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CHEMISTRY CHEMISTRY
REVISION REVISION GUIDE
GUIDE for for CIE CIE IGCSE
IGCSE Coordinated
Coordinated Science Science
(2012 (2012 Syllabus) Syllabus)

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This revision guide is designed to help you study for the
Some very
useful websites to help you further your chemistry part of the IGCSE
Coordinated Science course.
understanding include:
·http
://www.docbrown.info/ - whilst not the The guide contains everything
that the syllabus says you
pretti
est site this contains…

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syllabus document.
Whilst this guide does contain the entire syllabus, it just has the bare
minimum and is not in itself sufficient for those candidates aiming for
the highest grades. If that is you, you should make sure you read
around a range of sources to get a deeper knowledge…

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C1: THE PARTICULATE NATURE OF
MATTER
Solids, Liquids and
Atom: The smallest particle
An atom: Some atoms: of matter

Gases
Molecule: A small particle made from more than one atom bonded together
Molecules of an element: Molecules of a
compound:
Element: A substance made of only one type of atom

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A solid element: A gaseous element:
SOLIDS LIQUIDS AND GASES
atom
The particles in solids, liquids and gases are held near to each other by forces of attraction. The
strength of these forces determines a substance's melting and
Compound: A substance made from two or more different elements bonded together…

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·Particles moving very fast.

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C2: EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES
FILTRATION Used to separate solids from liquids. The mixture is poured through a filter paper
in a funnel. The liquid can pass through the small holes in the filter paper (to become the filtrate)
and the solid
gets left behind (called the residue).
CRYSTALLISATION Crystallisationis used to…

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vapours then condense on the cold surface of the condenser and the pure(er) liquid is collected.
PAPER CHROMATOGRAPHY Paper chromatography is a technique that can be used to
separate mixtures of dyes or pigments and is used to test the purity of a mixture or to see what
it contains.…

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C3: C3: ATOMS, ATOMS, ELEMENTS ELEMENTS
AND AND COMPOUNDS ­ Structures and
Bonding
A NOBLE MATTER
H The Noble Gases (He, Ne, Ar etc) have full outer shells
containing either 2 or 8 electrons. This is very stable
ELECTRON ARRANGEMENT/CONFIGURATION Electrons are arranged around atoms in
specific shells. The
which…

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GroupI:AlkaliMetals
GroupII:Alkali-Earth
Transition Metals
achieve a full outer shell by gaining or losing electrons until they achieve this Noble Gas
configuration.
CHEMICAL VS PHYSICAL
STRUCTURE OF THE PERIODIC TABLE (PT CHANGES
on last page!) Physical changes are reversible
Elements arranged in order of increasing whereas chemical
changes are
proton number.…

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Page 1

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CHEMISTRY CHEMISTRY
REVISION REVISION GUIDE
GUIDE for for CIE CIE IGCSE
IGCSE Coordinated
Coordinated Science Science
(2012 (2012 Syllabus) Syllabus)

Page 2

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This revision guide is designed to help you study for the
Some very
useful websites to help you further your chemistry part of the IGCSE
Coordinated Science course.
understanding include:
·http
://www.docbrown.info/ - whilst not the The guide contains everything
that the syllabus says you
pretti
est site this contains…

Page 3

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syllabus document.
Whilst this guide does contain the entire syllabus, it just has the bare
minimum and is not in itself sufficient for those candidates aiming for
the highest grades. If that is you, you should make sure you read
around a range of sources to get a deeper knowledge…

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C1: THE PARTICULATE NATURE OF
MATTER
Solids, Liquids and
Atom: The smallest particle
An atom: Some atoms: of matter

Gases
Molecule: A small particle made from more than one atom bonded together
Molecules of an element: Molecules of a
compound:
Element: A substance made of only one type of atom

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A solid element: A gaseous element:
SOLIDS LIQUIDS AND GASES
atom
The particles in solids, liquids and gases are held near to each other by forces of attraction. The
strength of these forces determines a substance's melting and
Compound: A substance made from two or more different elements bonded together…

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·Particles moving very fast.

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C2: EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES
FILTRATION Used to separate solids from liquids. The mixture is poured through a filter paper
in a funnel. The liquid can pass through the small holes in the filter paper (to become the filtrate)
and the solid
gets left behind (called the residue).
CRYSTALLISATION Crystallisationis used to…

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vapours then condense on the cold surface of the condenser and the pure(er) liquid is collected.
PAPER CHROMATOGRAPHY Paper chromatography is a technique that can be used to
separate mixtures of dyes or pigments and is used to test the purity of a mixture or to see what
it contains.…

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C3: C3: ATOMS, ATOMS, ELEMENTS ELEMENTS
AND AND COMPOUNDS ­ Structures and
Bonding
A NOBLE MATTER
H The Noble Gases (He, Ne, Ar etc) have full outer shells
containing either 2 or 8 electrons. This is very stable
ELECTRON ARRANGEMENT/CONFIGURATION Electrons are arranged around atoms in
specific shells. The
which…

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GroupI:AlkaliMetals
GroupII:Alkali-Earth
Transition Metals
achieve a full outer shell by gaining or losing electrons until they achieve this Noble Gas
configuration.
CHEMICAL VS PHYSICAL
STRUCTURE OF THE PERIODIC TABLE (PT CHANGES
on last page!) Physical changes are reversible
Elements arranged in order of increasing whereas chemical
changes are
proton number.…

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