A-Level Chemistry Revision
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- Dr David's A-level Chemistry
- Chemistry Themes:
The themes are designed as revision aids identifying and illustrating the essential components of an A-level chemistry course. Attention is focused on topics which frequently occur in examination papers. They are designed to summarise and reinforce a course of study that the student may be following at school or college.
- Part I: This contains the fundamental themes, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Formulae, Equations & the Mole, The Periodic Table, Oxidation & Reduction and Inorganic Chemistry.
- Part II: Contains the themes, Chemical Equilibria, Chemical Energetics, Chemical Kinetics, Organic Chemistry I, and Organic Chemistry II.
- Part III: Contains, Organic Chemistry III, Acid-Base Equilibria, Redox Equlibria, Organic Analysis and Miscellaneous Topics.
Part I & most of Part II contain material suitable for the first year of a two year A-level Chemistry course. Part III and some topics in Part II are more suited to the final year of the A-level course.
- Indices are provided for each Part.
- Essential Definitions:
- Some chemical terms can to be defined precisely. It is quite common for GCE examination questions to begin by asking the student to define one of these terms. The definitions given here do not provide an exhaustive list but they are certainly the most important as far as exams are concerned.
Homework questions are provided for each of the sixteen chemistry themes. Answers are given.The questions could be printed off by the teacher and students required to enter their answers in the spaces provided.
A series of tests are provided (with answers) which cover all of the revision themes.
- Quick Revision Crosswords:
A crossword is provided for each of the sixteen chemistry themes. The intention is to provide easy crosswords which can be completed in about 15 minutes at the beginning of the next study period following completion of the theme to which the crossword relates. Additional quick revision crosswords are included which can be used at the end of the first and second years of the GCE A level course. These additional crosswords draw on the whole of the material covered in each part of the course. Crossword solutions are provided.
- Practical Work:
All A-level chemistry courses should include suitable laboratory work. Chemistry is a practical subject and a proper A-level chemistry course will incorporate appropriate experimental work.
- Part 1: The practical work presented here is traditional experimental work which will introduce students to important experimental techniques used in industry and research establishment. As far as possible the experimental work links with the sixteen revision themes.It must be stressed that before embarking on any experimental work a proper risk assessment must be carried out to ensure that the student is clear about objectives, what the work involves and any potential hazards associated with the work.Some basic safety information is provided with each experiment.
- Part II: Examples of expected outcomes, for each of the practical exercises described in Part I, are included.
- Part III: Various practical related data.
- An index is included.
- Additional Practical Work: Twenty practical exercises each with example of outcomes.
- Chemical Structures:Simple chemical structures illustrated in a variety of formats.