A-level Applied Science/Synthesising Organic Compounds

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About this Unit[edit | edit source]

From the AQA Specification:

In this unit you will learn about:

  • the wide range and number of organic compounds formed by carbon;
  • how to describe organic compounds;
  • how to recognise a range of aliphatic compounds, their functional groups, structural formula and shape;
  • recognising examples of a range of chemical reactions and writing balanced equations;
  • how to make and purify organic compounds;
  • how to determine theoretical and actual percentage yield.

How you will be assessed[edit | edit source]

This unit is assessed through the work you complete for your portfolio.

The marking criteria are found in the AQA specification.

What you need to know[edit | edit source]

Organic chemicals

Organic reactions



References & notes[edit | edit source]

Organic chemistry: wikibook