Master The Fundamentals Of Chemistry (Part 2 of 4)

This Is A High School Chemistry Course For Students Preparing For iGCSE, GCSE & AP Chemistry Exams

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May 2021

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What you will learn

In this course you will learn exactly what you need to know for your chemistry exams so that you can learn as efficiently as possible. After this course you will be able to:

Understand how the similarities in the reactions of group 1 elements with water provide evidence of their recognition as a family of elements

Understand how the differences between the reactions of the group 1 elements with oxygen and water provide evidence for the pattern of their reactivity

Use knowledge of the trends in group 1 to predict the properties of other alkali metals

Explain the trend in reactivity in terms of electronic configuration

Know the colours and states of the group 7 elements at room temperature, and trends in physical properties

Use knowledge of trends in group 7 to predict the properties of other elements

Understand how the displacement reaction of halogens and halides provides evidence for the pattern of reactivity

Explain the trend in reactivity of group 7 in terms of electronic configuration

Know the approximate % by volume of the 4 most abundant gases in dry air

Understand how to determine the % of oxygen in air using (for example) the reaction of a metal with oxygen

Describe the reactions of elements with oxygen (magnesium, hydrogen, sulphur)

Describe the formation of carbon dioxide from the thermal decomposition of metal carbonates

Know that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and contributes to global warming

Understand how elements are arranged in the Periodic Table, in order of atomic number, in groups and periods

Understand how to deduce the electronic configuration of the first 20 elements from their position in the Periodic Table

Understand how to use electrical conductivity, and the acid/base character of oxides to classify elements as metals or non-metals

Identify an element as metal or non-metal according to its position in the Periodic Table

Understand how the electronic configuration of a main group element is related to its position in the Periodic Table

Understand why elements in the same group have similar chemical properties

Understand why the Noble Gases do not readily react

Write word and symbol equations for reaction detailed in the specification, and unfamiliar reactions where information is provided

Calculate relative formula mass from relative atomic masses

Know that the mole is a measure of the amount of substance

Understand how to perform calculations with the amount of substance using Mr

Calculate reacting masses using experimental data and chemical equations

Understand how the formulae of simple compounds can be determined experimentally

Know what is meant my the terms molecular and empirical formulae

Calculate empirical and molecular formulae from experimental data

Understand how to carry out calculations with amount of substance using concentrations

Understand how to carry out calculations using the molar volume of a gas at room temperature and pressure


ATTENTION PARENTS: Are your students having difficulty with the subject matter in chemistry GCSE (or related courses)? Are they preparing for their final examination, or end of year examinations? Purchase this course to help your student prepare for their exams by helping them to understand chemistry, rather than focusing on trying to memorise seemingly unrelated facts! This course includes practical demonstrations of common reactions and experiments seen on GCSE papers.

Full syllabus coverage details are available in a downloadable file for iGCSE Cambridge/Edexcel/AQA, GCSE Edexcel/AQA, and O level Cambridge.

This course covers all of the material studied in iGCSE Chemistry and GCSE Chemistry courses in the topics of The Periodic Table, and Calculations. These are normally the topics covered in (i)GCSE courses by schools in year 10 (Grade 9/10, ages 14/15). The material is also relevant for most GCSE courses. It is designed for students who are currently in years 10/11 (Grade 9/10, ages 14-16) and revising the material covered in their school lessons. It would also be useful for those students entering A level, or IBDP courses in chemistry who require a firm grounding before embarking on these more advanced qualifications. The material covered in this topic is also covered in most American and Canadian syllabuses in grade 10 chemistry/science (ages 15/16).

As soon as students sign up for this IGCSE Chemistry and GCSE Chemistry masterclass they will receive access to:

  1. NEW and updated IGCSE chem & GCSE chem video lessons for each section of the course.

  2. FREE digital IGCSE chem resources, summary sheets and practice questions (with model answers provided).

  3. FULL EXAM QUESTION WALKTHROUGHS of past exam papers to help you learn the best exam writing strategies.

  4. FREE topic-specific IGCSE chemistry past exam paper questions and mark schemes.

This IGCSE chemistry (O Level) masterclass is offered by IGCSEprep on Udemy. This masterclass covers all the content needed to write the IGCSE chemistry exams offered by Pearson Edexcel (double or triple) or Cambridge CIE (core or extended) or other exam boards like Oxford AQA.


Master The Fundamentals Of Chemistry (Part 2 of 4)
Master The Fundamentals Of Chemistry (Part 2 of 4)
Master The Fundamentals Of Chemistry (Part 2 of 4)
Master The Fundamentals Of Chemistry (Part 2 of 4)




The Periodic Table

Metals and Non-metals

Chemical Properties of Metals and Non-metals

Metals and Non-metals Quiz

Group 1: Alkali Metals

Group 7: The Halogens

Group 7 Displacement

Displacement Reactions of Halogens

Groups 1+7 Quiz

Group 0: Noble Gases

Gases in the Air

Gases in the Air

The Period Table: Past Paper Walkthrough


Balancing Equations

Balancing Equations and Formulae Quiz

Moles and Mr

Moles and Mr Quiz

Empirical Formulae

Empirical Formula of Magnesium Oxide

Molecular Formulae

Water of Crystallisation

Water of Crystallisation Quiz

Water of Crystallisation Calculations

Masses in Reactions

Gas Calculations

Solid and Gas Calculations Quiz

Concentration Calculations

Concentration Calculations Quiz

Concentrations in Reactions


Zavier16 May 2021

Mr Row is an amazing teacher and has helped me so much in my chemistry., My school teacher has noticed a big difference in me and cant quite believe how i have improved! Calculations/Stoichemistry was always the hardest part for me, but now I am confident and tackle any equations put in front of me. Not only are the videos excellent but i use every single handout too, I print them off complete and mark and this practice really makes all the difference. Thank you!

Vanessa2 May 2021

I can finally say that I feel confident doing chemistry calculations! This is something I never thought I'd be able to say. Thank you Mr Bow for everything you do.

Caroline19 January 2021

This course has really helped explain many concepts that I have found difficult in class and Mr Bow is a great teacher.


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