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Chemistry

Format:

(Live Online)

Duration:

40 weeks

Application Fee:

RS 2,000

(Domestic)
USD 35

(International)

Monthly Fee:

RS 6,000

(Domestic)
USD 60

(International)

Unit 1:

Structure, Bonding and Introduction to

Organic Chemistry

40% of total iAS

Unit 2:

Energetics, Group Chemistry, Halogenoalkanes and Alcohols

40% of total iAS

Unit 3:

Practical Skills in Chemistry I

20% of total iAS

Unit 4:

Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry

40% of total iAL

Unit 5:

Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry

40% of total iAL

Unit 6:

Practical Skills in Chemistry II

20% of total iAL

 

Chemistry Unit 1 duration - 4 weeks

 

Unit 1: Content Overview

 

• Formulae, Equations and Amount of Substance

• Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

• Bonding and Structure

• Introductory Organic Chemistry and Alkanes

• Alkenes

 

Unit 1: Description

 

This unit gives students opportunities to develop the basic chemical skills of writing formulae and equations, and calculating chemical quantities. The study of atomic structure includes a description of s , p , and d orbitals and shows how electronic configurations can account for the arrangement of elements in the Periodic Table.

 

This leads to an appreciation of one of the central features of chemistry: the explanation of the properties of elements and the patterns in the Periodic Table in terms of atomic structure. An understanding of the electronic structure of atoms leads to an appreciation of the three types of strong chemical bonding: ionic, covalent and metallic. Following from this, shapes of molecules can then be considered. The basic principles of organic chemistry are covered and students study alkanes and alkenes, and will begin to develop a mechanistic approach to organic chemistry.

 

Chemistry Unit 2 duration - 4 weeks

 

Unit 2: Content Overview

 

• Redox Equilibria

• Transition Metals and their Chemistry

• Organic Chemistry: Arenes

• Organic Nitrogen Compounds: Amines, Amides, Amino Acids and Proteins

• Organic Synthesis

 

Unit 2: Description

 

This unit develops the treatment of chemical bonding by introducing intermediate types of bonding and by exploring the nature and effects of intermolecular forces. Study of the Periodic Table is extended to cover the chemistry of Groups 1, 2 and 7, where ideas about redox reactions are applied to the reactions of halogens and their compounds.

 

The study of energetics in chemistry is of theoretical and practical importance. In this unit, students learn how to define, measure and calculate enthalpy changes. They will see how a study of enthalpy changes helps chemists to understand chemical bonding. The unit also develops an understanding – mostly at a qualitative level – of the ways in which chemists can control the rate, direction and extent of chemical change in reactions. The organic chemistry in this unit covers halogen alkanes and alcohols, and explores the mechanisms of selected reactions. The study of spectroscopy gives further examples of the importance of accurate and sensitive methods of analysis, which can be applied to study chemical changes but also to detect drugs such as ethanol.

 

Chemistry Unit 3 duration - 4 weeks

 

Unit 3: Content Overview

 

Students are expected to develop experimental skills, and a knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques, by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 1 and 2.

 

This unit will assess students’ knowledge and understanding of experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 1 and 2.

 

Unit 3: Description

 

This unit consists of a written practical examination, covering the skills and techniques developed during practical work in Units 1 and 2. Although the unit content contains eight core practical activities, the examination will not be limited to recall of these core practicals but may include questions where students are expected to apply their knowledge to new practical situations. Students should, therefore, develop their practical skills by completing a range of different practical’s that require a variety of different techniques. As students carry out practical activities, they should be encouraged to write laboratory reports using appropriate scientific, technical and mathematical language, conventions and symbols.

 

Chemistry Unit 3 duration - 4 weeks

 

Unit 4: Content Overview

 

• Kinetics

• Entropy and Energetics

• Chemical Equilibria

• Acid-base Equilibria

• Organic Chemistry: Carbonyls, Carboxylic Acids and Chirality

 

Unit 4: Description

 

In this unit, students make a quantitative study of chemical kinetics and extend their study of organic reaction mechanisms. The topics of entropy and Equilibria show how chemists are able to predict quantitatively the direction and extent of chemical change.

 

The unit tests the equilibrium law by showing the degree to which it can accurately predict changes during acid-base reactions, notably the changes to pH during titrations. The organic chemistry in this unit covers carbonyl compounds, and carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Students are required to apply their knowledge gained in Units 1 and 2, to all aspects of this unit. This includes nomenclature, ideas of isomerism, bond polarity and bond enthalpy, reagents and reaction conditions, reaction types and mechanisms. Students are also expected to use formulae and balanced equations and calculate chemical quantities.

 

Chemistry Unit 5 duration - 4 weeks

 

Unit 5: Content Overview

 

• Redox Equilibria

• Transition Metals and their Chemistry

• Organic Chemistry: Arenes

• Organic Nitrogen Compounds: Amines, Amides, Amino Acids and Proteins

• Organic Synthesis

 

 

Unit 5: Description

 

In this unit, the study of electrode potentials builds on the study of redox in Unit 2, including the concept of oxidation number and the use of redox half equations. Students will study further chemistry related to redox, including transition metals. The organic chemistry section of this unit focuses on arenes and organic nitrogen compounds such as amines, amides, amino acids and proteins. The organic synthesis section requires students to use the knowledge and understanding of organic chemistry that they have gained over the entire specification.

 

This unit draws on all the other units in the International Advanced Level in Chemistry and students are expected to use their prior knowledge when learning about the areas in this unit. Students will, again encounter ideas of isomerism, bond polarity and bond enthalpy, reagents and reaction conditions, reaction types and mechanisms. Students are also expected to use formulae and balanced equations, and calculate chemical quantities.

 

Chemistry Unit 6 duration - 4 weeks

 

Unit 6: Content Overview

 

Students are expected to develop further the experimental skills and the knowledge and understanding of experimental techniques that they acquired in Units 1 and 2 (tests for anions and cations, gases and organic functional groups) by carrying out a range of practical experiments and investigations while they study Units 4 and 5.

 

This unit will assess students’ knowledge and understanding of the

Experimental procedures and techniques that were developed in Units 4 and 5.

 

Unit 6: Description

 

This unit consists of a written practical examination, covering the skills and techniques developed during practical work in Units 4 and 5, as well as the tests for anions and cations, gases and organic functional groups from Units 1 and 2. Although the unit content contains eight core practical activities, the examination will not be limited to recall of these core practicals, there may be questions where students need to apply their knowledge to new practical situations.

 

Students should, therefore, develop their practical skills by completing a range of different practicals that require a variety of different techniques. As students carry out practical activities, they should be encouraged to write laboratory reports using appropriate scientific, technical and mathematical language, conventions and symbols.

 
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