Chemistry for Queensland
Units 1-4
Publishing in 2018–19 for the new QCAA syllabus
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We’ve got you covered for the new Chemistry Syllabus

Senior Chemistry in Queensland is changing to support the introduction of new assessment and tertiary entrance systems. The new syllabus is designed to help develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life.

Changes to Queensland Senior Chemistry affect all aspects of teaching and learning – new teaching content, new course structure and a new approach to assessment.

Our brand new two-volume series, Chemistry for Queensland provides depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.

Key features of the Student books

Our Senior Chemistry resources are designed to reduce the stress of syllabus implementation, save you time when lesson planning, and ensure the best learning outcomes for your students.

Each Student book:

provides a clear learning pathway mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage

offers targeted support and resources for assessment (including exam preparation and practice)

presents key subject matter using clear, concise language supported by engaging visual elements

scaffolds student learning and aids navigation by sequencing key subject matter in 2–8 page sections

supports differentiation through a range of appropriately levelled questions and activities for each section

clearly models approaches to inquiry learning and critical thinking

contains a stand-alone reference section (known as the Chemistry Toolkit) that explains the structure of the syllabus, supports the acquisition of key skills for assessment and provides practical tips for success in Chemistry

includes a Practical Manual that outlines suggested methodologies for every mandatory practical in the syllabus.

Coming in 2018

Chemistry for Queensland

Units 1 & 2

Chemistry for Queensland Units 1 & 2 covers information from Unit 1: Chemical fundamentals – structure, properties and reactions including atomic structure, the structure of materials, and chemical reactions, and Unit 2: Molecular interactions and reactions including intermolecular forces and gases, aqueous solutions and acidity, and the rates of chemical reactions.

The Student book includes a number of features and is supported by a range of additional digital resources via the obook assess platform. These resources support teachers and students.

Chemistry for Queensland
Units 1 & 2

Student book + obook assess
Print student book with digital access
Chemistry for Queensland
Units 1 & 2

Student obook assess
Digital student access (12 months access)
Chemistry for Queensland
Units 1 & 2

Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
Chapter 1 Chemistry toolkit
UNIT 1 CHEMICAL FUNDAMENTALS – STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES AND REACTIONS
Chapter 2 Atom structure and the Periodic Table
Chapter 3 Introduction to bonding
Chapter 4 Isotopes
Chapter 5 Analytical techniques
Chapter 6 Compounds and mixtures
Chapter 7 Bonding and properties
Chapter 8 Chemical reactions
Chapter 9 Measurement uncertainty and error
Chapter 10 Fuels
Chapter 11 Mole concept and law of conservation of mass
Unit 1 Practice exam questions
UNIT 2 MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS AND REACTIONS
Chapter 12 Intermolecular forces
Chapter 13 Chromatography techniques
Chapter 14 Gases
Chapter 15 Aqueous solutions and molarity
Chapter 16 Solubility and Identifying ions in solution
Chapter 17 pH
Chapter 18 Reaction of acids
Chapter 19 Rates of chemical reactions
Unit 2 Practice exam questions
Chapter 20 Practical manual
*Contents subject to change prior to publication
Chemistry for Queensland | Units 1 & 2
Title Chemistry for Queensland Units 1 & 2
Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190313395
Available December 2018
Price $69.95
Coming in 2019

Chemistry for Queensland

Units 3 & 4

Chemistry for Queensland Units 3 & 4 covers information from Unit 3: Equilibrium, acids and redox reactions, including chemical equilibrium systems and oxidation and reduction, and Unit 4: Structure, synthesis and design, including organic materials and chemical synthesis and design.

The Student book includes a number of features and is supported by a range of additional digital resources via the obook assess platform. These resources support teachers and students.

Chemistry for Queensland
Units 3 & 4

Student book + obook assess
Print student book with digital access
Chemistry for Queensland
Units 3 & 4

Student obook assess
Digital student access (12 months access)
Chemistry for Queensland
Units 3 & 4

Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
Chapter 1 Chemistry toolkit
UNIT 3 EQUILIBRIUM, ACIDS AND REDOX REACTIONS
Chapter 2 Chemical equilibrium
Chapter 3 Factors that affect equilibrium
Chapter 4 Equilibrium constants
Chapter 5 Acids, bases and the pH scale
Chapter 6 Brønsted-Lowry model
Chapter 7 Dissociation constants
Chapter 8 Acid-base indicators/td>
Chapter 9 Volumetric analysis
Chapter 10 Redox reactions
Chapter 11 Electrochemical and galvanic cells
Chapter 12 Standard electrode potential
Chapter 13 Electrolytic cells
Unit 3 Practice exam questions
UNIT 4 STRUCTURE, SYNTHESIS AND DESIGN
Chapter 14 Structure of organic compounds
Chapter 15 Organic reactions and reaction pathways
Chapter 16 Organic materials: structure and function
Chapter 17 Analytical techniques
Chapter 18 Chemical synthesis
Chapter 19 Green chemistry
Chapter 20 Macromolecules: polymers, proteins and carbohydrates
Chapter 21 Molecular manufacturing
Unit 4 Practice exam questions
Chapter 22 Practical manual
*Contents subject to change prior to publication
Physical Education for Queensland 2E | Units 3 & 4
Title Chemistry for Queensland Units 3 & 4
Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190313449
Available August 2019
Price $69.95

Meet our expert
author team

You can trust our expert Queensland authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Queensland Senior Chemistry syllabus.

Krystle Kuipers is an experienced Chemistry teacher who is currently Head of Science at Varsity College. She is a QCAA panel member and is involved in monitoring and verifying assessment and marking for schools in her district. Krystle is also an experienced chemist with a broad range of academic experience.

Paul Keillor is an experienced teacher and chemist who is currently Head of Science at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar. Paul has been involved in reviewing the new senior syllabus as a QCAA panel member for his district.

Philip Sharpe 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.

Carrie Bloomfield is an expert Chemistry teacher and Head of Science. She has previously been involved as a Chemistry exam assessor interstate. Carrie has further used her chemistry qualifications in the mining, aquaculture and climate change sectors.

Helen Silvester has been an educator for over 20 years and has held Head of Science positions in a number of schools. She was shortlisted for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Secondary Science Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. Helen is also author of the award-winning Oxford Science series.

Paul Devlin has a wealth of experience teaching senior Chemistry. He is actively involved as district panel chair for the new QCAA senior syllabus.

Chemistry for Queensland is supported by a range of engaging and relevant digital resources via obook assess.

Resources for students

Students receive:

  • a complete digital version of the Student book with notetaking and bookmarking functionality
  • free Oxford Concise Dictionary look-up feature
  • targeted instructional videos designed to help students develop manipulative skills and prepare for assessment tasks and exams
  • a set of summary notes for each chapter that form a springboard for student revision
  • additional case studies and opportunities for extension
  • a range of interactive, auto-correcting, multiple-choice assess quiz questions.

Resources for teachers

In addition to the student resources, teachers receive:

  • detailed course planners and teaching programs
  • answers to all questions and assessment tasks in the Student book
  • a range of lab tech notes and risk assessment templates to accompany all supplied mandatory and suggested practicals
  • printable (and editable) data tests with answers
  • printable (and editable) practice exam with answers.

What's new in the QCAA General Senior syllabus?

Our Teacher guides are here to help you understand the changes for your subject in 2019.

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