Information
You'll be knowledgeable about the objectives below once you've finished watching the video lessons in this chemistry course. These objectives align with the questions you'll see on the CLEP exam. For additional preparation, take the final CLEP Chemistry practice test that comes with this course.
- Study the metric system, unit conversion, scientific notation, the physical and chemical properties of matter and the states of matter.
- Take a look at chromatography, distillation and filtration.
- Learn about atomic numbers and mass numbers.
- Find out about Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan, Avogadro's number and the four quantum numbers.
- Examine the periodic table, the energy levels of atoms of elements, ionization energy, electronegativity and transition metals vs. main group elements.
- Study types of radioactive decay, and learn about balancing nuclear equations, calculating radioactive decay and interpreting decay graphs.
- Find out about the octet rule, Lewis structures of atoms, ionic compounds, covalent compounds and molecular orbital theory.
- Study metallic bonding, identification of organic and inorganic macromolecules and functional groups in organic molecules.
- Take a look at the kinetic molecular theory phase changes and heating curves. In addition, learn about crystal structures and the unit cell.
- Study the kinetic molecular theory, temperature units, Dalton's law of partial pressures, the Boltzmann distribution and Graham's law.
- Learn about molar volume, Boyle's law, Charles' law and Gay-Lussac's law.
- Explore concepts like the rate of dissolution, solubility, colligative properties and Raoult's law.
- Learn about calculating molarity and molality concentration, calculating dilution of solutions and using colligative properties to determine molar mass.
- Learn about balancing chemical equations, calculating relative quantities in a gas or solution, calculating excess reactants and calculating reaction yield and percentage yield from a limiting reactant.
- Study decomposition, the ph scale, precipitation reactions, electrochemical cells and electrochemistry.
- Learn about assigning oxidation numbers to elements in a chemical formula, balancing redox reactions, predicting products of single displacement reactions and writing and balancing combustion reactions.
- Find out about dynamic equilibrium, Le Chatelier's principle, solubility equilibrium, the common ion effect and selective precipitation.
- Take a look at the rate of a chemical reaction, rate constant and rate laws, the rate of a chemical reaction and activation energy.
- Study the state functions in thermochemistry, enthalpy, Hess's law, calorimetry and free energy.
- Learn about predicting the entropy of physical and chemical changes and the relationship between enthalpy, free energy and entropy.
Prerequisites aren't needed for this course. Preparation through high school courses in chemistry, physics and algebra could be useful.
This course offers 114 lessons in 13 chapters. Each of the quick video lessons takes about five to ten minutes to watch. Solidify your knowledge of each lesson with the short quiz that follows the video or use the written transcript of the video if you need to review a concept. Our course has a tracking feature to help you stay on top of the lessons you've watched and the quizzes you've passed. You can also ask questions of the subject matter experts who lead these lessons. At the conclusion of each chapter is a quiz testing your knowledge of critical chemistry topics, and you can wrap up the course with the final exam.
CLEP Chemistry Exam Information
The CLEP Chemistry exam asks questions on the same topics found in a yearlong general chemistry college course, generally taken within the first year of college. Many students use this course to meet general education requirements. It's also a required course for most science majors and for engineering students. Pre-med students or students interested in related health careers might also find this course useful.
- Number of Questions: Approximately 75
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 1.5 hours
- Number of Credits: 6
- Exam Cost: $85
Chemistry CLEP Exam Breakdown
|CLEP Exam Concept||Percent of the CLEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Study.com Chapter|
|Structure of Matter||20%||15 questions||27 lessons|
|States of Matter||19%||14 questions||25 lessons|
|Reaction Types||12%||9 questions||12 lessons|
|Equations and Stoichiometry||10%||8 questions||8 lessons|
|Equilibrium||7%||5 questions||10 lessons|
|Kinetics||4%||3 questions||5 lessons|
|Thermodynamics||5%||4 questions||8 lessons|
|Descriptive Chemistry||14%||11 questions||12 lessons|
|Experimental Chemistry||9%||7 questions||7 lessons|
Earn CLEP Credit
Earning a passing score on this CLEP exam can help you earn six transferable college credits. Applying the credits you earn at universities and colleges across the nation can help you cut the time you'll spend in college in half and save you money at the same time. This course is the most effective way to prepare for the chemistry CLEP exam.
Study Schedule for the CLEP Chemistry Exam
This course offers about 11 hours of instruction, which you can watch when it fits your schedule. The timetable below can help you gauge how long you'll need to study to prepare for the exam. If you know how long you'll need to study, you can call in ahead of time to secure a test slot for when you're ready to take the exam.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||Just over 1 week|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||Almost 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||Around 4 weeks|
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