Master The Fundamentals Of Chemistry (Part 1 of 4)

This Is A High School Chemistry Course For Students Preparing For iGCSE, GCSE & AP Chemistry Exams

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What you’ll learn

  • In this course you will learn exactly what you need to know for your chemistry exams so that you can learn as efficiently as possible..
  • Understand the three states of matter in terms of the arrangement, movement and energy of the particles.
  • Understand the interconversions between the three states of matter in terms of: the changes in arrangement, movement and energy of the particles..
  • Understand how the results of experiments involving the dilution of coloured solutions and diffusion of gases can be explained.
  • Know what is meant by the terms: • solvent • solute • solution • saturated solution..
  • Know what is meant by the term solubility in the units g per 100 g of solvent.
  • Understand how to classify a substance as an element, compound or mixture.
  • Describe these experimental techniques for the separation of mixtures: • simple and fractional distillation • filtration • crystallisation • chromatography..
  • Understand how a chromatogram provides information about the composition of a mixture.
  • Understand how to use the calculation of Rf values to identify the components of a mixture.
  • Know what is meant by the terms atom and molecule.
  • Know the structure of an atom in terms of the positions, relative masses and relative charges of sub-atomic particles.
  • Know what is meant by the terms atomic number, mass number, isotopes and relative atomic mass (Ar).
  • Be able to calculate the relative atomic mass of an element (Ar) from isotopic abundances.
  • Understand how to deduce the electronic configurations of the first 20 elements from their positions in the Periodic Table.
  • Understand how the electronic configuration of a main group element is related to its position in the Periodic Table.
  • Understand how ions are formed by electron loss or gain.
  • Know the charges of common ions.
  • Write formulae for compounds formed between the ions listed above.
  • Draw dot-and-cross diagrams to show the formation of ionic compounds by electron transfer, limited to combinations of elements from Groups 1, 2, 3 and 5, 6, 7.
  • Understand ionic bonding in terms of electrostatic attractions.
  • Understand why compounds with giant ionic lattices have high melting and boiling points.
  • Know that ionic compounds do not conduct electricity when solid, but do conduct electricity when molten and in aqueous solution.
  • Know that a covalent bond is formed between atoms by the sharing of a pair of electrons.
  • Understand covalent bonds in terms of electrostatic attractions.
  • Understand how to use diagrams to represent covalent bonds in a range of molecules.
  • Explain why substances with a simple molecular structures are gases or liquids, or solids with low melting and boiling points.
  • Explain why the melting and boiling points of substances with simple molecular structures increase, in general, with increasing relative molecular mass.
  • Explain why substances with giant covalent structures are solids with high melting and boiling points.
  • Explain how the structures of diamond, graphite and C60 fullerene influence their physical properties, including electrical conductivity and hardness.
  • Know that covalent compounds do not usually conduct electricity.
  • Know how to represent a metallic lattice by a 2-D diagram.
  • Understand metallic bonding in terms of electrostatic attractions.
  • Explain typical physical properties of metals, including electrical conductivity and malleability.
  • Understand why covalent compounds do not conduct electricity.
  • Understand why ionic compounds conduct electricity only when molten or in aqueous solution.

Course Content

  • Introduction & Course Expectations for Part 1 –> 1 lecture • 7min.
  • iGCSE/GCSE Chemistry Unit 1 – Introduction to Chemistry, Particles and Mixtures –> 7 lectures • 1hr 35min.
  • iGCSE/GCSE Chemistry Unit 2 – Atomic Structure, Bonding and Structure –> 13 lectures • 2hr 28min.

Master The Fundamentals Of Chemistry (Part 1 of 4)


  • This course is for students currently studying Chemistry at GCSE level or similar courses for the same age range.

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  • Master iGCSE Chemistry, GCSE Chemistry, AP Chemistry
  • Master Chemistry for students aged 14-16 in Year 10-11 (Grade 9-10)
  • Master the fundamentals of Chemistry

Do you need help learning IGCSE Chemistry, GCSE Chemistry, AP Chemistry (or similar courses) from home? This course will give students the skills they need to feel confident for their exams. All concepts are explained in the clearest and most concise manner to ensure that you have the best opportunity to do well in your exams. Importantly, this course also prepares you to study beyond iGCSE level.


Full syllabus coverage details are available in a downloadable file for iGCSE Cambridge/Edexcel/AQA, GCSE Edexcel/AQA, and O level Cambridge.


This course (Part 1 of 4) covers all of the material studied in iGCSE Chemistry and GCSE Chemistry courses in the topics of Particles and Mixtures, and Atomic Structure, Bonding, and Structure. These are normally the first two topics covered in (i)GCSE courses by schools in year 10 (Grade 9, ages 14/15). The material is also relevant for most GCSE courses. It is designed for students who are currently in years 10/11 (Grade 9/10, ages 14-16) and revising the material covered in their school lessons. It would also be useful for those students entering A level, or IBDP courses in chemistry who require a firm grounding before embarking on these more advanced qualifications. The material covered in this topic is also covered in most American and Canadian syllabuses in grade 10 chemistry/science (ages 15/16).

As soon as students sign up for this IGCSE Chemistry and GCSE Chemistry masterclass they will receive access to:

  1. NEW and updated IGCSE chem & GCSE chem video lessons for each section of the course.
  2. FREE digital IGCSE chem resources, summary sheets and practice questions (with model answers provided).
  3. FULL EXAM QUESTION WALKTHROUGHS of past exam papers to help you learn the best exam writing strategies.
  4. FREE topic-specific IGCSE chemistry past exam paper questions and mark schemes.

This IGCSE chemistry (O Level) masterclass is offered by IGCSEprep on Udemy. This masterclass covers all the content needed to write the IGCSE chemistry exams offered by Pearson Edexcel (double or triple) or Cambridge CIE (core or extended) or other exam boards like Oxford AQA.

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