Heinemann Chemistry 1 Student Book with eBook, 5th Edition

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Heinemann Chemistry 1 Student Book with eBook, 5th Edition

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We’ve completely revised Heinemann Chemistry to be fully aligned with the 2016–2022 VCE Science Study Design. The content provides an exact match to the new study designs and the layout and design incorporates many features that assist student learning. The authors have updated the student books with the very latest developments and applications of chemistry, presented in an Australian context.

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  • Fully aligned with the 2016–2022 VCE Chemistry Study Design
  • Area of Study Reviews contain high quality exam-style questions
  • Chapter Reviews and Area of Study Reviews contain new and updated questions
  • Chemistry in Action boxes contain chemistry in an applied situation or relevant context. These include the nature and practice of chemistry, applications of chemistry and the associated issues, and historical development of concepts and ideas
  • Extension boxes include material that goes beyond the core content of the Study Design. They are intended for students who wish to expand their depth of understanding in a particular area
  • Each Student Book comes an eBook
  • Teaher Access to ProductLink on Pearson Places, with teacher support, curriculum grids, detailed answers, fully worked solutions and practice exams
Key features of the eBook 
  • Available for use online and offline
  • Read the student book with bonus multimedia content.
  • Add, edit, and delete highlights and notes
  • Synchronise state and data across multiple devices even when the user is offline
Target audience
Suitable for senior secondary VCE Chemistry students.
Table of contents

    UNIT 1: How can the diversity of materials be explained?

  1. The atomic nature of matter
  2. Electron arrangements and the periodic table
  3. Metals
  4. Ionic bonding
  5. Quantifying atoms and molecules
  6. Materials made of molecules
  7. Intermolecular forces
  8. Carbon lattices and carbon nanomaterials
  9. Organic compounds
  10. Polymers
  11. Research investigation

    UNIT 2: What makes water such a unique chemical?

  12. Properties of water
  13. Water, the universal solvent
  14. Aqueous solutions
  15. Acid-base reactions in water
  16. Redox reactions in water
  17. Water sample analysis
  18. Analysis for salts in water
  19. Analysis for organic compounds in water
  20. Volumetric analysis
  21. Practical investigation

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In collaboration and partnership with the Chemistry Education Association, Pearson has developed student books that are fully aligned with the 2016-2022 VCE Chemistry Study Design.

The series includes the very latest developments and applications of chemistry and incorporates best practice literacy and instructional design to ensure the content concepts are fully accessible to all students

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