From: Matthew
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

Molecular Representations
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

Substitution Reactions
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

Addition Reactions
Hydrohalogenation, Hydration, Hydrogenation, Halogenation


Radical Reactions

Alcohols and Phenols
Physical Properties of Alcohols, Acidity of Alcohols and Phenols, Preparation of Alcohols using Grignard Reagents

Infrared Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Aromatic Rings
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

Carboxylic Acids
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

Got all that? Ok, great! You’re on your way to acing Chemistry in the GAMSAT.

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