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AS Chemistry Resources

Physical Chemistry

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Atomic Structure

Fundamental particles

Mass number and isotopes

Electron configuration

Visualise the electronic configurations of the first 36 elements.

Amount of Substance

Relative atomic mass and relative molecular mass

The mole and the Avogadro constant

The ideal gas equation

Empirical and molecular formula

Balanced equations and associated calculations

Bonding

Ionic bonding

Nature of covalent and dative covalent bonds

Metallic bonding

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Bonding and physical properties

Shapes of simple molecules and ions

Bond polarity

Forces between molecules

Energetics

Enthalpy change

Calorimetry

Applications of Hess’s law

Bond enthalpies

Kinetics

Collision theory

Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution

Effect of temperature on reaction rate

Effect of concentration and pressure

Catalysts

Chemical Equilibria & Le Chatelier’s Principle

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Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier's principle

Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems

Oxidation, Reduction and REDOX

Oxidation, reduction and redox equations

Inorganic Chemistry

Periodicity

Classification

Physical properties of Period 3 elements

Group 2: The Alkaline Earth Metals

Group 7 (17): The Halogens

Trends in properties

Uses of chlorine and chlorate(I)

Organic Chemistry

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Nomenclature

Reaction mechanisms

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Alkanes

Isomerism

Fractional distillation of crude oil

Modification of alkanes by cracking

Combustion of alkanes

Chlorination of alkanes

Halogenoalkanes

Nucleophilic substitution

Elimination

Ozone depletion

Alkenes

Structure, bonding and reactivity

Addition reactions of alkenes

Addition polymers

Alcohols

Alcohol production

Oxidation of alcohols

Elimination

Organic Analysis

Identification of functional groups by test-tube reactions

Mass spectrometry

Infrared spectroscopy

Visualise the electronic configurations of the first 36 elements.

Interactive periodic table from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Presentation: the shape of molecules revealed through VSEPR Theory

Electrophilic Addition

Presentation: mechanism for electrophilic addition