AQA GCSE Chemistry Topic 4 – Chemical Changes

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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Quick fire questions for this topic

 

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4 – Chemical Changes

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 describe the reaction between metal and oxygen

 

 

I can recall the order of the reactivity series

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xv1LNZ 

 

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2i0QOKN

I can describe when a displacement reaction might take place

https://youtu.be/7Pm5-ox6YGM

 

I can use experimental data to work out the order of reactivity

 

I can describe how unreactive metals are found in the Earth

 

 

I can describe reduction

 

 

I can describe the process of extracting aluminium by electrolysis

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2heSYpD

I can describe oxidation as the loss of electrons

Higher tier only

“OILRIG”

https://youtu.be/-5fL5IOPSfs

 

I can describe reduction as a gain of electrons

Higher tier only

 

I can write balanced ionic half equations

Higher tier only

https://youtu.be/vbic3491cE8

 

I can determine which element in a reaction is oxidised or reduced from the equation

Higher tier only

 

I can use the general equation to give the products from a reaction

https://youtu.be/Sh3tOH95-AQ

 

https://youtu.be/Gstk2bhzBVQ

 

https://youtu.be/-kwhGkvUjoQ

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2hdd7QE

 

Total Learn

http://bit.ly/2w4JYJZ

 

http://bit.ly/2ze5vFB

I can determine the formula of a salt from common ions

 

 

Common ions flash cards on  www.primrosekitten.com

I can describe how to make a pure salt

RP1; https://youtu.be/ttsAmaNu4ao

 

https://youtu.be/BmaXoGTAmeA

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2yoMoF8

I can describe the ions that lead to acidic and alkaline conditions

https://youtu.be/CvmhbNYroeo

 

I can use the pH scale to describe how acidic or alkaline a solution is

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xkyZzj

I can use an equation to show neutralisation

Total learn http://bit.ly/2fg1gAL

I can carry out a titration

https://youtu.be/MDWVrTW0nq8

 

https://youtu.be/yVF6Gn7HmWk

 

https://youtu.be/XPTnZnbXgDs

 

https://youtu.be/2hv2hS6zdh0

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xOvRgx

I can calculate a concentration from titration data

Chemistry only

https://youtu.be/hhkt3ZZ-pvQ

 

I can give examples of strong and weak acids

Higher tier only

 

https://youtu.be/bdUas8qRUew

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2f7RL2N

 

Total Learn

http://bit.ly/2fg1gAL 

I can describe how concentration relates to pH

Higher tier only

I can use the terms strong, weak, concentrated and dilute in term of acids

Higher tier only

 

I can explain why compounds need to be molten or dissolved to conduct

 

 

I can describe the movement of ions during electrolysis

https://youtu.be/m1NURA22XTk

RP5;

https://youtu.be/hcQHxKMpr60

 

https://youtu.be/xCSa3YQbGRc

 

https://youtu.be/r0kbEj2PDEg

 

https://youtu.be/L_BjGKdM2Bk

 

https://youtu.be/E6npZEyaASk

 

I can predict the products of electrolysis

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xudbBI

 

Total Learn http://bit.ly/2y2Gmsk

I can write balanced half equations to describe what happens at each electrode

https://youtu.be/vbic3491cE8

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xbbnOe

I can describe how to test for the production of chlorine gas

 

 

I can describe how to test for the production of hydrogen gas

https://youtu.be/wuNB1n5z9QM

 

I can describe how to test for the production of oxygen gas

 

 

I can describe what happens to aqueous solutions that are electrolysed

 

 

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8 – Chemical Analysis

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