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 March  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 January 2017)

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 March 2018)

3.15 revision guide NMR (updated February 2018)

3.16 revision guide chromatography (updated  August 2016)

aqa- AS mechanisms-summary (AS)  (new February 2017)

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

Practical Guide -aqa(new March 2018)



527 thoughts on “1. AQA Revision Guides

  1. .

    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.

  2. 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 🙂

    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.

  3. 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

  4. student

    These notes are great especially the practical guide!
    However I think you have made a mistake on the AS mechanisms summary. You have said the formation of alcohol from alkenes is elimination.

  5. 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

    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.

  6. 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….

    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.

  7. 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

    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.


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