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Hello sir I am here as I want to get the Content Specifications of the GRE subject test in chemistry so that I can start my practice so will you please provide me the same?
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Old April 4th, 2016, 09:59 AM
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The GRE subject test in chemistry is a standardized test in the United States
created by the Educational Testing Service, and is designed to assess a
candidate's potential for graduate or post-graduate study in the field of chemistry. It contains questions from many fields of chemistry.

The test consists of approximately 130 multiple-choice questions.

A periodic table is printed in the test booklet as well as a table of information
presenting various physical constants and a few conversion factors among SI
units. Whenever necessary, additional values of physical constants are printed with the text of the question.

Test questions are constructed to simplify mathematical manipulations. As a
result, neither calculators nor tables of logarithms are needed. If the solution
to a problem requires the use of logarithms, the necessary values are
included with the question.

Content Specifications

I. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY — 15%

-Data Acquisition and Use of Statistics — Errors, statistical considerations

-Solutions and Standardization — Concentration terms, primary standards
-Homogeneous Equilibria — Acid-base, oxidation-reduction, complexometry
-Heterogeneous Equilibria — Gravimetric analysis, solubility, precipitation titrations, chemical separations
-Instrumental Methods — Electrochemical methods, spectroscopic methods, chromatographic methods, thermal methods, calibration of instruments
-Environmental Applications
-Radiochemical Methods — Detectors, applications

II. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY — 25%
-General Chemistry — Periodic trends, oxidation states, nuclear chemistry
-Ionic Substances — Lattice geometries, lattice energies, ionic radii and radius/ratio effects
-Covalent Molecular Substances — Lewis diagrams, molecular point groups, VSEPR concept, valence bond description and hybridization, molecular orbital description, bond energies, covalent and van der Waals radii of the elements, intermolecular forces
-Metals and Semiconductors — Structure, band theory, physical and chemical consequences of band theory
-Concepts of Acids and Bases — Brønsted-Lowry approaches, Lewis theory, solvent system approaches
-Chemistry of the Main Group Elements — Electronic structures, occurrences and recovery, physical and chemical properties of the elements and their compounds
-Chemistry of the Transition Elements — Electronic structures, occurrences and recovery, physical and chemical properties of the elements and their compounds, coordination chemistry
-Special Topics — Organometallic chemistry, catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, applied solid-state chemistry, environmental chemistry

III. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY — 30%
-Structure, Bonding and Nomenclature — Lewis structures, orbital hybridization, configuration and stereochemical notation, conformational analysis, systematic IUPAC nomenclature, spectroscopy (IR and 1H and 13C NMR)
-Functional Groups — Preparation, reactions, and interconversions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, dienes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides, thiols, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines
-Reaction Mechanisms — Nucleophilic displacements and addition, nucleophilic aromatic substitution, electrophilic additions, electrophilic aromatic substitutions, eliminations, Diels-Alder and other cycloadditions
-Reactive Intermediates — Chemistry and nature of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, benzynes, enols
-Organometallics — Preparation and reactions of Grignard and organolithium reagents, lithium organocuprates, and other modern main group and transition metal reagents and catalysts
-Special Topics — Resonance, molecular orbital theory, catalysis, acid-base theory, carbon acidity, aromaticity, antiaromaticity, macromolecules, lipids, amino acids, peptides, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, terpenes, asymmetric synthesis, orbital symmetry, polymers

IV. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY — 30%
-Thermodynamics — First, second, and third laws, thermochemistry, ideal and real gases and solutions, Gibbs and Helmholtz energy, chemical potential, chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, colligative properties, statistical thermodynamics
-Quantum Chemistry and Applications to Spectroscopy — Classical experiments, principles of quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy
-Dynamics — Experimental and theoretical chemical kinetics, solution and liquid dynamics, photochemistry
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