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31 January 2018

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  • 24 Feb Paul Lloyd
    Electrochemical cells (AHL)
    Hi Shagufta Geoff is away in the Himalayas, beyond wifi for a while. I'm a friend of Geoff's and an IB Chemistry workshop leader, helping out on the website while he's away. I don't think it is a typo; in both cases water is preferentially...
  • Hi Darkul Geoff is away in the Himalayas, beyond wifi for a while. I'm a friend of Geoff's and an IB Chemistry workshop leader, helping out on the website while he's away. In 1,2-dibromoethane, all 4 hydrogen atoms are in an equivalent chemical...
  • 23 Feb sHAGUFTA aBDUL
    Electrochemical cells (AHL)
    Hi Geoff, Quick question. On slide 8 where oxidation state of sulfur is mentioned, it says water is reduced. Same is repeated on slide 9. Is this a typo?
  • And another question in Study guide page 108: question 17 about triplet - is the right answer B? CH3-CH2-COOH
  • Hello Mr Neuss, could you please explain re question 7 of MC test: "Which row describes correctly the 1H NMR spectra for the two isomers of dibromoethane?": why the splitting patterns for 1,2-dibromoethane is singlet not triplet. Thank you...
  • 22 Feb Bill Chia
    Topics 10 & 20
    Thanks Paul!
  • 21 Feb Paul Lloyd
    Topics 10 & 20
    Hi Bill Geoff is away in the Himalayas, beyond wifi for a while. I'm a friend of Geoff's and an IB Chemistry workshop leader, helping out on the website while he's away. 2,4DNPH and Tollen's are not required to be taught. I think that students...
  • 20 Feb Bill Chia
    Topics 10 & 20
    Hi Geoffrey, Can I check if the 2,4DNPH test for carbonyls and Tollen's reagent for aldehydes need to be taught for redox reactions in Org. Chemistry? It is not stated clearly in the curriculum. Thanks!
  • Hi Samia Geoff is away in the Himalayas, beyond wifi for a while. I'm a friend of Geoff's and an IB Chemistry workshop leader, helping out on the website while he's away. You don't need to make any extra comments about academic honesty etc,...
  • Hi Geoffrey, This year my first cohort is sitting for the IB exams. WE have just finish correcting our IAs and they are ready for uploading to IBIS. Our coordinator just informed us that we also need to upload a general comment for each IA,...
  • Hi Richard Geoff is away in the Himalayas, beyond wifi for a while. I'm a friend of Geoff's and an IB Chemistry workshop leader, helping out on the website while he's away. I'll let Geoff know about this when he's back. Thanks Paul
  • 17 Feb Paul Lloyd
    MC test: Equilibrium
    Thanks Paul

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Chemistry for the IB Diploma (Oxford IB)

The new edition of the Study Guide (which has sold over 150,000 copies) by Geoffrey Neuss for first exams in 2016.

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