VCE Surfing Chemistry Unit 1

  • Marilyn Schell
  • Science Press
  • 2016
  • ISBN: 9780855837532

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This book covers the Chemistry content specified in the Victorian Certificate of Education Chemistry Study Design.
Sample data has been included for suggested experiments to give you practice to reinforce practical work in class.
Each book in the Surfing series contains a summary, with occasional more detailed sections, of all the mandatory parts of the syllabus, along with questions and answers.
All types of questions – multiple choice, short response, structured response and free response – are provided.
Questions are written in exam style so that you will become familiar with the concepts of the topic and answering questions in the required way.
Answers to all questions are included.
A topic test at the end of the book contains an extensive set of summary questions. These cover every aspect of the topic, and are useful for revision and exam practice.

Table of Contents

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Elements and the properties of matter
Elements and the periodic table
1. Sizes of Particles
2. Kinetic Particle Theory
3. Introduction to Elements
4. Distribution of Elements
5. Elements and the Periodic Table
6. Atoms – Defining Elements
7. Isotopes
8. Electron Configuration of Atoms
9. Changes in the Atomic Model
10. Emission Spectroscopy – Flame Tests
11. The Bohr Theory and Spectral Evidence
12. The Schrodinger Atomic Model
13. Electron Configurations Using Orbitals
14. The Periodic Table as an Organisational Tool
15. Trends in the Periodic Table – Valency
16. Trends in the Periodic Table – Atomic Radius
17. Trends in the Periodic Table – Electronegativity
18. Ions
19. Trends in the Periodic Table – First Ionisation Energy
20. Trends in the Periodic Table – Metallic/Non-Metallic Character and Reactivity
21. Metals of Groups 1 and 2
22. Non-metals of Group 7(17)
23. Revision of Elements and the Periodic Table
24. Metals
25. Reactions of Metals
26. Activity of Metals
27. Extracting Metals
28. Concentration of Ores
29. Extraction of Copper
30. Environmental, Economic and Social Issues
31. Alloys
32. Modifying Metals
33. Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
34. Metallic Nanomaterials
35. Revision of Metals
Ionic Compounds
36. Bonding and Physical Properties
37. Ionic and Covalent Bonds
38. Ionic Compounds
39. Formation of Ionic Crystals
40. Uses of Ionic Compounds
41. Writing and Naming Formulas
42. Revision of Ionic Compounds
Quantifying Atoms and Compounds
43. Relative Mass of Elements
44. Mass Spectrometry
45. The Mole
46. The Mole and Ionic Compounds
47. Empirical Formulas
48. Empirical Formulas – Water of Crystallisation
49. Revision of Quantifying Atoms and Compounds
The Versatility of Non-metals
Materials from Molecules
50. Covalent Substances
51. Representing Molecular Substances
52. Intramolecular Forces
53. Intermolecular forces
54. More Intermolecular Forces – Hydrogen Bonds
55. Shapes of Molecules
56. Electronegativity and Polarity
57. The VSEPR Theory
58. Shapes of Molecules and the VSEPR Theory
59. Polarity of Molecules
60. Properties of Molecular Substances
61. Relative Strength of Bonds
62. Revision of Molecules
Carbon Lattices and Carbon Nanomaterials
63. Diamond and Graphite
64. Carbon Nanomaterials
65. Comparing Metals, Ionic Substances and Covalent Substances
Organic Compounds
66. Crude Oil
67. Fractional Distillation
68. Fractional Distillation of Crude Oil
69. Carbon compounds
70. Hydrocarbons – Alkanes
71. Hydrocarbons – Alkenes
72. Properties of Alkanes and Alkenes
73. Hydrocarbons – Alkynes
74. Carbon Compounds Containing Halogens
75. Naming Branched Hydrocarbons
76. Structural Isomers
77. Alcohols
78. Carboxylic Acids
79. Esters
80. Esterification
81. Empirical and Molecular Formulas of Organic Compounds
82. Revision of Organic Compounds
83. Monomers and Polymers
84. Polyethylene and its Production
85. Other Addition Polymers
86. Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Polymers
87. Designing Polymers
88. Advantages and Disadvantages of Polymers
89. Revision of Polymers
90. Revision of the Diversity of Materials
Topic Test
Data Sheet
Periodic Table

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