Edexcel A2 Chemistry Exams -6CH04 (14th June) and 6CH05 (22nd June) Discussion Thread Watch

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Well I nearly always lose at least 3 on mc, and then I just did some stupid stuff on a calculation one I hadn't done one of since I made unit 4 notes like a month ago
Haha same here with the MC xD
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Anyone tried the January 2016 IAL paper? It's super nice, haha.
Yup! But deadly grade boundaries!
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I have a habit of doing stupid stuff especially in multiple choice (like for example in that paper in my head went well it's clearly not a,b,c so it is d, then when I came to mark it I had crossed C even though I knew the answer) so I prefer papers with lower UMS
I'm the same, I'd rather have a hard paper with low boundaries than an easy paper with high boundaries
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https://c838cff4741acb48ae1ed62e5992...0Chemistry.pdf
for the 17th one, does concentration affect rate in the way that since there are more moelcules, they collide more frequently thus you get the products faster?
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Thank you. Does anyone know why phenol is used in the bromine clock reaction?

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Hey guys have two questions;

a)How do you know a solute will dissolve? I know you use the formula ΔS(soln)=ΔH(hydration)-LE but how do you know the rxn is feasible e.g.in entropy calculations you know that the rxn is feasible because ΔS(total) is positive

b)Why is [HA]=[A-] at half equivalence point??

Thanks in advance!
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(Original post by imnoteinstein)
https://c838cff4741acb48ae1ed62e5992...0Chemistry.pdf
for the 17th one, does concentration affect rate in the way that since there are more moelcules, they collide more frequently thus you get the products faster?
Yes

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Thank you. Does anyone know why phenol is used in the bromine clock reaction?

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It's the same principle as to how Sodium Thiosulfate works in the iodine clock reaction.
Why alkenes aren't used may be because of the acidic conditions being able to protonate the alkenes into alkanes?
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Hey guys have two questions;

a)How do you know a solute will dissolve? I know you use the formula ΔS(soln)=ΔH(hydration)-LE but how do you know the rxn is feasible e.g.in entropy calculations you know that the rxn is feasible because ΔS(total) is positive

b)Why is [HA]=[A-] at half equivalence point??

Thanks in advance!
My thoughts are:

a), if ΔS(soln) is exothermic then ΔS(surr) will be positive, so ΔS(total) will be more likely to be positive overall.

b), at the equivalence point, all of the initial base/acid has been neutralised by the added acid/base, so at the half equivalence point half of the initial base/acid has been neutralised. So [HA] = [A-] .
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It's the same principle as to how Sodium Thiosulfate works in the iodine clock reaction.
Why alkenes aren't used may be because of the acidic conditions being able to protonate the alkenes into alkanes?
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thanks for the notes on the first post, they're great how is everyone feeling about unit 4 on tuesday?
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Haha yeah I did decent in it (78/90). you guys probably got high 80s or something but
I got 78 too
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Anyone tried the January 2016 IAL paper? It's super nice, haha.
Oh btw you may have done it already but if you still want spectroscopy practice the last question of jan 2013 has a lot on it (although the paper as a whole was very straightforward)
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Anyone tried the January 2016 IAL paper? It's super nice, haha.
Just did it today, it was my highest raw mark on a paper
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Oh btw you may have done it already but if you still want spectroscopy practice the last question of jan 2013 has a lot on it (although the paper as a whole was very straightforward)
Thanks man, will have a look sometime tomorrow. I have one past paper left - IAL June 2015. Apparently the UK variant was exactly the same?

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Just did it today, it was my highest raw mark on a paper
Same! I was surprised that I barely dropped any marks. Usually doesn't happen. :lol:
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Thanks man, will have a look sometime tomorrow. I have one past paper left - IAL June 2015. Apparently the UK variant was exactly the same?



Same! I was surprised that I barely dropped any marks. Usually doesn't happen. :lol:
The theme is the same but there are slight differences e.g. the buffer is an alkali one instead, slightly different scenario for the oil one so its worth having a look at at the very least. 2013 jan is definitely the nicest paper ive done so far haha
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Hey guys,
Just wanted to ask how the A* works, Is it an average of the two papers equally 90% or both papers have to have a minimum of 90%?
Hope you all are ready for the exams and I wish you all the best!
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Hey guys,
Just wanted to ask how the A* works, Is it an average of the two papers equally 90% or both papers have to have a minimum of 90%?
Hope you all are ready for the exams and I wish you all the best!
You have to get 270/300 UMS this year (and 480/600 overall I believe)
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Guys does anyone have a good resource for Kc questions? I keep messing up on them for some reason... XD
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Guys does anyone have a good resource for Kc questions? I keep messing up on them for some reason... XD
What do you get wrong?
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What do you get wrong?
Well in the Jan 15 (IAL) paper for example I failed to realise that the NaOH used for titration reacted with the equilibrium mixture of ethanoic acid + HCl acid rather than the initial mixture.

I also got this one completely wrong (section C):

https://c838cff4741acb48ae1ed62e5992...0Chemistry.pdf
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