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Cambridge AS / A LEVEL | CODE: 9701

YEAR 12/13




TERM 1 (14 Weeks) Sept 1 – Dec 15 YEAR 12 YEAR 13
WK 1 Introduction to Chemistry 9701
Moles to mass
Moles to concentration
Moles to volume of gas
Mole ratios and stoichiometry
Revision on Hess’s Law
Determining enthalpy changes directly
WK 2 Atomic structure
Electronic configuration
Ionization energies
Lattice energy
Background on ions
Assessment - Ionic radii
WK 3 Covalent bonding
Ionic bonding
Metallic bonding
Shapes of molecules
Intermolecular forces
Factors affecting lattice energy
Background to Born-Haber cycles 1
Born-Haber cycles 2
WK 4 Assessment Ion polarization
Enthalpy changes in solutions
WK 5 States of matter
Simple molecular lattices
Giant molecular structures
Assessment - enthalpy
WK 6 Carbon nanoparticles
Ideal gases and ideal gas equation
Revision on redox reactions
Electrolysis and electrolytic cells
WK 7 Standard enthalpy changes
Hess’s Law
Enthalpy changes of formation, combustion and hydration
Bond energies and enthalpy changes
Electrolysis of dilute sulfuric acid
Electrolysis calculations
WK 8 Redox reactions
Oxidation numbers
Factors affecting the rate of a chemical reaction
Electrode potentials and their origin
Measuring standard electrode potentials of metals
Standard electrode potentials of other half-cells
WK 9 Catalysts and enzymes Between +ve and -ve terminals
Balance and continuity
Standard cell potential
WK 10 Equilibrium
Equilibrium constant
Direction of electron flow
Spontaneity of reactions
Effect of concentration
WK 11 Periodicity of physical and chemical properties
Oxides of period 3 elements
Chlorides of period 3 elements
Reaction of period 3 elements of water
The Nernst Equation
Cells and Batteries
WK 12 Physical properties of group II elements
Reactions of group II compounds
Thermal decomposition of group II nitrates and carbonates
Uses of group II compounds
Assessment - electrochemistry
WK 13 Physical properties of halogens
Reactions of halogens
Reactions of and tests for halide ions
Uses of halogens and compounds
Mock paper and feedback
WK 14 Nitrogen gas, ammonia and ammonium compounds
Sulphur, Sulphur oxides and Sulphur acid
The ionic product of water
PH calculations
Dissociation constant, Ka and calculating the pH of weak acids
TERM 2 (12 Weeks) Jan 2 – Apl 1 YEAR 12 YEAR 13
WK 15 Introduction to organic chemistry
Functional groups and naming compounds
Indicators and acid-base titrations
Buffer solutions
Calculating the pH of buffer
WK 16 Structural isomerism
Mechanisms of reactions and types of reactions
Equilibrium and solubility of ionic compounds
Partition coefficients
WK 17 Homologous series in alkanes
Assessment - Equilibria
WK 18 Nucleophilic substitution
Elimination reactions
Nucleophilic substitution reactions of halogenoalkanes
Uses and dangers of hydrogenalkanes
Factors affecting the rate of reaction
Calculating the rate of reaction
WK 19 Alcohols
Reactions of the alcohols
Rate equations and the rate constant
Order of reaction
Determining the order of reaction
WK 20 Esters and esterification
Hydrolysis of esters
Half-life and reaction rates
Calculations involving the rate constant, k
WK 21 Carboxylic acids
Deducing the order of reaction from experimental data
Kinetics and reaction mechanisms
WK 22 Aldehydes and ketones
Preparation of aldehydes and ketones
Reduction of aldehydes and ketones
Assessment – reaction kinetics
WK 23 Nucleophilic addition of hydrogen cyanide to aldehydes and ketones
Testing for aldehydes and ketones
Reactions to form tri-iodomethane
Introduction to entropy
Entropy changes during physical and chemical changes
Calculating entropy changes
WK 24 Infrared spectroscopy
Third law of thermodynamics
Introducing Gibbs free energy
WK 25 How to approach MCQ Gibbs free energy and temperature
Research project
WK 26 Assessment Assessment – entropy and Gibbs free energy
TERM 3 (6 Weeks) Apl 11 – May 14 YEAR 12 YEAR 13
WK 27

Revision and Practice

WK 28

Revision and Practice

WK 29

Revision and Practice

WK 30

Revision and Practice

WK 31

Revision and Practice

WK 32

Revision and Practice/End of course