Chemistry 141 Assessment
Chemistry 141 Placement Exam Guidelines for Remote Testing
This exam tests your readiness for CHEM& 141. The exam covers the following topics:
- Significant figures
- Periodic Table information and atomic structure
- IUPAC naming of ionic, covalent, and acidic compounds
- Writing and balancing equations
- Classifying types of reactions
- Understanding basic solubility
- Problem solving associated with chemicals and reaction stoichiometry
These topics are generally covered in chapters 1-4 in college-level General Chemistry books, available in most libraries or online.
Expectations and Policies
- This is an untimed test. The Chemistry department recommends that you study prior to testing.
- When testing, you may have a pencil, blank scratch paper, a periodic table, and a
non-programmable, non-graphing SCIENTIFIC calculator.
- Cell phones and graphing calculators are NOT permitted on the test.
- No other personal items are permitted in the room with you during the exam, including cellular phones, notes, and books.
- You will be on camera and audio during the exam. If you need assistance during testing, you may speak to the proctor only. No other outside help is allowed. Proctors can assist with general testing questions but cannot assist with the test answers or equations.
- Failure to abide by the policies above will result in a "No Pass" on the placement test and you will not be allowed to retake the exam.
- If you are not happy with your initial score, you may retake the exam with a minimum of one-week cooling period after the initial exam. If you do not pass the second time, there is a minimum of a 90-day cooling period before another retake.
To Sign-up and Take the Chem Exam:
- Follow the link to Eventbrite and choose your date: Eventbrite sign-up
- Currently, testing is offered every Monday at 2:00 p.m. by Eventbrite sign-up only.
- Once you sign up for the test, you will receive an e-mail from Clark College Assessment at least 24 hours in advance with the Zoom meeting information, test appointment information, and a copy of the periodic table, which we recommend printing ahead of time.
- If students have questions about sign-up or the testing process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students who need accommodation should contact Disability Support Services (DSS) for assistance.