IB Chemistry interactive syllabus 2009

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1.1 Mole concept and Avogadro's constant    
1.2 Formulas    
1.3 Chemical equations    
1.4 Moles and gaseous volume relationships in chemical reactions
1.5 Solutions    
2.1 The atom 12.1 Electron configuration
2.2 The mass spectrometer    
2.3 Electron arrangement    
3.1 The periodic table 13.1 Trends across period 3
3.2 Physical properties 13.2 First row "d" block elements
3.3 Chemical properties    
4.1 Ionic bonding 14.1 Shapes of molecules and ions
4.2 Covalent bonding 14.2 Hybridisation
4.3 Intermolecular forces 14.3 Delocalisation of electrons
4.4 Metallic bonding    
4.5 Physical properties    
5.1 Exo and endothermic reactions 15.1 Standard enthalpy changes of reaction
5.2 Calculation of enthalpy changes 15.2 Born-Haber cycle
5.3 Hess' law 15.3 Entropy
5.4 Bond enthalpies 15.4 Spontaneity
6.1 Rates of reaction 16.1 Rate expression
6.2 Collision theory 16.2 Reaction mechanism
    16.3 Activation energy
7.1 Dynamic equilibrium 17.1 Liquid-vapour equilibrium
7.2 The position of equilibrium 17.2 The equilibrium law
8.1 Theories of acids and bases 18.1 Calculations involving acids and bases
8.2 Properties of acids and bases 18.2 Buffer solutions
8.3 Strong and weak acids and bases 18.3 Salt hydrolysis
8.4 The pH scale 18.4 Acid-base titrations
    18.5 Indicators
9.1 Introduction to oxidation and reduction 19.1 Standard electrode potentials
9.2 Redox equations 19.2 Electrolysis
9.3 Reactivity    
9.4 Voltaic cells    
9.5 Electrolytic cells    
10.1 Introduction 20.1 Introduction
10.2 Alkanes 20.2 Nucleophilic substitution reactions
10.3 Alkenes 20.3 Elimination reactions
10.4 Alcohols 20.4 Condensation reactions
10.5 Halogenoalkanes 20.5 Reaction pathways
10.6 Reaction pathways 20.6 Stereoisomerism
Topic 11: Measurement and data processing
11.1 Uncertainty and error in measurement    
11.2 Uncertainty in calculated results    
11.3 Graphical techniques    

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