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Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry Topic 2 - Inorganic Chemistry 




 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 describe the properties of group 1 metals Video 1  Video 2 (With Water)

 • I can describe the reactions of group 1 metals

 • I can recall that the reactivity of group 1 metals increases as you go down the group.

 • I can use my knowledge to predict the properties of the bottom 3 alkali metals

 • I can write the electronic configurations of the first three group 1 metals

 • I can explain the reactivity of the group 1 metals and refer to the electronic configuration in my explanation

 • I can recall the colours and states of the elements in group 7

 • I can recall that group 7 element are non-metals and are found as diatomic molecules

 • I can describe the reactions of group 7 non-metals

 • I can describe the patterns in melting point, boiling point, and reactivity in group 7

 • I can describe displacement reaction in relation to group 7 elements

 • I can use my knowledge to predict the properties of the elements in group 7

 • I can explain the reactivity of the group 7 elements and refer to the electronic configuration in my explanation

 • I can state the composition of air

 • I can describe two experiments to determine the volume of oxygen in air (one with iron and the other using phosphorous)

 • I can describe what happens when magnesium, sulfur and hydrogen burn in air

 • I can describe how carbon dioxide is formed when metal carbonates such as copper carbonate decompose (including word and balanced symbol equations)

 • I know that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and that it could contribute to climate change

 • I know the order of the reactivity series of metals when they react with water and with hydrochloric acid

 • I know the order of the reactivity series of metals based on displacement reactions

 • I can explain how iron rusts

 • I can explain how to prevent iron from rusting

 • I can define these words in terms of electrons being lost or gained: redox, reduction, oxidation, reducing agent, oxidising agent

 • I can describe reactions between dilute acids (HCl and H2SO4) and metals

 • I can state that most reactive metals are extracted from their ores and that unreactive metals are found uncombined with other elements

 • I can describe when a displacement reaction might take place

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

 • I can explain how a metal is extracted relative to its position on the reactivity series

 • I can describe how metals are extracted

 • I can describe how metals get used based on their properties

 • I can describe what an alloy is and give examples of alloys

 • I can describe the advantages of an alloy over pure metals

 • I can explain how metals conduct electricity

 • I can describe why pure metals are softer than alloys

 • I can describe how to test for acids or alkalis using methyl orange, litmus and phenolphthalein

 • I can use and read a pH scale, as well as classify acids and alkalis along the scale using the colour and the numbers 1-14

 • I can describe how to use universal indicator to measure the pH of a substance

 • I can state that aqueous acids are a source of hydrogen ions and that aqueous alkalis are a source of hydroxide ions

 • I know that acids neutralise alkalis

 • I can describe how to carry out a titration  Video 1  Video 2  Video 3  Video 4

 • I can calculate a concentration from titration data

 • I can categorise compounds into whether or not they are soluble in water because I have learned the solubility rules.

 • I can describe proton transfer in acids and bases and that an acid is a proton donor and a base is a proton acceptor

 • I can describe the reactions of acids with metals, metal oxides, metal hydroxides and metal carbonates to form salts

 • I know that alkalis are bases that dissolve in water

 • I know that bases include metal oxides, metal hydroxides and ammonia

 • I can describe an experiment to make a dried sample of a soluble salt

 • I can describe an experiment to make a dried sample of an insoluble salt

 • I can describe how to make copper sulphate crystals from copper oxide

 • I can describe how to make lead sulphate

 • I can recall the test for hydrogen

 • I can recall the test for oxygen

 • I can recall the test for carbon dioxide

 • I can recall the test for chlorine

 • I can recall the test for ammonia

 • I can describe how to carry out a flame test

 • 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 recall the test for carbonate ions

 • I can recall the test for halide ions

 • I can recall the test for sulfate ions

 • I can describe the test for water

 • I can describe a test to show whether a sample of water is pure