Chemistry Matters meets the requirement of the latest GCE 'O' Level Chemistry syllabus specified by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. It is designed for effective concept development, reinforcement and extension.
Features of this Edition:
Real-life applications of Chemistry are showcased to make learning meaningful.
Comprehensive content is presented in a concise, visually appealing manner.
Hands-on and IT activities encourage students to work independently and extend their learning.
Main ideas and key terms are clearly specified to help students focus on syllabus learning outcomes.
In-depth development of concepts allows students to extrapolate knowledge to apply to unfamiliar scenarios.
Sidebar notes in Chem-Aid correct students' misconceptions'.
End-of-section summaries and tests provide reinforcement.
Worked examples and practice questions guide students in applying the new concepts learnt.
Thought-provoking Link questions lead students to appreciate the themes that link different chapters.
Problems-solving questions based on everyday applications of Chemistry stimulate thinking and engage students' interest.
A variety of examination-style and data-based questions prepare students for the G.C.E. 'O' Level examination.
This textbook is supplemented by a Workbook designed for self-study. A Practical Book is also available that provides more avenues for inquiry-based learning. Although some of the experiments in it can be done at home, the publishers do not recommend it for home use due to safety issues and the expense and difficulty in obtaining some of the materials.
There are no answer keys in the Textbook.
Chemistry Matters Textbook
Chapter 1 Kinetic Particle Theory
Chapter 2 Measurement and Experimental Techniques
Chapter 3 Purification and Separation
Chapter 4 Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
Chapter 5 Atomic Structure
Chapter 6 Ionic Bonding
Chapter 7 Covalent and Metallic Bonding
Chapter 8 Writing Equations
Chapter 9 The Mole
Chapter 10 Chemical Calculations
Chapter 11 Acids and Bases
Chapter 12 Salts
Chapter 13 Oxidation and Reduction
Chapter 14 Metals
Chapter 15 Electrolysis
Chapter 16 The Periodic Table
Chapter 17 Energy Changes
Chapter 18 Speed of Reaction
Chapter 19 Ammonia
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