VCE Chemistry

The purpose of this text is to produce a reliable and free textbook, specifically tailored toward the needs of students studying VCE Chemistry in an attempt to gain the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). The eventual aim is to provide a practical alternative to standard textbooks, complete with exercises and worked examples.

Unit 1: The Big Ideas of Chemistry

The Periodic Table

Materials

  • Metals
  • Ionic Compounds
  • Covalent molecules, networks and layers
  • Carbon Compounds
  • Surfaces, Bonding and Nano-particles

Unit 2: Environmental chemistry

Water

  • Solubility
  • Precipitation
  • Acids and Bases
  • Stoichiometry
  • Redox Reactions and Corrosion
  • Green Chemistry

The Atmosphere

  • Atmospheric Make-up
  • Environmental Issues
  • Gases in the Atmosphere
  • Properties of Gases

Appendices: Unit 1 and Unit 2

  • Units 1 and 2: Glossary
  • Periodic Table

Unit 3: Area of Study: Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Analysis

  • Analysis via mass
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Analysis of acids and bases
  • Analysis of oxidants and reductants
  • Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy
  • Combinations of analysis

Unit 4: Chemistry at work

Industrial Chemistry

  • Reaction Speed
  • Reaction Yield
  • Precipitation
  • Equilibria with Acids and Bases
  • Benefits and Risks of Industrial Chemistry
  • Production of Ammonia
  • Production of Nitric Acid
  • Production of Sulfuric Acid
  • Production of Ethene

Supplying and Using Chemistry

  • Fossil Fuels
  • Alternative Energy
  • Energy in Chemical Reactions; heat and electricity
  • Batteries and cells
  • Electrolysis

Appendices: Units 3 and 4

  • Units 3 and 4: Glossary
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