Unit 1: Chemical fundamentals — structure, properties and reactions
Topic 1: Properties and structure of atoms
1 Periodic table and trends
2 Atomic structure
3 Introduction to bonding
5 Analytical techniques
Topic 2: Properties and structure of material
6 Compounds and mixtures
7 Bonding and properties
Topic 3: Chemical reactions—reactants, products and energy change
8 Chemical reactions
9 Exothermic and endothermic reactions
10 Measurement uncertainty and error
12 Mole concept and law of conservation of mass
Unit 2: Molecular interactions and reactions
Topic 1: Intermolecular forces and gases
13 Intermolecular forces
14 Chromatography techniques
Topic 2: Aqueous solutions and acidity
16 Aqueous solutions and molarity
17 Identifying ions in solution
20 Reactions of acids
Topic 3: Rates of chemical reactions
21 Rates of reactions
The dot point approach fully covers the content, formula and mandatory practicals in the syllabi.
Breakout boxes provide springboards for investigating Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE), while reinforcing key terms and key formula.
Scaffolds at the end of each unit support the development of the key skills required to complete the mandatory assessment tasks.
Exam practice at the end of each chapter and unit develop exam skills and help students retain knowledge.