Chemists have greatly improved the quality of life for the majority of people, whether it is through the discovery of new life saving pharmaceuticals or through the research and development of new environmentally friendly fuels.
• Particles, composition of the nucleus, isotopes
and use of mass spectrometer.
• Calculating the amount of substance.
• Ionic, covalent and metallic bonding and
• The construction of the periodic table.
• Organic chemistry.
• Alkanes from crude oil.
• Definitions of oxidation and reduction.
• Redox properties of halogens and halide ions.
• Haloalkanes and alkenes.
Including thermodynamics, rate equations, equilibrium constant (Kp) for homogeneous systems, electrode potentials and electrochemical cells.
• Acids and bases.
• Nomenclature and Isomerism in organic
• Compounds containing the carbonyl group.
• Amines; base properties and nucleophilic
• Organic synthesis and analysis.
• Periodicity; reactions of Period 3 elements.
• Redox equilibria.
• General properties of transition metals.
6 in Chemistry or 5 in Core and Additional Science, 5 in Mathematics.