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Chemistry (STAGE 1)

Chemistry (STAGE 1)

Materials

 

1        Chemistry

 

1.1     Materials

  Candidates should be able to:
Identify the names and symbols of common elements such as copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), silver (Ag), gold (Au) and iodine (I).

1.1.1       state the symbols of common elements

State that the atom is the smallest unit of matter that can react.

1.1.2       distinguish between atoms, molecules, ions

Distinguish between elements, compounds and mixtures based on pictures representing the arrangement of particles.

1.1.3       distinguish between element, mixtures and compounds

Describe an element as a substance made up of only one type of atom and as such cannot be broken down into simpler substances

 

Identify different types of mixtures such as mixtures of elements, mixtures of compounds and mixtures of compounds and elements.

 

State that the characteristic properties of the components of a mixture do not change whilst a compound has properties which are different from those of the elements which formed it

 

 

1.1.4       state the names of common oxides, hydroxides, chlorides, sulphates, and carbonates

 

1.1.5       distinguish between metals and non-metals

 

1.1.6       design experiments investigating the physical and chemical properties of everyday materials

 

1.1.7       interpret data from experiments investigating the physical and chemical properties of everyday materials

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