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1. Metal compounds: an introduction to inorganic chemistry: P1-26                                                                  11 ½ hrs
                                                                                             Review          Exam
             Section                 Pages   Timing               Practical                                                      Notes
                                                                                            questions       questions
1.1 Types of inorganic reaction      2-12    8 hrs    1.1a thermal decomposition          1.4*                             * Needs section 1.3
                                                      1.1b solubility and precipitation   1.5*                             knowledge
                                                      1.1c thermit demo
                                                      1.1d redox reactions
                                                      1.1e Fe and Cu2+SO4                 1.6, 1.7*
1.2 Making salts                     12-14   2 hrs    1.2a NiSO4.7H2O prep                1.12*             1.13*,         * Needs section 1.3
                                                      1.2b Mohr’s double salt                               1.14*, 1.15*   and 1.4 knowledge
1.3 Writing formulae and balancing   15-16   ½ hr                                         1.1, 1.2, 1.3
equations
1.4 The mole, molar mass and         16-19   1 hr                                         1.8, 1.9, 1.10,
molar volume                                                                              1.11
1.5 B.R: a golden opportunity        19-20   Hwk




2. Alcohols: an introduction to organic chemistry: P27-47                                                                          6 hrs
                                     Pages                                                   Review          Exam
             Section                         Timing               Practical                                                      Notes
                                                                                            questions       questions
2.1 Naming carbon compounds          27-31   2 hrs                                        2.1, 2.2, 2.3,
                                                                                          2.4, 2.7, 2.8,
                                                                                          2.9, 2.10, 2.13
2.2 Reactions of alcohols            31-36   2 hrs    2.2a expts with alcohols            2.5, 2.6, 2.12    2.14, 2.16
                                                      2.2b preps using propan-1-ol
2.3 How much?                        37-39   2 hrs    2.3 cyclohexene from                2.11,             2.15           Link-Topic 1.4
                                                      cyclohexanol
2.4 B.R: the history of alcohol      40-41   Hwk                                                                           C5 coursework
3. The periodic table and atomic structure: P48-76                                                                                     10 hrs
                                                                                                   Review         Exam
               Section                  Pages    Timing                Practical                                                      Notes
                                                                                                  questions      questions
3.1 The periodic table                 48-52    1 ½ hrs                                       3.1, 3.2, 3.3,                   Link-Topic 21.1
                                                                                              3.4, 3.5
3.2 The story of the atom              52-54    ½ hr                                                                           Hwk then
                                                                                                                               presentation
3.3 Flame colours and emission         54-57    2 hrs     3.3 Flame colours of elements of    3.6, 3.7
spectra                                                   groups 1&2
3.4 The arrangement of electrons in    57-62    3 hrs                                         3.8, 3.9, 3.10     3.15, 3.16,
atoms                                                                                                            3.17
3.5 Evidence for the ionic model       63-69    2 ½ hrs   3.5 Properties of ionic compounds   3.11, 3.12, 3.13   3.14          Link-Topic 21.4
                                                          (3 expts)                                                            Later-Topic 7
3.6 Metallic bonds                     69-71    ½ hr

4. Acid-base reactions and the alkaline earth elements: P77-99                                                                         10 hrs
                                                                                                   Review         Exam
               Section                  Pages    Timing                Practical                                                      Notes
                                                                                                  questions      questions
4.1 Acids and bases                    78-81    3 hrs     4.1 What is an acid?                4.1, 4.2, 4.3,     4.15*         *Needs Topic 3.4
                                                                                              4.4, 4.5                         knowledge
4.2 Solution concentration             81-86    3 hrs     4.2 Finding the solubility of       4.6, 4.7, 4.8,     4.17, 4.18,   D1 coursework
                                                          Ca(OH)2 in water by titration       4.9, 4.10, 4.11,   4.19, 4.20
                                                                                              4.12, 4.13, 4.14
4.3 Properties of the alkaline earth   87-89    2 hrs
elements
4.4 Compounds of group 2               89-92    2 hrs     4.4a Compnds of gp2 elements                           4.16          *Needs Topic 3.4
elements                                                  4.4b formulae + flame colours of                                     knowledge
                                                          salts
                                                          4.4c Heating the carbonates
                                                          4.4d Heating the nitrates
4.5 B.R: the role of calcium in        92       Hwk
agriculture
5. Energy changes and reactions: P100-113                                                                                          7 ½ hrs
                                                                                                Review         Exam
              Section                 Pages     Timing                Practical                                                   Notes
                                                                                               questions      questions
5.1 Energy from chemical reactions   100-103   2 ½ hrs   5.1 Measuring energy changes      5.1, 5.2, 5.3,     5.9, 5.11
                                                                                           5.4,
5.2 Hess’s Law                       103-105   2 ½ hrs   5.2 Measuring the enthalpy change 5.5, 5.7           5.10, 5.12    P2 coursework
                                                         of acid-base reactions                                             D2 coursework
5.3 Standard enthalpy changes of     105-107   2 ½ hrs                                     5.6, 5.8
formation




6. Redox reactions and the halogens: P114-138                                                                                      15 hrs
                                                                                                Review         Exam
             Section                 Pages     Timing                Practical                                                   Notes
                                                                                               questions      questions
6.1 Sources of the halogens          114-117   2 hrs     6.1 Extracting iodine from
                                                         seaweed
6.2 Redox reactions and oxidation    117-121   3 hrs     6.2 Reactions of halogens and       6.1, 6.2, 6.3,   6.11
numbers                                                  halide ions                         6.4, 6.5, 6.6
6.3 The properties of the halogens   121-122   2 hrs
6.4 The halides                      123-124   3 hrs     6.4 Some reactions of the halides                    6.10          C2 coursework
6.5 The halogens                     124-125   1 hr      6.5 Reacting halogens + alkalis
6.6 Sodium chlorate                  125-126   ½ hr      6.6 Reactions of sodium chlorate    6.9
6.7 the potassium halates (v)        126-127   ½ hr      6.7 Reactions of K halates (v)
6.8 prep and analysis of potassium   127-130   3 hrs     6.8a Prep of potassium iodate (v)   6.7, 6.8         6.12, 6.13,   C1 coursework
iodate (v)                                               6.8b Iodine + Na thiosulphate                        6.14          P1 coursework
                                                         6.8c Purity of K iodate (v)                                        D6 coursework
6.9 B.R: the halogens in human       131-132   Hwk
metabolism
7. Covalency and bond breaking: P139-175                                                                                                  12 ½ hrs
                                                                                                    Review            Exam
             Section                 Pages      Timing                Practical                                                          Notes
                                                                                                   questions         questions
7.1 Electron density maps            139-140   ½ hr                                                                                Link-Topic 3, 21.4
7.2 Electron sharing in covalent     141-147   4 hrs                                            7.1, 7.2,            7.14*, 7.17   Link-Topic 8
molecules                                                                                                                          Link-Topic 3
                                                                                                                                   *Topic 6.5
                                                                                                                                   knowledge required
7.3 B.R: growing diamonds            148-149   Hwk
7.4 Electronegativity                149-150   1 hr                                             7.10
7.5 B.R: electron spectroscopy for   150-152   Hwk
chemical analysis
7.6 Bond energies                    152-161   4 hrs     7.6 Hc of alcohols                    7.3, 7.4, 7.5,       7.15, 7.16,   Link-Topic 5.2
                                                                                                7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9   7.18          Later-Topic 10&11
                                                                                                                                   P3 coursework
7.7 Reversible reactions             161-169   3 hrs     7.7a Reversible reactions              7.11, 7.12, 7.13                   Link-Topic 6
                                                         7.7b Dynamic equilibrium                                                  Link-Topic 4
                                                         7.7c N2O4/2NO2 equilibrium                                                Later-Topic 19
       8. Organic chemistry: hydrocarbons: P176-208                                                                                               10 hrs
                                                                                                   Review             Exam
             Section                 Pages     Timing                Practical                                                          Notes
                                                                                                  questions          questions
8.1 The variety of molecular         176-180   2 hrs                                            8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4                 Link-Topic 2
structure in organic compounds
8.2 The alkanes                      181-189   3 hrs     8.2 Properties of alkanes              8.5, 8.6, 8.7,       8.12, 8.13,
                                                         1.Combustion, 2.Oxidation
                                                         3.Action of bromine, 4.Action of
                                                         bromine in sunlight, 5. Action of
                                                         sulphuric acid, 6. Action of alkali,
                                                         7.Catalytic cracking
8.3 B.R: octane number of petrol     190-192   Hwk
hydrocarbons
8.4 The alkenes                      192-201   5 hrs     8.4a Limonene extraction               8.8, 8.9, 8.10,      8.14, 8.15,   Link-Topic 2
                                                         8.4b Rxns of alkenes                   8.11                 8.16          D5 coursework
                                                         1.Combustion, 2.Oxidation,                                                C4 coursework
                                                         3.Action of bromine, 4.Action of
                                                         sulphuric acid, 5.Polymerisation
8.5 B.R: polymerisation              201-202   Hwk
9. Intermolecular forces: P209-224                                                                                                  9 hrs
                                                                                              Review           Exam
             Section                Pages     Timing              Practical                                                        Notes
                                                                                             questions        questions
Introduction                        209       1 hr     Corks and pins in water
9.1 Van der Waals forces            209-212   3 hrs                                                                          Link-Topic 8
9.2 Molecules with permanent        213-214   2 hrs    9.2 Effect of an electrostatic field 9.3, 9.4          9.8
dipoles                                                on a jet of liquid
9.3 hydrogen bonding                215-219   3 hrs    9.3 Measuring the enthalpy change 9.1, 9.2, 9.5,       9.9, 9.10,     D4 coursework
                                                       of vaporisation of water (kettle or  9.6, 9.7          9.11, 9.12
                                                       beaker method)

10. Organic chemistry: halogenoalkanes: P225-241                                                                                    6 hrs
                                                                                              Review           Exam
             Section                Pages     Timing              Practical                                                        Notes
                                                                                             questions        questions
10.1 Physical properties of         226-227   1 hr                                         10.1,10.2, 10.3,                  Link-Topic 6
halogenoalkanes                                                                            10.4, 10.5, 10.6                  Link-Topic 21.1
10.2 Reactions of halogenoalkanes   228-233   5 hrs    10.2a Prep of halogenoalkanes       10.7*, 10.8*,      10.12,         Link-Topic 2
                                                       from alcohols                       10.9*, 10.10,      10.13, 10.14
                                                       10.2b Rxns of halogenoalkanes*      10.11                             *Attention should
                                                         1.Combustion                                                        be drawn to P237
                                                         2.With aqueous alkali                                               ‘Bond breaking
                                                         3.Comparison of alogenoalkanes                                      Types of reaction
                                                         4.With alcoholic alkali                                             Types of reagent’
                                                                                                                             during this topic
                                                                                                                             C3 coursework
                                                                                                                             D3 coursework
10.3 B.R: anaesthetics              234-235   Hwk

				
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