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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!
Infrared (IR) spectroscopy – A level
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Infrared (IR) spectroscopy – A level

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Unique package of interactive PowerPoint and paper-based activities that can be used in the classroom or for revision or independent self-study. 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
Hess’ Law OCR AS Chemistry
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Hess’ Law OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete year 12 lesson on Hess’s Law covers part of OCR section 3.2.1 (Enthalpy changes) and includes Hess’ Law, enthalpy cycles and their use in calculating enthalpy changes indirectly. It features a 39 slide animated PowerPoint that illustrates the concepts in a lively, visual and systematic way and includes a starter, learning checks, clearly explained examples, including example calculations ,and a plenary activity. An 18 page worksheet and answers to the exercises are provided. This resource is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 3 – Periodic table and energy Part 2 – Physical chemistry 3.2.1 – Enthalpy changes Content covered: • Hess’ Law • Indirect determination of enthalpy changes • Enthalpy cycles • Calculating enthalpy changes from enthalpy changes of combustion • Calculating enthalpy changes from enthalpy changes of formation • Summary of types of enthalpy calculation • Calculating enthalpy changes from unfamiliar enthalpy cycles Duration: 2 lessons Please review! Links Previous topic: Topic 27 – Bond enthalpies OCR AS chemistry https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12595300 Next topic: Topic 29 – Rates of reaction and collision theory (in preparation) Free resource - standard form, decimal places and significant figures https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12405507
Isomerism - OCR AS Chemistry
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This complete year 12 lesson on structural isomers and stereoisomers covers part of OCR sections 4.1.1 (Basic concepts of organic chemistry) and 4.1.3 (Alkenes). It features a 58 slide animated PowerPoint as well as a starter activity and plenary along with a 16 page workbook. There are several activities involving model building and a multiple choice quiz is also included as a learning check. Exam tips and answers to all exercises are provided. Ideal for the classroom or blended learning, this resource could be used as an introduction to the topic, or for revision, extension or consolidation. Note: this resource does not cover optical isomerism. This will be dealt with in a later A2 topic. This lesson is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following part of the specification: Module 4 – Core organic chemistry Part 1 – Basic concepts and hydrocarbons 4.1.1 Basic concepts of organic chemistry and 4.1.3 Alkenes Content covered: • Shapes of alkanes (with model building) • Definitions of structural isomers, stereoisomers, E/Z isomers and cis-trans isomers • Classification of isomers with examples • Structural isomers including chain, position and functional group isomers • Shapes of alkenes (with model building) • Restricted rotation around the C=C double bond • Stereoisomers – E/Z and cis-trans isomers • Animated illustrations of E/Z isomers • Criteria for E/Z isomerism and for cis-trans isomerism with examples and learning check • Cahn-Ingold-Prelog rules for naming E/Z isomers with examples Duration: 1 lesson Please review! Links Previous lesson: topic 42 – Functional groups – names and formulae - OCR AS Chemistry https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12624555 Next lesson: topic 44 – Organic reagents and types of reaction - OCR AS Chemistry https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/organic-reagents-and-types-of-reaction-ocr-as-chemistry-12643937
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
Acid-base titrations OCR AS Chemistry
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Acid-base titrations OCR AS Chemistry

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This complete year 12 resource on acid-base titrations includes the practical procedure and calculations for titrations as well as details of evaluating experiments. It features a 28 slide interactive PowerPoint that illustrates the concepts in a lively, visual and systematic way. The resource includes a starter, learning checks, clearly explained examples of calculations, a practical activity with evaluation and a plenary. A 20 page worksheet includes a variety of structured and unstructured calculations and answers to all exercises. Ideal for the classroom or blended learning, this resource could be used to present the topic, or for revision, extension or consolidation. 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 2.1.4 – Acids (part) Content covered: • Titration and uses • Standard solution • Glassware and procedure for titration with detailed hints for technique • Reading burette • Recording titration results and calculating the mean • Titration calculations • Examples of structured and unstructured calculations • Revision of calculations involving masses and volumes • Practical titration activity • Evaluation of titration experiment • Uncertainties and calculating % uncertainties • Procedural errors Duration: 2 lessons Please review! Links Previous topic: Topic 11 – Acids and bases (free resource) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/acids-and-bases-ocr-as-chemistry-12747201 Next topic: Topic 13 – Redox https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/redox-ocr-as-chemistry-12409890 Related topics Topic 8 − Moles and concentration of solutions https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-and-concentration-of-solutions-ocr-as-chemistry-12391026 Topic 9 – Moles and reactions https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-and-reactions-ocr-as-chemistry-12404411 Bundle − Moles, masses, concentrations, gas volumes and reactions https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-masses-concentrations-gas-volumes-and-reactions-12404451
Mass spectrometry – A level
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Mass spectrometry – A level

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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
Basic concepts of organic chemistry - OCR AS Chemistry
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Basic concepts of organic chemistry - OCR AS Chemistry

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This bundle is ideal for classroom or home learning and covers all of the OCR A level chemistry specification section 4.1.1 – basic concepts of organic chemistry, as well as isomerism from section 4.1.3 (Alkenes). The topics covered are: introduction to organic chemistry naming hydrocarbons quiz – a question of naming alkanes functional groups – names and formulae isomerism organic reagents and types of reaction Each topic includes a fully interactive PowerPoint including starter, group activities, questions and plenary along with a worksheet. Answers to all exercises are provided. Some of the resources include a PowerPoint quiz. This bundle is part of a series covering the OCR AS Chemistry specification and relates to the following sections: Module 4– Core organic chemistry Part 2 – Basic concepts and hydrocarbons 4.1.1 Basic concepts of organic chemistry (all) and 4.1.3 Alkenes (part) Content covered: Introduction to organic chemistry • Why carbon is special • Bonding in organic compounds • Different types of formulae • Types of organic compounds • Functional groups and homologous series Naming hydrocarbons • Application of IUPAC rules of nomenclature for systematically naming organic compounds • Naming alkanes and cycloalkanes • Naming branched alkanes • Naming alkenes and branched alkenes Quiz – A Question of naming alkanes Functional groups – names and formulae • Application of IUPAC rules of nomenclature for systematically naming organic compounds • Practice naming organic compounds including those with functional groups • Revision of empirical and molecular formula and how to calculate them • Formulae of compounds with functional groups Displayed formula Structural formula Skeletal formula Isomerism • Shapes of alkanes (with model building) • Definitions of structural isomers, stereoisomers, E/Z isomers and cis-trans isomers • Classification of isomers with examples • Structural isomers including chain, position and functional group isomers • Shapes of alkenes (with model building) • Restricted rotation around the C=C double bond • Stereoisomers – E/Z and cis-trans isomers • Animated illustrations of E/Z isomers • Criteria for E/Z isomerism and for cis-trans isomerism with examples and learning check • Cahn-Ingold-Prelog rules for naming E/Z isomers with examples Organic reagents and types of reaction • Ways of breaking covalent bonds Homolytic fission Heterolytic fission • Types of organic reagents and their reactions Nucleophiles Electrophiles Radicals • Introduction to mechanisms • Curly arrows • Types of reaction Addition Substitution Elimination • Classification of reactions Links Next lesson: Topic 45 - Introduction to alkanes https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/introduction-to-alkanes-ocr-as-chemistry-12654263
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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
Atomic structure, masses, formulae and equations OCR AS Chemistry
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Atomic structure, masses, formulae and equations OCR AS Chemistry

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This bundle is ideal for classroom or home learning and covers the whole of the OCR A level chemistry specification sections 2.1.1 and 2.1.2. 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. Three of the resources include a PowerPoint quiz. This bundle is the first 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 2.1.1 – Atomic structure and isotopes and 2.1.2 – Formulae and equations Content covered The Changing Atom • How Science Works - HSW7 - The changing accepted models of atomic structure over time. • The contributions of five scientists to the development of the theory of atomic structure. Atomic structure • Protons, neutrons and electrons – mass and relative charge • Atomic number and mass number • Isotopes • Key definitions Atomic masses • Relative masses - comparison of masses to carbon-12 • Calculating relative atomic mass from the masses and abundances of the isotopes • Mass spectrometry and its use in the above • Calculating relative molecular and relative formula masses from formulae • Key definitions of relative atomic mass and relative isotopic mass Formulae and Equations • 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 Links Next lesson – free resource: Topic 5 – Amount of substance and the mole https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/amount-and-moles-ocr-as-chemistry-12190652 Next bundle - Moles, masses, concentrations, gas volumes and reactions (covers whole of OCR section 2.1.3) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-masses-concentrations-gas-volumes-and-reactions-12404451
Acids, titrations and redox - OCR AS Chemistry
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Acids, titrations and redox - OCR AS Chemistry

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This bundle is ideal for classroom or home learning and covers the whole of the OCR A level chemistry specification sections 2.1.4 – Acids and 2.1.5 − Redox 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. A practical activity on titration is also included. This bundle is the third 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 2.1.4 – Acids (whole) 2.1.5 Redox (whole) Content covered Acids and bases • Definitions of acid, base, alkali and salt • Formulae of acids, bases, alkalis and salts • The relationship between bases and alkalis • The pH scale • Everyday examples of acids and bases • Weak and strong acids • Diprotic acids • Writing and balancing neutralization reactions (including acid-carbonate reactions) • Ionic equations Acid-base titrations • Titration and uses • Standard solution • Glassware and procedure for titration with detailed hints for technique • Reading burette • Recording titration results and calculating the mean • Titration calculations • Examples of structured and unstructured calculations • Revision of calculations involving masses and volumes • Practical titration activity • Evaluation of titration experiment • Uncertainties and calculating % uncertainties • Procedural errors Redox • 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 Links Previous bundle: Moles, masses, concentrations, gas volumes and reactions https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moles-masses-concentrations-gas-volumes-and-reactions-12404451 Next bundle: Electrons and bonding https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/electrons-and-bonding-ocr-as-chemistry-12605443 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
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 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12598361
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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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 Percentage yield and atom economy • Introduction to Green Chemistry • Reasons why reactions do not have 100% yield • % yield and how to calculate it • Calculations of % yield involving limiting reactant • Atom economy and its importance in the sustainability of a chemical process • Calculating atom economy • Example calculations – clearly illustrated in a highly visual way • Differences between atom economy and % yield • Comparing chemical processes in terms of sustainability (using production of ethanol as an example) Links Previous bundle: Atomic structure, masses, formulae and equations https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/atomic-masses-formulae-and-equations-ocr-as-chemistry-12348685 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
Electrons and bonding OCR AS Chemistry
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Electrons and bonding OCR AS Chemistry

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This bundle is ideal for classroom or home learning and covers electron configuration, ionic bonding, covalent bonding and shapes of molecules. It includes all of the OCR A level chemistry specification section 2.2.1 and part of 2.1.2. Each topic includes a fully interactive PowerPoint including starter, group activities, questions and plenary along with a worksheet. Answers to all exercises are provided. Three of the resources include a PowerPoint quiz. This bundle 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 and part of 2.2.2 – Bonding and structure Content covered: Electron configuration – shells, sub-shells and orbitals • 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 Ionic bonding • Bonding and the Periodic Table • Predicting ionic formulae • Definition of ionic bonding • Dot-and-cross diagrams – some of them animated • Half equations • Giant ionic lattice • Physical properties of ionic compounds including o melting point o electrical conductivity o solubility in polar and non-polar solvents **Covalent bonding ** • Definition of a covalent bond • Single, double and triple covalent bonds • Lone pairs • How to construct dot-and-cross diagrams • Dative covalent or coordinate bonds • The Octet Rule and exceptions • Average bond enthalpies Shapes of molecules and ions • 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 Links Next lesson – free resource: Topic 18 – Electronegativity and polarity (in preparation)
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
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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 aromatic synthetic routes through a 12 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. Extra information is provided on tests for functional groups and topics such as activated benzene rings. 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 aromatic synthetic routes • Reaction classification • Reagents and conditions • Structural equations • Animated mechanisms • Key definitions • Activated benzene rings • Tests for functional groups Duration: 1-2 lessons or independent study Links Please see also: organic synthesis - aliphatic https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/organic-synthesis-aliphatic-12199467 AS organic synthesis https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/as-organic-synthesis-12254256
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
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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
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This is the first in a series of ACTIVE REVISION SHEETS for AS Chemistry, designed to help students actively learn by filling in blanks and testing themselves as part of their revision. Each revision sheet consists of alternating A4 question and answer pages. The question pages have gaps and tables to fill in, as well as quick check questions. The answer pages have the same format, but with all the blanks filled in and answers to all questions. The question and answer pages should be printed back to back on A4 or side by side on A3 or A4 (reduced) – in the latter case the sheets should be folded in half to hide the answers. Ideal for self-study or classroom use, students can complete the question pages before looking at the answers to check their learning. Learning outcomes and tick boxes for each outcome are also provided. This 4 page revision sheet on atomic structure is part of a series primarily aimed at 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 Links Next revision sheet: Atomic masses https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/atomic-masses-as-active-revision-12251537 For full lesson with PowerPoint and worksheet see https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/atomic-structure-ocr-as-chemistry-12182593
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
Chemistry of alcohols summary – AS home learning
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Chemistry of alcohols summary – AS home learning

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One of a series of FREE resources designed to help AS Chemistry students to finish the AS specification by self-study before starting the A2 year. This knowledge organiser/poster/mat summarises all the important information about the chemistry of alcohols in a colourful and concise way. It can be printed on one A4 page. For a more detailed treatment of the topic see Chemistry of Alcohols – AS homelearning https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/chemistry-of-alcohols-as-home-learning-12273938, which includes an interactive, animated PowerPoint and a worksheet with answers. Please review! Content covered • Primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols • Substitution reaction of alcohols • Oxidation of alcohols • Elimination (dehydration) reaction of alcohols • Reactions of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols • Reaction classification • Reagents and conditions • Structural equations • Key definitions • Heating under reflux • Distillation to prevent complete oxidation