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Chemistry GCSE Revision: Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is one of the most difficult science subjects - one that even science majors find challenging. If you’re in secondary school and preparing for your GCSE in science, you probably know what we’re talking about.  Not only does organic chemistry involve understanding complex concepts and memorising molecular structures, you’ll also need to learn the standard nomenclature system and...

Chemistry GCSE Revision: The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

Chemical reactions can be fast or slow - just think about the difference between exploding dynamite and a rusting iron gate. What’s the main difference? The rate of chemical change. One happens in a split second while the other can take decades before it’s fully completed.  Another main difference is the extent of chemical reaction, meaning how much of the...

Chemistry GCSE Revision: Energy Changes

All chemical reactions involve energy and energy changes in various forms, including heat, light, and sound. For example, exploding dynamite is simply a rapid chemical reaction that releases a large amount of energy in a matter of microseconds. When heated, dynamite pushes nearby objects and the surrounding air outwards, sending shockwaves and shrapnel. Energy changes in a chemical reaction can...

Chemistry GCSE Revision: Quantitative Chemistry

Quantitative chemistry can seem intimidating because of how maths-based it is. But it’s not as scary as it sounds, and being well-prepared will help! Revising quantitative chemistry for your chemistry GCSE will help you familiarise yourself with key concepts and reinforce your existing knowledge. It also allows you to digest the fundamental ideas of the subject, including stoichiometry and...