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Maths for A Level Chemistry

Author(s): Stephen Doyle

awarding body: AQA, Pearson, OCR, WJEC, CCEA

level: A Level and AS

isbn: 978-1-908682-90-1

subject: Chemistry

Pages: 202pp



Written by a very experienced author, examiner and tutor, this course companion helps your students develop a thorough understanding of the essential mathematical skills required in A Level Chemistry.


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Supports the core mathematical skills that have an increased relevance and importance in A Level Chemistry specifications

Includes content on the Arrhenius equations, electric charge, Faraday constant and the relationship between energy and frequency

Helps students use the right maths at the right time as an aid to fully understand their A Level Chemistry course

A two-part approach to the book provides a thorough grounding in the maths techniques in part one, with detailed chemical calculations using appropriate maths in part two

Gives practical advice on how to avoid common misunderstandings when using maths in making chemical calculations

Designed to encourage students to engage confidently with maths in their Chemistry course

Students are helped throughout the book with Pointers, Maths Tips, Test Yourself and advice to improve grades across all Chemistry topics that require maths skills

The answers  at the back of the book help students check their progress

The material has been mapped against the mathematical requirements criteria for the  A Level Chemistry courses from AQA, Pearson, OCR, WJEC, CCEA, the International Baccalaureate and the Cambridge Pre-U



How to use this book

1  Arithmetic and numerical computation
2  Handling data
3  Algebra
4  Graphs
5  Geometry

6   The amount of a substance
7   Balancing and using chemical equations to predict masses
8   Radioactive decay and half-life
9   Percentage yield and atom economy
10  Determining relative atomic mass from relative or percentage abundance
11  Concentrations
12  The ideal gas equation
13  Acid-base titrations
14  Determining empirical and molecular formulae
15  Calculating the formula of a hydrated salt
16  Enthalpy changes and calorimetry
17  Bond enthalpies
18  Rates of reaction
19  The shapes of simple molecules
20  The solubility of compounds in water
21  Oxidation states (or numbers)
22  Redox reactions
23  Electrochemical cells
24  Entropy and free energy change
25  Equilibria
26  Calculations involving pH
27  Analytical techniques

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About the Author:

Stephen Doyle is an experienced Chemistry and Mathematics teacher, examiner and bestselling author with over 30 years' experience.  He has taught in both secondary schools and FE colleges and has written and contributed to numerous books and other learning resources.