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    Quoting people who have posted on this thread for Chem tips:

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    chloecrazy You'll have to give me time for Biology as I don't do it and I'm relying on others.
    shohaib712
    Hello, that's fine, thank you so much!!
    The chem will be helpful for my friend, so thank you for that too
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    Quoting people who have posted on this thread for Chem tips:

    Nere
    the_malis
    chloecrazy You'll have to give me time for Biology as I don't do it and I'm relying on others.
    shohaib712
    If you are doing AQA chemistry (which is what I am doing) be sure to check around mark schemes for exam papers that you do and see what the examiners demand AQA right now is very harsh in exams you have to be highly specific and if you are not you lose marks
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    Chemistry Tips:
    :hi:
    I am one of probably many students who have not covered the whole Chemistry course, so I shall leave tips on revision tips if you have finished the AS Chem and if you have not.

    Technique for once you have not finished the Course:

    1)Get all your notes together and make a list of what you have done.
    2)Open up the Appropriate Specification and for the List of things you have done read what the Specification point says and Ask yourself whether you can do it or not.

    Edexcel Specification:

    AQA Specification:

    OCR Specification:

    3) As you're reading the specification points related to the topic you have done, You're going to leave either a Red Mark, Blue Mark or Black Mark. (They don't have to be these colours, it can be shapes or anything).
    If you're feeling very comfortable with the topic, Leave a Blue mark.
    If you're feeling Ok with the topic, Leave a Black Mark.
    If you're feeling very Weak with the topic, Leave a Red mark.

    If you're unsure on your status with the topic check the spoiler below.
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    You're unsure on your topic status? Try the questions on the unsure categories and make yourself. Judging from what you get use that to see where you are at.

    1.1 Exercise 1 - atomic symbols
    1.1 Exercise 2 - ram, rmm and mass spectra
    1.1 Exercise 3 - electronic configuration
    1.1 Exercise 4 - ionisation energies
    Answers to 1.1 Exercises

    Topic 2 Exercise 1 - using moles and reacting masses
    Topic 2 Exercise 2 - solutions
    Topic 2 Exercise 3 - ideal gas equation
    Topic 2 Exercise 4 - empirical and molecular formulae
    Topic 2 Exercise 5 - ionic equations
    Topic 2 Exercise 6 - more complex calculations
    Answers to Topic 2 Exercises

    Topic 3 Exercise 1 - dot-cross diagrams
    Topic 3 Exercise 2 - electronegativity
    Topic 3 Exercise 3 - molecular shapes
    Topic 4 Exercise 4 - shapes, polarity and intermolecular forces
    Topic 3 Exercise 5 - structure and bonding summary I
    Topic 3 Exercise 6 - structure and bonding summary II
    Answers to Topic 3 Exercises


    Topic 4 Exercise 1 - energy changes in chemical reactions
    Topic 4 Exercise 2 - bond dissociation energies
    Topic 4 Exercise 3 - measuring enthalpy changes
    Topic 4 Exercise 4 - formation and combustion Reactions
    Topic 4 Exercise 5 - Hess' law
    Answers to Topic 4 Exercises
    Topic 5 Exercise 1 - Rates of Reaction
    Topic 5 Exercise 2 - Equilibrium Constants
    Topic 5 Exercise 3 - Changing the Position of Equilibrium
    Topic 5 Answers to Exercises


    Topic 6 Exercise 1 - Redox Reactions
    Topic 6 Exercise 2 - Group 2 Chemistry
    Topic 6 Exercise 3 - Halogens and Halides
    Topic 6 Exercise 4 - Uses of chlorine and chlorate (I)
    Topic 6 Exercise 5 - Tests for cations and anionsAnswers to Topic 6 Exercises

    Topic 7 Exercise 1 - formulae and structures
    Topic 7 Exercise 2 - nomenclature
    Topic 7 Exercise 3 - isomerism
    Topic 7 Exercise 4 - alkanes and crude oil
    Answers to Topic 7 Exercises

    Topic 8 Exercise 1 - chlorination of alkanes
    Topic 8 Exercise 2 - reactions of alkenes
    Topic 8 Exercise 3 - reactions of haloalkanes
    Topic 8 Exercise 4 - alcohols
    Answers to Topic 8 Exercises

    ​Topic 9 Exercise 1 - analytical techniques (answers)








    4)Starting from the Red mark, to the Blue then to the black (Yes going over what you're comfortable with is essential), Watch a Video; Go over your notes or whatever is best for you here. Use the material to go through the topic. If you're watching videos and you're asked questions, Stop and think about the answer.

    Revision Sources:
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    Videos:
    Allery Chemistry: Great as with everything there are questions and solutions. Explains things well and Clearly. This guy got me an A in my recent assessment.
    E Rintoul: Get's it done. The Videos are a bit lengthy as they go into alot of detail.
    Crash Course: Warning: Videos are very fast. I love these videos as a sort of thing to watch after doing revision. I pause, Jot down points every now and then.
    Jacob: Seems decent. Check him out.

    If you have any other channels that cover AS chemistry/A level chem well just comment them and I shall add them.

    Notes: MAINLY AIMED FOR AQA, IF YOU WANT THE LINK TO THE SITE, CLICK here OR I CAN ADD A SPOILER FOR YOUR EXAM BOARD.
    Loads of Notes on Different topics:
    Atomic Structure

    Amount of Substance

    Bonding


    Energetics


    Chemical Equilibria


    Periodicity


    Group 2 Metals


    Group 7- The Halogens


    Introduction to Organic Chemistry


    Alkanes


    Halogenoalkanes


    Alkenes


    Alcohols


    Organic Analysis


    5)Once you have gone over and have developed a deeper understanding of the topic, Answer half of the questions under the category you have revised. The reason I have said half is because, if you have not understood something, you can go back over the videos and notes and then make corrections before proceeding to finish the questions.
    If you require any specific board linked below then please feel free to ask. They are all located at this site, I'm just bringing all material to one place to make it easier for y'all

    Chemistry Questions AQA:
    Physical Chemistry:
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    AQA and OCR PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY:

    Questions by Topic:


    1.1 Atomic Structure


    1.2 Amount of Substance


    1.3 Bonding


    1.4 Energetics


    1.6 Chemical Equilibria


    1.7 Oxidation, Reduction and Redox Equations


    1.6 Chemical Equilibria




















    Organic Chemistry:
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    Questions by Topic:









    3.1 Introduction to Organic Chemistry









    3.2 Alkanes









    3.3 Halogenoalkanes









    3.4 Alkenes









    3.5 Alcohols









    3.6 Organic Analysis













    Inorganic Chemistry:
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    Questions by Topic:


    2.1 Periodicity


    2.2 Group 2 – The Alkaline Earth Metals


    2.3 Group 7 – The Halogens






    6)Done the Topic? Make a few brief flashcards (limit to 5) and list key points or Questions and Answers. These can be used in future to remind you of the topic. If you made any notes related to the topic, Put the notes and the flashcards all in one sleeve so that revision for the real exams will be easier than ever

    Technique for once you have not finished the Course:
    To save me the pain of typing, It is pretty much the same as the first one, however:
    You first do a past paper and use that to point out your weaker areas.





    Hope this helps anyone!
    If you reach a point where you're genuinely stuck then Please talk to someone about it.

    Wish you all the best in your Mocks!

    Sources: Physics&mathstutors.com and .a-levelchemistry.co.uk/
    Hey!
    Sorry for not replying sooner I was busy with mocks which I have now finished
    Thanks so much for the detailed guide

    I found the chemistry mock (2016 ocr paper) hard!!! There was too many complicated questions (e.g. working out hard mole equations of neutralisation reactions with percentages :/) + the questions format was so different to the past papers. On the other hand I found biology great

    I got my C1 results back (the 1 I failed in): I got above half the marks so a D?

    Right now I'm just doing the C1 questions for practice and tomorrow hopefully finish my chemistry notes

    How where your mocks? ;P
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    (Original post by shohaib712)
    Hey!
    Sorry for not replying sooner I was busy with mocks which I have now finished
    Thanks so much for the detailed guide

    I found the chemistry mock (2016 ocr paper) hard!!! There was too many complicated questions (e.g. working out hard mole equations of neutralisation reactions with percentages :/) + the questions format was so different to the past papers. On the other hand I found biology great

    I got my C1 results back (the 1 I failed in): I got above half the marks so a D?

    Right now I'm just doing the C1 questions for practice and tomorrow hopefully finish my chemistry notes

    How where your mocks? ;P
    Don't have em until Feburary

    Even then, I am skeptical about having finished the course, we haven't even started Inorganic Chemistry ._.
 
 
 
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