Oxford University Press
Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Chemistry
Ted Lister, Janet Renshaw
Science & Math
Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Chemistry
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The only textbook that completely covers the Oxford AQA International AS & A Level Chemistry specification (9620), for first teaching in September 2016.

Written by experienced authors, the engaging, international approach ensures a thorough understanding of complex concepts and provides exam-focused practice to build exam confidence. Help students develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed for Oxford AQA assessment success and the step up to university. Ensure students understand the bigger picture, supporting their progression to further study, with synoptic links and a focus on how scientists
and engineers apply their knowledge in real life.

Front Cover
Title Page
AS/A Level course structure
How to use this book
Section 1 AS Physical chemistry 1
1 Atomic structure
1.1 Fundamental particles
1.2 Mass number, atomic number, and isotopes
1.3 The mass spectrometer
1.4 The arrangement of the electrons
1.5 More about electron arrangements in atoms
1.6 Electron arrangements and ionisation energy
Practice questions
2 Amount of substance
2.1 Relative atomic and molecular masses, the Avogadro constant,and the mole
2.2 Moles in solutions
2.3 The ideal gas equation
2.4 Empirical and molecular formulae
2.5 Balanced equations and related calculations
2.6 Balanced equations, atom economies, and percentage yields
Practice questions
3 Bonding
3.1 The nature of ionic bonding
3.2 Covalent bonding
3.3 Metallic bonding
3.4 Bonding and physical properties
3.5 The shapes of molecules and ions
3.6 Electronegativity – bond polarity in covalent bonds
3.7 Forces acting between molecules
Practice questions
4 Energetics
4.1 Endothermic and exothermic reactions
4.2 Enthalpy
4.3 Measuring enthalpy changes – calorimetry
4.4 Hess’s law
4.5 Enthalpy changes of combustion
4.6 Representing thermochemical cycles
4.7 Bond enthalpies
Practice questions
5 Kinetics
5.1 Collision theory
5.2 The Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution
5.3 Catalysts
Practice questions
6 Equilibria
6.1 The idea of equilibrium
6.2 Changing the conditions of an equilibrium reaction
6.3 The equilibrium constant Kc
6.4 Calculations using equilibrium constant expressions
6.5 The effect of changing conditionson equilibria
Practice questions
7 Oxidation, reduction, and redox reactions
7.1 Oxidation and reduction
7.2 Oxidation states
7.3 Redox equations
Practice questions
Section 1 practice questions
Section 1 summary
Section 2 AS Inorganic chemistry 1
8 Periodicity
8.1 The Periodic Table
8.2 Trends in the properties of elements of Period 3
8.3 More trends in the properties of the elements of Period 3
8.4 A closer look at ionisation energies
Practice questions
9 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
9.1 The physical and chemicalproperties of Group 2
Practice questions
10 Group 7(17), the halogens
10.1 The halogens
10.2 The chemical reactions of the halogens
10.3 Reactions of halide ions
10.4 Uses of chlorine
Practice questions
Section 2 practice questions
Section 2 summary
Section 3 AS Organic chemistry 1
11 Introduction to organic chemistry
11.1 Carbon compounds
11.2 Nomenclature – naming organic compounds
11.3 Isomerism
Practice questions
12 Alkanes
12.1 Alkanes
12.2 Fractional distillation of crude oil
12.3 Industrial cracking
12.4 Combustion of alkanes
12.5 The formation of halogenoalkanes
Practice questions
13 Halogenoalkanes
13.1 Halogenoalkanes – introduction
13.2 Nucleophilic substitution in halogenoalkanes
13.3 Elimination reactions in halogenoalkanes
Practice questions
14 Alkenes
14.1 Alkenes
14.2 Reactions of alkenes
14.3 Addition polymers
14.4 Epoxyethane
Practice questions
15 Alcohols
15.1 Alcohols – introduction
15.2 The reactions of alcohols
Practice questions
16 Organic analysis
16.1 Test-tube reactions
16.2 Mass spectrometry
16.3 Infrared spectroscopy
Practice questions
Section 3 practice questions
Section 3 summary
Section 4 A2 Physical chemistry 2
17 Thermodynamics
17.1 Enthalpy change
17.2 Born–Haber cycles
17.3 More enthalpy changes
17.4 Why do chemical reactions take place?
Practice Questions
18 Kinetics
18.1 The rate of chemical reactions
18.2 The rate expression and order of reaction
18.3 The Arrhenius equation
18.4 Determining the rate equation
18.5 The rate-determining step
Practice questions
19 Equilibrium constant Kp
19.1 Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
Practice questions
20 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
20.1 Electrode potentials and the electrochemical series
20.2 Predicting the direction of redox reactions
20.3 Electrochemical cells
Practice questions
21 Acids, bases, and buffers
21.1 Defining an acid
21.2 The pH scale
21.3 Weak acids and bases
21.4 Acid−base titrations
21.5 Choice of indicators for titrations
21.6 Buffer solutions
Practice questions
Section 4 practice questions
Section 4 summary
Section 5 A2 Inorganic chemistry 2
22 Periodicity
22.1 Reactions of Period 3 elements
22.2 The oxides of elements in Period 3
22.3 The acidic/basic natureof the Period 3 oxides
22.4 The chlorides of the Period 3 elements
Practice questions
23 The transition metals
23.1 The general properties of transition metals
23.2 Complex formation and the shape of complex ions
23.3 Coloured ions
23.4 Variable oxidation states of transition elements
23.5 Catalysis
Practice questions
24 Reactions of inorganic compounds in aqueous solutions
24.1 The acid–base chemistry of aqueous transition metal ions
24.2 Ligand substitution reactions
24.3 A summary of acid–base and substitution reactions of somemetal ions
Practice questions
Section 5 practice questions
Section 5 summary
Section 6 A2 Organic chemistry 2
25 Nomenclature and isomerism
25.1 Naming organic compounds
25.2 Optical isomerism
25.3 Synthesis of optically active compounds
Practice questions
26 Compounds containing the carbonyl group
26.1 Introduction to aldehydes and ketones
26.2 Reactions of the carbonyl group in aldehydes and ketones
26.3 Carboxylic acids and esters
26.4 Reactions of carboxylic acids and esters
26.5 Acylation
Practice questions
27 Aromatic chemistry
27.1 Introduction to arenes
27.2 Arenes – physical properties,naming, and reactivity
27.3 Reactions of arenes
27.4 Further reactions of arenes
Practice questions
28 Amines
28.1 Introduction to amines
28.2 The properties of amines as bases
28.3 Amines as nucleophiles and their synthesis
Practice questions
29 Polymerisation
29.1 Condensation polymers
Practice questions
30 Amino acids and proteins
30.1 Introduction to amino acids
30.2 Peptides, polypeptides, and proteins
30.3 The action of anti-cancer drugs
Practice questions
31 Organic synthesis and analysis
31.1 Synthetic routes
31.2 Organic analysis
Practice questions
32 Structure determination
32.1 Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
32.2 Proton NMR
32.3 Interpreting proton, 1H, NMR spectra
Practice questions
33 Chromatography
33.1 Chromatography
Practice questions
Section 6 practice questions
Section 6 summary
A level additional practice questions
Section 7 Practical skills
Section 8 Mathematical skills
Periodic Table
Answers to summary questions
Back Cover
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