I'm revising for it too
- The past papers for Minerals to medicine are so unhelpful because they have that extra chapter in - I think I'm gonna give up doing past papers and just go through my notes again.
Typed up the revision guide we were given in class. Hope you find it useful.
Revision Guide – PR
-All forms of representation – e.g. skeletal formula
-Presence of double bond
-Bond length of double bond (c=c) compared with single (c-c)
-Bond angles in alkenes, alkanes
-No rotation about double bond; rotation about single bond
-Isomers, including geometrical isomers (cis- and trans-), no cis-, trans-, isomers in alkanes
-Alkenes with dipoles e.g.
Has no dipole.
-Effect of dipole on properties
-Addition with Br2 and HBr
-Products formed and
-Mechanism of reaction and
-Name for such reaction e.g. electrophillic addition
-Name of intermediate formed
-Conditions for reactions (lab and industry)
-Changes you would observe
-Polymerisation include representation of monomers and polymers
A – A polymer
A – B polymer (also called a co polymer)
-Mechanism of polymerisation including initiation, propagation and termination
-Accidental; discovery of polymers
-Special catalysts used in polymerisation, to include Ziegler and Natta catalysts
-Properties as a result of chain length
-Crystalline and non crystalline
-Intermolecular forces to include presence of permanent dipole, hydrogen bonding
-Hydrogen bonding in detail