Introduction to Chemistry Quiz

Prove You Know These Concepts Before Taking Chemistry

Take this quiz before you take a chemistry class to see if you know the key concepts needed to pass the course.
Take this quiz before you take a chemistry class to see if you know the key concepts needed to pass the course. Mike Kemp / Getty Images

1. First let's start with a few metric-to-metric conversions. 1.2 mg is:

2. 7.3 cm is:

3. 22.3 L is:

4. Chemists use scientific notation. The number 0.00442 would be written in scientific notation as:

5. Multiplying (2 x 10²) and (3 x 10³) will give you:

6. A liquid has:

7. Which of the following is a list of compounds?

8. Combustion (burning) is an example of:

9. Here is a question about significant figures. How many significant figures are there in the number 0.060?

10. Which substance cannot be further decomposed by a normal chemical reaction?

Introduction to Chemistry Quiz

You got: % Correct. Expect to Review Chemistry Concepts

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It's okay that you missed some questions. The point of the quiz is to show you the strong and weak areas of these introductory topics. In a high school chemistry class, the instructor may review these topics, but if you go into college chemistry, they'll assume you know them. It's much easier to succeed if you understand basic principles of matter, units, and conversions!

From here, get a head start on chemistry topics or try another quiz. See if you understand chemistry in the real world.

Introduction to Chemistry Quiz

You got: % Correct. Ready to Ace a Chemistry Class

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Good job! You're comfortable with the topics you need to know to learn chemistry, rather than backtracking into basic units and math. If you had trouble with some areas, you can review them. Otherwise, the future looks bright for you in chemistry! Here are the reasons people fail chemistry. If you avoid these traps, you'll be fine.

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