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CfE Higher Chemistry

The CfE Higher Chemistry Course develops and builds on skills, knowledge and understanding from national 4 and 5. Learners will continue to:
Develop curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for chemistry in a range of contexts and understand the relevance of chemistry by studying applications of chemistry in everyday life ;

Develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation;
Develop the ability to think independently, creatively and analytically.

 CfE Higher Course Outline                          
                                                                                            
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Teaching Schedule

S5 Higher Chemistry Teaching Schedule 16-17                                        Higher Chemistry - General Study Advice

Old Higher Chemistry SQA Exams with Answer                                       Advanced Higher and Higher Chemistry Databooklet

 
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Revised Higher Chemistry SQA Exams with Answers                                                                                                     
 
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  CfE Higher Chemistry SQA Exams with Answers    HIGHER CHEMISTRY OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS - EASTER HOMEWORK
 
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Topic Breakdown is a document that links exam questions to their course topics for Exemplar, Specimen, 2015 and 2016 SQA exam papers

Unit 1 - Chemical Changes and Structure


Controlling theRate of a Chemical Reaction
The Periodic Table - Bonding and Structure
Trends in the Periodic Table
Structure and Bonding in Compounds


 
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Unit 2 - Nature’s Chemistry

Esters, Fats and Oils
Proteins
Oxidation of Food
Soaps, Detergents and Emulsions
Fragrances and Skin Care
                         
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Unit 3 - Chemistry in Society                  Unit Three Homeworks 1-6 Chemistry in Society 
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The Chemical Industry
Calculations based on Balanced Equations
Equilibria
Chemical Energy
REDOX Reactions
Chemical Analysis
 
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Calculating Limiting Reactant
 
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Calculating Percentage Yield/Actual Yield
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Calculating Percentage Atom Economy
 
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Bond Enthalpy Calculations
 
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Equlibria
 
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Chemical Energy            

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Hess's Law
 
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Advanced Higher Chemistry
 
The advanced higher chemistry course strengthens and develops the candidates knowledge and skills of the theories of chemistry.  Candidates will have the opportunity to improve their practical skills and develop the idea of independent study.

This course is particularly suitable for those candidates wishing to pursue a career in chemistry and chemistry related posts such as; medicine, dentistry and engineering.

Course Structure

The course consists of three units and a practical investigation.

Unit 1 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Unit One Notes - Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

 
Electromagnetic Radiation and Atomic Spectra
Atomic orbitals, electronic configurations and the Periodic Table  
Transition metals           UV and Visible Spectroscopy    Lesson Seven Catalysts
Chemical equilibrium
Reaction feasibility
Kinetics                                                                                
 
                               
Unit 2 Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis  

Unit Two Notes - Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis        
Molecular orbitals
Molecular structure
Stereochemistry
Synthesis
Experimental determination of structure
Pharmaceutical chemistry 
 
 
Unit 3 Researching Chemistry 

Unit Three Notes - Researching Chemistry                                                   
Gravimetric analysis
Volumetric analysis
Practical skills and techniques
Stoichiometric calculations           Homework One     Homework Two