HSC Chemistry 



http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-123/hires/iss016e032569.jpg  
The Space Shuttle in orbit from the International Space Station.  Chemistry plays an important role in the construction of spacecraft because of the need for special material - including polymers.

INTRODUCTION TO YEAR 12 CHEMISTRY
As in Preliminary Chemistry there are five HSC Chemistry topics.   The first topic is identified as “9.1 Chemistry Skills”.   It should not be thought of as a separate topic but one which is incorporated as an integral part of the other four topics.   That does not mean it is less important - in fact, because at least 50% of the school-based assessment in Chemistry must be based on practical work, it is a very important part of your work.   

The other topics are :

9.2   The Production of Materials
9.3   The Acidic Environment
9.4   Chemical Monitoring and Management
9.6   Option - Shipwrecks, Corrosion and Conservation


My own brief notes on each topic are available by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of this page.  
These are only a brief outline of the dot points and are not a substitute for thorough reading of the textbook(s), other resources and work done in class. 


USEFUL LINKS:   

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/Chemistry   Chemistry syllabus
http://hsc.csu.edu.au/chemistry   Excellent resource - Charles Sturt University
http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/glossary_keywords.html   Glossary of key words used in the syllabus, examination and assessment tasks.
http://www.ausetute.com.au/   Great set of tutorials on chemistry topics;  sample exam questions and other resources if you pay ($50 p.a.)


MY NOTES ON THE TOPICS:

          

           

                                    

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