A level Chemistry OCR/B/Salters
- Week 1: Monday 27 March – Friday 31 March
- Week 2: Monday 3 April – Friday 7 April (including Good Friday)
- Week 3: Monday 10 April – Friday 14 April (including Easter Monday)
OCR/B H433 Salters
Length of Course
5 full-day sessions
This course is board-specific for the OCR/B/Salters specification (H433). This course is for A level Year 13 students only. It is not suitable for Year 12 students.
- Elements of life: atomic structure, atomic spectra and electron configurations; fusion reactions; mass spectrometry and isotopes; the periodic table and Group 2 chemistry; bonding and the shapes of molecules; chemical equations and amount of substance (moles); ions: formulae, charge density, tests; titrations and titration calculations.
- Developing fuels: the chemical ideas in this module are: thermochemistry; organic chemistry: names and combustion of alkanes, alkenes, alcohols; heterogeneous catalysis; reactions of alkenes; addition polymers; electrophilic addition; gas volume calculations; shapes of organic molecules, – and π-bonds; structural and E/Z isomers; dealing with polluting gases.
- Elements from the sea: halogen chemistry; redox chemistry and electrolysis; equilibrium; atom economy.
- The ozone story: composition by volume of gases; the electromagnetic spectrum and the interaction of radiation with matter; rates of reaction; radical reactions; intermolecular bonding; haloalkanes; nucleophilic substitution reactions; the sustainability
of the ozone layer.
- What’s in a medicine?: the chemistry of the –OH group, phenols and alcohols; carboxylic acids and esters; mass spectrometry and IR spectroscopy; organic synthesis, preparative techniques and thin layer chromatography; green chemistry.
- The chemical industry: kinetics, using experimental data, calculations involving order of reaction, rate equations, rate constant and Arrhenius equation;equilibrium and equilibrium constant calculations; effects of factors on the rate and equilibrium yields of reactions; aspects of nitrogen chemistry; Sustainability – industrial processes, analysis of costs, benefits and risks of industrial processes.
- Polymers and life: amino acid chemistry, structure of proteins, the structure and function of DNA and RNA; Kinetics – enzyme chemistry; chemistry of carboxylic acids; homologous series and amides; hydrolysis of esters, amides; condensation polymerisation;
isomerism; mass spectra, proton and carbon-13 spectra and combined techniques.
- Oceans: enthalpy calculations of lattice enthalpy, hydration energy and solution, entropy calculations; acids and bases including calculations of pH and buffers; ‘greenhouse effect’.
- Developing metals: redox titrations; cells and electrode potentials; d-block chemistry; colorimetry.
- Colour by design: some chemistry of dyes; fats and oils, aromatic compounds; reactions of aromatic and carbonyl compounds; nucleophilic addition; the chemical origins of colour in organic compounds; gas–liquid chromatography.
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