Build scientific literacy
with Heinemann Chemistry
5th edition

Help your students make sense of science with expert learning design and content

NOTICE: VCAA Chemistry Study Design Delay
The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 has been extended and expires 31 December 2022. The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 has been extended and also expires 31 December 2022. Heinemann Chemistry 1 and 2, 5th edition are current and available until the new study design is implemented.

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Explore the components of Heinemann Chemistry 5th edition

Student book

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.




Built with today’s classrooms in mind, this acclaimed series combines digital and physical texts.

The eBook gives you access to the electronic version of your Student Book. It’s built to work both online and offline making content easily available anytime, anywhere in every school.

Learners can quickly navigate through their eBooks to read, take notes and save bookmarks.




Give students opportunities to practise and consolidate key knowledge with the workbooks.

Key features include:

  • key knowledge summaries
  • worksheets
  • practical activities
  • assessment practice.

Opportunity is provided throughout to develop and apply key skills in preparation for all forms of assessment.


Teacher resources 

Comprehensive support for teachers is available and includes a curriculum grid, a teaching program, fully worked solutions to all student book questions and practice exams. A wealth of support for online practical activities and the Area of Study 3 Practical Investigation is available.  Teacher resources for the workbooks can also be accessed on Pearson Places. 

"I always felt that their interpretation of the study design was spot on. I like the fact that you’ve got multiple questions for the girls to practise with as well."

Pauline Tawa, Marian College




Heinemann Chemistry 1 5th edition Student Book 

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The atomic nature of matter

Heinemann Chemistry 1 Workbook

Table of contents

Sample pages

Heinemann Chemistry 2 5th edition Student Book 

Table of contents

Chapter 2: Energy from fuels

Heinemann Chemistry 2 Workbook 

Table of contents

Sample pages