Oxford University Press
AQA Chemistry: A Level
Ted Lister, Janet Renshaw
Science & Math
AQA Chemistry: A Level
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Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: AQA Level: A Level Subject: Chemistry First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Fully revised and updated for the new linear qualification, written and checked by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new course whilst delivering the maths, practical and synoptic skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond. The
book uses clear straightforward explanations to develop real subject knowledge and allow students to link ideas together, while developing essential exam skills.

Front Cover
Title Page
AS/A Level course structure
How to use this book
Section 1 Physical chemistry 1
1 Atomic structure
1.1 Fundamental particles
1.2 Mass number, atomic number,and isotopes
1.3 The arrangement of the electrons
1.4 The mass spectrometer
1.5 More about electron arrangements in atoms
1.6 Electron arrangements and ionisation energy
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
3 Bonding
3.1 The nature of ionic bonding
3.2 Covalent bonding
3.3 Metallic bonding
3.4 Electronegativity – bond polarity in covalent bonds
3.5 Forces acting between molecules
3.6 The shapes of molecules and ions
3.7 Bonding and physical properties
4 Energetics
4.1 Endothermic and exothermic reactions
4.2 Enthalpy
4.3 Measuring enthalpy changes
4.4 Hess’s law
4.5 Enthalpy changes of combustion
4.6 Representing thermochemical cycles
4.7 Bond enthalpies
5 Kinetics
5.1 Collision theory
5.2 The Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution
5.3 Catalysts
6 Equilibria
6.1 The idea of equilibrium
6.2 Changing the conditions of an equilibrium reaction
6.3 Equilibrium reactions in industry
6.4 The Equilibrium constant Kc
6.5 Calculations using equilibrium constant expressions
6.6 The effect of changing conditions on equilibria
7 Oxidation, reduction, andredox reactions
7.1 Oxidation and reduction
7.2 Oxidation states
7.3 Redox equations
Section 1 summary
Section 2 Inorganic chemistry
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
9 Group 2, the alkaline earth metals
9.1 The physical and chemical properties of Group 2
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
Section 2 summary
Section 3 Organic chemistry
11 Introduction to organic chemistry
11.1 Carbon compounds
11.2 Nomenclature – naming organic compounds
11.3 Isomerism
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
13 Halogenoalkanes
13.1 Halogenoalkanes – introduction
13.2 Nucleophilic substitution in halogenoalkanes
13.3 Elimination reactions in halogenoalkanes
14 Alkenes
14.1 Alkenes
14.2 Reactions of alkenes
14.3 Addition polymers
15 Alcohols
15.1 Alcohols – introduction
15.2 Ethanol production
15.3 The reactions of alcohols
16 Organic analysis
16.1 Test-tube reactions
16.2 Mass spectrometry
16.3 Infrared spectroscopy
Section 3 summary
Section 1 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?
18 Kinetics
18.1 The rate of chemical reactions
18.2 The rate expression and order of reaction
18.3 Determining the rate equation
18.4 The Arrhenius equation
18.5 The rate-determining step
19 Equilibrium constant Kp
19.1 Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems
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
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
Section 1 summary
Section 2 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 nature of the Period 3 oxides
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
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
Section 2 summary
Section 3 Organic Chemistry
25 Nomenclature and isomerism
25.1 Naming organic compounds
25.2 Optical isomerism
25.3 Synthesis of optically active compounds
26 Compounds containing the carbonyl group
26.1 Introduction to aldehydes and ketones
26.2 Reactions of the carbonyl group inaldehydes and ketones
26.3 Carboxylic acids and esters
26.4 Reactions of carboxylic acids and esters
26.5 Acylation
27 Aromatic chemistry
27.1 Introduction to arenes
27.2 Arenes – physical properties,naming, and reactivity
27.3 Reactions of arenes
28 Amines
28.1 Introduction to amines
28.2 The properties of amines as bases
28.3 Amines as nucleophiles and their synthesis
29 Polymerisation
29.1 Condensation polymers
30 Amino acids, proteins, and DNA
30.1 Introduction to amino acids
30.2 Peptides, polypeptides, and proteins
30.3 Enzymes
30.4 DNA
30.5 The action of anti-cancer drugs
31 Organic synthesis and analysis
31.1 Synthetic routes
31.2 Organic analysis
32 Structure determination
32.1 Nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR) spectroscopy
32.2 Proton NMR
32.3 Interpreting proton, 1H, NMR spectra
33 Chromatography
33.1 Chromatography
Section 3 summary
A level additional practice questions
Section 4 Practical skills
Section 5 Mathematical skills
Periodic Table
Answers to summary questions
Back Cover
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