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AQA Chemistry GCSE topic list by Mind Map: AQA Chemistry GCSE topic
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AQA Chemistry GCSE topic list

Chemistry 1

C1.1 The fundamental ideas in chemistry

C1.1.1 Atoms

C1.1.2 The Periodic Table

C1.1.3 Chemical reactions

C1.2 Limestone and building materials

C1.2.1 Calcium carbonate

C1.3 Metals and their uses

C1.3.1 Extracting metals

C1.3.2 Alloys

C1.3.3 Properties and uses of metals

C1.4 Crude oil and fuels

C1.4.1 Crude oil

C1.4.2 Hydrocarbon fuels

C1.5 Other useful substances from crude oil

C1.5.1. Obtaining useful substances from crude oil

C1.5.2 Polymers

C1.5.3 Ethanol

C1.6 Plant oils and their uses

C1.6.1 Vegetable oils

C1.6.2 Emulsions

C1.6.3 Saturated and unsaturated oils

C1.7 Changes in the Earth and its atmosphere

C1.7.1 The earth's crust

C1.7.2 The earth's atmosphere

Chemistry 2

C2.1 Structure and bonding

C2.1.1 Structure and bonding

C2.2 How structure influences the properties and uses of substances

C2.2.1 Molecules

C2.2.2 Ionic compounds

C2.2.3 Covalent structures

C2.2.4 Metals

C2.2.5 Polymers

C2.2.6 Nanoscience

C2.3 Atomic structure, analysis and quantitative chemistry

C2.3.1 Atomic structure

C2.3.2 Analysing substances

C2.3.3 Quantitative chemistry

C2.4 Rates of reaction

C2.4.1 Rates of reaction

C2.5 Exothermic and endothermic reactions

C2.5.1 Energy transfer in chemical reactions

C2.6 Acids, bases and salts

C2.6.1 Making salts

C2.6.2 Acids and bases

C2.7 Electrolysis

C2.7.1 Electrolysis

Chemistry 3

C3.1 The periodic table

C3.1.1 The early periodic table

C3.1.2 The modern periodic table

C3.1.3 The trends within the periodic table

C3.2 Water

C3.2.1 Hard and soft water

C3.2.2 Purifying water

C3.3 Calculating and explaining energy changes

C3.3.1 Energy from reactions

C3.4 Further analysis and quantitative chemistry

C3.4.1 Analysing substances

C3.5 The production of ammonia

C3.5.1 Making ammonia

C3.6 Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters

C3.6.1 Alcohols

C3.6.2 Carboxylic acids

C3.6.3 Esters

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Chemistry 1 is part of core science Chemistry 2 is part of Additional Science Chemistry 3 is part of Further Additional Science See for more details of the courses