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
In 1856,Mendeléev,a Russian scientist,was the first to construct a Periodic Table. He pointed out that elements with similar properties kept recurring at regular intervals or periods. He predicted that there were undiscovered elements which could fill these gaps .He even predicted the possible properties of these elements.
The modern Periodic Laws states that the properties of the elements are a periodic function of their atomic numbers.
Unit 2: Environmental chemistry
- Acids and Bases
- Redox Reactions and Corrosion
- Green Chemistry
Appendices: Unit 1 and Unit 2
Unit 3: Area of Study: Analytical Chemistry
Unit 4: Chemistry at work
- Reaction Speed
- Reaction Yield
- 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