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Group 2 Chemistry hexagons
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Group 2 Chemistry hexagons

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A challenging activity on the A-Level chemistry topic group 2 metals. Students have to link the keywords about group 2 in the hexagons together. Helps students make connections between the reactions, ionisation energy and reactivity. It is challenging and really gets students thinking about how the chemistry connects together. Takes about 20 mins to complete and answers are included. Is an excellent activity as it really challenges students knowledge of group 2.
A-Level Chemistry - complete revision package
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A-Level Chemistry - complete revision package

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A complete revision package of over 100 A-Level Chemistry resources with coverage of the A-Level Chemistry topics suitable for AQA, Edexcel or OCR syllabuses (periodic table, amount of substance, redox equations, organic chemistry, acid base equilibria, shapes of molecules, pVnRT, percentage uncertainty, qualitative tests, NMR, IR, mass spec, titrations, Gibbs free energy, Grignard, electrolysis, equilibrium, enthalpy, entropy, born haber, isotopes, kinetics, transition metals, Ecell etc and much more). The resources include knowledge organisers, cue cards, revision quizzes, mind maps, worksheets, cut and stick, group work activities, co-operative learning activities, quizzes, differentiated worksheets, interactive PowerPoints etc. These resources can be used to accompany a lesson on the topic or as part of a revision lesson. Due to the large quantity of files they have been attached as a Zip file.
Amount of substance (2 of 2)
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Amount of substance (2 of 2)

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A comprehensive revision resource on Amount of substance (Moles). The worksheet is differentiated with each section increasing in difficulty. The fully editable resource includes Answers for each section so that students can check their progress. This is the complete set of questions including the second half of this resource, with questions on moles, ionic equations, atom economy, empirical formulae, percentage yield etc. The 1st half is available free to look at and download on this website with questions on Mole calculations, RFM, ionic equations etc.
A-Level Chemistry knowledge organisers
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A-Level Chemistry knowledge organisers

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A bundle of 20 knowledge organisers I have made for the new 2015 A-Level Chemistry syllabuses. The knowledge organisers are on the following topics: atomic structure and the periodic table, acid base equilibria (pH), Ecell, thermodynamics (Entropy), Equilibrium, organic chemistry (hydrocarbons, crude oil, fuels, organic synthesis, polymers, proteins, DNA, amino acids), transition metals, periodic table, bonding and infra red spectra. The knowledge organisers have complete coverage of all the knowledge students need to know before they go on to tackle exam questions.
Aspirin synthesis
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Aspirin synthesis

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A knowledge organiser on the A-level chemistry practical “preparation of aspirin" from 2-hydroxybenzoic acid and ethanoic anhydride using a phosphoric acid catalyst. The knowledge organiser includes the method and apparatus diagrams and goes into more depth about filtration under reduced pressure, recrystallisation and reflux. I use it in my lessons to go through the procedure in greater depth and then students refer to this when practising questions.
Organic Chemistry bundle
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Organic Chemistry bundle

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A bundle of 20 resources covering A-Level organic Chemistry including mind maps, flash-cards, knowledge organisers, worksheets, PowerPoints, quizzes, revision tables, apparatus diagrams etc. Covers Chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, halogenoalkanes, carbonyls, esters, acyl chlorides, Benzene, Amines, Amino acids, Amides , Grignard reactions and organic synthesis (including the apparatus used in organic synthesis), naming and skeletal formulae.
NMR, IR, mass spec and chromatography bundle
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NMR, IR, mass spec and chromatography bundle

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A bundle of 9 resources on organic analyltical techniques including NMR and mass spec spectra cards, NMR, IR and Chromatograhpy knowledge organisers and an NMR graphic organiser (suitable for all A-Level Chemistry exam boards), 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.
Organic techniques - purifying organic liquids
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Organic techniques - purifying organic liquids

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An A-Level Chemistry resource on purification of organic liquids. The handout includes labelled diagrams and information on the organic techniques of reflux, distillation, washing and drying. Includes diagrams of heating by reflux, distillation, separating (tap) funnel and drying agent. With each diagram is information about what each technique is used for. E.g. purpose of washing with HCl, NaHCO3 or water. Purpose of a drying agent with relevant examples. Why antibumping granules are required in a pear shaped flask. Why the water goes in the bottom of a condenser and out at the top and much more. The information helps students prepare for questions on A-Level required practicals on organic chemistry.
Amino acids
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Amino acids

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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.
Redox titrations
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Redox titrations

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An A-Level Chemistry resource on redox titration calculations. The editable worksheet is differentiated with each section increasing in difficulty. Students complete titration calculations based on the redox chemistry of potassium permanganate, sodium dichromate, sodium thiosulfate etc. The resource contains one of every type of titration question they need to answer in an exam. Answers are included. Worksheet takes a double lesson for students to complete.
NMR Spectra
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NMR Spectra

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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.
GCSE Chemistry knowledge organisers
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GCSE Chemistry knowledge organisers

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9 knowledge organisers for the new GCSE (2016) AQA Syllabus. Covering topics chemical changes, structure and bonding, chemical calculations, chromatography, chemical analysis, organic chemistry (crude oil, hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids, polymers) and reactivity series/extraction of metals.
Isotopes and relative atomic mass
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Isotopes and relative atomic mass

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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.
Organic chemistry knowledge organisers
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Organic chemistry knowledge organisers

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A bundle of 3 knowledge organisers on the AQA GCSE topic organic chemistry and a large A3 poster of the whole content of the GCSE organic chemistry. The 1st is on crude oil and the reactions of the hydrocarbons (alkanes and alkenes), the 2nd on alcohols and carboxylic acids and the 3rd on Polymers (addition, condensation polymerisation, polysaccharides, amino acids and DNA). The Poster is a combination of all the information they need to know from the three organic chemistry topics, all on one A3 poster. Contains all the key information from the AQA new 2016 GCSE syllabus for the triple science organic chemistry topic.
Thermal decomposition of carbonates and nitrates (group 1 and 2)
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Thermal decomposition of carbonates and nitrates (group 1 and 2)

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Eight resources on the thermal decomposition of the group 1 and 2 nitrates and carbonates. The first resource is a differentiated worksheet with the questions designed around the style of AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam papers and test students on every aspect of the topic including the reactions, observations, trends, theory of charge density/polarisation and finishes with a few questions on how we measure it experimentally. I looked at exam papers from all three exam boards when designing this resource so that it provides comprehensive coverage for my students. Answers are included. There is also a resource which goes through the qualitative observations associated with thermal decomposition of the carbonates and nitrates (what’s observed e.g limewater goes cloudy, brown gas of Nitrogen dioxide etc). I have also included a spider diagram of the reactions/observations and Power Points which explain the science behind it. There is then a hexagon activity and a challenge grid, both designed at stretching & challenging the students.
Transition metal reactions
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Transition metal reactions

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PowerPoints going over the reactions of Transition metals, deprotonation, ligand exchange. relevant for A-level Chemistry. Also includes another Power Point on the colours of the Transition metal precipitates.
Gibbs Free energy calculations
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Gibbs Free energy calculations

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Some A-Level Chemistry resources on the thermodynamics topic of Gibbs free energy. The first resource contains 6 sections of calculations with each section increasing in difficulty. This resource is differentiated and takes about an hour to complete. Is excellent revision on Gibbs free energy calculations and nicely prepares students for the exam with relevant exam standard calculations including a graph. Answers are included. Also included are Entropy worksheets (with answers) on calculating Gibbs and how it is related to the equilibrium constant.
Paper Chromatography
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Paper Chromatography

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A GCSE Chemistry worksheet on Paper Chromatography. The worksheet is differentiated with exam questions targeting grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9. There’s questions on mobile and stationary phases, food additives, calculation of Rf values etc. The more challenging questions require students to think in more depth about the physical processes involved in the separation, explaining how separation occurs, how we use chromatography to identify additives etc. Answers are included.
Oxidation of alcohols
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Oxidation of alcohols

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Two knowledge organisers on the A-level chemistry practical “oxidation of alcohols" including the oxidation of ethanol to ethanoic acid and the oxidation of butan-2-ol to butanone. The oxidation of alcohols is one of the** required practicals for A-Level Chemistry**. The knowledge organisers include the method, apparatus diagram and theory that goes with the practical. It then includes information on each stage of the process, reflux, distillation, washing, drying and redistillation. I use it in my lessons to go through the procedure in greater depth and then students refer to this when practising questions.
Amount of substance (1 of 2)
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Amount of substance (1 of 2)

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An A-Level Chemistry resource on calculating Amount of substance (Moles). The worksheet is differentiated with each section increasing in difficulty. Answers are included with each section so that students can check their progress. This is the first half of this resource, the 2nd half is also available on this website with 2 more pages on atom economy, empirical formulae, percentage yield etc. The complete set has 16 sections in total. If you like this resource there are others of a similar format on calculating entropy, pH, Kc, Kp, Grignard reagents, inorganic formulae, Ecell, pV = nRT etc. These sheets conrain examples of every type of exam questions atudents may face.