School-to-University Transition Learning Resources


Open Educational Resources summarising key concepts in acids and bases, equilibrium, thermodynamics and organic mechanism, required for entry into undergraduate chemistry.Download the zip files and extract all files before use


This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, The National HE STEM Programme.

Learning Objectives On completion of this activity you should be able to: - use the hybridisation model to explain the bonding in alkanes and alkenes in terms of sigma and pi bonds - use curly arrows to represent the movement of electrons in nucleophilic substiution reactions and electrohilic addition reactions - Explain the differences between the SN1 and SN2 mechanisms and where they occur - appreciate some limitations of the curly arrow model


This collection of Open Educational Resources (OERs) have been designed for first year undergraduates and revisits ideas from pre-university. It also begins to show how key concepts are applied early on in an undergraduate university course in chemistry. The OERs were created in Articulate and are made available as an interactive learning object for your virtual learning environment. These resources were developed by Declan Fleming, RSC School Teacher Fellow 2010-2011 at the University of Bath, produced as part of the National HE STEM Programme