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Topic 1: Stoichiometric relationships
1.1 Introduction to the particulate nature of matter and chemical change
1.2 The mole concept
1.3 Reacting masses and volumes
Topic 2: Atomic structure
2.1 The nuclear atom
2.2 Electron configuration
Topic 3: Periodicity
3.1 Periodic table
3.2 Periodic trends
Topic 4: Chemical bonding and structure
4.1 Ionic bonding and structure
4.2 Covalent bonding
4.3 Covalent structures
4.4 Intermolecular forces
4.5 Metallic bonding
Topic 5: Energetics/thermochemistry
5.1 Measuring energy changes
5.2 Hess’s Law
5.3 Bond enthalpies
Topic 6: Chemical kinetics
6.1 Collision theory and rates of reaction
Topic 7: Equilibrium
7.1 Equilibrium
Topic 8: Acids and bases
8.1 Theories of acids and bases
8.2 Properties of acids and bases
8.3 The pH scale
8.4 Strong and weak acids and bases
8.5 Acid deposition
Topic 9: Redox processes
9.1 Oxidation and reduction
9.2 Electrochemical cells
Topic 10: Organic chemistry
10.1 Fundamentals of organic chemistry
10.2 Functional group chemistry
Topic 11: Measurement and data processing
11.1 Uncertainties and errors in measurement and results
11.2 Graphical techniques
11.3 Spectroscopic identification of organic compounds
Additional higher level (AHL)
Topic 12: Atomic structure
12.1 Electrons in atoms
Topic 13: The periodic table—the transition metals
13.1 First-row d-block elements
13.2 Coloured complexes
Topic 14: Chemical bonding and structure
14.1 Covalent bonding and electron domain and molecular geometries
14.2 Hybridization
Topic 15: Energetics/thermochemistry
15.1 Energy cycles
15.2 Entropy and spontaneity
Topic 16: Chemical kinetics
16.1 Rate expression and reaction mechanism
16.2 Activation energy
Topic 17: Equilibrium
17.1 The equilibrium law
Topic 18: Acids and bases
18.1 Lewis acids and bases
18.2 Calculations involving acids and bases
18.3 pH curves
Topic 19: Redox processes
19.1 Electrochemical cells
Topic 20: Organic chemistry
20.1 Types of organic reactions
20.2 Synthetic routes
20.3 Stereoisomerism
Topic 21: Measurement and analysis
21.1 Spectroscopic identification of organic compounds
A: Materials
A.1 Materials science introduction
A.2 Metals and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy
A.3 Catalysts
A.4 Liquid crystals
A.5 Polymers
A.6 Nanotechnology
A.7 Environmental impact—plastics
A.8 Superconducting metals and X-ray crystallography (HL only)
A.9 Condensation polymers (HL only)
A.10 Environmental impact—heavy metals (HL only)
B: Biochemistry
B.1 Introduction to biochemistry
B.2 Proteins and enzymes
B.3 Lipids
B.4 Carbohydrates
B.5 Vitamins
B.6 Biochemistry and the environment
B.7 Proteins and enzymes (HL only)
B.8 Nucleic acids (HL only)
B.9 Biological pigments (HL only)
B.10 Stereochemistry in biomolecules (HL only)
C: Energy
C.1 Energy sources
C.2 Fossil fuels
C.3 Nuclear fusion and fission
C.4 Solar energy
C.5 Environmental impact—global warming
C.6 Electrochemistry, rechargeable batteries and fuel cells (HL only)
C.7 Nuclear fusion and nuclear fission (HL only)
C.8 Photovoltaic and dye-sensitized solar cells (HL only)
D: Medicinal chemistry
D.1 Pharmaceutical products and drug action
D.2 Aspirin and penicillin
D.3 Opiates
D.4 pH regulation of the stomach
D.5 Anti-viral medications
D.6 Environmental impact of some medications
D.7 Taxol—a chiral auxiliary case study (HL only)
D.8 Nuclear medicine (HL only)
D.9 Drug detection and analysis (HL only)