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A Level Chemistry Revision: Organic Chemistry – Chromatography

If you’re revising for your upcoming A level organic chemistry exam, you’ll need to have a good grasp of chromatography. Keep reading to learn what it is, how it works, and the different chromatography techniques. What is chromatography? As a scientific laboratory technique, chromatography is the separation of the components of a mixture, which usually have different colours. Originally developed by German...

A Level Chemistry Revision: Organic Chemistry – Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

In our latest A level chemistry revision guide, we take a look at Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Read on to find out more about this important analytical technique so you can enter the exam room better prepared. Introduction to NMR spectroscopy NMR spectroscopy is an analytical technique used to determine the chemical structure of a compound. It provides both qualitative...

A Level Chemistry Revision: Organic Chemistry – Organic Synthesis

If you’re preparing for your A Level organic chemistry exam, you’ll need to have a good understanding of organic synthesis. This includes learning about the different types of synthesis and the methodology involved. Read on to find out more. Organic synthesis: an introduction The artificial synthesis of organic compounds is a specialised field of chemistry that focuses on the design and...

A Level Chemistry Revision: Organic Chemistry – Amino Acids, Proteins & DNA

The A level organic chemistry syllabus includes the study of amino acids, proteins and DNA. To help you prepare for your exam, we’ve put together a summary of the key points you need to revise. A brief timeline The relationship between amino acids, proteins and DNA is a relatively recent discovery. It wasn’t until 1944 that the link between heredity and...