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AS and A2 Chemistry

Welcome to the EMS Chemistry portal.  Here you can find all the support material for your AS and A2 Chemistry courses.

Chemistry is that branch of natural philosophy in which the greatest improvements have been made and may be made - but I have not neglected the other branches of science. A man would make but a very sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone. If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimenter, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics.

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein.

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specification.pdf specification.pdf
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Definitions.doc Definitions.doc
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AS Scheme of work.pdf AS Scheme of work.pdf
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Copy of Scheme of Work.xls Copy of Scheme of Work.xls
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Here is the specification.  It is the most up-to-date version and contains everything you need to know about the course structure and content.  

A handy list of some definitions used in lessons.

The scheme of work for AS Chemistry.

The scheme of work for A2 Chemistry.

The full scheme of work as an Excel spreadsheet.

Classic mistakes made by year 12 chemists.

Latest News:

Phil found these handy to explain the orbital shapes of atomshttp://www.chm.davidson.edu/vce/AtomicOrbitals/ao.html and the main page is here:  http://www.chm.davidson.edu/vce/index.html

This is from the same website with a page on molecule shapes and bond angles.http://www.chm.davidson.edu/vce/VSEPR/VSEPR.html

This is a funny site I found on Boxing Day...http://www.science-groove.org/Now/Hooray.html  as is this http://musicalchemistry.jimdo.com/

In Year 12 and 13 you will record all your experiments in a hard-backed A4 notebook.  You will need to buy one and bring it to every lesson.  It is worthwhile finding out how to use a laboratory notebook correctly before attempting an experiment.  There is a particularly good article here which explains this in detail.  Please read this as soon as possible.

Copying from this site

The links on this website are largely to documents written by teachers, with the exception of some past paper questions and specifications, from the OCR website.  The links to the subject content are from Chemguide - a fantastic chemistry revision website.  The links to the quizzes are from Doc Brown's site.  You may use the information on this site in any way you wish - including making multiple copies for other people's use - provided that:

  • You make clear where the information came from;

  • Nobody makes any financial gain from it.

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