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chemistry exam

hi guys
i had a question what does the brackets in alevel aqa chemistry mark schemes mean? do i get the mark if i dont mention what they hace put in brackets or not?
for example for one q it asked for electron config. of ca2+
and i put up to 3p6 and mark scheme had the (4s0)in brackets.
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Original post by parirad
hi guys
i had a question what does the brackets in alevel aqa chemistry mark schemes mean? do i get the mark if i dont mention what they hace put in brackets or not?
for example for one q it asked for electron config. of ca2+
and i put up to 3p6 and mark scheme had the (4s0)in brackets.

It means it is optional extra detail that won't get credited.
Reply 2
Original post by Pigster
It means it is optional extra detail that won't get credited.

thank you so much so should i give myself the mark from now on?
Reply 3
Original post by parirad
thank you so much so should i give myself the mark from now on?

If you include the information that isn't in the brackets and don't give the info that is inside the brackets, then sure thing.

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