CHEM0100 Summer Web Tutorial

  • Prepare for the fall Chemistry Placement Exam.
  • Refresh and expand your introductory chemistry knowledge.
  • Get feedback about your level of preparation.
  • Get a head start for the fall.
  • Do it online and at your own pace.

CHEM0100-web is a free online tutorial that helps incoming first-year students review general chemistry. It covers stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, solutions, chemical reactions, and thermochemistry.

Summer CHEM00100-web does not exempt students from taking the Chemistry placement exam. The program can help you prepare for the placement exam. The alternative is to take CHEM0100, a semester-long class offered during the fall, then take CHEM0330 in the spring semester.

This tutorial is cost-free and is appropriate for students of all backgrounds.


Registration for CHEM0100-web opens June 15 and closes August 15.

Access the CHEM0100-Web Registration Form

Please note that you will need to log in with your Brown e-mail credientials. Within 24 hours of registration, you will be added to CHEM0100-Web in Canvas, Brown's learning management system. To access Canvas, visit and log in using your Brown net ID (e.g. "jsmith") and password. If you need assistance with your username or password, please contact

To learn more about Chem.100-web, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is CHEM100-web tutorial taken for a grade or class credit?  No, the tutorial is for the students' benefit and will assist in preparing for the Chemistry placement exam.

2. Does taking the CHEM100 web tutorial replace taking a semester of chemistry or the chemistry placement exam? No, the CHEM100 tutorial is not for credit or for a grade.  Students must take the chemistry placement exam.

3. Are there exams or quizzes in the CHEM100 tutorial? Yes, there are quizzes and exams.  The Canvas program automatically grades your quizzes but the grades are not used in your placement in a chemistry course.  Students should complete the quizzes and exams to keep track of their progress. It is a good idea to aim for 70% on the first four unit exams.

4. If you have technical issues in attempting to log in or access the Canvas site, please contact


updated 5/31/17.