Course Overview

Chemistry is the third section of the IMAT exam. It assess the candidates general understanding of basic chemistry concepts such as the priodic table, atomic structure, chemical bond, oxidation & reduction and acids & bases.

Total number of questions: 12

Live streaming hours: 12h


1. The composition of matter

  • States of matter
  • Heterogeneous and homogeneous systems
  • Compounds and elements
  • Ideal Gas Laws

2. Atomic structure

  • Elementary particles
  • Atomic number and mass number
  • Isotopes
  • Electronic structure of atoms of different elements

3. The periodic table of the elements

  • Groups and periods
  • Transition elements
  • Periodic properties of elements: atomic radius, ionization potential, electron affinity, metallic character
  • The relationships between electronic structure, position in the periodic table, and element properties

4. The chemical bond

  • Ionic, covalent and metallic bonds
  • Binding energy
  • Polarity of bonds
  • Electronegativity
  • Intermolecular bonds

5. Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry

  • Nomenclature and main properties of inorganic compounds: oxides, hydroxides, acids, salts

6. Chemical reactions and stoichiometry

  • Atomic and molecular mass
  • Avogadro‚Äôs number
  • Mole concept and its application
  • Elementary stoichiometric calculations
  • Balancing simple reactions
  • Different types of chemical reaction

7. Solutions

  • Solvent properties of water
  • Solubility
  • The main ways of expressing the concentration of solutions
  • Equilibria in aqueous solution
  • Chemical kinetics and catalysis

8. Oxidation and reduction

  • Oxidation number
  • Concept of oxidizing and reducing
  • Balancing of simple reactions

9. Acids and bases

  • The concept of acid and base
  • Acidity, neutrality and basicity of aqueous solutions
  • The pH scale
  • Hydrolysis
  • Buffer solutions

10. Fundamentals of organic chemistry

  • Bonds between carbon atoms, and crude formulas of structure, the concept of isomerism
  • Aliphatic, alicyclic and aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Functional groups: alcohols, ethers, amines, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amides
  • Chemical nomenclature

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