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Atomic Structure and Stiochiometry
- Kinetic Particle Theory
- Atomic Structure
- Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
- Chemical Bonding
- Chemical Formula
- Balancing Equations
- Mole Concept
- The Periodic Table
- The Atmosphere and Environment
- Fuels and Crude Oil
- Carboxylic Acids
Syllabus Objectives Checklist
Knowing the learning objectives is the first step in acing Chemistry. Master the essential concepts and apply them confidently to interesting Chemistry questions.
Topical syllabus objectives checklists are available here for your self-assessment. Download and print each checklist. Conduct self assessment while you revise. Put a tick against objectives that you can say ‘I CAN DO IT’ confidently. For those without tick, revise again. Your aim is to have all the objectives met.
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