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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 Chemistry
Module 5 - Rates, equilibrium and pH
The largely qualitative treatment of reaction rates and equilibria encountered in Module 3 is developed within a quantitative and graphical context. This section also allows learners to develop practical quantitative techniques involved in the determination of reaction rates and pH. There are many opportunities for developing mathematical skills, including use of logarithms and exponents, when studying the content of this section and when carrying out quantitative practical work.
Assessment: Practical activities are embedded within the learning outcomes of the course to encourage practical activities in the classroom which contribute to the achievement of the Practical Endorsement. The PAGs assessed in this unit are PAG9 Rates of reaction - continuous monitoring method, PAG10 Rates of reaction - initial rates method and PAG11 pH measurement. After completing this unit, students will sit a 20 minute test covering 5.1.1 How fast?, 5.1.2 How far? and 5.1.3. Acids, bases and buffers (AO1, AO2, AO3)Key Words and Terms
 
Module 5 - Energy
Born–Haber cycles are used as a theoretical model to illustrate the energy changes associated with ionic bonding. Entropy and free energy are then introduced as concepts used to predict quantitatively the feasibility of chemical change. Redox chemistry permeates chemistry and the introductory work in Module 2 is developed further within this section, including use of volumetric analysis for redox titrations and an introduction of electrochemistry in the context of electrode potentials.
Assessment: Practical activities are embedded within the learning outcomes of the course to encourage practical activities in the classroom which contribute to the achievement of the Practical Endorsement. The PAGs assessed in this unit are PAG4 Qualitative analysis of ions and PAG8 Electrochemical cells . After completing this unit, students will sit a 20 minute test covering 5.2.1 Lattice enthalpy, 5.2.2 Enthalpy and entropy and 5.2.3 Redox and electrode potentials (AO1, AO2, AO3)Key Words and Terms
 
Module 5 - Transition elements
This section provides learners with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the periodic table within the context of the transition elements. This section includes the role of ligands in complex ions, stereochemistry, precipitation, ligand substitution and redox reactions. The colour changes and observations in these reactions increase the toolkit of qualitative inorganic tests for identifying unknown ionic compounds.
Assessment: Practical activities are embedded within the learning outcomes of the course to encourage practical activities in the classroom which contribute to the achievement of the Practical Endorsement. There are no associated PAGs for this unit. After completing this unit, students will sit a 20 minute test covering 5.3.1 Transition elements and 5.3.2 Qualitative analysis (AO1, AO2, AO3).Key Words and Terms
 
Module 6 - Aromatic compounds, carbonyls and acids
This section extends the range of functional groups encountered in Module 4. Aromatic compounds are first introduced, including the central role of delocalisation within the chemistry of arenes and phenols. Directing groups are also introduced, including their importance to organic synthesis. The important carbonyl compounds, aldehydes and ketones, are then studied. Finally, carboxylic acids and their related functional groups, acyl chlorides and esters, are studied. The importance of acyl chlorides in organic synthesis is emphasised.
Assessment: Practical activities are embedded within the learning outcomes of the course to encourage practical activities in the classroom which contribute to the achievement of the Practical Endorsement. The PAG assessed in this unit is PAG7. Qualitative analysis of organic functional groups. After completing this unit, students will sit a 20 minute test covering 6.1.1 Aromatic compounds, 6.1.2 Carbonyl compounds and 6.1.3 Carboxylic acids and esters (AO1, AO2, AO3)Key Words and Terms
 
Module 6 - Nitrogen compounds, polymers and synthesis
This section focuses on organic nitrogen compounds, including amines, amides and amino acids. Chirality and optical isomerism is also introduced. Condensation polymerisation is also introduced and compared with addition polymerisation. The importance of carbon–carbon bond formation in organic synthesis is stressed. Learners are also able to consider multi-stage synthetic routes towards an organic product. This module allows learners many opportunities to further develop their organic practical skills, especially in preparing and purifying organic solids, including recrystallisation and determination of melting points.
Assessment: Practical activities are embedded within the learning outcomes of the course to encourage practical activities in the classroom which contribute to the achievement of the Practical Endorsement. The PAG assessed in this unit is PAG6 Synthesis of an organic solid. After completing this unit, students will sit a 20 minute test covering 6.2.1 Amines, 6.2.2 Amino acids, amides and chirality, 6.2.3 Polyesters and polyamides, 6.2.4 Carbon-carbon bond formation and 6.2.5 Organic synthesis (AO1, AO2, AO3).Key Words and Terms
 
Module 6 - Analysis
This section develops and complements the spectroscopic areas of organic chemistry previously encountered (see Module 4: Core organic chemistry; 4.2.4 Analytical techniques). This section demonstrates how analytical techniques introduced in Module 4 (infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and elemental analysis) may be used in combination with NMR spectroscopy to provide evidence of structural features in molecules. The instrumentation methods of analysis studied during the A level course provide learners with an important base of knowledge, understanding and awareness for further study in Higher Education and in many areas of employment in the broad scientific field. This section also looks at how unknown organic functional groups can be analysed and identified using simple test-tube tests.
Assessment: Practical activities are embedded within the learning outcomes of the course to encourage practical activities in the classroom which contribute to the achievement of the Practical Endorsement. The PAGs assessed in this unit are PAG6 synthesis of an organic solid and PAG7 Qualitative analysis of organic functional groups. After completing this unit, students will sit a 20 minute test covering 6.3.1. Chromatography and qualitative analysis and 6.3.2 Spectroscopy (AO1, AO2, AO3).Key Words and Terms
 

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