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Eduqas Chemistry for A Level Yr 1 & AS: Student Book

Author(s): Peter Blake, Elfed Charles, Kathryn Foster

awarding body: Eduqas

level: A Level Year 1 & AS

isbn: 978-1-908682-66-6

subject: Chemistry

Pages: 203pp



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Written by a team of authors experienced in teaching and examining Chemistry A Level

Each topic includes detailed explanations and underpinning knowledge, all written in clear uncomplicated language

Exam practice and skills guidance is provided for the new assessment objectives

Maths techniques and skills are regularly tested throughout

Numerous questions, tests and tips help ensure you have a good grasp of the key content for each topic

New requirements for practical work are clearly identified

A vibrant colour design and detailed colour diagrams and photos make the information accessible and appealing


Specification mapping

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

Overview of Component 1

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

Exam practice questions

Component 2  Energy, Rate and Chemistry of Carbon Compounds

Overview of Component 2

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

Exam practice questions



About the authors:

Peter Blake is a former lecturer and senior lecturer in Chemistry at St Andrews and Cardiff Universities.  He has been an examiner for A Level Chemistry for twenty five 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 for Chemistry with a major awarding body.