Chemistry ATAR

Year Level: Year 12
Codes: ATCHE
SCSA Syllabus link:

Chemistry Y12 ATAR

Recommended Background: B grade or higher in Year 11 ATAR Chemistry
Course Content Description:

A3CHE

In this unit, students

  • understand the characteristics of equilibrium systems, and explain and predict how they are affected by changes to temperature, concentration and pressure
  • understand the difference between the strength and concentration of acids, and relate this to the principles of chemical equilibrium
  • understand how redox reactions, galvanic and electrolytic cells are modelled in terms of electron transfer
  • understand how models and theories have developed over time and the ways in which chemical knowledge interacts with social and economic considerations in a range of contexts
  • use science inquiry skills to design, conduct, evaluate and communicate investigations into the properties of acids and bases, redox reactions and electrochemical cells, including volumetric analysis

A4CHE

In this unit, students

  • understand how the presence of functional groups and the molecular structure of organic compounds are related to their properties
  • understand addition, condensation and oxidation reactions, and predict the products of these reactions
  • understand how knowledge of chemical systems is used to design synthesis processes
  • understand how models and theories have developed over time, and the ways in which chemical knowledge interacts with social and economic considerations in a range of contexts
  • use science inquiry skills to design, conduct, evaluate and communicate investigations into reactions to identify organic compounds, including analysis of secondary data derived from chemical analysis
Mode of Delivery: In Moodle and live, online lessons.
Textbooks / Stationery: Refer to the Booklist - Personal Items and Resource List
External Examination: External examination compulsory in Term 4 Year 12
ATAR Pathway: Entry into University