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Review Topics


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Entering graduate students are required to take three chemistry proficiency exams in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. These are standardized exams provided by the Americal Chemical Society.

As of February 2, 2003, the recommended textbooks for review for chemistry proficiency exams are as shown below (Review Topics (PDF)).



Author: Wade
ISBN: 013033832, 5th ed., 2002

 Authors: Miessler and Tarr
ISBN: 0138418918, 2nd ed., 1998

Authors: Silbey and Alberty
ISBN: 0471383112, 3rd ed., 2000

Author: Mortimer
ISBN: 0125083408, 2nd ed., 1999

Review Topics (PDF)

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