The following are all of the topics that you need to know for the General Chemistry section of the Canadian DAT. All topics in

**GREEN** are high-yield and have historically had a high chance of showing up on the DAT. However, in order to get a great score, you must also know the other topics as well! The more thoroughly you know all of these topics, the higher your score will be.

- Stoichiometry and General Concepts (percent composition; empirical formulae; balancing equations; moles and molecular formulas; molecular formula weights; molar mass; density; calculations from balanced equations)
- Gases (kinetic molecular theory of gases; Dalton’s, Boyle’s, Charles’, and ideal gas laws)
- Liquids and solids; (intermolecular forces; phase changes; vapour pressure; structures; polarity; properties)
- Solutions (polarity; properties; colligative; non-colligative; forces; concentration calculations)
- Acids and Bases (pH; strength; BrØnsted-Lowry reactions; calculations)
- Chemical Equilibria (molecular; acid/base; precipitation; calculations; Le Chatelier’s principle);
- Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry (law of thermodynamics; Hess’s law; spontaneity; enthalpies and entropies; heat transfer)
- Chemical Kinetics (rate laws; activation energy; half-life)
- Oxidation-Reduction Reactions (balancing equations; determination of oxidation numbers; electrochemical calculations; electrochemical concepts and terminology)
- Atomic and Molecular Structure (electron configuration; orbital types; Lewis-Dot diagrams; atomic theory; quantum theory; molecular geometry; bond types; sub-atomic particles)
- Periodic Properties (representative elements; transition elements; periodic trends; descriptive chemistry)
- Nuclear Reactions (balancing equations; binding energy; decay processes; particles; terminology)
- Laboratory (basic techniques; equipment; error analysis; safety; data analysis)

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