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N5ChemTutor App (1.4.1) is under review and should appear on App store in next few days.
This included Topic 4 - Structure & Bonding
Good luck to those sitting Chemistry Exams on 8th May!
N5ChemTutor App (1.3.1) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 3 - Formula & Equation Writing
N5ChemTutor App (1.2.1) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 2 - Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry
N5ChemTutor App (1.1.3) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 1 - Reaction Rates and Investigation Skills
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 20
I've (belatedly) updated the Data Book link to download the most recent version (Sept 2016).
Only 3 changes, most significant being an improved version of the colour wheel.
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 19
Added this years papers to the Past Papers page.
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 18
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 17
Last Topic in Unit 2, 2.4 Drug Interactions, now completed. End is in sight.
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 16
Being limited to only 2 periods a weeek, I've tended to teach to my Notes. However, for Structural Analysis, I'm going to continue with my PowerPoints.
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 15
Having revamped most of my Notes over the previous two years for Revised AdvH, I've just stuck with those versions for next 2 Topics
2.3 Structural Analysis Part1
2.3 Structural Analysis Part2
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 14
Now that my pupils have sat their Prelim, I've added the Specimen and Practice CfE paper to my Past Papers page.
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 13
Started Unit 2 today. First Topic is Molecular Structure which covers
Colour & Stereoisomerism
2.1 Molecular Structure
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 12
I've had a few requests for Mark Schemes for my Topic Tests but I never seem to have enough time to create proper 'SQA style' digital versions. As a 'stop gap' I've scanned my scribbled versions.
I've scanned them (5 Tests so far) all into a single pdf file. Usual password.
Topic Test Answers
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 11
Decided to completely rewrite Kinetics from scratch. With ThermoChemistry severely curtailed and ElectroChemistry removed, I've also decided to do a combined Reaction Feasibility / Kinetics Test.
2015 Unit1 Part5 Kinetics
2015 ThermoKinetics Test
Having reached end of Unit 1, I've also taken the opportunity to 'tidy-up' the previous Topics - mainly renumbering to make more consistent. Updated versions are on right sidebar (if viewing on a wide screen) or below (smaller screens) and have replaced earlier versions. Similarly, I've added a separate section for the 2015 versions of my Tests. Usual password.
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 10
Completed Thermodynamics Topic. Major rewrite. I love Thermodynamics!
2015 Unit1 Part4 Reaction Feasibility
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 9
Completed Equilibrium Topic. Made a few minor changes to Equilibrium Test.
2015 Equilibrium Test
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 8
Added the 2015 Papers to the Past Papers page.
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 7
Decided reluctantly that I will need to do a Unit Outcome 1 'just in case'. Decided to adapt from two RSC experiments on pKa values from pH curves, mainly because I have an established method from previous Wine Analysis Investigations.
I've tried to produce a 'bare bones' briefing sheet that leaves them with plenty of their own planning still to do. Would also make a good starter for a final Investigation.
RSC pKa of 2-hydroxybenzoic acid
RSC pKa of aspirin
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 6
Second (and final) part for Equilibrium. Mainly as taught last year though I managed to tweak a few bits.
2015 Unit1 Part3.2 Equilibrium2
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 5
For about the first time since CfE 'rewrite' started, I'm genuinely struggling to keep ahead of my class. As a result, I ended up doing Topic 2 (Transition Metals) with last years version.
Started rewriting Topic 3 (Equilibrium) but have had to abandon half way through, so Part 1 is 'New' while part 2 will be 'Old' as in Revised AdvH version.
2015 Unit1 Part2 Bonding & TMtals
2015 Bonding & Transition Metals Test
2015 Unit1 Part3.1 Equilibrium1
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 4
Realised (not surprisingly) that the more recent Past Paper Questions that I'd added to the Topic 1 Notes, included questions I'd added to my Test last year. Therefore, I've changed the Test. Usual password.
Update 15th June: Corrected a couple of mistakes in colourimetry question.
2015 Electronic Structure Test
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 3
Made a last minute decision to update my Topic 1 Notes prior to meeting class for first time tomorrow. A few tweaks (removal of heisenberg's, more detail on Quantum numbers) plus I took the opportunity to improve the graphics and shorten the text in places. Also went a bit deeper into Atomic Orbitals to prepare ground for 'anti-bonding' molecular orbitals in the Colour Topic.
Was also embarassed that some of questions still date back to CSYS papers. Have included more recent questions (thanks to Mrs Stobo, Stranraer Academy) but have kept the original questions as they are actually still relevant.
2015 Unit1 Part1 Electronic Structure
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 2
Starting off by posting the latest (May 2015) SQA document.
CfE ADVH Chemistry Update 1
Starting CfE AdvH on 2 periods teaching (Theory) in KHS plus 2 periods teaching (Practical) in Jedburgh Grammar. Brave New World. Most materials will remain as rewritten for Revised Advanced Higher, but I still want to tweak some things and freshen up the Exam Questions. In the meantime, the 'almost complete' versions are available at the link below.
Revised ADV Higher Chemistry