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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.
AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.3.5 ‘Alcohols’
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AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.3.5 ‘Alcohols’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 3.3.5 ‘Alcohols’ for AQA AS Chemistry • Naming carbonyls • Naming carboxylic acids • Reactions of alcohols • Mechanisms of the alcohols • Testing for carbonyl groups • Biofuel This presentation is 49 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 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.
CIE – AS Chemistry – Unit 4.6 ‘Carboxylic Acids 1’
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CIE – AS Chemistry – Unit 4.6 ‘Carboxylic Acids 1’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 4.6 ‘Carboxylic Acids 1’ for CIE AS Chemistry. • Carboxylic acids • Carboxylate ions • Reactions of Carboxylic acids • Hydrolysis of nitriles and carboxylic acids • Esterification • Uses of esters • Introduction to Infra-red spectroscopy This presentation is 56 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Benzene A2 Chemistry
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Benzene A2 Chemistry

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Benzene 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!
AS Chemistry - Structural Isomerism
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AS Chemistry - Structural Isomerism

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Structural Isomerism in 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, OCR A, 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!
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!
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.
OCR A – AS Chemistry – Module 3 ‘Group 2 and the halogens’
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OCR A – AS Chemistry – Module 3 ‘Group 2 and the halogens’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Module 3, part 2, ‘Group 2 and the halogens’ for OCR A - AS Chemistry. Content covered: Reactions of Group 2 elements Reactions of Group 2 compounds Trends in Group 2 elements and compounds Calcium, agriculture and medicine Trends in volatility and colour of group 7 Reactivity of halogens Reactions of halogens Oxidation states Industrial importance and environmental significance of the halogens This presentation is 60 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.
OCR A – AS Chemistry – Module 4 ‘Alcohols and haloalkanes’
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OCR A – AS Chemistry – Module 4 ‘Alcohols and haloalkanes’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Module 4, part 3, ‘Alcohols and haloalkanes’ for OCR A - AS Chemistry. Content covered: • Naming carbonyls • Naming carboxylic acids • Reactions of alcohols • Reactions of haloalkanes • SN1 and SN2 mechanisms • Relative reactivities of haloalkanes • The Ozone layer This presentation is 64 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.
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 6E: Alcohols
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 6E: Alcohols

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 6E: ‘Alcohols’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry • Naming carbonyls • Naming carboxylic acids • Reactions of alcohols • Testing for alcohols and carbonyls • Preparation techniques This presentation is 51 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 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.
EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 6D: Halogenoalkanes
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EdExcel – AS Chemistry – Topic 6D: Halogenoalkanes

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Topic 6D: ‘Halogenoalkanes’ for EdExcel AS Chemistry • Reactions of halogenoalkanes • Mechanism of nucleophilic addition, Sn1 & Sn2 • Reactivity of halogenoalkanes • Testing for halogenoalkanes 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 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.
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 3.1.1: ‘Atomic Structure’
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AQA – AS Chemistry – Unit 3.1.1: ‘Atomic Structure’

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This presentation is designed to support the teaching of Unit 3.1.1: ‘Atomic Structure’ for AQA AS Chemistry  Sub-atomic particles  Structure of the atom  Isotopes and ions  Calculating and defining Ar and Mr  Mass spectroscopy  Electronic Configuration  1st ionisation energy This presentation is 91 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.