This is a visual textbook for GCSE chemistry, which works on the concept of learning through diagrams. Aimed at pupils working at Foundation and Intermediate levels, the book comprehensively covers all the syllabus requirements for the Chemistry component of Single and Double Awards. Large, clear diagrams illustrate and clarify scientific principles and are simple enough for pupils to copy into their own books. Comprehension exercises within each chapter encourage pupils to read the text and search for the information required. Longer questions at the end of each chapter help prepare pupils for their final examination. Each chapter concludes with a brief summary and definitions of key words to consolidate the information covered and provide a focus for revision.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Classifying materials: solids, liquids and gases; elements, compounds and mixtures; atomic structure; how atoms bond together. Part 2 Changing materials: chemical reactions; changes to the atmosphere; useful products from the air; types of rock and the rock cycle; useful products from metal ores; useful products from rocks; useful products from oil. Part 3 Patterns of behaviour: metals and non-metals; the reactivity series; acids and alkalis; the periodic table; rates and reactions; enzyme reactions; reactions which go both ways; energy transfer in reactions.