Here are some powerpoint presentations and worksheets that could be used to supplement teaching. Many of these follow the Cambridge International Examinations syllabus (A Level - mostly AS and a little A2 chemistry). The list is not the complete list of resources for all topics on the curriculum. You should carefully check contents to suit your own teaching plans and syllabus. These teaching or learning aides would supplement a teaching plan or strategy and do not focus on diversity in the classroom, inclusion, differentiation, assessment etc. Chemistry is a practical subject (based on laboratory experiments) and the more classroom demonstrations and laboratory experiments students observe will bring the subject to life and consolidate theoretical ideas taught in class. Happy learning - this list may be updated!

Why study chemistry?


General and Physical Chemistry

a. Chemical formulae Worksheet (pdf) Worksheet answers (pdf)
b. Calculating yield (pdf) Worksheet answers (pdf)
c. Atomic Structure
d. Bonding in alkanes and alkenes
e. Hydrogen Bonding
f. Ideal Gas Equation ( calculation )
g. Thermodynamics: Chemical Energetics Worksheet (pdf) Worksheet answers (pdf)
h. Energetics II
i. Bond Enthalpies
j. Electrolysis I
k. Redox Group Trends
l. Equilibria I
m. Equilibria II: pressure calculation
n. Enzymes
o. Acids and Bases (introduction)
p. Combustion analysis and empirical formula

Inorganic Chemistry

q. Chemical Periodicity: Group 3 Oxides
r. Inorganic chemistry: Group 2 (II)
s. Inorganic Chemistry: Group 7 (VII)
t. Inorganic chemistry: Nitrogen and Sulphur

Organic Chemistry

u. The reactivity of organic compounds
v. Fluorine is more electronegative than carbon
w. Nucleophile - electrophile
x. Alkanes
y. Electrophilic Addition to Alkenes
z. Cracking
a1. Alkenes and Potassium Manganate (VII)
b1. Alcohols
c1. Carbonyl Compounds
d1. Carboxylic Acids

2. A2 Organic Chemistry

e1. Electrophilic Substitution
f1. Arenes: Benzene
g1. Chlorination of Benzene Experiment(in fume cupboard).
h1. Phenol chemistry

Practical Work

Please pay attention to safety in the laboratory when carrying out experiments and wear eye-protection. Remember acids and alkalis are corrosive and many organic liquids are flammable (catch fire with a flame).
p1. Common apparatus used in practical work
p2. Simple chemical reactions; this experiment would suit more junior classes.
p3. Simple neutralisation reaction; this experiment would suit more junior classes.
p4. Simple titration; this experiment would also suit more junior classes.
p5. Calorimetry experiment
p6. Thermite experiment (video).

King's College, University of Cambridge

An advanced high school/college chemistry book is available for download (Kindle format) from the Amazon store. It is suitable for quick revision purposes focusing on A Level and provides original multiple-choice questions for practice too.

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