Eduqas AS & A Level Chemistry Revision Notes & Resources

Did you know there are six primary examination boards in the UK? The three most popular are AQA, Pearson Edexcel, and OCR, followed by CIE, Eduqas and WJEC. If you’re studying or teaching Eduqas or WJEC, you can still get loads of value from your subscription as there is a lot of similarity and overlap between all the examination boards. To help you out, we’ve created a handy table of contents so you can find and jump to everything you need in just a few clicks.

​Topic​​Eduqas specification​Reference document​Additional content required

​Core Ideas, Principles and Concepts

​C1

​The language of chemistry and structure of matter

​OCR: 02. Compounds, formulae and equations

​C1.1

​Formulae and equations

​OCR: 02. Compounds, formulae and equations

​C1.2

​Basic idea about atoms

​CIE: 02. Atomic structure

​CIE: 12. An introduction to the chemistry of transition metals (shape of d-orbitals & colour of complexes)

​Radioactivity, atomic emission spectrum of the hydrogen atom, order of increasing energy of infrared, visible and ultraviolet light &Lyman series

​C1.3

​Chemical calculations

​AQA: 02. Amount of substance

​Edexcel: 16. Redox equilibria (Calculating the uncertainties in measurements)

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​C1.4

​Bonding

​AQA: 03. Bonding

​intermediate character of many bonds between purely ionic and purely covalent

​C1.5

​Solid structures

​CIE: 04. States of matter

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​C1.6

​The periodic table

​CIE: 09. The periodic table: chemical periodicity

​CIE. 10. Group 2

​CIE. 11. Group 17

​OCR: 29. Qualitative analysis

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​C2

​Chemical change

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​C2.1

​Simple equilibria and acid-base reactions

​AQA: 06. Chemical Equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and Kc

​AQA: 12. Acids and bases

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​C2.2

​Thermochemistry

​OCR: 12. Enthalpy changes

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​C2.3

​Rates of reaction

​OCR: 13. Reaction rates

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​C2.4

​The wider impact of chemistry

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​C3

​Chemistry of carbon compounds

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​C3.1

​Organic compounds

​AQA: 19. Introduction to organic chemistry

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​C3.2

​Hydrocarbons

​AQA: 19. Introduction to organic chemistry

​AQA: 20. Alkanes

​AQA: 22. Alkenes

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​C3.3

​Halogenoalkanes

​CIE: 16. Halogen derivatives

​CIE: 38. Chromatography and qualitative analysis (test for halogenoalkanes)

​OCR: 19. Haloalkanes

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​C3.4

​Alcohols and carboxylic acids

​AQA: 23. Alcohols

​OCR: 32. Carboxylic acids and esters

​reaction of carboxylic acids with hydrogen carbonates

​C3.5

​Instrumental analysis

​OCR: 21. Analytical techniques

​OCR: 39. Spectroscopy

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​Physical and Inorganic chemistry

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PI1

Electrochemistry

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PI1.1

​PI1.2

​Redox and standard electrode potential

​Redox reactions

​Edexcel: 12. Redox chemistry

​Edexcel: 31. Redox equilibria

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​PI2

​More complex patterns of the Periodic Table

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​PI2.1

​Chemistry of the p-block

​CIE: 09. The periodic table: chemical periodicity

​CIE: 11. Group 17

​Group 3 elements, properties of CO2 and PbO, Bonding in group 4 chlorides and their reaction with water

​PI2.2

​Chemistry of the d-block transition metals

​​AQA: 17. Transition metals

​AQA: 18. Reaction of ions in aqueous solution

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​PI3

​Chemical kinetics

​AQA: 09. Rate equations

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​PI4

​Energy changes

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​PI4.1

​Enthalpy changes for solids and solutions

​OCR: 25. Lattice enthalpy

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​PI4.2

​Entropy and feasibility of reactions

​OCR: 26. Enthalpy and entropy

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​PI5

​Equilibria

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​PI5.1

​Equilibrium constants

​AQA: 10. Equilibrium constant Kp for homogenous systems

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​PI5.2

​Acid-base equilibria

​AQA: 12. Acids and bases

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​ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND ANALYSIS

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​OA1

​Higher concepts in organic chemistry

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​OA1.1

​Stereoisomerism

​AQA: 19. Introduction to organic chemistry (E-Z isomerism)

​AQA: 25. Optical isomerism

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​OA1.2

​Aromaticity

​AQA: 28. Aromatic chemistry

​CIE: 15. Hydrocarbons (Electrophilic substitution of benzene)

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​OA2

​Organic compounds containing oxygen

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​Alcohols and phenols

​CIE: 17. Hydroxy compounds

​CIE: 19. Carboxylic acids and derivatives (reaction of alcohols with carboxylic acids and acyl chlorides & reaction of phenol with ethanoyl chloride)

​AQA: 21. Halogenoalkanes (forming primary and secondary alcohols from halogenoalkanes)

​AQA: 26. Aldehydes and ketones (forming primary and secondary alcohols from carbonyl compounds)

​FeCl3(aq) test for phenols

​OA2.2

​Aldehydes and ketones

​CIE: 18. Carbonyl compounds

​addition of HCN to propanone

​OA2.3

​Carboxylic acids and their derivatives

​CIE: 19. Carboxylic acids and derivatives

​Edexcel: 28. Carboxylic acids (Reduction of carboxylic acids)

​CIE: 15. Hydrocarbons (Oxidation of side chains in arenes)

​OCR: 36. Carbon-carbon bond formation

​CIE: 20. Nitrogen compounds (Reaction of amides)

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​OA3

​Organic compounds containing nitrogen

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​Amines

​CIE: 20. Nitrogen compounds

​reaction of primary amines (aliphatic) with cold nitric(III) acid,origin of colour in terms of the wavelengths of visible light absorbed

​OA3.2

​Amino acids, peptides and proteins

​AQA: 31. Amino acids, proteins and DNA

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​OA4

​Organic synthesis and analysis

​AQA: 32. Organic synthesis

​AQA: 30. Polymers

​AQA: 33. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

​AQA: 34. Chromatography

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