VCE Surfing Chemistry Unit 2

  • Marilyn Schell, Margaret Hogan
  • Science Press
  • 2017
  • ISBN: 9780855837549

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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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Area of Study 1 How Do Substances Interact with Water?
Properties of Water
1 Hydrides and Their Boiling Points
2 Melting and Boiling Points of Group
16 Hydrides
3 Specific Heat Capacity of Water
4 Latent Heat of Water
5 Density of Water
6 Surface Tension of Water
7 Revision – Properties of Water
Water as a Solvent
8 Solubility of Molecular Substances
9 Solubility of Ionic Compounds
10 Precipitation Reactions
11 Water as a Solvent
12 Revision of Water as a Solvent
Acid-Base (Proton Transfer) Reactions in Water
13 Development of Ideas about Acids
14 The Brönsted-Lowry Theory
15 Acidic, Basic and Neutral Salts
16 Proton Donors and Acceptors
17 Ionic Product of Water and pH
18 Indicators
19 Calculation of pH
20 Acid Dissociation Constants
21 Strong/Weak, Concentrated/Dilute
22 Sulfuric Acid – A Strong Acid
23 Reactions of Acids with Metals
24 Reactions of Acids with Hydroxides
25 Reactions of Acids with Carbonates
26 Acid Rain
27 Revision of Acid-Base Reactions in Water
Redox (Electron Transfer) Reactions in Water
28 Displacement of Metals
29 Oxidation and Reduction
30 Oxidant or Reductant
31 Types of Redox Reactions
32 Corrosion (A Selected Redox Issue)
33 Revision of Redox Reactions in Water

Area of Study 2 How Are Substances in Water Measured and Analysed?
Water Sample Analysis
34 Distribution of Water on Earth
35 Sampling Protocols
36 Chemical Contaminants
37 Revision of Water Sample Analysis
Measurement of Solubility and Concentration
38 Solubility Tables and Measurement
39 Temperature and Solubility
40 Solubility Curves
41 Concentration of Solutions
42 Other Measures of Concentration
43 Introduction to Analysis
44 Revision of Solubility and Concentration
Analysis for Salts in Water
45 Sources of Salts in Water
46 Mass-Mass Stoichiometry
47 Gravimetric Analysis
48 Colorimetry and UV-Visible Spectroscopy
49 Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
50 Revision of Analysis of Salts
Analysis for Organic Compounds in Water
51 Sources of Organic Contaminants
52 Chromatography
53 High Performance Liquid Chromatography
54 Revision of Analysis for Organic Compounds
Analysis for Acids and Bases in Water
55 Sources of Acids and Bases in Water
56 Volumetric Analysis
57 Acid-Base Titrations
58 Standard Solutions
59 Titration Equipment
60 Titration Procedure and Calculations
61 Revision of Analysis for Acids and Bases in Water
62 Revision of Water – A Unique Chemical
Topic Test
Data Sheet
Periodic Table

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