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Welcome to ChemCatalyst - the home of resources to support the teaching of A-level Chemistry. ​ With mapped content to all major examination boards (AQA, EdExcel, OCR A and CIE) ChemCatalyst resources use the latest pedagogy to reinforce learning, aid memory, motivate and inspire students.

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Welcome to ChemCatalyst - the home of resources to support the teaching of A-level Chemistry. ​ With mapped content to all major examination boards (AQA, EdExcel, OCR A and CIE) ChemCatalyst resources use the latest pedagogy to reinforce learning, aid memory, motivate and inspire students.
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 9: Kinetics I
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 9: Kinetics I

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 9: ‘Kinetics I’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry • Rate of reaction • Collision theory • Rate of reaction graphs • Reaction pathway diagrams • Activation energy • Catalysis • Boltzmann distribution This presentation is 49 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire EdExcel course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH0). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
OCR A – AS Chemistry – Module 2 ‘Acid–base and redox	reactions’
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OCR A – AS Chemistry – Module 2 ‘Acid–base and redox reactions’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Module 2, part 3, ‘Acid–base and redox reactions’ for OCR A - AS Chemistry. Content covered: • Acids and alkalis • Strength of acids • Reactions of acids • Oxidation numbers • Redox reactions • Half equations • Ionic equations This presentation is 52 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for OCR Chemistry A - Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (H032). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
CIE – AS Chemistry – Unit 5.4 ‘Nitrogen and Sulfur’
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CIE – AS Chemistry – Unit 5.4 ‘Nitrogen and Sulfur’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 5.4 ‘Nitrogen and Sulfur’ for CIE AS Chemistry. • Reactivity of nitrogen • Properties and uses of ammonia and nitric acid • Reactions of ammonium salts • Environmental concerns of fertilisers, SO2 and NOx This presentation is 29 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. It includes examples of starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for the scheme of work from Cambridge International Examinations AS and A Level (Chemistry 9701). It has a different order to the specification. Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk!
AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.4 ‘Energetics’
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AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.4 ‘Energetics’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 3.1.4 ‘Energetics’ for AQA AS Chemistry 1. Energy changes – exothermic and endothermic 2. Bond energy calculations 3. Standard enthalpy definitions 4. ΔH = -mcΔT 5. Hess’s Law This presentation is 61 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire AQA course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for AQA Scheme of work AS Chemistry 7404 and the specification. Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
AS Chemistry - 1st Ionisation Energy
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AS Chemistry - 1st Ionisation Energy

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of 1st Ionisation Energy AS Chemistry. It is adapted from presentations which use the mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across an entire AS course. A complete set of presentations for the entire AQA, EdExcel and CIE AS Chemistry courses can be found by visiting chemcatalyst.co.uk or searching on the TES. Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk!
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 3: Redox I
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 3: Redox I

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 3: ‘Redox I’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry • Oxidation numbers • Oxidation and reduction • Redox reactions • Disproportionation • Half equations • Ionic equations This presentation is 43 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire EdExcel course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH0). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 4B: The elements of Group 7 (halogens)
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 4B: The elements of Group 7 (halogens)

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 4B: 'The elements of Group 7 (halogens)’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry » trends in physical properties » reactivity of halogens » reactions of halogen compounds » oxidation states This presentation is 29 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire EdExcel course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH0). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 7B: Infrared (IR) spectroscopy
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 7B: Infrared (IR) spectroscopy

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 7B: ‘Infrared (IR) spectroscopy’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry How IR spectroscopy works Identifying bonds using the data booklet Past paper questions This presentation is 21 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire EdExcel course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH0). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.5 ‘Kinetics’
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AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.5 ‘Kinetics’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 3.1.5 ‘Kinetics’ for AQA AS Chemistry  Rate of reaction  Collision theory  Catalysis  Boltzmann distribution This presentation is 38 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire AQA course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for AQA Scheme of work AS Chemistry 7404 and the specification. Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 2A: Bonding
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 2A: Bonding

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 2A: ‘Bonding’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry  Ions and Ionic bonding  Covalent bonding  Dot and cross diagrams  Shapes of molecules - VSEPR  Electronegativity  Intermolecular forces  Physical properties  Dissolution  Metallic bonding This presentation is 113 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire EdExcel course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH0). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
Chemical Analysis - Spectroscopy and Spectrometry
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Chemical Analysis - Spectroscopy and Spectrometry

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This worksheet provides groups of spectra combining IR Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, 13C-NMR Spectrometry and 1H-NMR Spectrometry to lead students to identify the 11 unknown substances. The first of the 11 is solved with explanation. It would be aimed at A2 level students in most cases. The Word document is fully editable so can be tailored for your students. All spectral data from: SDBSWeb : http://sdbs.db.aist.go.jp (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 14.03.2017) Explanation of NMR spectroscopy and other A2 topics can be found in the new A2 Chemistry Bundles available at chemcatalyst.co.uk
Esters A2 Chemistry
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Esters A2 Chemistry

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of esters in A2 Chemistry. It is an overview of the topic adapted from presentations which use the mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across an entire A2 course. A complete set of presentations for the entire AQA, OCR A, EdExcel and CIE A2 Chemistry courses can be found by visiting chemcatalyst.co.uk Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk!
AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.2 ‘Amount of substance’
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AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.2 ‘Amount of substance’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 3.1.2 ‘Amount of substance’ for AQA AS Chemistry  Avogadro’s constant  Calculating moles  The ideal gas equation  Empirical formulae  Balancing equations  Reacting masses  Solution Calculations  Gas Volume Calculations  Percentage yield  Atom economy This presentation is 109 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire AQA course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for AQA Scheme of work AS Chemistry 7404 and the specification. Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 8: Energetics I
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 8: Energetics I

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 8: ‘Energetics I’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry • Energy changes – exothermic and endothermic • Energy level diagrams • Bond energy calculations • Standard enthalpy definitions • ΔH = -mcΔT • Hess’ Law This presentation is 66 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire EdExcel course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH0). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
AQA – AS Chemistry – 3.2.3 ‘Group 7(17), the halogens’
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AQA – AS Chemistry – 3.2.3 ‘Group 7(17), the halogens’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of 3.2.3 ‘Group 7(17), the halogens’ for AQA AS Chemistry • trends in physical properties • reactivity of halogens • reactions of halogen compounds • oxidation states • uses of chlorine and chlorate ions This presentation is 22 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for AQA Scheme of work AS Chemistry 7404 and the specification. Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk!
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 10: Equilibrium I
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 10: Equilibrium I

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 10: ‘Equilibrium I’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry • Equilibria • Le Chatelier's principle • Kc expressions • Haber process • Contact Process This presentation is 54 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire EdExcel course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH0). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 7A: Mass Spectrometry
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 7A: Mass Spectrometry

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 7A: ‘Mass Spectrometry’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry How mass spectrometry works Identifying molecules Exam style questions This presentation is 23 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire EdExcel course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (8CH0). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.3 ‘Bonding’
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AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.3 ‘Bonding’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 3.1.3 ‘Bonding’ for AQA AS Chemistry  Ions and Ionic bonding  Covalent bonding  Dot and cross diagrams  Shapes of molecules - VSEPR  Electronegativity  Intermolecular forces  Physical properties  Dissolution  Metallic bonding This presentation is 136 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire AQA course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for AQA Scheme of work AS Chemistry 7404 and the specification. Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.6 ‘Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc’
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AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.6 ‘Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 3.1.6 ‘Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc’ for AQA AS Chemistry  Equilibria  Le Chatelier's principle  Kc calculations  Haber process  Contact Process This presentation is 60 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. Find the entire AQA course in a discounted bundle and save up to 40% at chemcatalyst.co.uk. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for AQA Scheme of work AS Chemistry 7404 and the specification. Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.
OCR A – AS Chemistry – Module 3 ‘Enthalpy changes’
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OCR A – AS Chemistry – Module 3 ‘Enthalpy changes’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Module 3, part 4, ‘Enthalpy changes’ for OCR A - AS Chemistry. Content covered: Energy changes – exothermic and endothermic Energy profile diagrams Standard enthalpy definitions Q = -mcΔT Hess’ Law Bond energy calculations This presentation is 61 slides long, uses a mastery learning approach with spacing and interleaving across the course. It includes starters, plenaries, built-in questions, tasks, suggested past paper questions, homework and extension activities. In the notes section of every slide you will find additional information, advice, answers and a rationale/reminder linking the slide back to teaching and learning. It is arranged and referenced for OCR Chemistry A - Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry (H032). Please take the time to review this resource and stop by chemcatalyst.co.uk! Alternatively search AS Chemistry SAMPLE (16+ range) on TES for a free presentation with many more example slides to give you a better understanding of what these resources offer.