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CHEM1904 - Past Exam Papers


  • Example multiple choice questions
    • These questions are provided to illustrate the type of questions used in this section of the paper and to provide you with extra practice. It is not a sample quiz. The questions in the exam paper will be in the style of these questions but may well cover different topics.
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The topics which are examinable are described in considerable detail in the learning outcomes and in the unit outline. The course evolves over time: past papers do not define the syllabus. You will find questions in the past papers which were not taught so will not be examined in your exam. When reading the learning outcomes, you should note that the laboratory course is self-contained: material from the lab course is assessed in the lab course and is not re-assessed in the examination.

In 2011, spectroscopy was moved from the examination into a mid-semester assessment. As a result, although questions on spectroscopy may appear in papers before this date, it will not be examined in the end of semester examination from 2011 onwards.

A data sheet with periodic table is supplied with all Chemistry 1 exam papers. You should consult this data sheet to see what equations and data you will be provided with. However, note that as the sheet is common to all Chemistry 1 Units of Study, much of the information presented is not required for the particular paper you will be sitting.

Note that the syllabus changed considerably in 2004. It is now aligned with the CHEM1102 syllabus and consequently the previous CHEM1902 exam papers are not as relevant as they might be. The most relevant practice papers are those from 2004 and 2005.

Note: It is University policy not to publish any multiple choice questions that are used in examinations.

  • From 2006 onwards, full written , the answers include only the numerical answer or a short answer without any working. Worked answers to problems covering the topics covered week by week are available on the 'suggested exam Q & A page'
  • There are almost certainly errors in the answers - if you suspect that an answer is wrong please post on the discussion board, and instructors will endeavour to check and correct the answer if necessary.
  • The syllabuses for CHEM1102 and CHEM1002 are similar to that for this unit and the CHEM1102 past papers and worked answers and the CHEM1002 past papers and worked answers are also worth trying for extra practice.


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