Basecamp N, O Levels Chemistry Syllabus (GCE 5073)

The combined science (Phy/Chem), GCE 5105 (NA) and GCE 5076 (O levels), are a combination of the two sciences with reduced topics and content. Separate classes are opened for students who are taking the subject code 5105 and 5076. We also offer lower secondary science.

EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY

Key Understanding Points

  • Experimental design
  • Methods of purification and analysis
  • Identification of ions** and gases

ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND STOICHIOMETRY

Key Understanding Points

  • Kinetic particle theory
  • Atomic structure
  • Structure and properties of materials
  • Ionic bonding
  • Covalent bonding
  • Metallic bonding*/**

FORMULAE, STOICHIOMETRY AND THE MOLE CONCEPT

Key Understanding Points

  • Symbols of elements and compounds
  • Formula of elements and compounds
  • Chemical equations
  • Empirical and molecular formulae
  • Mol concept

CHEMISTRY OF REACTIONS

Key Understanding Points

  • Electrolysis*/**
  • Energy from Chemicals**
  • Chemical Reactions**
    • Speed of reaction
    • Redox
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
    • Acids and bases
    • Salts
    • Ammonia*

PERIODICITY

Key Understanding Points

  • The Periodic Table
    • Periodic trends
    • Group properties
    • Transition elements*/**
  • Metals
    • Properties of metals
    • Reactivity series
    • Extraction of metals
    • Recycling of metals
    • Iron

ATMOSPHERE

Key Understanding Points

  • Composition of air
  • Air pollution
  • Production of air pollutants
  • Greenhouse gases

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Key Understanding Points

  • Fuels and crude oil
  • Alkanes
  • Alkenes
  • Alcohols**
  • Carboxylic acids**
  • Macromolecules*/**

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* These topics are excluded in combined science (Phy/Chem) GCE 5076 (O Levels)
** These topics are excluded in combined science (Phy/Chem) GCE 5105 (NA Levels)