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This site works well as a reference resource to check knowledge and abilities against specific Specification points, and the site is centered around this Specification list.

The quizzes are a great way to check knowledge of key facts. However, they are no substitute for doing appropriate past paper questions. The best way to do that is to refer to the exam board website.

Here’s what the best students do:

-Learn the material
-Memorise key facts and practice using concepts (use tutorMyself Chemistry!)
-Answer past paper questions
-Use mark schemes to self-mark past papers
-Review learning for all wrong answers, making note of key target areas
-Re-do questions which were challenging

Take note: by applying these methods, good students are able to get better marks and spend less time studying.

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Section 1: Principles of chemistry

      a) States of matter

      b) Atoms

      c) Atomic structure

     d) Relative formula masses and molar volumes of gases

     e) Chemical formulae and chemical equations

     f) Ionic compounds

     g) Covalent substances

     h) Metallic crystals

     i) Electrolysis

 Section 2: Chemistry of the elements

     a) The Periodic Table

     b) Group 1 elements: lithium, sodium and potassium

     c) Group 7 elements: chlorine, bromine and iodine

     d) Oxygen and oxides

     e) Hydrogen and water

     f) Reactivity series

     g) Tests for ions and gases

Section 3: Organic chemistry

     a) Introduction

     b) Alkanes

     c) Alkenes

     d) Ethanol

Section 4: Physical chemistry

     a) Acids, alkalis and salts

     b) Energetics

     c) Rates of reaction

     d) Equilibria

Section 5: Chemistry in industry

     a) Extraction and uses of metals

     b) Crude oil

     c) Synthetic polymers

     d) The industrial manufacture of chemicals