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I am a very experienced chemistry teacher and have produced many quality resources which have been extensively tested in the classroom. My resources aim to engage the students and lighten the planning load for the teacher. A distinctive feature is the use of unique images, often animated, to explain concepts. The resources include interactive PowerPoints, activities and games, quizzes, worksheets with answers and exam style questions. Please review my resources!

I am a very experienced chemistry teacher and have produced many quality resources which have been extensively tested in the classroom. My resources aim to engage the students and lighten the planning load for the teacher. A distinctive feature is the use of unique images, often animated, to explain concepts. The resources include interactive PowerPoints, activities and games, quizzes, worksheets with answers and exam style questions. Please review my resources!
Electron configuration – shells, sub-shells and orbitals OCR AS Chemistry
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Electron configuration – shells, sub-shells and orbitals OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete lesson on electron configuration, shells, sub-shells and orbitals is ideal for classroom and home learning. It features a 46 slide interactive PowerPoint including starter, animated slides, learning checks and plenary along with a 15 page worksheet and a lesson plan. Answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 2 – Electrons, bonding and structure 2.2.1 Electron structure Please review! Content covered: • Energy levels • Main shells, sub-shells and orbitals • Rules for filling orbitals • Electron configurations of atoms and ions • Deducing electron configuration using the Periodic Table • Relationship of electron configuration to the Periodic Table Duration: 1 lesson Links Previous lesson: Topic 13 – Redox https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/redox-ocr-as-chemistry-12409890 Next lesson: Topic 15 – Ionic bonding (in preparation)
Moles and gas volumes OCR AS Chemistry
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Moles and gas volumes OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete year 12 lesson on moles and gas volumes is ideal for classroom or home learning and features a 45 slide interactive PowerPoint that aims to illustrate the concepts in a visual way and includes starter, learning checks, example calculations, multiple choice quiz, and plenary. An 8 page worksheet, a lesson plan and answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.3 – Amount of substance Content covered: • Molar volume of a gas • Moles and gas volume triangle • Summary of relationships for gases between amount of substance, volume, mass and number of molecules • Calculating amount of substance from volume of gas and vice versa • Ideal gases • The ideal gas equation Duration: 1 lesson Please review! Links Previous lesson: Topic 6 - Determining formulae https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/determining-formulae-ocr-as-chemistry-12347977 Next lesson: Topic 8 – Moles and solutions https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-and-concentration-of-solutions-ocr-as-chemistry-12391026 Free resource - standard form, decimal places and significant figures https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/standard-form-decimal-places-and-significant-figures-a-level-chemistry-12405507
Shapes of molecules and ions OCR AS Chemistry
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Shapes of molecules and ions OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete resource (1-2 lessons) on the shapes of molecules is ideal for classroom or home learning. It features a 42 slide PowerPoint showing the application of the electron pair repulsion theory in a highly visual way with high quality animated 3D images. Also included are starter, balloon modeling activity, model answer to exam question and plenary along with a 9 page workbook and a lesson plan. Exam tips and answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 2 – Electrons, bonding and structure 2.2.2 Bonding and structure Please review! Content covered: • Electron pair repulsion theory (VSEPR) • Effect of lone pairs on shape • Model answer to exam question • How to draw simple shapes in 3D • Bond angles Duration: 1-2 lessons Links Previous lesson: topic 16 – covalent bonding (in preparation) Next lesson: topic 18 – Electronegativity and polarity (in preparation)
Organic synthesis - aliphatic and aromatic
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Organic synthesis - aliphatic and aromatic

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Unique package of interactive PowerPoint and paper based activities that can be used for independent work or in the classroom. This resource covers A level organic aliphatic and aromatic synthetic routes through two interactive PowerPoints, each based on a clear chart of numbered synthetic routes, where each number is linked to a page detailing that reaction. Information given includes type of reaction, reagents and conditions and an equation, as well as key definitions. In addition most reactions have an animated mechanism or structural equation. There are links to pages describing and explaining practical techniques, where relevant. Includes two blank charts (one for aliphatic and one for aromatic) of the synthetic routes for printing (preferably A3 size), together with a blank table for practising types of reaction and reagents and conditions. Full answers are provided. Please review! Content covered • A level synthetic routes – aliphatic and aromatic • Extending carbon chain length (carbon-carbon bond formation) • Animated mechanisms • Key definitions • Heating under reflux • Distillation • Reaction classification • Reagents and conditions • Structural equations • Activated benzene rings • Tests for functional groups Duration: 1-3 lessons and/or independent study Please see also AS organic synthesis https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/as-organic-synthesis-12254256
Moles, masses, concentrations, gas volumes and reactions OCR AS Chemistry
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Moles, masses, concentrations, gas volumes and reactions OCR AS Chemistry

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Introductory offer for limited period! This bundle is ideal for classroom or home learning and covers the whole of the OCR A level chemistry specification section 2.1.3 - Amount of Substance (together with the free resource - topic 10 Percentage yield and atom economy) Each topic includes a fully interactive PowerPoint including starter, group activities, questions and plenary along with a worksheet and a lesson plan. Answers to all exercises are provided. Some of the resources include a PowerPoint quiz. This bundle is the second in a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.3 – Amount of substance Content covered Amount of substance and the mole • Relative masses and the mole • Avogadro constant • Calculating number of atoms • Amount of substance • Molar mass • Calculating amount of substance from total mass and vice versa • Mole triangle Determining formulae • Definitions and use of the terms empirical and molecular formula • Simplest whole number ratios • Calculations of empirical and molecular formulae, from composition by mass or percentage compositions by mass and relative molecular mass • Calculating % by mass from the formula • The terms anhydrous, hydrated and water of crystallisation • Calculation of the formula of a hydrated salt from given percentage composition, mass composition or based on experimental results Moles and gas volumes • Molar volume of a gas • Moles and gas volume triangle • Summary of relationships for gases between amount of substance, volume, mass and number of molecules • Calculating amount of substance from volume of gas and vice versa • Ideal gases • The ideal gas equation Moles and concentrations of solutions • Definitions and use of the terms concentration and mass concentration • Concentrated and dilute • Relationship between concentration, amount in mol and volume including concentration triangle • Calculating concentration, amount in mol, volume and mass from given data • Example calculations • Mass concentrations • Choosing the correct glassware to measure volumes • Standard solutions • Practical activity – making up a standard solution • Diluting solutions and calculations • Practical activity – diluting solutions Moles and reactions • Balanced chemical equations and stoichiometry • Molar ratios • Using molar ratio to calculate amounts in moles of reactants and products in a chemical reaction • Using molar ratio to calculate masses of reactants and products in a chemical reaction • Using molar ratio to calculate volumes of gases in a chemical reaction • Flow diagrams showing steps in calculations involving quantities of reacting substances • Example calculations – clearly illustrated in a highly visual way Links Previous bundle: Atomic structure, masses, formulae and equations https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/atomic-masses-formulae-and-equations-ocr-as-chemistry-12348685 Next topic – free resource: Topic 10 – Percentage yield and atom economy (in preparation) Free resource - standard form, decimal places and significant figures https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/standard-form-decimal-places-and-significant-figures-a-level-chemistry-12405507
AS organic synthesis
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AS organic synthesis

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Unique package of interactive PowerPoint and paper based activities that can be used for independent work or in the classroom. This resource covers AS (year 12) organic synthetic routes through a 15 slide interactive PowerPoint that is based on a clear chart of numbered synthetic routes, where each number is linked to a page detailing that reaction. Information given includes type of reaction, reagents and conditions and an equation, as well as key definitions. In addition most reactions have an animated mechanism or structural equation. There are links to pages describing and explaining practical techniques, where relevant. Also included are two posters of the synthetic routes, one blank and one completed, for printing (preferably A3 size), together with a blank table for practising types of reaction and reagents and conditions. Full answers are provided. This resource was developed primarily for the OCR AS Chemistry specification but is useful for all specifications. It relates to the following sections : Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Part 2 – Alcohols, haloalkanes and analysis 4.2.3 Organic synthesis Please review! Content covered • AS synthetic routes • Animated mechanisms • Key definitions • Heating under reflux • Distillation • Reaction classification • Reagents and conditions • Structural equations Duration: 1-2 lessons and/or independent study See also: A level organic synthesis - aliphatic and aromatic https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/organic-synthesis-aliphatic-and-aromatic-12219292
Redox OCR AS Chemistry
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Redox OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete year 12 resource (2 lessons) on redox covers the whole of OCR section 2.1.5 (Redox) and includes definitions of redox, oxidation number and redox reactions. It features a 59 slide interactive PowerPoint that illustrates the concepts in a lively, visual and systematic way and includes a starter, learning checks, a quiz, clearly explained examples (including exam style questions) and a plenary. A 12 page worksheet and answers to all exercises are provided. This resource is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.5 – Redox Content covered: • Redox definition in terms of electron transfer • Oxidation numbers and how to calculate them • Oxidation number in chemical names • Redox definition in terms of oxidation number • Using oxidation numbers to identify redox reactions and determine what has been oxidised and reduced • Oxidising and reducing agents • Disproportionation as oxidation and reduction of the same element Duration: 2 lessons Please review! Links Previous topic: Topic 12 – Acid-base titrations (in preparation) Next topic: Topic 14 – Electron configuration – shells, sub-shells and orbitals https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/electron-configuration-shells-sub-shells-and-orbitals-ocr-as-chemistry-12207312
Formulae and equations OCR AS Chemistry
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Formulae and equations OCR AS Chemistry

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Includes a fully interactive PowerPoint quiz on writing the formulae of ions and compounds! This complete lesson is ideal for classroom or home learning. It features a 32 slide interactive PowerPoint including starter, group activities, questions and plenary along with an 8 page worksheet and a lesson plan. Answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.2 Compounds, formulae and equations Please review! Content covered: • Formulae of ions • Predicting ionic charges from the Periodic Table • Writing the formulae of ionic compounds and elements • Writing and balancing equations • Common types of reaction and their equations Duration: one lesson Links Previous lesson: topic 3 – Atomic masses Next lesson: topic 5 – Amount of substance and the mole
Chemistry of alcohols – AS home learning
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Chemistry of alcohols – AS home learning

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Unique package of interactive PowerPoint and paper-based activities that can be used for independenthome learning, revision or in the classroom. This resource covers AS chemistry of alcohols through a 19 slide interactive PowerPoint, which is colourful, animated and presents the information in a flexible way. Each PowerPoint slide contains links to other slides, to enable easy navigation and to emphasise links between the types of alcohol and the types of reaction. As well as pages devoted to each of the main types of reaction (substitution, oxidation and elimination), primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols each have a page with a clear chart of numbered reactions, where each number is linked to a page detailing that reaction. Information given includes type of reaction, reagents and conditions and an equation, as well as key definitions. In addition the reactions have an animated mechanism or structural equation. There are links to pages describing and explaining practical techniques, where relevant. Also included are two worksheets with a total of 8 pages. Full answers are provided. This resource was developed primarily for the OCR AS Chemistry specification (year 12) but is useful for all specifications. It relates to the following sections : Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Part 2 – Alcohols, haloalkanes and analysis 4.2.1 Alcohols Please review! Content covered • Naming alcohols • Primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols • Substitution reaction of alcohols • Oxidation of alcohols • Elimination (dehydration) reaction of alcohols • Reactions of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols • Animated mechanisms • Reaction classification • Reagents and conditions • Structural equations • Key definitions • Heating under reflux • Distillation to prevent complete oxidation Duration: 1-2 lessons and/or independent study Please see also Mass spectrometry - A level home learning https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mass-spectrometry-a-level-self-study-12287938 Infrared spectroscopy - A level home learning https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/infrared-ir-spectroscopy-a-level-home-learning-self-study-12315096
Infrared (IR) spectroscopy – A level home learning (self-study)
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Infrared (IR) spectroscopy – A level home learning (self-study)

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Unique package of interactive PowerPoint and paper-based activities that can be used for independent self-study, revision or in the classroom. This resource covers AS and A2 infrared (IR) spectroscopy through a 26 slide interactive PowerPoint, which is colourful, animated and presents the information in a flexible way. Each PowerPoint slide contains links to other slides, to enable easy navigation and to emphasise links between different aspects of infrared spectroscopy. As well as pages devoted to each of the key terms in infrared spectroscopy, the PowerPoint shows clearly how molecular vibrations occur and how they give rise to absorption peaks in the infrared spectrum. A method for interpreting infrared spectra is given, illustrated by several animated examples with spectra and structures to aid understanding of the process. Also included is a graded worksheet with 9 pages, including problems where unknown structures are identified. Full answers are provided. This resource was developed primarily for the OCR A level Chemistry specification but is useful for all specifications. It relates to the following sections : AS: Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Part 2 – Alcohols, haloalkanes and analysis 4.2.4 Analytical techniques A2: Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis Part 3 – Analysis 6.3.2 Spectroscopy (Combined techniques) Please review! Content covered • introduction to spectroscopy linked to the electromagnetic spectrum • meaning of wavenumber and transmittance • molecular vibrations • bond stretching • fingerprint region of spectrum • types and shapes of peaks • infrared and global warming • the greenhouse effect and greenhouse gases • interpreting the infrared spectrum • examples of IR spectra with animated explanation linking peaks to structure • uses of infrared spectroscopy Duration: 1-2 lessons and/or independent study Links See also Mass spectrometry A level home learning https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mass-spectrometry-a-level-home-learning-12287938 Free resource - identifying compounds from infrared and mass spectra https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/identifying-compounds-from-infrared-and-mass-spectra-a-level-12325481
Mass spectrometry – A level home learning (self-study)
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Mass spectrometry – A level home learning (self-study)

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Unique package of interactive PowerPoint and paper-based activities that can be used for independent home learning, revision or in the classroom. This resource covers AS and A2 mass spectrometry through a 25 slide interactive PowerPoint, which is colourful, animated and presents the information in a flexible way. Each PowerPoint slide contains links to other slides, to enable easy navigation and to emphasise links between different aspects of mass spectrometry. As well as pages devoted to each of the key terms in mass spectrometry, the PowerPoint shows clearly how fragmentation occurs and how the breakage of a particular bond can result in the fragment of a particular mass. A method for interpreting mass spectra is given, illustrated by several examples with animated spectra and structures to aid understanding of the process. Also included is a graded worksheet with 7 pages, including problems where an unknown structure is identified. Full answers are provided. This resource was developed primarily for the OCR A level Chemistry specification but is useful for all specifications. It relates to the following sections : AS: Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Part 2 – Alcohols, haloalkanes and analysis 4.2.4 Analytical techniques A2: Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis Part 3 – Analysis 6.3.2 Spectroscopy (Combined techniques) Please review! Content covered • animated diagram and description of a mass spectrometer • meaning of m/z • relative intensity • base peak • molecular ion • M+1 peak • fragments • interpreting the mass spectrum • mass spectrum of ethanol • animations of formation of fragments from ethanol • summary of fragments for ethanol • examples of mass spectra with animated explanation linking peaks to structure Duration: 1-2 lessons and/or independent study See also Chemistry of alcohols – AS home learning https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/chemistry-of-alcohols-as-self-study-12273938 Infrared spectroscopy – A level home learning https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/infrared-ir-spectroscopy-a-level-home-learning-self-study-12315096
Moles and concentration of solutions OCR AS Chemistry
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Moles and concentration of solutions OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete year 12 resource (1-2 lessons) on moles and concentrations of solutions is ideal for classroom or home learning and includes concentration, mass concentration, standard solutions and dilution. It features a 71 slide interactive PowerPoint that aims to illustrate the concepts in a visual and systematic way and includes a starter, learning checks, clearly explained example calculations, and a plenary. A 19 page worksheet and answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.3 – Amount of substance Content covered: • Definitions and use of the terms concentration and mass concentration • Concentrated and dilute • Relationship between concentration, amount in mol and volume including concentration triangle • Calculating concentration, amount in mol, volume and mass from given data • Example calculations • Mass concentrations • Choosing the correct glassware to measure volumes • Standard solutions • Practical activity – making up a standard solution • Diluting solutions and calculations • Practical activity – diluting solutions Duration: 1-2 lessons Please review! Links Previous lesson: Topic 7 - Moles and gas volumes https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-and-gas-volumes-ocr-as-chemistry-12336053 Next lesson: Topic 9 - Moles and reactions https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-and-reactions-ocr-as-chemistry-12404411 Free resource - standard form, decimal places and significant figures https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/standard-form-decimal-places-and-significant-figures-a-level-chemistry-12405507
Moles and reactions OCR AS Chemistry
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Moles and reactions OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete year 12 resource (2 lessons) on moles and reactions includes reacting masses, stoichiometry, molar ratios and using moles to calculate quantities from chemical reactions (mass, concentration and volume of gases). It features a 33 slide interactive PowerPoint that illustrates the concepts in a lively, visual and systematic way and includes a starter, learning checks, clearly explained example calculations, and a plenary. A 24 page worksheet and answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.3 – Amount of substance Content covered: • Balanced chemical equations and stoichiometry • Molar ratios • Using molar ratio to calculate amounts in moles of reactants and products in a chemical reaction • Using molar ratio to calculate masses of reactants and products in a chemical reaction (reacting masses) • Using molar ratio to calculate volumes of gases in a chemical reaction • Flow diagrams showing steps in calculations involving quantities of reacting substances • Example calculations – clearly illustrated in a highly visual way Duration: 2 lessons Please review! Links ***Previous topic: topic 8 – Moles and concentrations of solutions *** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-and-concentration-of-solutions-ocr-as-chemistry-12391026 **Next topic: topic 10 – Percentage yield and atom economy (in preparation) ** Free resource - standard form, decimal places and significant figures https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/standard-form-decimal-places-and-significant-figures-a-level-chemistry-12405507
Atomic Structure OCR AS Chemistry
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Atomic Structure OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete lesson on atomic structure and isotopes in terms of protons, neutrons and electrons is ideal for classroom or home learning. It features a 29 slide interactive PowerPoint including starter, group activities, questions and plenary along with an 8 page worksheet and a lesson plan. An exam style question is also included. Answers to all exercises are provided. A fully interactive PowerPoint multiple choice quiz is provided as a plenary activity, along with the A, B, C, D cards needed in the classroom. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.1 Atomic structure and isotopes Please review! Content covered • Protons, neutrons and electrons – mass and relative charge • Atomic number and mass number • Isotopes • Key definitions Duration: one lesson Links Previous lesson: topic 1 - the Changing Atom Next lesson: topic 3 - Atomic Masses Bundle covering the whole of the OCR A level chemistry specification sections 2.1.1 and 2.1.2. (topics 1-4) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/atomic-masses-formulae-and-equations-ocr-as-chemistry-12348685
Introduction to organic chemistry OCR AS Chemistry
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Introduction to organic chemistry OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete lesson on introducing organic chemistry is ideal for classroom home learning features a 46 slide interactive, animated PowerPoint as well as a starter activity and plenary along with a 10 page workbook and a lesson plan. Exam tips and answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Part 1 – Basic concepts and hydrocarbons 4.1.1 Basic concepts of organic chemistry Please review! Content covered: • Why carbon is special • Bonding in organic compounds • Different types of formulae • Types of organic compounds • Functional groups and homologous series Duration: 1 lesson Links Next lesson: naming hydrocarbons topic 41 – Naming hydrocarbons
Amount and moles OCR AS Chemistry
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Amount and moles OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete lesson on amount of substance and the mole is ideal for classroom and home learning. It features a 49 slide interactive PowerPoint including starter, group activities, quizzes, questions and plenary along with a 13 page worksheet and a lesson plan. Answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.3 Amount of substance Please review! Content covered: • Relative masses and the mole • Avogadro constant • Calculating number of atoms • Amount of substance • Molar mass • Calculating amount of substance from total mass and vice versa • Mole triangle Duration: 1-2 lessons Links Previous lesson: Topic 4 – Formulae and equations https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/formulae-and-equations-ocr-as-chemistry-12186723 Next lesson: Topic 5 – Moles and gas volumes https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-and-gas-volumes-ocr-as-chemistry-12336053 Free resource - standard form, decimal places and significant figures https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/standard-form-decimal-places-and-significant-figures-a-level-chemistry-12405507
Organic synthesis – aliphatic
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Organic synthesis – aliphatic

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Unique package of interactive PowerPoint and paper based activities that can be used for independent work or in the classroom. This resource covers A2 organic aliphatic synthetic routes through a 28 slide interactive PowerPoint that is based on a clear chart of numbered synthetic routes, where each number is linked to a page detailing that reaction. Information given includes type of reaction, reagents and conditions and an equation, as well as key definitions. In addition most reactions have an animated mechanism or structural equation. There are links to pages describing and explaining practical techniques, where relevant . Also included are a blank chart of the synthetic routes for printing (preferably A3 size), together with a blank table for practicing types of reaction and reagents and conditions. Full answers are provided. This resourced was produced primarily for OCR A level chemistry but would be useful for other boards as well. It relates particularly to the following sections: Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis Part 2 – Nitrogen compounds, polymers and synthesis 6.2.5 Organic synthesis Please review! Content covered • A2 aliphatic synthetic routes • Extending carbon chain length (carbon-carbon bond formation) • Animated mechanisms • Key definitions • Heating under reflux • Distillation • Reaction classification • Reagents and conditions • Structural equations Duration: 1-2 lessons and/or independent study Links Please see also: organic synthesis - aromatic https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/organic-synthesis-aromatic-12200558 AS organic synthesis https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/as-organic-synthesis-12254256
Naming hydrocarbons OCR AS Chemistry
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Naming hydrocarbons OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete lesson on naming alkanes and alkenes is ideal for classroom or home learning. It features a 38 slide interactive, animated PowerPoint as well as a starter activity and plenary (quiz activity) along with a 13 page workbook and a lesson plan. Exam tips and answers to all exercises are provided. The PowerPoint clearly demonstrates the nomenclature rules in a very visual way, whilst the graded exercises and quiz provide a lot of practice at naming a wide variety of hydrocarbons. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections : Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Part 1 – Basic concepts and hydrocarbons 4.1.1 Basic concepts of organic chemistry Please review! Content • Application of IUPAC rules of nomenclature for systematically naming organic compounds • Naming alkanes and cycloalkanes • Naming branched alkanes • Naming alkenes and branched alkenes • Naming quiz Duration: 1 lesson Links Previous lesson: topic 40 – Introduction to organic chemistry Next lesson: topic 42 – Formulae of organic compounds (in preparation) Quiz: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/quiz-a-question-of-naming-alkanes-12243809
Determining formulae OCR AS Chemistry
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Determining formulae OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete year 12 resource (1-2 lessons) on determining formulae is ideal for classroom or home learning and includes calculating empirical formulae, molecular formulae and formulae of hydrated salts. It features a 37 slide interactive PowerPoint that aims to illustrate the concepts in a visual and systematic way and includes a starter, learning checks, clearly explained example calculations, and a plenary. A 13 page worksheet, a lesson plan and answers to all exercises are provided. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 2 – Foundations in chemistry Part 1 – Atoms and reactions 2.1.3 – Amount of substance Content covered: • Definitions and use of the terms empirical and molecular formula • Simplest whole number ratios • Calculations of empirical and molecular formulae, from composition by mass or percentage compositions by mass and relative molecular mass • Calculating % by mass from the formula • The terms anhydrous, hydrated and water of crystallisation • Calculation of the formula of a hydrated salt from given percentage composition, mass composition or based on experimental results Duration: 1-2 lessons Please review! Links Previous lesson: Topic 5 - Amount of substance and the mole https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/amount-and-moles-ocr-as-chemistry-12190652 Next lesson: Topic 7 – Moles and gas volumes https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-and-gas-volumes-ocr-as-chemistry-12336053 Free resource - standard form, decimal places and significant figures https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/standard-form-decimal-places-and-significant-figures-a-level-chemistry-12405507
AS analytical techniques home learning (self-study)
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AS analytical techniques home learning (self-study)

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Unique package of interactive PowerPoint and paper-based activities that can be used for independent self-study, revision or in the classroom. These resources cover AS and A2 infrared (IR) spectroscopy and mass spectrometry through two interactive PowerPoint presentations, which are colourful, animated and present the information in a flexible way. Each PowerPoint slide contains links to other slides, to enable easy navigation and to emphasise links between different aspects. A method for interpreting infrared and mass spectra is given, in each case illustrated by animated examples with spectra and structures to aid understanding of the process. Also included are two graded worksheet including problems where unknown structures are identified. Full answers to exercises are provided. This resource was developed primarily for the OCR A level Chemistry specification but is useful for all specifications. It relates to the following sections : AS: Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Part 2 – Alcohols, haloalkanes and analysis 4.2.4 Analytical techniques A2: Module 6 – Organic chemistry and analysis Part 3 – Analysis 6.3.2 Spectroscopy (Combined techniques) Please review! Link Identifying compounds from infrared and mass spectra (A level) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/identifying-compounds-from-infrared-and-mass-spectra-a-level-12325481