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Edexcel GCSE Chemistry Topic 9 - Seperate Chemistry 2 




Below is everything the examiners think you know, if you're not sure of something click on the link to watch my YouTube video explanation. For a copy of these you can print off, get the FREE revision guide I wrote for you.


 • I can recall the colours of the flame test (lithium, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper)  Video 1  Video 2 

 • I can recall the result for testing with sodium hydroxide (aluminium, calcium, magnesium, copper (II), iron (II), iron (III))

 • I can write balanced equation for reactions with sodium hydroxide (aluminium, calcium, magnesium, copper (II), iron (II), iron (III))

 • I can recall the test for carbonate ions

 • I can recall the test for halide ions

 • I can recall the test for sulfate ions

 • I can give the advantages and disadvantages of using instrumental method to identify ions rather than the ones used in class

 • I can describe the use of flame emission spectroscopy

 • I can interpret results of flame test emission spectroscopy

 • I can give and use the general formula for alkanes

 • I can name and draw the first 4 alkanes

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

 • I can recall and use the general formula for alkenes

 • I can describe alkenes as unsaturated

 • I can name and draw the first four alkenes

 • I can differentiate between but-1-ene and but-2-ene

 • I can recall the equation for complete combustion

 • I can define the terms monomer and polymer

 • I can explain the process of polymerisation

 • I can draw a polymer from a given monomer

 • I can draw the monomer from a given polymer

 • I can recall that condensation polymerisation involved monomers with different functional groups - Higher tier only

 • I can recall that condensation polymerisation involves the loss of a small molecules - Higher tier only

 • I can explain the basic principles of condensation polymerisation - Higher tier only

 • I can link the properties of polymers to their structure

 • I can evaluate the use of polymers, including recycling; economic implications; availability of starting material and environmental impact   • I can recall what DNA is

 • I can recall the structure of DNA

 • I can recall how DNA relates to amino acids

 • I can identify the two different functional groups in amino acid

 • I can describe how an amino acid polymerises

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

 • I can recall the functional group for alcohols

 • I can name and draw the first four alcohols. Including propan-1-ol and butan-1-ol

 • I can recall the main uses for alcohols

 • I can determine the temperature change produced by the combustion of alcohol

 • I can recall the functional group for carboxylic acids Video 1  Video 2 

 • I can name and draw the first four carboxylic acids

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

 • I can recall that members of the same homologous series behave in a similar way

 • I can describe the conditions needed for fermentation

 • I can recall the size of nanoparticles

 • I can recall why nanoparticle have different properties

 • I can describe the uses of nanoparticles

 • I can discuss the advantages and disadvantage of using nanoparticles

 • I can state the composition of most of the glass we use

 • I can describe the makeup of clay ceramics

 • I can define the term composite and describe some uses