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AQA CHEM5 - 15 June 2015

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It has been suggested that to prevent confusion there should be 2 seperate threads for CHEM4 & CHEM5 instead of the current one thread for both exams so I have created this. How prepared is everyone for the CHEM5 exam which is on the 15th June 2015. Is everyone feeling prepared? I personally think CHEM5 is ok, the only thing I struggle on is transition metals but its been a long time since I revised CHEM5. I last did CHEM5 in the easter holidays. Going to hit CHEM5 after my c3 exam

Good resource / Revision notes site
http://www.chemguide.co.uk/

http://alevelchem.com/aqa_a_level_chemistry/index.htm

http://chemrevise.org/revision-guides/

http://www.a-levelchemistry.co.uk/AQ...try%20home.htm


Youtube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM2J...BtcwJOi0whvc-o


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7USX...gS-FqFmqSn8d94


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InCV...GihiBQzKOd297W


June 2014 - Jan 2010 past papers
June 2009 - Jan 2006 Old spec papers


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Am I the only one who prefers CHEM5 to CHEM4?
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Am I the only one who prefers CHEM5 to CHEM4?
i love chem 5!!
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Anyone got a good method to remember the Hexaqua Ligand Substitution Colours?
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Hate electrochemical cells, transition metals are okay
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thank f**k CHEM4 is done, i find CHEM5 much more straightforward
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Best way to revise chem 5?
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Best way to revise chem 5?
learn all of your colours and definitions and then do past papers
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I've killed all my chem 5 papers, i'll be so upset if the same thing happens with chem 5 as it did with chem 4 ahahaha
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I might do the old spec CHEM5 papers, I've done all the new spec ones aswell
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Failed my Chem5 mock a few weeks ago, absolutely dreading it! (Redox is fine though!) Since then, I've memorised the transition complex reactions and thermodynamic definitions, and I'm working on the period 3 equations - any other advice? Going back to the past papers tomorrow
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I'm feeling alright. Just need to remember all the stupid ****ing colours and complex ion reactions but the concepts are fine.

I think there are less odd questions possible on CHEM5 than CHEM4 at least, nothing like that cyclodiene bond enthalpy question.

(Original post by chizz1889)
learn all of your colours and definitions and then do past papers
I'm self studying and that's basically how I learnt the whole thing to begin with.
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I'm self studying and that's basically how I learnt the whole thing to begin with.
Me too
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learn all of your colours and definitions and then do past papers
what do you think will come up this year; got any predictions?
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Hey everyone, so i have a chemistry tutor who has been teaching chem for a veeeery long time & her advice for unit 5 is to c come up with a list of things from the spec that didn't come up in the unit 4 exam: the theory is that because unit 5 is synoptic they might try to sneak in some things that weren't in unit 4.
So far i remember that chromatography didn't come up & neither did infrared spectroscopy. Hopefully if people can reply with what they remember we might be able to collectively make some predictions!
Also I know i haven't been using these threads very long but if you're here just to bore on about how "easy" you thought unit 4 was, jog on mate, soz
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(Original post by Ezme39)
Failed my Chem5 mock a few weeks ago, absolutely dreading it! (Redox is fine though!) Since then, I've memorised the transition complex reactions and thermodynamic definitions, and I'm working on the period 3 equations - any other advice? Going back to the past papers tomorrow
there's always a nasty (or nice, depending how good a chemist you are) question on transition metal titrations at the end; you usually have to construct an equation and the use the mole ratio to work something out. there's a couple of those that are tricky so make sure you go over those!!
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(Original post by Humza Ali)
what do you think will come up this year; got any predictions?
well since CHEM4 was disgusting and had things out of the spec, they could ask us on a random transition metal that we haven't learnt about ;-) lol. no ideas tho wby?
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(Original post by chizz1889)
well since CHEM4 was disgusting and had things out of the spec, they could ask us on a random transition metal that we haven't learnt about ;-) lol. no ideas tho wby?
well i think we'll have a weird question on cells and redox, and maybe a thermodynamics question wherein they trip you up by making you believe that "lattice dissociation" and "lattice formation" are the wrong/right way around? if that makes sense haha...
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(Original post by Humza Ali)
there's always a nasty (or nice, depending how good a chemist you are) question on transition metal titrations at the end; you usually have to construct an equation and the use the mole ratio to work something out. there's a couple of those that are tricky so make sure you go over those!!
ahh yes! Thanks for the reminder my tutor went through a few of these with me, so I should have a stack of practice questions somewhere
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can someone help me please. when you are burning a metal such as aluminium powder, why does it burn more brightly when lowered in a glass jar?
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