AQA GCSE Chemistry Topic 7 – Organic Chemistry

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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6 – The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

7 – Organic Chemistry

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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I can define the term hydrocarbon

https://youtu.be/VdstfH3CbvU

 

https://youtu.be/FE_wFJDXm8E

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2hgdYww  

I can describe the makeup of crude oil

https://youtu.be/XXncE3cZ4H8

I can give and use the general formula for alkanes

https://youtu.be/5kpo5W0UaX8

I can name and draw the first 4 alkanes

 

I can recall why we need to distil oil into fractions

https://youtu.be/XXncE3cZ4H8

 

https://youtu.be/eUmRR7y5HGc

 

I can state some uses for the fractions of crude oil

 

I can describe the process of fractional distillation

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2jGyD13

I can recall how boiling point changes with chain length

 

I can recall how viscosity changes with chain length

 

I can recall how flammability changes with chain length

 

I can recall the equation for complete combustion

https://youtu.be/Garj40Fyfuk

 

I can describe the reasons why we need to crack long hydrocarbon chains

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xew6ym

I can describe the process of cracking by steam and via a catalyst

 

 

I can describe the results of testing for alkenes with bromine water

https://youtu.be/UQhyzisHawI

 

I can recall and use the general formula for alkenes

Chemistry only

https://youtu.be/jFIWdxfQGMs

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2wvPb20

I can describe alkenes as unsaturated

Chemistry only

 

 

I can name and draw the first four alkenes

Chemistry only

https://youtu.be/YNHKmgMKVI0

 

I can recall the equation for incomplete combustion

Chemistry only

https://youtu.be/Garj40Fyfuk

 

I can compare complete and incomplete combustions

Chemistry only

 

I can describe the reaction of alkenes with hydrogen

Chemistry only

 

 

I can describe the reaction of alkenes with water

Chemistry only

 

 

I can describe the reaction of alkenes with the halogens

Chemistry only

 

 

I can recall the functional group for alcohols

Chemistry only

https://youtu.be/DVY3YCpfNo4

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I can name and draw the first four alcohols

Chemistry only

 

I can recall the main uses for alcohols

Chemistry only

 

I can describe what happens when alcohols react with sodium

Chemistry only

 

 

 

I can describe what happens when alcohols react with oxygen

Chemistry only

 

 

I can describe what happens when alcohols react with water

Chemistry only

 

 

I can describe what happens when alcohols react with an oxidising agent

Chemistry only

 

 

I can describe the conditions needed for fermentation

Chemistry only

 

 

I can recall the functional group for carboxylic acids

Chemistry only

https://youtu.be/uIHoLv4_Zlg

 

https://youtu.be/LG1PzsuDuck

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xedXAE

I can name and draw the first four carboxylic acids

Chemistry only

 

I can recall the main uses for carboxylic acids

Chemistry only

 

I can describe what happens when carboxylic acids react with carbonates

Chemistry only

 

I can describe what happens when carboxylic acids react with water

Chemistry only

 

 

I can describe what happens when carboxylic acids react with alcohols

Chemistry only

 

 

I can name and draw ethyl ethanoate

Chemistry only

 

 

I can define the terms monomer and polymer

Chemistry only

 

 

I can explain the process of polymerisation

Chemistry only

 

 

I can draw a polymer from a given monomer

Chemistry only

 

 

I can draw the monomer from a given polymer

Chemistry only

 

 

I can recall that condensation polymerisation involved monomers with different functional groups

Chemistry only

Higher tier only

 

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I can recall that condensation polymerisation involves the loss of a small molecules

Chemistry only

Higher tier only

 

 

I can explain the basic principles of condensation polymerisation

Chemistry only

Higher tier only

 

 

I can draw a polymer from a given monomer

Chemistry only

Higher tier only

 

 

I can draw the monomer from a given polymer

Chemistry only

Higher tier only

 

 

I can recall what DNA is

Chemistry only

https://youtu.be/erZB_EhuKbA

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I can recall the structure of DNA

Chemistry only

 

I can recall how DNA relates to amino acids

Chemistry only

 

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I can identify the two different functional groups in amino acid

Chemistry only

 

 

I can describe how an amino acid polymerises

Chemistry only

 

 

I can describe the process of amino acids joining together to form a polymer

Chemistry only

 

 

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