Applied Science BTEC Nationals/Chemistry for Biology Technicians


On completion of this unit a learner should:

1. Be able to relate enthalpy changes to the bonding in a range of substances
2. Be able to show how rates of reaction are affected by varying the reaction conditions
3. Be able to interpret key features of equilibrium processes
4. Be able to demonstrate the structure and properties of simple organic molecules.


Edexcel recommend the following resources.


Chapman C — Basic Chemistry for Biology (William C Brown, 1998) ISBN 0697360873

Fry M and Page E — Catch Up Chemistry: For the Life and Medical Sciences (Scion Publishing, 2005) ISBN 1904842100

Rockett B and Sutton R — Chemistry for Biologists at Advanced Level (John Murray, 1996) ISBN 0719571464

Sackheim G I — An Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students (Benjamin Cummings, 2001) ISBN 0805330755