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Electric circuit symbols

Electric circuit symbols

A variety of resources for the new AQA GCSE Physics syllabus on electric circuit symbols. There’s a Tarsia activity, a table for students to write in the name of the component and its function. There’s also a diagram which requires the components of an electric circuit to be labelled. Answers to all resources are included.
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Amino acids

Amino acids

An A-Level Chemistry worksheet on amino acids. Contains seven sections of questions increasing in difficulty. Covers the whole topic of amino acids including IUPAC naming, zwitterions, melting point, reactions with acid, hydroxide, carbonate, halogenoalkane, acyl (acid) chloride etc. Also includes questions on peptides, hydrolysis, polypeptides and proteins. Answers are included. Is a resource which comprehensively covers the whole of the amino acid theory suitable for the new 2015 A-Level syllabuses.
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Organic mechanisms

Organic mechanisms

An A-Level Chemistry resource on the mechanisms of organic compounds. The worksheet requires students to write the mechanisms for the free radical substitution reaction of alkanes with chlorine, electrophillic addition of alkenes with bromine, hydrogen bromide (include markovnikovs rule and the inductive effect). The worksheet also requires students to draw mechanisms for the reactions of halogenoalkanes with hydroxide ions (nucleophilic substution/elimination) and with cyanide ions and ammonia. Answers to every question is provided with every mechanism drawn on the answer sheet. Suitable for the new 2015 A-Level chemistry syllabus. Is an excellent revision resource for organic chemistry.
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Organic chemistry reactions and conditions

Organic chemistry reactions and conditions

An A-Level Chemistry resource on the reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alcohols and halogenoalkanes. Students have to complete the tables using their knowledge of reactions, conditions and reaction type. Suitable for the new 2015 A-Level Chemistry syllabuses. Answers are included.
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Physics calculations: Forces in action

Physics calculations: Forces in action

A worksheet on the AQA GCSE combined physics (trilogy) topic forces in action. Covers an example of the different types of forces calculations that students need to learn. Is a useful revision resource at the end of the topic enabling students to revise the practice the several equations that they need to learn. Answers are included.
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Isotopes and relative atomic mass

Isotopes and relative atomic mass

An A-Level Chemistry resource on isotopes and relative atomic mass. Includes the definitions of isotope, RAM and relative isotopic mass. Questions require students to identify the particles present in atoms, isotopes and ions. Calculations on determining relative atomic mass (given percentage abundance, relative abundance or relative isotopic mass). Three sections with each section increasing in difficulty. Section three requires students to identify the relative isotopic mass of a species given the relative atomic mass. Suitable for the new 2018 A-Level syllabuses. Answers are included.
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Organic analysis

Organic analysis

An A-Level Chemistry resource which can be used as a starter/plenary on spectrometry. Student are given various physical data (melting point, solubility, rotation of polarised light, elemental analysis) and spectra (IR, NMR, Mass spec and pH). Students have to pull all the information together to identify the compound. The unknown compound is an amino acid, so it consolidates knowledge on chirality, solubility, zwitterions, pH and then understanding of the various spectroscopic techniques. takes about 10 mins for students to complete, answers are included on the last slide.
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Mass Spectra

Mass Spectra

A set of Mass Spectra cards suitable for the new 2015 A-Level chemistry syllabus. Students complete each card, identifying the peaks and answering the questions. Cards include compounds of butane, propanoic acid, bromine, bromoethane and 3-methyl-2-butanone. Resource provided in both Power Point and PDF format with answers included.
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Mass spectra fragmentation table

Mass spectra fragmentation table

A Mass Spectra fragmentation table illustrating both the radicals lost and the ion responsible for the m/z values given. Helps students analyse a mass spectra.
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NMR Spectra

NMR Spectra

An A-Level Chemistry resource on proton (1H) NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance). I use it as a group work activity, students are given the cards and have to solve the spectra using the data table given. Answers are included on a Power Point enabling feedback to the the class.
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Spectra bundle

Spectra bundle

A bundle of resources on organic analysis including NMR and mass spec spectra cards, an IR knowledge organiser (suitable for both AQA or Edexcel), a mass spectra fragmentation table and finally an organic analysis activity on alanine in which students have to identify alanine given a variety of spectra and physical data.
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Infrared spectra (AQA 2015)

Infrared spectra (AQA 2015)

An A-Level chemistry knowledge organiser on Infrared spectra. Contains everything the students need to know about Infrared for the new AQA 2015 syllabus including: Examples of spectra for OH, C=O, COOH, C=C, C-H, N-H functional groups. Also includes a data table of absorptions and information on the types of stretches (asymmetric, bending etc). Information about how molecules bonds vibrate is also included.
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Infrared spectra (Edexcel 2015)

Infrared spectra (Edexcel 2015)

An A-Level chemistry knowledge organiser on Infrared spectra. Contains everything the students need to know about Infrared for the new Edexcel 2015 syllabus including: Examples of spectra for OH, C=O, COOH, C=C, C-H, N-H functional groups. Also includes a data table of absorptions and information on the types of stretches (asymmetric, bending etc). Information about how molecules bonds vibrate is also included.
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Organic apparatus

Organic apparatus

An Organic Chemistry activity on the apparatus used in Organic experiments. Includes diagrams of apparatus including reflux, distillation, steam distillation, separating funnel, buchner filtration (under reduced pressure), drying and a thiele melting point tube. Students have to add the correct labels to the apparatus. Answers are included to all diagrams.
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Edexcel chemistry topic 6abc flash cards

Edexcel chemistry topic 6abc flash cards

A set of flash cards on the Edexcel A-Level topic 6abc Chemistry of the hydrocarbons. Covers questions on the chemistry of the alkanes and alkenes from topic 6abc including the mechanisms, reactions,conditions and formulae. In Power Point format, the resources will print out ready to go, takes 5 mins to cut out the cards and the resource is formatted so that the answers are printed on the back of the questions. Theres >100 cue card questions.
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Hydrocarbons flash cards

Hydrocarbons flash cards

A set of 128 printable flash cards suitable for the A-Level Chemistry topic of hydrocarbons. Questions cover theory on naming, sketching of displayed, structural and skeletal formulae, fractional distillation, cracking, reforming, oxidation, combustion, hydrogenation, electrophilic addition, inductive effect, polymerisation etc. Covers all the informtion they need to know about alkanes and alkenes including the mechanisms of free radical substitution and electrophilic additon (markovnikov). In PowerPoint format, the cue cards print out in the correct format. Takes 1 minute to slice the cards and prepare a set, is formatted so the answers will show on the reverse of the question.
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Shapes of molecules worksheet

Shapes of molecules worksheet

An A-Level chemistry worksheet on shapes of molecules (electron pair repulsion theory). Students have to complete the number of bond pairs/lone pairs, bond angle and shape for each molecule.
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Electron pair repulsion theory

Electron pair repulsion theory

A resource on the A-Level concept electron pair repulsion theory. Is an information sheet with helps students work out the number of bonding pairs and lone pairs in a molecule and hence determine its shape.
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Structure and bonding Unit 2 AQA

Structure and bonding Unit 2 AQA

A GCSE Chemistry knowledge organiser on topic 2 structure and bonding suitable for the new 2018 GCSE AQA syllabus. Contains information on the structure and bonding of ionic, simple covalent, giant covalent, graphene, fullerenes, metals and alloys. Includes descriptions and diagrams of their structure and explanation of how their strucutre links to their physical properties (melting & boiling points, conductivity etc.
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Topic 2 Bonding Edexcel A-Level Chemistry

Topic 2 Bonding Edexcel A-Level Chemistry

An A-Level Chemistry Knowledge organiser on ionic, covalent and metallic bonding suitable for the Edexcel A-Level 2015 syllabus. Contains information on simple covalent, giant covalent, ionic and metallic bonding, their structure and explanation of physical properties like conductivity, melting point etc.
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Shapes of molecules bundle

Shapes of molecules bundle

A bundle of three resources on shapes of molecules. theres a set of cue cards, an information sheet on how to calculate electron pair repulsion theory and then a worksheet requiring students to input information on number of lone pairs, bond pairs, bond angles and shape. Suitable for the new 2015 A-Level exams.
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