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EmSAT Chemistry Practice Test With Answers

The EmSAT Achieve Chemistry test measures the readiness of a test taker to study chemistry at a college or university. It is a computer-based exam with randomized sections, questions, and options. The tests are timed by the computer. Test-takers can see how much time they have throughout the exam. 

Test duration: 90 minutes
Questions: 50 questions
Content Areas: Matter and its properties Energy, force, and conservation
Task Types: Multiple Choice, Multi-select, Fill-in-the-Blank, and Drag and Drop

EmSAT Achieve Chemistry

EmSAT Achieve Chemistry is a new assessment test for high school students in the UAE. The test measures student achievement in Chemistry and is aligned with the UAE's National Curriculum. EmSAT Achieve Chemistry is offered in both English and Arabic and is administered by the Ministry of Education. 

The test is available to all high school students in the UAE and will be offered twice per year. EmSAT Achieve Chemistry is an important new assessment tool that will help to improve student achievement in Chemistry and ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in higher education and beyond.

Score Descriptors
1500+ Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge in general Chemistry. Understands related concepts, laws, and principles. Evaluates quantitative and qualitative data thoroughly. Understands complex models and make appropriate predictions. Solves most quantitative and qualitative problems skillfully.
1300 – 1475 Demonstrates very broad knowledge in general Chemistry. Understands related concepts, laws, and principles. Very competently evaluates quantitative and qualitative data. Solves familiar problems and most new quantitative and qualitative problems.
1100 – 1275 Demonstrates broad knowledge in general Chemistry. Shows sound understanding of most concepts and apply them in some contexts. Analyzes quantitative and qualitative data competently. Solves most basic and familiar problems and some new problems.
900 – 1075 Demonstrates reasonable knowledge in general Chemistry. Shows adequate comprehension of most basic concepts but with limited ability to apply them. Demonstrates some analysis or evaluation of quantitative and qualitative data. Solves some basic or routine problems but shows limited ability to deal with new or difficult situations.
700 – 875 Demonstrates limited knowledge in general Chemistry. Shows a partial comprehension of basic concepts but a weak ability to apply them. Shows some ability to manipulate data and solve basic or routine problems.
500 – 675 Demonstrates little knowledge in general Chemistry. Shows weak comprehension of basic concepts with little evidence of application. Has minimal ability to manipulate data and little ability to solve problems.
< 500 Demonstrates almost no knowledge in general Chemistry. Shows no or very weak understanding of any concepts or principles. Gives responses that are mostly incomplete or unrelated.

EmSAT Achieve Chemistry Content Areas 

Appendix 1

Content Area 1: Matter and its properties (55% – 65%)  

  • Meaning of what chemistry is and its scope  Scientific process  
  • Units of measurement and conversion between them  
  • Sources errors and uncertainty in measurements  
  • Classification of matter  
  • Changes of matter  
  • Atomic theories  
  • Atomic structure  
  • Atomic spectra and their applications  
  • Atomic composition  
  • Periodic table and how elements properties determined based on their locations  
  • Periodicity  
  • Volume, temperature, pressure, and amount of a gas  
  • Relationships among the four quantities of a gas and their calculations  
  • Characteristics of solutions and factors affecting solubility  
  • Properties of solutions (qualitatively and quantitively)  
  • Electronic composition of the carbon atom  
  • Diversity of organic compounds in terms of shape, size, and chemical and physical properties  
  • Classifications of organic compounds in terms of functional groups  
  • Types of organic reactions and their applications 

Content Area 2: Energy, force and conservation (35% – 45%)  

  • Ionic, polar, and nonpolar covalent bonds  
  • Shapes of molecules  
  • The concept of the mole and its applications (stoichiometry)  
  • Percent composition of a compound  
  • Empirical and molecular formulas of a compound  
  • Percent yield  Acids and bases (strong and weak)  
  • The concept and use of pH scale  
  • The concept of neutralization (titration)  
  • Common ion effect, buffer solutions, and solubility  
  • Meaning of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, and activity series  
  • Redox reactions to produce electricity and manufacture electrolytic and galvanic cells  Factors affecting the reaction rate  
  • Chemical equilibrium  
  • Energy changes during chemical reactions and/or physical changes  
  • Hess's law and how it can be used to predict the occurrence of the chemical reaction

How to Prepare for EmSAT Chemistry Test?

The EmSAT is a standardized test that assesses your knowledge of chemistry concepts. While the test is not required for admission to most colleges, it can give you an edge over other applicants. Here are some tips on how to prepare for the EmSAT chemistry test:

  • Start preparing for the EmSAT as early as possible. This will give you enough time to prepare for the upcoming exam. 
  • Review the content areas that will be covered on the test. Be sure to focus your studying on these areas.
  • Find practice problems to work on. Try to find EmSAT chemistry practice tests to take. This will help you get familiar with the types of questions that will be on the EmSAT.
  • Make a study plan and stick to it. Dedicate a certain amount of time each day or each week to studying for the EmSAT. 
  • Stay consistent with your studying, this will help you do well on the upcoming test.
  • Join an EmSAT Chemistry Training course. An industry expert trainer can help you with the EmSAT exam. 

EMSAT Chemistry Practice Test With Answers

The EMSAT Chemistry Practice Test With Answers is a great way to prepare for your EMSAT Chemistry exam. The practice test covers all the topics covered on the EMSAT Chemistry exam, and it provides you with an opportunity to test your knowledge and skills.

Given below is a sample of EmSAT chemistry practice test questions with answers.

1. Silicon has an atomic number of 14 and its electronic configuration is 1s22s22p63s23p2.Aluminium has an atomic number of 13. What is aluminium's electronic configuration?

●  A. 1s22s22p63s23p2

●  B. 1s22s22p63s23p4

●  C. 1s22s22p63s23p1

●  D. 1s22s22p63s23p3

2. -The volume of a gas is inversely proportional to its pressure, if the number of gas particles and temperature are constant.' This is a description of:

●  A. boyle's law

●  B. Charles' law

●  C. Newton's law

●  D. Faraday's law

3.  A student is using the alkali KOH(aq) to neutralize the acid HNO3(aq)

50 ml of 50 mM of KOH(aq) is required to neutralize 25 ml of HNO3(aq). What is the concentration of the HNO3(aq) in mM?

●  A. 50 mM

●  B. 100 mM

●  C. 200 mM

●  D. 300 mM

4.  liquid contains a solute that does not separate out. This liquid can be poured through a filter unchanged and this liquid allows light to pass through it clearly. This liquid is a:

●  A. Solution

●  B. Suspension

●  C. Colloid

●  D. Solid

5. Sodium chloride has a mass of 58.44 g per mole. How many grams of sodium chloride must be completely dissolved in a 500 ml of water to make a 1 molar solution?

●  A. 116.88 g

●  B. 58.44 g

●  C. 29.22 g

●  D. 14.61 g

6. Which of the following processes is an example of deposition?

●  A. Liquid to solid - freezing water on a cold day

●  B. Solid to gas - iodine solid to iodine vapour.

●  C. Gas to solid - water vapour forming frost on a cold window

●  D. Liquid to gas - water to steam (water vapour).

7. Which subatomic particle has the smallest mass?

●  A.  Electron

●  B.  Proton

●  C.  Neutron

●  D. Alpha particle

8.  At 25°C, an aqueous solution of a 1M CH₃COOH tested using a universal indicator shows that the pH is 5. This solution is:

●  A. Basic

●  B. Alkaline

●  C. Acidic

●  D. Neutral

NaCI(aq) +  AgNO3(aq) →  NaNO3(aq) + AgCI(S)

9. The reaction above is an example of a:

   A. Direct combination / synthesis reaction

   B. Single displacement reaction

   C. Double displacement reaction

   D. Decomposition reaction

10. The half-life of C-14 (Carbon-14) is 5,700 years. If an ancient wooden weapon has a C-14 content of only 25% of modem wood, how old is the ancient wooden weapon?

●   A. 2,850 years

●   B. 5,700 years

●   C. 8,550 years

●   D. 11.400 years

11. An alloy is a

   A. Mixture

   B. Non-metal

   C. Compound

   D. Gas

12. Which item in the redox reaction below becomes oxidized?

HgCl2(aq) + Sn2+(aq  Sn4+(aq) + HgCl2(aq)Cl(aq)

●  A. HgCl2

●  B. Hg2Cl2

●  C. Sn2+

●  D. Sn4+

13. Which statement about chemical equilibria is incorrect?

●  A. At equilibrium the forward reaction rate equals and balances the reverse reaction rate.

●  B. The stable equilibrium state can be reached starling with either reactants or products.

●  C. At equilibrium, the concentration of reactants and products remain constant.

●  D. Chemical equilibrium can only be reached by starting with substances on the reactant side of the equation.

14. Which of the graphs below showing the energy change during chemical reactions, displays the moss exothermic reaction?

(R = reactants. P = products: the ordinate/vertical axis measures energy/enthalpy. the abscissa/ horizontal axis represents time).


●  A. A

●  B. B

●  C. C

●  D. D

15. What is the correct equilibrium constant expression (Keq)  for the reaction below?

●  A. Keq = [H2O]2    *  [Cl2]  /  [HCl]4   *  [O2]

●  B. Keq = [H2O] *  [Cl2]  /  [HCl]   *  [O2]

●  C. Keq = 2[H2O] *  [Cl2] /  4[HCl]   *  [O2]

●  D. Keq = [HCl]   *  [O2]  /  [H2O]  *  [Cl2]  

16. Which of the following solutions of sodium chloride at 25°C contains the most of this ionic solute?

●  A. An unsaturated solution

●  B. A saturated solution

●  C. A supersaturated solution.

●  D. Pure water.


17. Which of the following reactions shows the oxidation of      Ti2+ ?

●       A. Ti => Ti2++ 2e- 

●       B. Ti3+ + e- => Ti2+

●       C. Ti2+ + 2e- => Ti

●       D. Ti2+ => Ti3++ e- 

18. What kind of compound is shown above?

●       A.Halocarbon

●       B. Ester

●       C. Alcohol

●       D. Carboxylic acid

19. Considering the nuclear reaction below in which X represents the nuclide product:

Which of the answer options is the nuclide X?

●       A.23592U

●       B. 23194Pu

●       C. 23993Np

●       D. 23994Pu







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