1. AQA Revision Guides

New A-level 2015

The revision guides are split into physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. There are no modules. The AS only topics are labelled AS.

Physical Chemistry

1.1 revision guide atom (AS)(updated August 2016)

1.2 revision guide calculations (AS)(updated May  2018)

1.3 revision guide bonding (AS) (updated August 2016)

1.4 revision guide energetics (AS) (updated February 2018)

1.5 revision guide reaction kinetics (AS)

1.6 revision guide equilibria (AS) (updated April 2018)

1.7 revision guide redox (AS)

1.8 revision guide thermodynamics (updated April 2018)

1.9 revision guide rate equations (updated March 2018)

1.10 revision guide equilibrium constant kp

1-11-revision-guide-electrode-potentials  (updated February 2017)

1.12 revision guide acid base equilibria (updated March 2018)

Inorganic Chemistry

2.1 revision guide periodicity (AS)

2.2 revision guide group 2 (AS) (updated March 2018)

2.3 revision guide halogens  (AS)

2.4 revision guide period 3   (updated February 2018)

2.5 revision guide transition metals (updated April 2018)

2.6 revision guide reactions of aqueous ions   (updated April 2018)

Organic Chemistry

3.1 revision guide introduction organic (AS)(updated February 2018)

3.2 revision guide alkanes (AS)  (updated August 2016)

3.3 revision guide halogenoalkanes (AS)   (updated February 2018)

3.4 revision guide alkenes(AS)  (updated February 2018)

3.5 revision guide alcohols (AS)  (updated February 2018)

3.6 revision guide organic analysis (AS) (updated April 2018)

3.7 revision guide naming and isomerism (updated February 2018)

3.8 revision guide aldehydes and ketones(updated February 2018)

3.9 revision guide carboxylic acids and derivatives (updated February 2018)

3-10-revision-guide-aromatic-chemistry  (updated February 2017)

3-11-revision-guide-amines  (updated February 2017)

3.12 revision guide polymers (updated February 2018)

3.13 revision guide amino acids proteins and DNA (updated February 2018)

3.14 revision guide organic synthesis (updated April 2018)

3.15 revision guide NMR (updated February 2018)

3.16 revision guide chromatography (updated  August 2016)

AQA mechanisms summary AS(AS)  (new February 2017)

aqa-mechanisms-a-level-summary  (new February 2017)

Practical Guide -aqa(new March 2018)

 

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451 thoughts on “1. AQA Revision Guides

    1. Asks8aam

      Lol this came up in paper 2
      But I think you can collect it in a cooled beaker which has been placed in an ice bath as that minimises loss due to evaporation
      Also you have to ensure the temperature on the thermometer is at the boiling point of the aldehyde or just below it.

      Reply
  1. Jake

    Hi Sir,
    on the 3.6 analysis guide it says about m+4 for chlorine that the molecular mass is 102 but with 35 isotope and 37 isotope i think t sums to 100 instead. Am i mistaken?

    Many thanks

    Reply
  2. Akash Digumber

    Hi, are notes about Nitrogen and Sulfur are missing i think. Realized that after working out a past paper

    Reply
    1. chemrevise Post author

      Aqa does not have a topic on sulfur and nitrogen. Any questions that appear on them are from topics like group 7 , redox or equilibria. The only syllabus that has a specific topic on these is CIE international A-level

      Reply
  3. Mark

    Hi,

    On the right hand side of page 2 of ‘2.4 Periodicity of Period 3’ it states that ‘MgO is better than using NaOH to treat acid in rivers and the stomach as it is only sparing soluble and weakly alkaline..’, should it be ‘Mg(OH)2’ instead of ‘MgO’?

    Thanks

    Reply
  4. barbosaboy7

    Hi, I took most of your notes down in December time last year in preparation for my exams this June and I have since noticed that some of the pages have been updated and I was just wondering if I will have missed out on any of this years spec if I don’t go back through it all again?
    Thanks

    Reply
  5. Demirci

    sir, i do not like taking notes and the only thing i do is read.

    Do you think these notes contain everything i need to get an A*.

    Reply
    1. chemrevise Post author

      In terms of factual content yes it is all here. Just reading these notes won’t get you an A* though. You need to do lots of questions and push your understanding

      Reply
  6. Jake

    Hi Sir,
    Thanks a lot for all these notes, they are fantastic, especially when dealing with some of the tougher questions which are appearing on this new specification. I wondered if you had anything that would help with questions like in AQA Paper 2 2017 (10.6), when drawing cyclic compounds from straight chain compounds. It is possible i have missed something already in your notes, however i did not come across it.

    Reply
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  8. .

    Sir thank you so much for these amazing notes specially the summary for mechanisms

    I will be grateful if you could do summary for test and colour with equations for year2 aqa inorganic please (transition metals and their reactions in aqueous solutions). I’m privet candidate, 100% relying on your notes. But I completely lost with year2 inorganic and transition metals, specially the new spec, I don’t even know the compounds that I need to know about? Please Sir I really hope you will read my comment and do the summary before May.

    Reply
  9. Kas

    Hi, I really appreciate the time and effort that must’ve been put into making these revision guides. It would be really helpful if you could possibly list what is not required to be learnt for the new spec or something as I’m a private candidate and finding it quite tricky, thanks 🙂

    Reply
    1. chemrevise Post author

      If you want an A* then I think you should know everything on the guides. I would suggest going through the guides with a copy of the syllabus to hand so you can be sure why you the things are there.

      Reply
    2. Mary

      Hi, I would like to know what are the practicals we need to know for the AS exams? I know there is a practicals revision guide but I’m assuming some of the practicals are just for the year 13 A- LEVEL exam?

      Reply
  10. hafsa

    hey do we have to know about chromium for aqueous ions because it comes up in past papers but its not on your notes. thanks

    Reply
  11. Joseph

    Hello you have made a mistake on example 5 of the energetics questions on the aqa as level document you have talked about enthalpy change of formation when the question is about enthalpy change of combustion

    Reply
    1. chemrevise Post author

      It is not a mistake. They often combine heats of combustion and formation in the same question to confuse people and see if they really understand what they are doing. I suggest you look again and try to undo your confusion.

      Reply
  12. Kermit

    I think you made a mistake in the transition metals guide in the first point where you wrote there are transition metal characteristics between scandium to copper. Isn’t scandium not considered as a transition metal? Thanks….

    Reply
    1. chemrevise Post author

      The AQA definition for transition metals which is IUPAC as far as I interpret it does include Sc as in its atom form it does have a 3d electron. Definitions for other exam boards are slightly different and definitely exclude Scandium.

      Reply
  13. student

    your notes are extremely helpful and i absolutely love them! i was hoping if you have any a level physics notes just like these which you could post because ive searching for them as well

    Reply
    1. Tasneem

      Hi i was just wondering will these ve updated any more or Any new pdf added.I want to print them out and start making notes on them.

      Reply
  14. Prakhar Gupta

    Hi Mr Goalby, for your revision guide on the specification 1.1 (atoms), you talk about fragmentation in regards to T.O.F mass spectrometer. This isn’t in the syllabus nor is it in the textbook, and I’m struggling to understand it. Do i even need to know it?
    Thank you for everything!

    Reply
  15. Qaim

    Hi,

    I’m a bit confused on the question on page 5 of the equilibria pack. I was able to follow untill you wrote 0.458. I’ve no clue how you got it since it should just be a simple rearrangement?
    Your packs are really useful and are what I’m using to revise for my Oxford interview next week,

    Thanks

    Reply
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  17. bakeoffobsessed

    Hi, I wanted to ask on the equilibria section in physical chemistry, when calculating the moles at equilibrium mixture using algebra (page 5), how come on the numerator it is 2x? is this because there are 2 moles of HBr formed? ‘ (2x/V)2 (0.2-x)/V . (0.2-x)/V ‘ So if in another question, only 1 mole of product was formed, would it just be x?

    Reply
  18. Zachary Howdle

    Hi,
    I think this is a brilliant resource and thank-you so much for taking the time to create it. I was wondering if there are similar compact revision notes for Physics or Biology?
    Thanks again!

    Reply
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  21. Noor

    Hi, I’m wondering if there is any website, or anything you might advise me to use, has exam questions with answers per topic for aqa chemistry.

    Reply

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