Chemistry for Queensland Units 1&2 Student workbook

Kate Adriaans, Philip Sharpe

Chemistry for Queensland Units 1&2 Student workbook

Kate Adriaans, Philip Sharpe






22 Jan 2020




Chemistry for Queensland

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The new Queensland Chemistry syllabus affects all aspects of teaching and learning – new teaching content, new course structure and a new approach to assessment. As EPAA Secondary Publisher of the Year 2017, 2018 and 2019, Oxford University Press is committed to helping teachers and students in Queensland reach their full potential.

Chemistry for Queensland Student workbooks are standalone resources designed to help students succeed in their internal and external assessments. With an engaging design, full-colour photos and relevant diagrams throughout, the Student workbooks include:

  • a Toolkit chapter focused on internal assessments and cognitive verbs
  • Data drill activities that help students develop the key skills in analysis and interpretation required for the Data test
  • Experiment explorer activities that support the modification of a practical as required in the Student experiment
  • Research review activities that allow students to practise how to evaluate a claim and identify credible sources for the Research investigation
  • Exam excellence activities that allow students to practice multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the external examination
  • handy study tips throughout the chapters
  • practice internal assessments for the Data test, Student experiment and Research investigation
  • write-in worksheets for all mandatory and suggested practicals
  • appendices such as the periodic table and formulas
  • answers to all activities and practice assessments.


Chapter 1 Chemistry toolkit 
Responding to cognitive verbs
Data test
Student experiment
Research investigation


Chapter 2 Atomic structure and the periodic table
Data drill 2: Melting point and electronegativity
Experiment explorer 2: Variables in Rutherford's gold experiment
Research review 2: Researching the development of the atom
Exam excellence 2

Chapter 3 Introduction to bonding
Data drill 3: Ionic bonding and melting points 
Experiment explorer 3 : Writing a risk assessment
Research review 3: Researching ions in the body
Exam excellence 3

Chapter 4 Isotopes
Data drill 4: Reading isotope graphs
Experiment explorer 4: Qualitative and quantitative experiments
Research review 4: Referencing scientific papers
Exam excellence 4 

Chapter 5 Analytical techniques
Data drill 5: Atomic absorption spectroscopy graphs
Experiment explorer 5: Proposing practicals for AAS
Research review 5: Oral presentations
Exam excellence 5

Chapter 6 Compounds and mixtures
Data drill 6: Understanding densities of common substances
Experiment explorer 6: Separating mixtures
Research review 6: Selecting a strong research question
Exam excellence 6

Chapter 7 Bonding and properties
Data drill 7: Identifying substances by using melting and boiling points
Experiment explorer 7: Electrical conductivity of ionic, metallic and covalent substances
Research review 7: Writing a research question
Exam excellence 7

Chapter 8 Mole concept and law of conservation of mass
Data drill 8: Limiting reagent graphs
Experiment explorer 8: Calculating percentage yield
Research review 8: Writing a research question
Exam excellence 8

Chapter 9 Chemical reactions
Data drill 9: Molar heats of combustion of alkanes
Experiment explorer 9: Designing your own experiment
Research review 9: Referencing scientific papers
Exam excellence 9

Chapter 10 Measurement uncertainty and error
Data drill 10: Accuracy, precision and errors during an experiment
Experiment explorer 10: Identifying errors during an experiment
Research review 10: Interpreting graphs
Exam excellence 10

Chapter 11 Fuels
Data drill 11: Reading tables – fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
Experiment explorer 11: Writing a risk assessment for synthesising a biofuel
Research review 11: Designing a poster
Exam excellence 11

Unit 1: Practice Assessment
Unit 1 Data test
Unit 1 Student experiment
Unit 1 Research investigation


Chapter 12 Intermolecular forces
Data drill 12: Effect of shape, structure and intermolecular bonding on boiling point
Experiment explorer 12: Evaluating the validity of an experiment
Research review 12: Writing an introduction
Exam excellence 12

Chapter 13 Chromatography techniques
Data drill 13: High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Experiment explorer 13: Writing a dicussion
Research review 13: Oral presentations
Exam excellence 13

Chapter 14 Gases
Data drill 14: Mass of gas released over time
Experiment explorer 14: Investigation of Boyle's law – pressure versus volume
Research review 14: Evaluating a claim
Exam excellence 14

Chapter 15 Aqueous solutions and molarity

Data drill 15: Surface tension of water
Experiment explorer 15: Dilutions
Research review 15: Researching methodologies
Exam excellence 15

Chapter 16 Solubility and identifying ions in solution
Data drill 16: Solubility of potassium nitrate in water
Experiment explorer 16: Risk assessment and evaluating errors
Research review 16: Writing a research question
Exam excellence 16

Chapter 17: The pH scale
Data drill 17: Investigating the pH of water
Experiment explorer 17: Evaluating experimental methods
Research review 17: Selecting a strong research question
Exam excellence 17

Chapter 18 Reactions of acids
Data drill 18: Efficiency of antacid tablets
Experiment explorer 18: Reactivity of metals
Research review 18: Credible and non-credible resources
Exam excellence 18

Chapter 19 Rates of chemical reactions
Data drill 19: Rate of reaction – volume versus time
Experiment explorer 19: Proposing a hypothesis
Research review 19: Writing a research question
Exam excellence 19

Unit 2: Practice assessment
Unit 2 Data test 
Unit 2 Student experiment 
Unit 2 Research investigation

Chapter 20 Practical manual
Investigating periodic trends using a database
Simulating Rutherford's gold foil experiment
Conducting a flame test
Separating mixtures
Testing for saturation 
Investigating limiting reagents 
Finding the percentage yield of magnesium oxide 
Applying Hess's law
Measuring the molar heat of a chemical reaction
Calorimetry: Measuring the enthalpy of a reaction
Constructing 3D models of molecules
Separating the components of a mixture by paper chromatography
Investigating the properties of gases
Boyles's law
Precipitation reactions
Investigating the effect of temperature on solubility
Investigating the properties of strong and weak acids
Reactions of acids with bases, metals and carbonates
Investigating the rate of chemical reactions



Kate Adriaans
Kate Adriaans is an experienced VCE Chemistry teacher and Head of STEM at Frankston High School. She has a wealth of chemistry knowledge and previously been an interstate exam marker.

Reviewer: Philip Sharpe
Philip is a lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland. He was part of the team that received a 2017 Australian Award for University Teaching and has also received individual recognition for his teaching. He is a member of the Queensland Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Chemical Education group.