Atomic Structure and Bonding
Covers basic atomic properties (electronic structures, ionisation energies, electron affinities, atomic and ionic radii, and the atomic hydrogen emission spectrum), bonding (including intermolecular bonding) and structures (ionic, molecular, giant covalent and metallic).
Includes essential ideas about redox reactions and electrolysis, and covers the trends in Period 3 and Groups 1, 2, 4 and 7 of the Periodic Table. Plus: lengthy sections on the chemistry of some important complex ions, and of common transition metals. Extraction and uses of aluminium, copper, iron, titanium and tungsten.
Covers simple kinetic theory, ideal and real gases, chemical energetics, rates of reaction including catalysis, an introduction to chemical equilibria, redox equilibria, acid-base equilibria (pH, buffer solutions, indicators, etc), solubility products, phase equilibria (including Raoult's Law and the use of various phase diagrams), entropy and Gibbs free energy.
Explains how you can analyse substances using machines – mass spectrometry, infra-red spectroscopy, NMR, UV-visible absorption spectrometry and chromatography.
Basic Organic Chemistry
Includes help on bonding, naming and isomerism, and a discussion of organic acids and bases.
Properties of Organic Compounds
Covers the physical and chemical properties of compounds on UK A-level chemistry syllabuses, and includes a limited amount of biochemistry.
For UK students and international students using UK exams (e.g. Cambridge International). Download a copy of your current syllabus from your examiners.
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