Chemistry Form 4 Summarized Notes (7)

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Topic 1: Organic Chemistry II - Form 4 Summarized Chemistry Notes

  • Alcohols (Alkanols)
    • Nomenclature of Alcohols
    • Isomerism in Alkanols
    • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Alcohols
    • Properties of Alcohols (Ethanol)
    • Uses of Ethanol
    • Tests for Primary Alkanols
    • Summary on Preparation of Alkanols(Ethanol)
    • Summary on Reactions of Alkanols
  • Akanoic Acids(Carboxylic Acids)
    • Nomenclature of Alkanoic Acids
    • Isomerism in Alkanoic Acids
    • Preparation of Alkanoic Acids
    • Properties of Alkanoic Acids
    • Uses of Alkanoic Acids (Ethanoic Acid)
    • Test for Alkanoic Acids
  • Fats and Oils
  • Soaps and Soapless Detergents
    • Soaps
    • Summary on Soap Preparation
    • Soapless Detergents
    • Summary: Manufacture of Soapless Detergents
  • Polymers
    • Natural Polymers and Fabrics
    • Synthetic Polmers
    • Advantages of Synthetic Polymers and Fibres over Natural polymers
    • Disadvantages of Synthetic Polymers and Fibres over Natural polymers
    • Methods of Polymerization

Topic 2: Acids, Bases and Salts - Form 4 Summarized Chemistry Notes

  • Acids
    • Strength of Acids
    • Role of Solvents on Acidic Properties of a Solute
    • Acidic properties
  • Bases
    • Alkalis
    • Effects of Type Of Solvent on the Properties of Ammonium Solution
  • Uses of Acids and Bases
  • Amphoteric Oxides and Hydroxides
    • Oxides
    • Reaction with Acids
    • Reaction with Alkalis
  • Salts
    • Laboratory Preparation of Salts
    • Types of Salts
    • Effects of Heat on Metal Hydroxides
    • Effects of Sodium Carbonate on Various Salt Solutions
    • Reaction of Metal Ions in Salt Solutions with Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulphate and Sodium Sulphate
    • Uses (Importance) of Precipitation Reactions
    • Useful Information on Salts (Qualitative Analysis
    • Reduction-oxidation (Redox Reactions)
  • Solubility and Solubility Curves
    • Solubility
    • Factors Affecting Solubility
    • Solubility Curves
  • Water
    • Hardness of Water
    • Advantages of Hard Water
    • Disadvantages of Hard Water

Topic 3: Energy Changes in Chemical and Physical Processes (Thermochemistry) - Form 4 Summarized Chemistry Notes

  • Introduction
    • Specific Heat Capacity
  • The Heat Content (Enthalpy of a System)
    • Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions 
    • Activation Energy
    • Determination/Measurement of Enthalpy (Heat) Changes
  • Energy Level Diagrams,Thermochemical Cycles and Hess’s law
    • Hess's Law (The Law of Constant Heat Summation)
    • Heat of Formation and Bond Energies

Topic 4: Reaction Rates and Reversible Reactions - Form 4 Summarized Chemistry Notes

  • Reaction Rates
    • Measurements of Reaction Rates
    • Collision Theory and Activation Energy
    • Factors Affecting the Rate of Reaction
  • Reversible Reactions
    • Explanations of Reversible Reactions
    • Equilibrium
    • Le Chatelier's Principle
    • Summary: Optimum Conditions for Common Industrial Processes

Topic 5: Electrochemistry - Form 4 Summarized Chemistry Notes

  • Definition
  • Displacement and REDOX Reactions
    • Displacement Reactions among Metals
    • Oxidation and Reduction in Terms of Electron Loss and Gain
    • Summary: Strength of Reducing/Oxidizing Agent of metals
    • Summary on Displacement Reactions for metals
    • Oxidation Numbers/Oxidation State
    • Redox Reactions Involving Halide Ions and Halogens
    • Further Examples of Redox Reactions
    • Summary: Order of Oxidizing Power for Halogens
    • Terms Used in Describing Oxidation-reduction
    • The Tendency of Metals to Form Ions
    • Cell Diagram for a Voltaic Cell
  • Voltaic Cells
    • Types of Electrochemical Cell
  • Electrolysis
    • Definition of Electrolysis
    • Terminologies Used in Electrolysis
    • Electrolysis of Various Substances
    • Factors Affecting Electrolysis and Electrolytic Products
    • Applications of Electrolysis
    • Quantitative Aspects of Electrolysis

Topic 6: Metals: Extraction Properties and Uses - Form 4 Summarized Chemistry Notes

  • Introduction
  • Methods of Extraction
    • Preliminary Steps Before Extraction
  • Methods of Ore Concentration
  • The Metals
    • Sodium
    • Aluminium
    • Zinc
    • Iron
    • Copper
    • Lead

Topic 7: Radioactivity - Form 4 Summarized Chemistry Notes

  • Definitions
  • Types of Radiation from Radioactive Elements
    • Evidence for the Nature of Gamma Rays
    • Nature and Property of α, β, and γ
  • Radioactive Decay Curve
    • The Half Lives of Some Radioactive Isotopes
  • Radioactive Disintegration Equations
  • Application of Radioactivity/Using Radioactive Isotopes
  • Hazards of Radioactive Isotopes
  • Precautions

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