Basics of Oxidation and Reduction
Covers oxidation states (oxidation numbers), definitions of oxidation and reduction, and how you work out equations for redox reactions.
Chemistry of the Period 3 Elements
Covers the elements sodium to argon in Period 3 of the Periodic Table. Includes trends in atomic and physical properties of the elements, some selected reactions of the elements, and some properties of their oxides, chlorides and hydroxides as required by UK A-level syllabuses.
Chemistry of the Group 1 Elements
Covers the elements lithium (Li), sodium (Na), potassium (K), rubidium (Rb) and caesium (Cs). Includes trends in atomic and physical properties, trends in reactivity, properties of some compounds, and the use of flame tests.
Chemistry of the Group 2 Elements
Covers the elements beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), strontium (Sr) and barium (Ba). Includes trends in atomic and physical properties, trends in reactivity, the solubility patterns in the hydroxides and sulfates, trends in the thermal decomposition of the nitrates and carbonates, and some of the atypical properties of beryllium.
Chemistry of the Group 4 (14) Elements
Covers the limited amount of Group 4 (IUPAC: Group 14) chemistry (carbon, silicon, germanium, tin and lead) required by UK A-level syllabuses. In particular, it covers the trend from non-metal to metal as you go down the group, and the increasing tendency towards an oxidation state of +2. Also a certain amount of chemistry of the chlorides and oxides.
Some chemistry of the Group 7 (17) elements
Covers the halogens in Group 7 (IUPAC: Group 17) – fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl), bromine (Br) and iodine (I). Includes trends in atomic and physical properties, the redox properties of the halogens and their ions, the acidity of the hydrogen halides, and the tests for the halide ions.
Essential Complex Ion Chemistry
An introduction to the complex ions formed by transition and other metals. Includes bonding, shapes and names, and a simple look at the origin of colour. Looks in detail at various ligand exchange reactions and the chemistry of common hexaaqua ions.
Extraction of Metals
Covers the extraction and uses of aluminium, copper, iron, titanium and tungsten.