Chemistry A Level OCR/A New Specification

Length of course: 5 full-day sessions
Boards: OCR/A H432 only

This course is board-specific for the NEW OCR/A specification (H432).

This course is for A level students only.

This course is not suitable for AS level students studying Chemistry AS OCR/A New Specification (H032).

This course is not suitable for students re-sitting units from the outgoing Chemistry A2 OCR/A (H434) specification.

Links between topics will be stressed throughout and exam techniques will include how best to
approach key mathematical skills questions.

The following topics will be covered:

• Atoms, compounds, molecules and equations
• Amount of substance
• Acid–base and redox reactions
• Electrons, bonding and structure
• The periodic table and periodicity
• Group 2 and the halogens
• Qualitative analysis
• Enthalpy changes
• Reaction rates and equilibrium (qualitative)
• Basic concepts
• Hydrocarbons
• Alcohols and haloalkanes
• Organic synthesis
• Analytical techniques (IR and MS)
• Reaction rates and equilibrium (quantitative)
• pH and buffers
• Enthalpy, entropy and free energy
• Redox and electrode potentials
• Transition elements
• Aromatic compounds
• Carbonyl compounds
• Carboxylic acids and esters
• Nitrogen compounds
• Polymers
• Organic synthesis
• Chromatography and spectroscopy (NMR)

Where appropriate, help will also be provided for practical skills assessed in a written examination.