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Hey guys,

Just started my biological sciences degree and haven't taken a chemistry A level, it wasn't a required subject. However, there seems to be quite a bit of chem involved!

Was wondering if anyone could recommend some topics to go over as I haven't looked at chemistry for 2 years! :confused:

Thanks
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I never took Biology in IGCSE or A Levels (so until grade 7 to 9) however I did take Chemistry throughout my entire school life (grade 7 to 13) so what I'd suggest is to download the CIE AS and A Level coursebook on www.gceguide.com and then you can have the e-book with you whenever you need to go through anything
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(Original post by chlobo666)
Hey guys,

Just started my biological sciences degree and haven't taken a chemistry A level, it wasn't a required subject. However, there seems to be quite a bit of chem involved!

Was wondering if anyone could recommend some topics to go over as I haven't looked at chemistry for 2 years! :confused:

Thanks
Key concepts you need to understand: ionic bonding, covalent bonding, intermolecular forces, rate of reaction. You will also need to be able to calculate concentrations. I assume you will cover some biochemistry in your first year, this can be supplemented with reading some basic organic chemistry.

Beyond that, teaching yourself the relevant chemistry when you need to is the best approach.
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(Original post by Sulfolobus)
Key concepts you need to understand: ionic bonding, covalent bonding, intermolecular forces, rate of reaction. You will also need to be able to calculate concentrations. I assume you will cover some biochemistry in your first year, this can be supplemented with reading some basic organic chemistry.

Beyond that, teaching yourself the relevant chemistry when you need to is the best approach.
Thanks, this is really helpful
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