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A LEVEL CHEMISTRY IN PERSPECTIVE
by Adrian Faiers MA (Oxon)
(an electrostatic approach for bored and confused A Level and IB chemistry students, other senior school chemistry students and higher level students of biological and medical sciences.)
Currently being updated to reflect the new A-level specifications, starting 2015. See links in left hand column + new revision worksheets in highlighted chapters.
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2015 specification links

OCR A (H032/H432)
OCR B (H033/H433, Salters)
Edexcel
AQA
IB

OCR A H032 and H432

OCR A H032 Module 2:

OCR A H032: 2.1
OCR A H032: 2.1.1
OCR A H032: 2.1.1a
OCR A H032: 2.1.1.b
OCR A H032: 2.1.1.c
OCR A H032: 2.1.1.d
OCR A H032: 2.1.1e
OCR A H032: 2.1.2.a
OCR A H032: 2.1.2.b
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.a.i-iv
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.a.v
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.b
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.c
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.d
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.e.i
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.e.ii
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.e.iii
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.f
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.g
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.h
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.i
OCR A H032: 2.1.3.j
OCR A H032: 2.1.4.a
OCR A H032: 2.1.4.b
OCR A H032: 2.1.4.c
OCR A H032: 2.1.4.d
OCR A H032: 2.1.4.e
OCR A H032: 2.1.5.a
OCR A H032: 2.1.5.b
OCR A H032: 2.1.5.c
OCR A H032: 2.1.5.d
OCR A H032: 2.1.5.e
OCR A H032: 2.1.5.f
OCR A H032: 2.2.1.a
OCR A H032: 2.2.1.b.i
OCR A H032: 2.2.1.b.ii
OCR A H032: 2.2.1.b.iii
OCR A H032: 2.2.1.c
OCR A H032: 2.2.1.d
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.a
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.b
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.c
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.d
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.e
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.f
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.g
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.h
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.i
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.j.i
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.j.ii
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.k
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.l
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.m
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.n
OCR A H032: 2.2.2.o

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OCR A H032: 3.1
OCR A H032: 3.1.1.a
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OCR B (H033 and H433, Salters)

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Edexcel

Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 1

Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 1: 1
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 2
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Edexcel
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Edexcel
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Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 12
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 13
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 14
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 15.i
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 1: 15.ii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 1: 15.iii
Edexcel
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Edexcel
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Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 18
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 19
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 20
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 21
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 22
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 1: 23
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 1: 24
Edexcel
8CH0/01 Topic 1: 25.i
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 1: 25.ii

Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 1: 26

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Edexcel Topic 2

Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 1
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 2
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 3
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 4
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 5a
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 5b
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 6
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 7
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 8
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 9
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 10
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 11
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 12
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 13
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 14
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 15
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 16.i
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 16.ii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 16.iii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 17
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 18i
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 18ii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 19
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 20.i
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 20.ii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 20.iii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 20.iv
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 21.i
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 21.ii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 21.iii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 21.iv
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 22
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2B: 23.i
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2B: 23.ii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2B: 23.iii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2B: 24
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2B: 25
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2B: 26
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2B: 27.i
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2B: 27.ii
Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 2A: 27.iii

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Edexcel Topic 3

Edexcel 8CH0/01 Topic 3: 1
Edexcel
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AQA

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IB

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Alphabetical Contents
A B C D E F G H I J K L
M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ

A

A Level Chemistry in Perspective revision chembook home
Acid anhydrides
Acid chlorides
Alcohols
Alcohol & society
Aldehydes
Alkanes
Alkenes
Alkynes
Amides
Amines
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Atomic number
Atomic spectra
The Avogadro Constant

B
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Band of Stability
Benzene

C
Carbonyls
Carboxylic acids
Concentration, measures

D
Diazonium Compounds

E
Electrostatic approach
Esters
Ethers

F
Food additives

G
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H
Haloalkanes
Homeopathic medicines

I
Inductive effects
Isotopes

J

K
Ketones

L

M
Mass number Mass spectrometer
Mesomeric effects
Models
Molarity
Molar Mass
Mole
Mole, importance

N
Nitriles
Nitro-compounds

O
Orbitals
Organic farming

P
PERIODIC TABLE and:
Electron arrangement
Information from,
Predicting properties

Pollution, industrial
Pollution, other
(farming, road traffic, plastics)
Predicting electron arrangement
Predicting properties of elements

Q

R
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Applications of
Nature of
Kinetics of
Predicting type of
Properties of

RAM & RMM, Relative atomic molar mass
RAM/RMM, definitions

S

T

U

V

W

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Chemistry in Perspective was written by a tutor who specialises in helping students taking A Levels and A-Level re-sits to achieve higher grades. Hopefully, the language, combined with the specialist understanding of those things that tend to confuse students, will help to make things clear for you.

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Currently Chemistry in Perspective is being updated to reflect the new A-level specifications,  starting in 2015. Please use the 'SEND EMAIL' links in the top right hand corner of each page to report any problems such as typos and letters appearing in place of arrows. Many thanks.

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CONTENTS

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Section 1: Essentials
(Physical Chemistry)

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(Also see the NEW 2015 specification links in left hand column. Although the links will take you to the most relevant paragraphs, it is recommended that you understand the context by reading either side of the linked section.)

CHAPTER 1: ATOMIC STRUCTURE (Introduction and some topics arising)
CHAPTER 2: ATOMIC STRUCTURE (More detail) Featuring link to NEW revision worksheet.
CHAPTER 3: RADIOACTIVITY
CHAPTER 4: BONDING
CHAPTER 5: STATES OF MATTER Featuring link to NEW revision worksheet (on bonding).
CHAPTER 6: THE CHEMICAL ENERGY TOUR (an introduction to measures of energy)
CHAPTER 7: ENERGETICS (and the first law of thermodynamics)
CHAPTER 8: KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIUM (an introduction)
CHAPTER 9: MORE ON KINETICS
CHAPTER 10: MORE ON EQUILIBRIUM
CHAPTER 11: REDOX EQUILIBRIA AND ELECTROCHEMISTRY
CHAPTER 12: ENTROPY (the TOUR continues with the second law of thermodynamics)

Section 2: Inorganic

CHAPTER 13: PERIODICITY IN PROPERTIES OF THE ELEMENTS UP TO ARGON
CHAPTER 14: PERIODICITY IN PROPERTIES OF COMPOUNDS OF THE ELEMENTS
                             UP TO ARGON

CHAPTER 15: GROUPS I & II
CHAPTER 16: GROUP VII
CHAPTER 17: GROUP IV
CHAPTER 18: THE FIRST ROW OF d-BLOCK ELEMENTS (including transition elements)
CHAPTER 19: CHEMISTRY VS. MONEY (Some inorganic industrial processes)

Section 3: Organic

CHAPTER 20: TWELVE ESSENTIAL REACTION MECHANISMS
CHAPTER 21: PREDICTING REACTIONS [I]: (hydrocarbons and simple derivatives)
CHAPTER 22: PREDICTING REACTIONS [II]: (oxygen and nitrogen containing compounds)
CHAPTER 23: SUMMARY OF LABORATORY PREPARATIONS
CHAPTER 24: ISOMERISM
CHAPTER 25: BIOCHEMISTRY
CHAPTER 26: OCCURRENCE AND INDUSTRIAL RELEVANCE OF SOME ORGANIC
                               COMPOUNDS.
CHAPTER 27: NOMENCLATURE PLUS BRIEF STRUCTURES AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Section 4: More Everyday Chemistry

CHAPTER 28: SCIENCE FICTION (Correct and incorrect application of chemical theory
                                                                             to everyday problems)

appendices

APPENDIX i: QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS REACTIONS YOU MUST KNOW
APPENDIX ii: SOME HINTS FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (TITRATION)
APPENDIX iii: PHASE EQUILIBRIA AND COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES


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What 's the connection between a dozen eggs and a garden mole?


Answer: Not a lot, really, but see Chapter 1