Chemistry AS OCR/A New Specification

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: OCR/A H032 only

This course is board-specific for the NEW OCR/A AS level specification (H032).

This course is for AS students only.

This course is not suitable for students re-sitting units from the outgoing Chemistry AS OCR/A (H034) 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 and reactions
• Compounds, formulae and equations
• Amount of substance
• Acids
• Redox
• Electrons, bonding and structure
• Periodicity
• Group 2
• The halogens
• Reaction rates
• Chemical equilibria
• Basic concepts and hydrocarbons
• Functional groups
• Alkanes
• Alkenes
• Alcohols
• Haloalkanes
• Organic synthesis
• Analytical techniques

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