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AQA GCSE Chemistry Topic 2 - Bonding Structure And The Properties Of Matter

 




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

 • 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 

 • I can describe the formation of ions 

 • 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. 

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

 • 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 

 • 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 

 • I can explain how metals conduct electricity

  • I can describe the structure of an ionic compounds 

 • I can describe the properties of an ionic compounds

  • I can describe the structure of a simple covalent compounds

  • 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 

 • I can describe the properties of a polymer 

 • I can describe how the bonding in diamond affects the properties

  • 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

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

 • 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 

 • 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