Year 9 Chemistry


Topic Textbook references
Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry by Jim Clark 2009 edition
Chemistry for You (CFY) by Lawrie Ryan

States of matter

•  What are these states,

•  Why are they the state they are?

What are the key properties of the states?

CFY 6-9

Edexcel IGCSE 1-5

Atoms and the periodic table

•  What is an atom?

•  How is it represented?

What is its link to the Periodic table?

Edexcel IGCSE 6-12

CFY 28-45

Element discovery timeline

Atomic structure

•  What are the particles in an atom?

•  What is an isotope?

•  How can this be used to calculate RAM and RFM?

CFY 36

Edexcel IGCSE 6-12


Covalent bonding

•  What is a covalent bond?

•  Why does it form?

•  How does it form?

What is the new structure that is formed?

Edexcel IGCSE 13-17, 21

CFY 270-272

H2, Cl2, I2, HCl (g), HI (g), H2O, N2, NH3, CH4, C2H6, C2H4,

Shapes of molecules

Interactive 3d structure index

Ionic bonding

•  What is an ionic bond?

•  Why does it form?

•  How does it form?

What is the new structure that is formed?

Edexcel IGCSE 17-19

CFY 262-267

NaCl, Na2O, CaO, CaCl2, CsI
Table of ions

Structures and Properties


  • Covalent giant structures
  • What type of properties do ionic substances have?
  • What type of properties do covalent substances have
  • Explain why this is the case.

CFY 266-277

Edexcel IGCSE 23-32

Metallic giant structure.

  • What is it?
  • Why?
  • Can you explain it using diagrams?
Therefore predict its properties.

CFY 280-288

Edexcel IGCSE 20, 24-25

Separating Mixtures

•  What is an element, a compound and a mixture?

How do you separate a mixture?
Edexcel IGCSE 89-91

Searching for patterns - periodic table

What are physical and chemical properties

Edexcel IGCSE 99-111

CFY 42-50

Table of ions

Patterns in Chemical properties

  • What are the patterns of non metal/metal properties?
  • What happens when you burn elements?
  • What are the patterns?

Edexcel IGCSE 99-101

CFY 46-48

Non-metals and oxygen Metals and oxygen Non-metal oxides and water Metal oxides and water

Patterns of reactions

  • What happens when metals react with acids?
What happens when metal compounds such as nitrates, carbonates and hydroxides are heated are heated?

Edexcel IGCSE 71-73, 66



Edexcel IGCSE 122

Chem properties of Group 1 metals

  • What are the Alkali groups
  • What physical properties do they display
  • What chemical properties
What is the pattern?

Edexcel IGCSE 102-105

CFY 50

Cutting group 1 metals in air

Group 1 metals and cold water Group 2 metals and cold water Reactions with steam


How do you identify cations?
Edexcel IGCSE 93-95
CFY 152-153
Flame tests


How do you identify anions?

Edexcel IGCSE 95-96

Chemical properties of non metals

  • What patterns of reactivity are noticed in Group 7?
Can you write the equations?
Edexcel IGCSE 105-109
Learning to prepare dangerous gases Edexcel IGCSE 92-93

What happens when Cl2 is reacted with iron metal?

Oxidation and reduction in terms of electron transfers.

Edexcel IGCSE 107-108
Trends in group 7 Edexcel IGCSE 105-109 Halogen displacement reactions
Testing for halide anions Edexcel IGCSE 96
What are the reactions of the transition metals? Edexcel IGCSE 109, 60-63, 65-69

IGCSE Chemistry Syllabus

IGCSE Double Award Science Syllabus


Reading List



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