Teacher notes

Practical Scheme of work

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Teacher notes

Practical Scheme of work

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Teacher notes

Possible laboratory investigations

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Worksheets

green acid-base practical

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Common chemical reactions

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Videos

making rhubarb crumble

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Worksheets

acid-base titrations

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Labs

analysis of aspirin tablets  

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period 3

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period 3

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Worksheets

chlorine in pool water

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boiling points of mixtures

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enthalpy changes

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Videos

Properties of the halogens

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Group  7

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permanganate redox titration

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percentage of Cu in brass

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electrolytic cells

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electrochemical cells

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Videos

Chromate-dichromate equilibrium

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determining the value for Kc

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Oxidation states of vanadium

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redox reactions of vanadium

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pH meter titrations

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Videos

Iodination of propanone (1)

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Iodination of propanone (2)

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Worksheets

iodination of propanone

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organic functional groups

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hydrolysis of halogenoalkanes

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Videos

explosion during aspirin preparation

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preparation of aspirin

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Simulations

Iowa Simulations and animations

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Simulations

Carnegie Virtual Laboratory

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Simulations

Model ChemLab

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Simulations

electrolysis

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Simulations

RSC acid-base titrations

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Worksheets

preparation of cyclohexene

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nitration of nitrobenzene

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finding pKa of a weak acid

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calcium carbonate in shells

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Graded examples

Hess's Law practical

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Presentations

The Group 4 Project

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structural determination

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Graded examples

Solubility of calcium hydroxide

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Graded examples

Aspect of rate of reaction

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Labs

How to make a smoke bomb

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How to make liquid nitrogen ice-cream

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Labs

Thermite reaction

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Biodiesel from cooking oil

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Synthesis of ammonium nitrate

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Preparation of ‘hot’ ice

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Labs

The common ion effect and buffers

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Colorimetric determination of Kc

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Separation of pigments by chromatography

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Determining the strength of hydrogen peroxide

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Experiment using column chromatography

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Analysis of caffeine in OCT drugs using tlc

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The enthalpy of formation of camphor

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The kinetics of a saponification reaction

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Determination of the pKa of an indicator

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Worksheets

Hydrolysis of starch

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Vitamin C determination

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Determining Ea for a reaction

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Teacher notes

Markscheme for Ea reaction

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Worksheets

Rate-dependent factors

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Reaction rates

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Labs

Determining Kc for [FeSCN]2+

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Le Chatelier's principle 

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Labs

analysis of aspirin tablets (for assessment)

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Practical work & IA

  • Almost everything you need to know about internal assessment for IB Diploma Chemistry.

  • How to design and set up your own IB Chemistry practical programme.

  • Full details on more than 30 recommended practicals for the Core/AHL/Options including pdf worksheets for students.

  • Suggestions for other resources to gain ideas and specific details for practicals suitable for the IB.

  • Advice and examples for Design practicals.

  • Teachers' notes for all the practicals containing background information and useful tips.

  • Full details and advice on how students can maximise their IA marks and guidance through the moderation process.

  • The Group 4 Project explained together with suggested ways to run it in your school.

  • Examples, advice and resources for the five different ways in which ICT must be brought into practical work.

  • Examples of marked student write-ups.

  • Help and resources for setting up a new Chemistry laboratory including a full list of suggested equipment and chemicals.

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Design practicals Thursday 24 October 2013

In order to fulfil the Internal Assessment criteria your students will need to do at least two Design practicals. In...
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Assessment Sunday 20 May 2012

The IB practical programme has one very great strength - teachers are completely free to devise their own practical programme....
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A new laboratory? Monday 22 November 2010

If you are working in a brand new school or one which is being refurbished you may be involved with or consulted...
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Introduction Wednesday 30 November -0001

Practical work is an important component of IB chemistry. Approximately 25% of the total teaching time should be devoted...
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Marked practicals Monday 10 June 2013

It can be very helpful to see how practicals are marked in order to get some idea of the standard applied. In some ways...
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Using Hess's Law Saturday 17 December 2011

This is a genuine write-up by one of my students. She was in fact a Higher Level student but could equally well have...
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Comments 3

Anuradha Sridhar 28 January 2014 - 10:10

Dear geoff,
I wanted to send a design lab done by a student for your feedback.This is primarily done to investigate the trend in change in concentration of FeSCN+2 and absorption of light - using a colorimeter and the beer's law.Here he has algebraically derived the Kc value using Lambert - beer's law. Please let me know if I can send it to you,,my email id would be anuradhas25@gmail.com

Geoffrey Neuss 28 January 2014 - 14:26

Hi Anuradha, I hope you will understand if I say that I cannot really offer to look at student's work from another school. It might give that student/school an unfair advantage and also if it became common practice then I might get inundated with requests. The investigations sounds as if it should be fine for a design experiment so as long as your student has followed what is required there is no reason why he/she cannot do well.

Anuradha Sridhar 28 January 2014 - 14:44

Dear Geoff,
Thank you for writing back and explaining your reason so very nicely.I completely understand your stand and appreciate the little feedback that you have given.


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