Chemistry can be a complex subject. In order to successfully complete a chemistry course, students must learn and understand the material. Most of the lessons in chemistry require students to apply their knowledge of the subject rather than just recite memorized facts. Test Trade provides students with four practice tests and a study guide. The study guide contains information on both physics and general chemistry. Students can use one or both parts of the study guide. For chemistry students, the study guide has 54 total pages with 24 pages devoted strictly to chemistry. The topics covered in the study guide include units and measurement, matter and energy, atomic structure, the periodic table, electron configuration, bonding, states of matter, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, reaction rates and equilibrium, basic organic chemistry, and basic nuclear chemistry.

Students can use the study guide in two ways: as a self-evaluation tool to gain a better understanding of what topics they should study more closely, and as a last minute review before taking an actual test.

Students will also find the site's practice chemistry tests to be very helpful. The tests use both multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank formats. Students will be asked to select a correct answer out of four to five possible answer choices. Fill-in-the-blank questions will ask students to provide specific formulas, solve small mathematical equations involving molar mass, and balance reactions. Chemistry is a subject that can best be learned through practice. Once a student understands the basic principles of chemistry, the best way to prepare for a test is to practice. Students should obtain as many practice test questions as possible and repeatedly work through the problems. By doing this, students will learn how to analyze test questions and understand exactly what a question is asking. When balancing reactions, for example, it would be impossible for a student to memorize all of the possible combinations that could occur. Instead, the student will best benefit from working through as many practice questions involving balancing reactions as possible. Learning the general principles of chemistry can help during an exam, but practice will make all the difference.

Last Updated: 04/30/2014