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WJEC Chemistry for AS: Student Book

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

awarding body: WJEC

level: AS

isbn: 978-1-908682-54-3

subject: Chemistry

Pages: 204pp



This current edition of WJEC Chemistry for AS Level Student Book has been replaced by a new 2nd Edition. Click here for more information

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Written by a team of authors experienced in teaching and examining WJEC 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



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

Overview of Unit 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

Unit 2  Energy, Rate and Chemistry of Carbon Compounds

Overview of Unit 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 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 for Chemistry with a major awarding body.