Year 7

Course and Resources

Topic Page reference
Longman Chemistry 11-14, Brand, I and Grime, R.
Resources
Introduction to chemistry and safety 2-6, 10-12
Apparatus 7-10  

Observing and writing up an experiment.
Burning candle

8-10

111, 114-118

The Bunsen Burner
Different flames, sootiness, Match on a pin, glass tube, cardboard
8, 36-37
     

States of matter
Differences between solids (s), liquids (l) and gases (g) in terms of density, compressibility and shape. Diffusion of solids, liquids and gases.
Particle theory melting, boiling, solidification, evaporation, condensation, sublimation.

Applications of kinetic particle theory.

20-41
Diffusion 27-29
Melting point and purity    
Solutions and solubility 54-59
Chemical and physical changes 14-19  
Mixed states of matter:
gel, slime, foams, emulsions
   
Elements, compounds and mixtures
Purity
42-53, 72-73  
Planning and experimenting
Purifying salt from rock salt
 
Separation techniques
Filtration, evaporation, distillation, separating funnel, chromatography
60-71
Water  

Acids, alkalis and indicators
Litmus, universal indicator, red cabbage indicator.

Neutralisation

78-82
Physical and chemical changes    
Elements and compounds  
Elements 45-48, 66-67
Compounds 53, 70-71
Investigation: Determination of salt content of rock salt    

Structure of the Earth.

Evidence for continental drift: Shapes of continents:

Similarities of rocks, flora and fauna and fossils.
   
Rock types (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic), the atmosphere, volcanoes, rock cycle, weathering    

The Air and Combustion

111-112

Fossil fuels: Formation of coal and oil.

Simple covalent model of bonding. Structures of molecules: CH4, C2H6, C3H8, C4H10 , C5H12, etc (C nH(2n+2)), CO2, O2 .

 

Fractionation in an oil refinery.
123-125  

Products of combustion.

Carbon monoxide and soot as products of incomplete combustion.
112-118  

The Greenhouse effect.

Greenhouse gases: CO2 , methane
126-127  

Reading list

 

 

 

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