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EDEXCEL A2 CHEMISTRY

TEACHING TIMELINE
2014-2015
KINGSDALE
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SCHOOL
5 HOURS PER WEEK
START 1st September 2014
A2 Chemistry
Unit 4: General Principles of Chemistry I Rates, Equilibria and
Further Organic Chemistry
4.3 How fast? rates (pages 10-32 textbook) 11 hours total teaching
(Core practicals 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3)
Lesson
number
1

Date (week
beginning)
1st Sept

Lesson title
Techniques to measure rate of reaction

Specification
references
4.3b

Further Organic Chemistry


4.3 How fast? rates (pages 10-32 textbook) 11 hours total teaching
(Core practicals 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3)
Lesson
number

Date (week
beginning)
st

1 Sept

Lesson title

Specification
references

Techniques to measure rate of reaction

4.3b

Rate equations, rate constants and the order of a


4.3a
reaction

Determining the order of a reaction and the rate


equation from experimental data

Graphical representation of kinetic


measurements.

4.3f(ii, iii)

4.3d

Activation energy and types of catalysts

4.3a

Investigating the activation energy of a reaction


(controlled assessment opportunity: activity
A2C4)

4.3f(v), g

Relating a mechanism to the rate-determining


step

4.3a, f(iv), h, j

The mechanism of the reaction of iodine with


propanone

4.3e, i

5
6

8th Sept

Topic assessment

4.4 How far? Entropy (pages 34-48 textbook) 8 hours total teaching
(Core practicals 4.4 and 4.5)
Lesson
number

Date (week beginning)

Lesson title

Specification
references

What is entropy?

4.4b, c, d

The natural direction of change

4.4e, f

Increases in entropy during chemical


reactions

4.4a, g (i, ii, iii,


iv)

Calculating entropy changes

4.4h, i, j

The feasibility of a reaction,


thermodynamic stability and kinetic
inertness

4.4k, l, m

15th Sept

22nd Sept

Predicting solubility from the enthalpy and


4.4n, o, p
entropy of solution

Topic assessment

4.5 Equilibria (pages 50-62) 7 hours total teaching


Core practicals 4.6 and MS4.6
Lesson
number
1
2

Date (week beginning)


th

29 Sept

Lesson title

Specification
references

The idea of an equilibrium constant

4.5a, b, c, e

Calculations involving Kc and Kp

4.5e

4.5 Equilibria (pages 50-62) 7 hours total teaching


Core practicals 4.6 and MS4.6
Lesson
number

Date (week beginning)

Lesson title

Specification
references

The idea of an equilibrium constant

4.5a, b, c, e

Calculations involving Kc and Kp

4.5e

More calculations involving Kc and Kp

4.5g

Determination of an equilibrium constant 4.5d

Relating entropy to equilibrium constants 4.5f, h

th

29 Sept

Topic assessment and controlled


assessment opportunity

4.6 Application of rates and equilibrium (pages 64-70) 3 hours total teaching
Lesson
number

Date (week beginning)

Lesson title

Specification
references

Explaining why temperature, pressure


and catalysis affect an equilibrium
4.6a
constant (if at all) and the interplay with
rate of reaction

Choosing conditions for industrial


processes

4.6b

Controlling reactions for safety, yield,


cost and atom economy

4.6c, d

th

6 Oct

Topic assessment

4.7 Acid/base equilibria (pages 72-96) 16 hours total teaching


(Core practicals 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12) ALLOW TIME FOR PRACTICALS
Lesson
number
1

Date (week beginning)


13th Oct

Lesson title
What are acids and bases?

Specification
references
4.7a, b, c

A definition for pH and measuring pH for a


4.7d, f (i, ii)
variety of substances

Ka, Kw and strong and weak acids and


bases

4.7d, e

Calculating Ka for a weak acid

4.7h

Determination of Ka for a weak acid

4.7g

pH changes during acid/base titrations

4.7i

Choosing suitable indicators

4.7j

20th Oct

3rd Nov

Finding Ka for a weak acid from a pH


titration
(internal assessment opportunity:
activity A2C1)

4.7l

An introduction to buffer solutions

4.7k, l

10

Buffers in biological systems

4.7m

Topic assessment

Finding Ka for a weak acid from a pH


titration

(internal assessment opportunity:


activity A2C1)

4.7l

An introduction to buffer solutions

4.7k, l

10

Buffers in biological systems

4.7m

Topic assessment

4.8 Further organic chemistry (pages 98-127) 14 hours teaching


(Core practicals 4.13, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18)
Lesson
number

Date (week
beginning)

Lesson title

Specification
references

Isomerism and chirality

4.8.1a, b

Optical activity of chiral molecules

4.8.1c

Evidence for reaction mechanisms from optical activity

4.8.1d

An introduction to aldehydes and ketones: examples and


solubility

4.8.2a, b

Testing and identifying carbonyl compounds

4.8.2c(iv)

Reactions of carbonyl compounds

4.8.2c(i, ii, iii, v)

An introduction to carboxylic acids: examples, physical


properties and preparation

4.8.3a, b, c

Reactions of carboxylic acids

4.8.3d(i, ii, iii)

10th Nov

17th Nov

Synthesis of esters

(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2D3)

10
11

24th Nov

12

4.8.3d(iv)

Reactions of esters

4.8.4a, c

Polyesters

4.8.4d

Reactions of acyl chlorides

4.8.4a, b

Topic assessment

4.9 Spectroscopy and chromatography (pages 130-140) 6 hours teaching


Lesson
number

Date (week
beginning)

Lesson title

Specification
references

How does radiation affect molecules?

4.9a(i, ii, iii, iv),


c

High resolution nmr

4.9b(i, ii, iii)

Using nmr to identify molecular structures and in magnetic


4.9b(iv)
resonance imaging

A review of mass spectroscopy

4.9d

Gas chromatography and HPLC

4.9e

st

1 Dec

8th Dec

Observation exercise on three organic compounds


(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2B4)
Topic assessment
Christmas assessment and controlled assessment retakes

Unit 5: General Principles of Chemistry II Transition Metals

and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry

8th Dec

Observation exercise on three organic compounds


(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2B4)
Topic assessment
Christmas assessment and controlled assessment retakes

Unit 5: General Principles of Chemistry II Transition Metals

and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry


5.3 Redox and the chemistry of the transition metals (pages 146-191)
Core practicals 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11.
Minimum 25 hours teaching including practicals and controlled assessments
Lesson
number
1

Date (week
beginning)
5th Jan

Lesson title
Linking oxidation number and reaction stoichiometry
Redox titrations with potassium manganate(VII)

(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2C3)

Specification
references
5.3.1a, b
5.3.1h(i)

Redox titrations with sodium thiosulfate

5.3.1h(ii)

Measuring standard electrode potentials

5.3.1c

Predicting the thermodynamic feasibility and the extent


5.3.1d, e, f
of reactions (vanadium)
Hydrogen and alcohol fuel cells

5.3.1j

How breathalysers work

5.3.1k

An introduction to transition metals

5.3.2a, b, c

Characteristics of transition metals

5.3.2d(i, ii, iii,


iv)

10

Using standard electrode potentials to predict the


feasibility of forming different oxidation states of a
transition metal

5.3.1g and
5.3.2d(i), f(i)

The chemistry of copper

5.3.2e, f, g(i)

12

The chemistry of chromium

5.3.2e, f, g(ii)

13

Explaining the chemistry of copper and chromium

5.3.2f(i, ii, iii,


iv)

14

Preparing a sample of a complex ion


(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2D2)

5.3.2g(iii)

15

Reactions of transition metal ions with aqueous sodium


hydroxide

5.3.2j

11

16

12th Jan

19th Jan

26th Jan

Reactions of transition metal ions with aqueous ammonia 5.3.2j

17

Ionic equations for the reaction of transition metal ions


with aqueous sodium hydroxide

18

Observation exercises
(internal assessment opportunity: activities A2B1,
A2B2, A2B3, A2B4)

19

Transition metals as catalysts

5.3.2h, i

20

Modern uses of transition metals

5.3.2l

Topic assessment
February half term assessment and controlled
assessment retakes

5.3.2k

A2B2, A2B3, A2B4)


19

Transition metals as catalysts

5.3.2h, i

20

Modern uses of transition metals

5.3.2l

Topic assessment
February half term assessment and controlled
assessment retakes

5.4 Organic chemistry arenes, nitrogen compounds and synthesis(pages 193253)


Minimum 28 hours teaching including practicals and controlled assessment
Core practicals 5.12, 5.13, 5.14, 5.15,5.16, 5.17
Lesson
number
1

Date (week
beginning)
23rd Feb

Lesson title
Evidence for the structure of the benzene ring

Specification
references
5.4.1a

Reactions of benzene: combustion, addition of hydrogen and 5.4.1b(i, ii, iv,


bromine, and with fuming sulphuric acid
vi)

Reactions of benzene: concentrated nitric and sulphuric acids 5.4.1b(iii),d

Reactions of benzene: halogenoalkanes and acyl chlorides

5.4.1b(v),d

Reactions of phenol

5.4.1e

An introduction to amines and the formation of aromatic


2nd March amines

5.4.2a(i), b(i, ii,


iii, iv),c

Making paracetamol: reactions of amines with ethanoyl


chloride and halogenoalkanes

5.4.2b(v)

Making an azo dye

5.4.2d

Amides and polyamides

5.4.2e, f(i, ii), g

10

Properties of polyamides

5.4.2h

11

9th March An introduction to amino acids

5.4.2a(ii), i(i)

12

Separation of amino acids

5.4.2i(ii, v)

13

Optical activity of amino acids

5.4.2i(iii)

14

Proteins

5.4.2i(iv)

15

The importance of synthetic organic chemistry

5.4.3a

16

16th March Identifying organic molecules for synthesis

5.4.3b, c

17

Predicting reactions of organic compounds

5.4.3d(i)

18

Planning synthetic routes

5.4.3d(ii, iii)

19

Synthesis of stereo-specific drugs

5.4.3d(v)

20

Practical techniques in organic synthesis

5.4.3f (iix)

21

rd
23 March Practical techniques in organic synthesis

5.4.3f (iix)

22

Practical techniques in organic synthesis

5.4.3f (iix)

23

Control measures for hazards in organic synthesis

5.4.3d(iv)

24

30th March Combinatorial chemistry

25

The preparation or synthesis of aspirin in two stages


(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2D1)
(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2M1)

26

Continuing the synthesis of aspirin in two stages


(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2M1)

5.4.3e

22

Practical techniques in organic synthesis

5.4.3f (iix)

23

Control measures for hazards in organic synthesis

5.4.3d(iv)

24

30th March Combinatorial chemistry

25

The preparation or synthesis of aspirin in two stages


(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2D1)
(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2M1)

26

Continuing the synthesis of aspirin in two stages


(internal assessment opportunity: activity A2M1)
Topic assessment
Easter assessment/controlled assessment/controlled
assessment retakes
Easter holidays-two weeks
12th May

Deadline- All coursework submitted

5.4.3e

Year 13 - Scheme of Work Teacher A


The textbook used is Edexcel Chemistry for A2: Ann Fullick and Bob McDuell
You can find a comprehensive list of what you need to learn for each topic on the self assessment end of topic check lists.

AUTUMN TERM
Topic
How fast? Rates of
chemical change

Key Learning Points

How Far? Entropy

Equilibria

Application of rates
and equilibrium

Acid / Base
Equilibria

Skills Developed

Rate equations; Orders and Rate constants.


Concentrationtime and Rateconcentration graphs, Using graphs and initial rate data
including consecutive half lives.
to find the order of a reaction with respect
Reaction mechanisms and Rate-determining steps
to an individual species.
- SN1 and SN2 mechanisms.
Activation energy and use of the Arrhenius equation.
Feasibility of reactions in terms of S total, Kc.
Mathematical Enthalpy, entropy
Solubility in terms of entropy and enthalpy.
Thermodynamic and kinetic stability.
Effect of temperature on entropy and reaction
feasibility.
The idea of an equilibrium constant, calculations
Mathematical pH calculations.
involving Kc and Kp
Dterminatiin of an equilibrium constant
, Kc and Kp calculations.
Relating entropy to equilibrium constants
How temperature, pressure and catalyst affect an Mathematical yield, cost and atom
equilibrium constant
economy calculations.
Choosing conditions for inudstrial processes
Controlling reactions for safety, yield, cost and atom
economy
History of Acid / Base theory up to Brnsted-Lowry.
pH and hydrogen ion concentration.
Mathematical pH calculations.
Ka, pKa, Kw and pKw.
pH of strong and weak acids effects of dilution.
Finding the ka for a weak acid, kw and
Titration curves and indicators.
pKa of acids.
Finding Ka from half neutralisation point.
Buffers: action, uses and calculations.
pH titrations and titration curves.
Enthalpy of neutralisation.

Text Book Pages


Chapter 1.1
pg 10-32

Chapter 1.2
pg 34-48

Chapter 1.3
pg 50-62

Chapter 1.4
pg 64-70

Chapter 1.5
pg 72-96

SPRING TERM
Transition metals
and their chemistry

Properties and electronic configurations of


transition elements and ions.
Ligands, complex ions and ligand exchange.
Precipitation / deprotonation reactions.
Redox reactions of Vanadium.
Chemistry of copper.
Chemistry of chromium.
Catalytic action of transition metals.
Uses of transition metals and their compounds.

Observations and inferences


Ligand exchange and deprotonation
reactions.
Qualitative analysis
Identification of transition metal cations.

Chapter 2.2
pg 168-191

How Far? Entropy

Equilibria

Application of rates
and equilibrium

Acid / Base
Equilibria

Feasibility of reactions in terms of S total, Kc.


Mathematical Enthalpy, entropy
Solubility in terms of entropy and enthalpy.
Thermodynamic and kinetic stability.
Effect of temperature on entropy and reaction
feasibility.
The idea of an equilibrium constant, calculations
Mathematical pH calculations.
involving Kc and Kp
Dterminatiin of an equilibrium constant
, Kc and Kp calculations.
Relating entropy to equilibrium constants
How temperature, pressure and catalyst affect an Mathematical yield, cost and atom
equilibrium constant
economy calculations.
Choosing conditions for inudstrial processes
Controlling reactions for safety, yield, cost and atom
economy
History of Acid / Base theory up to Brnsted-Lowry.
pH and hydrogen ion concentration.
Mathematical pH calculations.
Ka, pKa, Kw and pKw.
pH of strong and weak acids effects of dilution.
Finding the ka for a weak acid, kw and
Titration curves and indicators.
pKa of acids.
Finding Ka from half neutralisation point.
Buffers: action, uses and calculations.
pH titrations and titration curves.
Enthalpy of neutralisation.

Chapter 1.2
pg 34-48

Chapter 1.3
pg 50-62

Chapter 1.4
pg 64-70

Chapter 1.5
pg 72-96

SPRING TERM
Transition metals
and their chemistry

Properties and electronic configurations of


transition elements and ions.
Ligands, complex ions and ligand exchange.
Precipitation / deprotonation reactions.
Redox reactions of Vanadium.
Chemistry of copper.
Chemistry of chromium.
Catalytic action of transition metals.
Uses of transition metals and their compounds.

Observations and inferences


Ligand exchange and deprotonation
reactions.
Qualitative analysis
Identification of transition metal cations.

Chapter 2.2
pg 168-191

Year 13 - Scheme of Work Teacher A


The textbook used is Edexcel Chemistry for A2: Ann Fullick and Bob McDuell
You can find a comprehensive list of what you need to learn for each topic on the self assessment end of topic check lists.

AUTUMN TERM
Topic
How fast? Rates of
chemical change

Key Learning Points

How Far? Entropy

Equilibria

Application of rates
and equilibrium

Acid / Base
Equilibria

Skills Developed

Rate equations; Orders and Rate constants.


Concentrationtime and Rateconcentration graphs, Using graphs and initial rate data
including consecutive half lives.
to find the order of a reaction with respect
Reaction mechanisms and Rate-determining steps
to an individual species.
- SN1 and SN2 mechanisms.
Activation energy and use of the Arrhenius equation.
Feasibility of reactions in terms of S total, Kc.
Mathematical Enthalpy, entropy
Solubility in terms of entropy and enthalpy.
Thermodynamic and kinetic stability.
Effect of temperature on entropy and reaction
feasibility.
The idea of an equilibrium constant, calculations
Mathematical pH calculations.
involving Kc and Kp
Dterminatiin of an equilibrium constant
, Kc and Kp calculations.
Relating entropy to equilibrium constants
How temperature, pressure and catalyst affect an Mathematical yield, cost and atom
equilibrium constant
economy calculations.
Choosing conditions for inudstrial processes
Controlling reactions for safety, yield, cost and atom
economy
History of Acid / Base theory up to Brnsted-Lowry.
pH and hydrogen ion concentration.
Mathematical pH calculations.
Ka, pKa, Kw and pKw.
pH of strong and weak acids effects of dilution.
Finding the ka for a weak acid, kw and
Titration curves and indicators.
pKa of acids.
Finding Ka from half neutralisation point.
Buffers: action, uses and calculations.
pH titrations and titration curves.
Enthalpy of neutralisation.

Text Book Pages


Chapter 1.1
pg 10-32

Chapter 1.2
pg 34-48

Chapter 1.3
pg 50-62

Chapter 1.4
pg 64-70

Chapter 1.5
pg 72-96

SPRING TERM
Transition metals
and their chemistry

Properties and electronic configurations of


transition elements and ions.
Ligands, complex ions and ligand exchange.
Precipitation / deprotonation reactions.
Redox reactions of Vanadium.
Chemistry of copper.
Chemistry of chromium.
Catalytic action of transition metals.
Uses of transition metals and their compounds.

Observations and inferences


Ligand exchange and deprotonation
reactions.
Qualitative analysis
Identification of transition metal cations.

Chapter 2.2
pg 168-191

How Far? Entropy

Equilibria

Application of rates
and equilibrium

Acid / Base
Equilibria

Feasibility of reactions in terms of S total, Kc.


Mathematical Enthalpy, entropy
Solubility in terms of entropy and enthalpy.
Thermodynamic and kinetic stability.
Effect of temperature on entropy and reaction
feasibility.
The idea of an equilibrium constant, calculations
Mathematical pH calculations.
involving Kc and Kp
Dterminatiin of an equilibrium constant
, Kc and Kp calculations.
Relating entropy to equilibrium constants
How temperature, pressure and catalyst affect an Mathematical yield, cost and atom
equilibrium constant
economy calculations.
Choosing conditions for inudstrial processes
Controlling reactions for safety, yield, cost and atom
economy
History of Acid / Base theory up to Brnsted-Lowry.
pH and hydrogen ion concentration.
Mathematical pH calculations.
Ka, pKa, Kw and pKw.
pH of strong and weak acids effects of dilution.
Finding the ka for a weak acid, kw and
Titration curves and indicators.
pKa of acids.
Finding Ka from half neutralisation point.
Buffers: action, uses and calculations.
pH titrations and titration curves.
Enthalpy of neutralisation.

Chapter 1.2
pg 34-48

Chapter 1.3
pg 50-62

Chapter 1.4
pg 64-70

Chapter 1.5
pg 72-96

SPRING TERM
Transition metals
and their chemistry

Properties and electronic configurations of


transition elements and ions.
Ligands, complex ions and ligand exchange.
Precipitation / deprotonation reactions.
Redox reactions of Vanadium.
Chemistry of copper.
Chemistry of chromium.
Catalytic action of transition metals.
Uses of transition metals and their compounds.

Observations and inferences


Ligand exchange and deprotonation
reactions.
Qualitative analysis
Identification of transition metal cations.

Chapter 2.2
pg 168-191