Re: GAMSAT Chemistry Practice Questions
One area that we get many questions from students about in the GAMSAT exam is Chemistry…and it’s no wonder when the GAMSAT exam is 40% chemistry! This is further broken down into 20% general chemistry and 20% organic chemistry.
For many students, this is an area of worry or to put it conservatively “extreme panic”, but not to worry! With knowledge on the language and topics encompassing Chemistry as well as familiarity with the patterns of the questions, you will be sure to ace it- and what better way to get familiar with Chemistry than to practice questions over and over again?
Keep reading and get your free GAMSAT Chemistry Practice Questions at the bottom of this blog post.
Keep in mind that the Chemistry questions in the GAMSAT can cover a range of different topics. So firstly, we will cover the topics that can be asked in the GAMSAT:
Atoms and Molecules
Atoms, Elements, Periodic Table, Ions, Molecules, Naming Inorganic Compounds, Chemical Reactions and Equations, Types of Chemical Reactions, Oxidation Numbers and Redox Reactions, Oxidising and Reducing Agents
Gases, Kinetic molecular theory
Kinetics and chemical equilibrium
The collision theory, Equations for reaction rates, Determining the rate law by experiment, Reaction orders, Rates of reversible reactions, Catalysis, Equilibrium, The reaction quotient, Le Chatelier’s principle
The first law of thermodynamics, The second law of thermodynamics, Thermodynamic functions, Internal energy, Temperature, Pressure, Enthalpy, Entropy, Gibbs Free Energy
Units of Concentration, Vapor Pressure, Solubility, Phase Diagrams
Acids and Bases
Definitions, Equilibrium constants for acid base reactions, Logarithms, Titrations, Buffers
Oxidation-reduction, Potentials, Galvanic cells, Electrolytic cell
Basic and Common Functional
Organic Chemistry Basics
3D Bond-Line Structures, Identifying Lone Pairs of Electrons Resonance, Hybrid Orbitals
Naming alkanes, Naming Substituents, Constitutional Isomers of Alkanes, Newman Projections, Cyclohexane and Chair Conformations
Isomerism, Important Concepts in Stereoisomerism, Designating R and S, Relationships between Enantiomers and Diastereomers, Meso Compounds, Fischer Projections
Alkyl Halides, The SN2 Mechanism, The SN1 Mechanism
Elimination reactions: Structure and Preparation of Alkenes
Nomenclature of Alkenes, Stereoisomerism in Alkenes, Elimination Reactions, E2 Reactions, E1 Reactions
Hydrohalogenation, Hydration, Hydrogenation, Halogenation
Alcohols and Phenols
Physical Properties of Alcohols, Acidity of Alcohols and Phenols, Preparation of Alcohols using Grignard Reagents
Infrared Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Nomenclature of Aromatic Rings
Aromatic Substitution Reactions
Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution, Sulfonation, Nitration, Activating Groups, Deactivating Groups
Aldehydes and Ketones
Introduction, Nomenclature of Aldehydes, Nomenclature of Ketones, Preparation of Aldehydes and Ketones, Important Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones
Nomenclature, Structure of Carboxylic Acids, Acidity of Carboxylic acids, Preparation of Carboxylic acids, Reactions of Carboxylic Acids
Classification, Nomenclature, Properties of Amines, Preparation of Amines, Important Reactions of Amines
Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
Introduction, Structure and Properties of Amino Acids, Acid-Base Properties, Peptide Synthesis, Protein Structure, Protein Function
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