Practical Guides 2018

I have said I was not going to produce a practical revision guide. My own pupils have persuaded me of the case to do something though.

I have taken existing relevant notes and arranged them in basic order of syllabus/required practicals. In addition I have added more detailed descriptions of the methods for the various practicals.

I have also added practicals that are not required but I think are important to know.

I have not necessarily used the exact ‘exam board’ methods.

There is an AQA   Practical Guide -aqa

An OCR Practical Guide OCR version.

An edexcel Practical Guide Edexcel version


19 thoughts on “Practical Guides 2018

  1. Isotope

    Thank you for your fantastic resources! Especially the practical guide. In required practical number 10, we used sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate and silver nitrate. In your guide, you talk about the chemistry of carbonates and hydroxides but don’t mention about the silver nitrate solution? That is the bit I am stuck on….??? Can you explain please? Thanks

  2. Anon

    For the section on finding Kc from an equilibrium mixture on the AQA practical guide. Why do you not take in to account the fact you only titrated a 25cm3 sample of the reaction mixture in your molar calculations?

      1. chemrevise Post author

        In this case when I gave the initial moles of acid catalyst it would have been right at the beginning and not the moles that would have been in the conical flask during the titration .

  3. lovechem

    Thank you so much for adding the practical guides! As I’m doing edexcel would you recommend using the OCR or AQA version?

  4. emmacampbell2000

    Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to make these resources. They’re truly excellent and invaluable for revision. Just wondering, in the AQA practical guide it says that a test for OH-ions is that they are alkaline so turn blue litmus paper red. Shouldn’t this be that they turn red litmus paper blue? Or am I making a silly mistake? Thank you!

    1. chemrevise Post author

      My reference was to ‘exam board methods’. All exam boards issue example methods that schools could use to do a practical. There are often slightly different methods from other sources. These are still valid. In addition there are various different experiments that could be used to test ‘distillation’ or ‘purification of liquids’.

  5. Etohan Akpan

    Thank you so much!! I sincerely appreciate it!

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