Over the two year course you will cover six Chemistry modules:
C1 Carbon Chemistry - including Cooking (how and why food is cooked); Food Additives (what is added to our food and why); Smells (chemicals in cosmetics and perfumes); Crude oil (the type of chemicals in crude oil and their uses); Polymers (synthesis, properties and uses) and Energy (from carbon fuels).
C2 Rocks and Metals - Paints and Pigments (use of colour in every day life); Construction materials (properties and applications); Earth Movements (earthquakes and volcanoes); Metals and Alloys; Clean Air (causes and prevention of air pollution) and Rates of Reaction (how fast chemicals react and why).
C3 The Periodic Table - Atoms (structure and bonding); The Periodic Table (structure and exploring Groups 1 and 7); Electrolysis (applications) and Transition Metals (properties and uses).
C4 Chemical Economics - Acids and Bases (applications); Reacting Masses (chemical 'recipes'); Making Ammonia and Fertilisers (industrial methods and uses); Detergents; Nanochemistry and Water Purity.
C5 How Much? - Chemical Formulae; Quantitative analysis (quantities and concentrations); Titrations (chemical analysis); Equilibria; Strong and Weak acids and Ionic Equations.
C6 Chemistry Out There - Energy Transfer (fuel cells), Redox Reactions; Alcohols (formulae and uses); Chemistry of Sodium Chloride (uses of salt); Depletion of the Ozone Layer (pollution and environmental consequences) and Analgesics (chemistry of medicines).