Oxford University Press
OCR A Level Chemistry A
Rob Ritchie, Emma Poole
Science & Math
OCR A Level Chemistry A
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Exam Board: OCR

Level: A Level

Subject: Chemistry A

First teaching: September 2015

First exams: June 2017

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new linear course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succed in the new A Level and beyond.

Front Cover
Title Page
AS/A Level course structure
How to use this book
Module 1 Development of practical skills in chemistry
Module 2 Foundations in Chemistry
2 Atoms, ions, and compounds
2.1 Atomic structure and isotopes
2.2 Relative mass
2.3 Formulae and equations
Practice questions
Module 2 Practice questions
3 Amount of substance
3.1 Amount of substance andthe mole
3.2 Determination of formulae
3.3 Moles and volumes
3.4 Reacting quantities
Practice questions
4 Acids and redox
4.1 Acids, bases, and neutralisation
4.2 Acid–base titrations
4.3 Redox
Practice questions
5 Electrons and bonding
5.1 Electron structure
5.2 Ionic bonding and structure
5.3 Covalent bonding
Practice questions
6 Shapes of molecules and intermolecular forces
6.1 Shapes of molecules and ions
6.2 Electronegativity and polarity
6.3 Intermolecular forces
6.4 Hydrogen bonding
Practice questions
Module 2 summary
Module 3 Periodic table and energy
7 Periodicity
7.1 The periodic table
7.2 Ionisation energies
7.3 Periodic trends in bonding and structure
Practice questions
11 Basic concepts of organic chemistry
11.2 Nomenclature of organic compounds
11.3 Representing the formulae of organic compounds
11.4 Isomerism
11.5 Introduction to reaction mechanisms
Practice questions
Module 4 Practice questions
8 Reactivity trends
8.1 Group 2
8.2 The halogens
8.3 Qualitative analysis
Practice questions
9 Enthalpy
9.1 Enthalpy changes
9.2 Measuring enthalpy changes
9.3 Bond enthalpies
9.4 Hess’ law and enthalpy cycles
Practice questions
10 Reaction rates and equilibrium
10.1 Reaction rates
10.2 Catalysts
10.3 The Boltzmann distribution
10.4 Dynamic equilibrium and le Chatelier’s principle
10.5 The equilibrium constant Kc – part 1
Module 3 summary
Module 3 Practice questions
Module 4 Core organic chemistry
12 Alkanes
12.1 Properties of the alkanes
12.2 Chemical reactions of the alkanes
Practice questions
13 Alkenes
13.1 The properties of the alkenes
13.2 Stereoisomerism
13.3 Reactions of alkenes
13.4 Electrophilic additionin alkenes
13.5 Polymerisation in alkenes
Practice questions
14 Alcohols
14.1 Properties of alcohols
14.2 Reactions of alcohols
Practice questions
15 Haloalkanes
15.1 The chemistry of the haloalkanes
15.2 Organohalogen compounds in the environment
Practice questions
16 Organic Synthesis
16.1 Practical techniques in organic chemistry
16.2 Synthetic routes
Practice questions
17 Spectroscopy
17.1 Mass spectrometry
17.2 Infrared spectroscopy
Practice questions
Module 4 Summary
Module 5 Physical chemistry and transition elements
18 Rates of reactions
18.1 Orders, rate equations, and rate constants
18.2 Concentration−time graphs
18.3 Rate−concentration graphs and initial rates
18.4 Rate-determining step
18.5 Rate constants and temperature
Practice questions
25 Aromatic Compounds
25.1 Introducing benzene
25.2 Electrophilic substitution reactions of benzene
25.3 The chemistry of phenol
25.4 Directing groups
Practice questions
Module 6 Practice questions
19 Equilibrium
19.1 The equilibrium constant Kc – part 2
19.2 The equilibrium constant Kp
19.3 Controlling the position of equilibrium
Practice questions
20 Acids, bases, and pH
20.1 Brønsted–Lowry acidsand bases
20.2 The pH scale and strong acids
20.3 The acid dissociation constant Ka
20.4 The pH of weak acids
20.5 pH and strong bases
Practice questions
21 Buffers and neutralisation
21.1 Buffer solutions
21.2 Buffer solutions in the body
21.3 Neutralisation
Practice questions
22 Enthalpy and entropy
22.1 Lattice enthalpy
22.2 Enthalpy changes in solution
22.3 Factors affecting lattice enthalpy and hydration
22.4 Entropy
22.5 Free energy
Practice questions
23 Redox and electrode potentials
23.1 Redox reactions
23.2 Manganate(VII) redox titrations
23.3 Iodine/thiosulfate redox titrations
23.4 Electrode potentials
23.5 Predictions from electrode potentials
23.6 Storage and fuel cells
Practice questions
24 Transition elements
24.1 d-block elements
24.2 The formation and shapes of complex ions
24.3 Stereoisomerism in complex ions
24.4 Ligand substitution and precipitation
24.5 Redox and qualitative analysis
Practice questions
Module 5 Summary
Module 5 Practice questions
Module 6 Organic chemistry and analysis
26 Carbonyls and carboxylic acids
26.1 Carbonyl compounds
26.2 Identifying aldehydes and ketones
26.3 Carboxylic acids
26.4 Carboxylic acid derivatives
Practice questions
27 Amines, amino acids, and polymers
27.1 Amines
27.2 Amino acids, amides,and chirality
27.3 Condensation polymers
Practice questions
28 Organic synthesis
28.1 Carbon–carbon bond formation
28.2 Further practical techniques
28.3 Further synthetic routes
Practice questions
29 Chromatography and spectroscopy
29.1 Chromatography and functional group analysis
29.2 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance(NMR) spectroscopy
29.3 Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy
29.4 Proton NMR spectroscopy
29.5 Interpreting NMR spectra
29.6 Combined techniques
Practice questions
Module 6 Summary
Unifying Concepts
Practice questions
Periodic table
Back Cover
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