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WJEC Chemistry for AS Level Student Book: 2nd Edition

Author(s): P Blake, E Charles, K Foster, L Bromley, J Thomas

awarding body: WJEC

level: AS & Year 1

isbn: 978-1-912820-56-6

subject: Chemistry

Pages: 208pp




Comprehensively revised and updated new 2nd Edition of the AS Level Student Book!

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Endorsed by WJEC, this new edition of the Student Book offers high quality support you can trust

Straightforward and concise coverage of the specification, so students can be confident they are covering what’s needed for exam success

New Test Yourself section at the end of each chapter to reinforce knowledge with answers provided in the book

New section on Answering exam questions at the end of each unit gives guidance on command words and how to approach each question

New Exam Practice questions at the end of each unit are taken from actual WJEC past papers with answers provided in the book

Enhanced support for practical skills to enable you to embed your understanding of practical work

Increased maths support throughout with maths skills and techniques regularly tested throughout

Clear explanations and diagrams throughout

Includes the Periodic Table


Unit 1 The Language of Chemistry, Structure of Matter and Simple Reactions

1.1 Formulae and equations
1.2 Basic ideas about atoms
1.3 Chemical calculations
1.4 Bonding
1.5 Solid structures
1.6 The periodic table
1.7 Simple equilibria and acid-base reactions
      Answering exam questions
      Exam practice questions

Unit 2 Energy, Rate and Chemistry of Carbon Compounds

2.1 Thermochemistry
2.2 Rates of reaction
2.3 The wider impact of chemistry
2.4 Organic compounds
2.5 Hydrocarbons
2.6 Halogenoalkanes
2.7 Alcohols
2.8 Instrumental analysis
      Answering exam questions
      Exam practice questions

      Periodic Table

About the authors

Peter Blake is a former senior lecturer in Chemistry at St Andrews and Cardiff Universities.  He has been an examiner for A Level Chemistry for a number of years, during which time he has been involved in both specification revision and the authoring of study materials.

Elfed Charles has thirty years of experience teaching in secondary schools, has experience of senior management and is a Principal Examiner in Chemistry at A Level for a major awarding body.

Kathryn Foster is a former Head of Science at a Sixth Form College.  She has many years of experience teaching Chemistry A Level and is a Principal Examiner in Chemistry with a major awarding body.

Lindsay Bromley has worked as a senior research scientist in industry before moving into teaching 25 years ago. She currently runs the Chemistry department at a large comprehensive school and is a Principal Examiner in Chemistry at A Level for a major awarding body.

Jonathan Thomas has fifteen years’ experience as Head of Chemistry in a secondary school in South Wales, and has worked in a variety of additional roles including MAT coordinator and head of sixth form. He has been part of the paper evaluation panel in Chemistry at A Level for a major awarding body.