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Dr Nyari's Science School
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Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

Course Content Overview

Principles of chemistry
  • States of matter 
  • Elements, compounds and mixtures 
  • Atomic structure 
  • The Periodic Table 
  • Chemical formulae, equations and calculations 
  • Ionic bonding 
  • Covalent bonding 
  • Metallic bonding 
  • Electrolysis 
Inorganic chemistry 
  • Group 1 (alkali metals) – lithium, sodium and potassium 
  • Group 7 (halogens) – chlorine, bromine and iodine 
  • Gases in the atmosphere 
  • Reactivity series 
  • Extraction and uses of metals 
  • Acids, alkalis and titrations 
  • Acids, bases and salt preparations 
  • Chemical tests






Physical chemistry 
  • Energetics 
  • Rates of reaction 
  • Reversible reactions and equilibria 
Organic chemistry 
  • Introduction 
  • Crude oil 
  • Alkanes 
  • Alkenes 
  • Alcohols 
  • Carboxylic acids 
  • Esters 
  • Synthetic polymers