Master the SAT II Chemistry Subject Test and score higher... Our test experts show you the right way to prepare for this important college exam. REA's SAT II Chemistry test prep covers all chemistry topics to appear on the actual exam including in-depth coverage of the laws of chemistry, properties of solids, gases and liquids, chemical reactions, and more. The book features 6 full-length practice SAT II Chemistry exams. Each practice exam question is fully explained to help you better understand the subject material. Use the book's Periodic Table of Elements for speedy look-up of the properties of each element.Follow up your study with REA's proven test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills and study schedule that get you ready for test day.DETAILS- Comprehensive review of every chemistry topic to appear on the SAT II subject test- Flexible study schedule tailored to your needs- Packed with proven test tips, strategies and advice to help you master the test- 6 full-length practice SAT II Chemistry Subject tests. Each test question is answered in complete detail with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations.- The book's handy Periodic Table of Elements allows for quick answers on the elements appearing on the examTABLE OF CONTENTSAbout Research and Education AssociationIndependent Study ScheduleCHAPTER 1 - ABOUT THE SAT II: CHEMISTRY SUBJECT TESTAbout This BookAbout The TestHow To Use This BookFormat of the SAT II: ChemistryScoring the SAT II: ChemistryScore Conversion TableStudying for the SAT II: ChemistryTest Taking TipsCHAPTER 2 - COURSE REVIEWGasesGas LawsGas Mixtures and Other Physical Properties of GasesDalton's Law of Partial PressuresAvogadro's Law (The Mole Concept)Avogadro's Hypothesis: Chemical Compounds and FormulasMole ConceptMolecular Weight and Formula WeightEquivalent WeightChemical CompositionStoichiometry/Weight and Volume CalculationsBalancing Chemical EquationsCalculations Based on Chemical EquationsLimiting-Reactant CalculationsSolidsPhase DiagramPhase EquilibriumProperties of LiquidsDensityColligative Properties of SolutionsRaoult's Law and Vapor PressureOsmotic PressureSolution ChemistryConcentration UnitsEquilibriumThe Law of Mass ActionKinetics and EquilibriumLe Chatelier's Principle and Chemical EquilibriumAcid-Base EquilibriaDefinitions of Acids and BasesIonization of Water, pHDissociation of Weak ElectrolytesDissociation of Polyprotic AcidsBuffersHydrolysisThermodynamics IBond EnergiesSome Commonly Used Terms in ThermodynamicsThe First Law of ThermodynamicsEnthalpyHess's Law of Heat SummationStandard StatesHeat of Vaporization and Heat of FusionThermodynamics IIEntropyThe Second Law of ThermodynamicsStandard Entropies and Free EnergiesElectrochemistryOxidation and ReductionElectrolytic CellsNon-Standard-State Cell PotentialsAtomic TheoryAtomic WeightTypes of BondsPeriodic TrendsElectronegativityQuantum ChemistryBasic Electron ChargesComponents of Atomic StructureThe Wave Mechanical ModelSubshells and Electron ConfigurationDouble and Triple BondsOrganic Chemistry: Nomenclature and StructureAlkanesAlkenesDienesAlkynesAlkyl HalidesCyclic HydrocarbonsAromatic HydrocarbonsAryl HalidesEthers and EpoxidesAlcohols and GlycolsCarboxylic AcidsCarboxylic Acid DerivativesEstersAmidesArenesAldehydes and KetonesAminesPhenols and QuinonesStructural IsomerismSIX PRACTICE EXAMSPractice Test 1 Answer KeyDetailed Explanations of AnswersPractice Test 2 Answer KeyDetailed Explanations of AnswersPractice Test 3Answer KeyDetailed Explanations of AnswersPractice Test 4 Answer KeyDetailed Explanations of AnswersPractice Test 5 Answer KeyDetailed Explanations of AnswersPractice Test 6 Answer KeyDetailed Explanations of AnswersTHE PERIODIC TABLEEXCERPTAbout Research & Education AssociationResearch & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists, and engineers specializing in various academic fields. Founded in 1959 with the purpose of disseminating the most recently developed scientific information to groups in industry, government, high schools, and universities, REA has since become a successful and highly respected publisher of study aids, test preps, handbooks, and reference works. REA's Test Preparation series includes study guides for all academic levels in almost all disciplines. Research & Education Association publishes test preps for students who have not yet completed high school, as well as high school students preparing to enter college. Students from countries around the world seeking to attend college in the United States will find the assistance they need in REA's publications. For college students seeking advanced degrees, REA publishes test preps for many major graduate school admission examinations in a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, law, and medicine. Students at every level, in every field, with every ambition can find what they are looking for among REA's publications. While most test preparation books present practice tests that bear little resemblance to the actual exams, REA's series presents tests that accurately depict the official exams in both degree of difficulty and types of questions. REA's practice tests are always based upon the most recently administered exams, and include every type of question that can be expected on the actual exams. REA's publications and educational materials are highly regarded and continually receive an unprecedented amount of praise from professionals, instructors, librarians, parents, and students. Our authors are as diverse as the fields represented in the books we publish. They are well-known in their respective disciplines and serve on the faculties of prestigious high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and Canada.CHAPTER 1 - ABOUT THE SAT II: CHEMISTRY SUBJECT TEST ABOUT THIS BOOKThis book provides you with an accurate and complete representation of the SAT II: Chemistry Subject Test. Inside you will find a complete course review designed to provide you with the information and strategies needed to do well on the exam, as well as six practice tests based on the actual exam. The practice tests contain every type of question that you can expect to appear on the SAT II: Chemistry test. Following each test you will find an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you master the test material.ABOUT THE TESTWho Takes the Test and What Is It Used For? Students planning to attend college take the SAT II: Chemistry Subject Test for one of two reasons:(1) Because it is an admission requirement of the college or university to which they are applying; OR(2) To demonstrate proficiency in Chemistry.The SAT II: Chemistry exam is designed for students who have taken one year of college preparatory chemistry.Who Administers The Test?The SAT II: Chemistry Subject Test is developed by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test development process involves the assistance of educators throughout the country, and is designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate.When Should the SAT II: Chemistry be Taken?If you are applying to a college that requires Subject Test scores as part of the admissions process, you should take the SAT II: Chemistry Subject Test toward the end of your junior year or at the beginning of your senior year. If your scores are being used only for placement purposes, you may be able to take the test in the spring of your senior year. For more information, be sure to contact the colleges to which you are applying. When and Where is the Test Given?The SAT II: Chemistry Subject Test is administered five times a year at many locations throughout the country; mostly high schools. To receive information on upcoming administrations of the exam, consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests, which may be obtained from your guidance counselor or by contacting: College Board SAT Program P.O. Box 6200 Princeton, NJ 08541-6200Phone: (609) 771-7600Website: http://www.collegeboard.comIs There a Registration Fee?Yes. There is a registration fee to take the SAT II: Chemistry. Consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests for information on the fee structure. Financial assistance may be granted in certain situations. To find out if you qualify and to register for assistance, contact your academic advisor.HOW TO USE THIS BOOKWhat Do I Study First?Remember that the SAT II: Chemistry Subject Test is designed to test knowledge that has been acquired throughout your education. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the exam is to refresh yourself by thoroughly studying our review material and taking the sample tests provided in this book. They will familiarize you with the types of questions, directions, and format of the SAT II: Chemistry Subject Test. To begin your studies, read over the review and the suggestions for test-taking, take one of the practice tests to determine your area(s) of weakness, and then restudy the review material, focusing on your specific problem areas. The course review includes the information you need to know when taking the exam. Be sure to take the remaining practice tests to further test yourself and become familiar with the format of the SAT II...