These are the subjects covered by the Chemistry Licensure Examination in the Philippines. If you are preparing for the Chem Boards, make sure you cover all of these in your review:

1.1 Atomic Structure; Periodicity
1.2 Chemical Equations; Stoichiometry
1.3 Chemical Compounds
1.4 Chemical Bonding
1.4.1 Ionic Bond
1.4.2 Covalent Bond
1.4.3 Metallic Bond
1.5 Molecular Geometry; Molecular Orbitals
1.6 Gaseous State
1.7 Liquids and Solids
1.8 Chemical Behavior of Hydrogen, Oxygen and Water
1.9 Solutions; Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes
1.10 Acids and Bases
1.11 Properties of Solutions; Colloidal State
1.12 Thermochemistry; Thermodynamics
1.13 Chemical Kinetics
1.14 Chemical Equilibria
1.15 Ionic Equilibria I: Solutions of Acids and Bases
1.16 Ionic Equilibria II: Solubility and Solubility Product
1.17 Ionic Equilibria III: Redox and Electrochemistry
1.18 Nuclear Chemistry
1.19 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
1.20 Metals I: Properties and Production
1.21 Metals II: Transition Metals
1.22 Halogens and Noble Gases
1.23 Sulfur Family and Nitrogen Family
1.24 Carbon, Silicon and Boron
1.25 Metals and Metallurgy
1.26 Complex Ions and Coordination Compounds

2.1 Basic Principles
2.2 Neutralization Titration Curves
2.3 Acidimetry and Alkalimetry
2.4 Oxidation-Reduction Processes
2.5 Redox Titrations
2.5.1 Permanganate Process
2.5.2 Dichromate and Ceric Processes
2.5.3 Iodimetry and Related Methods
2.6 Precipitation Methods
2.7 Complex Formation Methods
2.8 Gravimetric Analysis
2.9 Solvent Extraction
2.10 Chromatographic Methods
2.11 Instrumental Methods
2.11.1 Electrometric Methods (Polarography, Potentiometry, Electrodeposition)
2.11.2 Spectrophotometry (IR, UV, Fluorescence)
2.11.3 Gas Chromatographic Methods
2.11.4 Atomic Spectrometry (Emission Spectrometry, AAS)
2.11.5 Nuclear and Related Techniques (XRF, NAA)
2.12 Miscellaneous Techniques
2.12.1 NMR
2.12.2 Mass Spectrometry
2.12.3 Polarimetry
2.12.4 Refractometry
2.12.5 Turbidimetry

3.1 Structure and Properties of Organic Compounds
3.1.1 Atomic structure (atomic orbitals, molecular orbitals, hybrid bond orbitals)
3.1.2 Character of a covalent bond (polarity, bond length, bond energy, bond angle, restricted
3.1.3 Bonding in carbon and hybridization
3.1.4 Structural effects (pi-electron delocalization, hyperconjugation, inductive effects, steric effects, H-bonding, van del Waals forces)
3.1.5 Acidity and basicity
3.1.6 Functional groups and types of organic compounds
3.2 Alkanes
3.2.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.2.2 Reactions of alkanes (energy of activation, free radical substitution)
3.2.3 Stereoisomerism
3.3 Alkenes
3.3.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.3.2 Reactions of alkenes (elimination, electrophilic and free radical addition, cleavage)
3.4 Alkynes and Dienes
3.4.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.4.2 Reactions of alkynes
3.4.3 Polyalkenes and hyperconjugation
3.5 Aromatic Compounds
3.5.1 Properties of benzene and the aromatic character
3.5.2 Reactions of benzene and electrophilic aromatic substitution
3.5.3 Nomenclature and reactions of other aromatic compounds.
3.6 Organic Halides (alkyl and aryl halides)
3.6.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.6.2 Reactions (nucleophilic aliphatic substitution, elimination, nucleophilic aromatic substitution)
3.7 Alcohols and Phenols
3.7.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.7.2 Reactions of the hydroxyl group
3.8 Ethers and Epoxides
3.8.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.8.2 Reactions
3.9 Carboxylic Acids
3.9.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.9.2 Reactions of carboxylic acids
3.10 Aldehydes and Ketones
3.10.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.10.2 Chemical properties and reactions (nucleophilic addition)
3.11 Acid Chlorides, Anhydrides, and Amides
3.11.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.11.2 Chemical properties reactions
3.12 Esters
3.12.1 Structure and nomenclature
3.12.2 Chemical reactions
3.13 Other Organic Compounds
3.14 Polymers
3.15 Biomolecules
3.15.1 Fats
3.15.2 Carbohydrates
3.15.3 Proteins
3.15.4 DNA and RNA
3.15.5 Biochemical processes
3.16 Identification of Organic Compounds
3.16.1 Analysis of elements
3.16.2 Classification test
3.16.3 Preparation of derivatives
3.16.4 Isotope techniques
3.16.5 Spectroscopy

4.1 Gases
4.2 First Law of Thermodynamics and Applications
4.3 Liquids
4.4 The Solid State
4.5 Solutions; Colligative Properties of Solutions
4.6 Surface Chemistry and Colloids
4.7 Thermochemistry
4.8 Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
4.9 Free Energy
4.10 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Equilibria; Ionic Equilibria
4.11 Phase Equilibria
4.12 Electrolytic Transference and Conductance
4.13 Electromotive Force of Cells; Electrolysis and Polarization
4.14 Kinetics of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Reactions
4.15 Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry; Molecular Structure
4.16 Photochemistry

I know I’m a biiiit excited. But when I saw this list of topics in the net, I was like “Oh, My Gawsh.” I have to review all of these? :)) SHOCKS.


Author: Josh Jimenez

A 23 year old Pharmacy student from Manila, Philippines He enjoys drinking Chamomile Tea, with Clean Bandit Tracks on deck, while reading his books, or jotting up notes for his next blog post.

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