Year 8

Course and resources

Topic Page reference
Longman Chemistry 11-14, Brand, I. and Grime, R.
Resources

Conservation of mass in all chemical reactions.

Understand the reasons why the measured mass of a reaction mixture may appear to change, e.g. the loss or addition of a gas.

162-165

Understanding the meaning of a formula and concept of a balanced equation – atoms just rearranging.

Rules for naming compounds.

45-54
Formula writing using valencies 181-185

Types of reaction:

Effervescence:

Precipitation

Synthesis / combination

Oxidation

Reduction

Decomposition

Exothermic

Endothermic

Neutralisation
162-167

Acids and alkalis, pH scale.

Formulae of common acids
78-94
Assessing strength of vinegars    
Reactions of acids with metals 86-87, 135-136
Reactions of acids with metal oxides, metal hydroxides and metal carbonates 83-86
Classification of elements
Periodic table
Properties and uses of metals, position in periodic table of useful metals
45-48 Interactive periodic table

Burning elements in oxygen, exothermic reaction, speed of reaction. Acid-base properties of oxides when added to water 132-133, 114-117 Non-metals and oxygen
Metals and oxygen
Non-metal oxides and water
Metal oxides and water

Reactions of metals with cold water
lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, francium, calcium, magnesium, calcium, barium
Reaction of magnesium with steam

Useful metals and alloys

131-136

Cutting group 1 metals in air


Group 1 metals and cold water Group 2 metals and cold water Reactions with steam
Metal displacement reactions
Reactivity series

Copper

Mercury Lead Tin Iron Zinc

Magnesium

Non solution competion reactions
Electrolysis 147
Extraction of metals from their ores 144-149  
Corrosion and rusting 150-160  
Malachite investigation 163-167, 144-149, 140
Limestone and products made from it 87, 90-91

Hardness of water
Reactions with soap

 

Removing hardness from water

Stalactites and stalagmites

   

Reading list

 

 

Notting Hill & Ealing High School (GDST) Updated 02/2012 PS