AQA GCSE Chemistry Topic 2 – Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter

I have gone through the specification and these are the bits the examiners want you to know with links to my YouTube videos and other websites to help you understand any bits that are confusing. 

 

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Specification statement

 

These are the bits the exam board wants you to know, make sure you can do all of these…

Bits to help if you don’t understand

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Other places

I can represent a solid, a liquid and a gas by drawing the arrangement of atoms

https://youtu.be/hs9DIOqzgRg

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2h9Yfma

 

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2z33uMm

I can recall that energy is needed to change state

 

I can predict the state of a substance at a given temperature

 

I can use appropriate state symbol in an equation

 

 

I can recall that ionic bonding occurs between a metal and a non-metal

https://youtu.be/TI6xRyWDtok

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2xqBlNt

 

http://bit.ly/2x5Jo2A

I can describe the formation of ions

https://youtu.be/M5qfMT-ePrQ

 

https://youtu.be/746sTyJqrJo

 

https://youtu.be/9K3RvTq-LwU

I can recall that metals will go on to form positive ions

I can recall the non-metals will go on to form negative ions

I can describe the location of metals and non-metals on the periodic table

 

 

I can describe ionic bonding as the strong electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions

 

 

I can draw dot and cross diagrams to show ionic bonding between group 1 and group 2 metals and group 6 and group 7 non-metals.

https://youtu.be/gbx1pcFn4ws

 

I can recall that covalent bonding occurs between 2 non-metals

https://youtu.be/4I4IqZ2qcfU

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2h8thL0

http://bit.ly/2xID3e0

I can represent the bonding in covalent compounds as a dot and cross diagram (hydrogen, chlorine, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen chloride, ammonia and methane)

 

I can draw covalent compounds using lines to represent electron pairs

 

I can recall the names and formula of common covalent compounds

 

I can recall that covalent compounds can be small and simple or giant.

 

 

I can work out the formula of a compound from a picture

 

 

I can explain how strong metallic bonds arise

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2x7YzG2

I can explain why most metal have high melting and boiling points

 

I can describe the pattern of atoms in a pure metal

 

I can explain why pure metals are not used often

 

 

I can describe and explain the arrangement of atoms in an alloy

 

 

I can describe the advantages of an alloy over pure metals

https://youtu.be/Lgfskmrx3Aw

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xcaxQJ

I can explain how metals conduct electricity

 

I can describe the structure of an ionic compounds

https://youtu.be/TI6xRyWDtok

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2yK5zJK

I can describe the properties of an ionic compounds

 

I can describe the structure of a simple covalent compounds

 

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2lcY7nw  

I can describe the properties of a simple covalent compounds

 

I can describe the structure of a giant covalent compounds

 

I can describe the properties of a giant covalent compounds

 

I can use experimental data to determine if a compound is ionic, simple covalent or giant covalent.

 

 

I can describe the structure of a polymer

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xIoIyo

I can describe the properties of a polymer

 

I can describe how the bonding in diamond affects the properties

https://youtu.be/uN_nzg0wits

 

I can explain the difference in bonding between diamond and graphite

 

 

I can describe how the bonding in graphite affects the properties

 

 

I can describe how the structure of graphene give it properties that can be useful in the modern world

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2frJuHO

I can describe how the structure of fullerenes give them properties that can be useful in the modern world

https://youtu.be/lYXoEzHtPGo

I can describe how the structure of carbon nanotubes give them properties that can be useful in the modern world

 

 

I can recall the size of nanoparticles

Chemistry only

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2fdhk6c

 

The strange new world of Nanoscience, narrated by Stephen Fry http://bit.ly/2wseIVH

 

I can recall why nanoparticle have different properties

Chemistry only

 

I can describe the uses of nanoparticles

Chemistry only

 

I can discuss the advantages and disadvantage of using nanoparticles

Chemistry only

 

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