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Module 1: Properties and Structure of Matter1.1 Properties of Matter

1.2 Atomic Structure and Atomic Mass

1.3 Periodicity

1.4 Bonding

Module 2: Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry2.1 Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry

2.2 Mole Concept

2.3 Concentration and Molarity

2.4 Gas Laws

Module 3: Reactive Chemistry3.1 Chemical Reactions

3.2 Predicting Reactions of Metals

3.3 Rates of Reactions

Module 4: Drivers of Reactions4.1 Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions

4.2 Enthalpy and Hess's Law

4.3 Entropy and Gibbs Free Energy

Module 5: Equilibrium and Acid Reactions5.1 Static and Dynamic Equilibrium5 Topics

5.2 Factors that Affect Equilibrium2 Topics

5.3 Calculating the Equilibrium Constant2 Topics

5.4 Solution Equilibria

Module 6: Acid/Base Reactions6.1 Properties of Acids and Bases7 Topics

6.2 Using Brønsted–Lowry Theory2 Topics

6.3 Quantitative Analysis1 Topic

Module 7: Organic Chemistry7.1 Nomenclature2 Topics

7.2 Hydrocarbons2 Topics

7.3 Products of Reactions Involving Hydrocarbons

7.4 Alcohols1 Topic

7.5 Reactions of Organic Acids and Bases

7.6 Polymers2 Topics

Module 8: Applying Chemical Ideas8.1 Analysis of Inorganic Substances3 Topics

8.2 Analysis of Organic Substances

8.3 Chemical Synthesis and Design

Working ScientificallyWorking Scientifically Overview1 Topic
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3.2 Predicting Reactions of Metals
Overview
 Conduct practical investigations to compare the reactivity of a variety of metals in:
 Water
 Dilute acid
 Oxygen
 Other metal ions in solution
 Construct a metal activity series using the data obtained from practical investigations and compare this series with that obtained from standard secondarysourced information
 Analyse patterns in metal activity on the periodic table and explain why they correlate with, for example:
 Ionisation energy
 Atomic radius
 Electronegativity
 Apply the definitions of oxidation and reduction in terms of electron transfer and oxidation numbers to a range of reduction and oxidation (redox) reactions
 Conduct investigations to measure and compare the reduction potential of galvanic halfcells
 Construct relevant halfequations and balanced overall equations to represent a range of redox reactions
 Predict the reaction of metals in solutions using the table of standard reduction potentials
 Predict the spontaneity of redox reactions using the value of cell potentials