Chemistry Key Stage 5

CHEMISTRY
AQA 7401 and 7402

THE AS and A LEVEL PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

Physical chemistry

  • Atomic structure
  • Amount of substance
  • Bonding
  • Energetics
  • Kinetics
  • Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier's principle         Oxidation, reduction and redox equations

A Level only

  • Thermodynamics
  • Rate equations
  • Equilibrium constant Kc for homogeneous systems·         Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
  • Acids and bases

Inorganic chemistry

  • Periodicity
  • Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
  • Group 7(17), the halogens
  • Properties of Period 3 elements and their oxides
  • Transition metals
  • Reactions of ions in aqueous solution

Organic chemistry

  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Alkanes
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols
  • Organic analysis

 

 

  • Optical isomerism
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and derivatives
  • Aromatic chemistry
  • Amines
  • Polymers
  • Amino acids, proteins and DNA
  • Organic synthesis
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Chromatography