CHEMISTRY Directly Relevant to the Course

Directly Relevant to the Course
Five things you should be doing when you think you have finished all your work!
1. Go over your work and rewrite any untidy notes or problems (lay out
numerical questions stepwise and show all working as there are marks
allocated for this!).
2. Keep all practical work written up in detail as assessments on these tasks
can crop up anytime along the course.
3. Keep a folder of all class notes, problem sheets and material from wider
reading organised topic by topic. Make summary notes on each topic on
one sheet of A4 paper.
4. To support learning at home, work through extra questions from the
textbook or past exam papers.
5. Always check your answers against published mark schemes.
Wider Reading
Molecules of Murder – Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases - John Emsley
RSC Publishing, ISBN 978-0-85404-965-3
Molecules at an Exhibition (The Science of Everyday Life) - John Emsley
OUP, ISBN 978-0-19-286206-8
Nature’s Building Blocks: An A-Z guide to the elements - John Emsley
OUP, ISBN: 978-0-19850-340-8
The Science of Chocolate - S. T. Beckett - RSC 2008, ISBN 978-0-85404-970-7
Useful Websites
Subscribe to the RSC Chemnet for current developments in Chemistry and Science,
as well as loads of university information and seminars.
Jim Al-Khalili - Elements of the Periodic Table
Places to Visit
Science Museum - it’s free! Keep an eye out for special exhibitions.
Additional Enrichment Ideas
Wider Reading
Why Chemical Reactions Happen - James Keeler and Peter Wothers (OUP, ISBN
Elegant solutions- ten beautiful experiments in Chemistry - Philip Ball (ISBN 0-85404674-7) RSC Publishing
13 Things That Don’t Make Sense - Michael Brooks Profile Books 2009, ISBN 9781861978172
The Periodic Table - Primo Levi Penguin, ISBN 978-0-14-029661-7
Useful Websites