IB Chemistry Syllabus

A complete, up-to-date, syllabus broken down by sub-topics for the IB Chemistry SL and IB Chemistry HL courses!

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Topic 1: Stoichiometry

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus focuses on the concept of moles and how this can be used in calculations throughout the IB Chemistry syllabus and the sub-topics within.

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Topic 2 & 12: Atomic Structure

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus focuses on the structure of atoms, in particular electrons, and how these influence properties explored throughout the IB Chemistry syllabus and the sub-topics within.

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Topic 3 & 13: Periodicity

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus focuses on the main physical trends observed within the periodic table. It discusses these with reference to other topics from the IB Chemistry syllabus.

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Topic 4 & 14: Chemical Bonding & Structure

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus focuses on the chemical bonds that form between many molecules and the impact these have upon their shapes. It links to later topics of the IB Chemistry syllabus, such as organics.

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Topic 5 & 15: Energetics/Thermochemistry

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus explores the energy changes accompanying chemical reactions that are discussed throughout the IB Chemistry syllabus.

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Topic 6 & 16: Chemical Kinetics

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus focuses on the speed of reactions and how this relates to chemical pathways detailed throughout the IB Chemistry syllabus and the sub-topics within.

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Topic 7 & 17: Equilibrium

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus covers the concept of equilibrium, with reference to chemical reactions as seen elsewhere in the IB Chemistry syllabus.

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Topic 8 & 18: Acids & Bases

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus discusses the concept of acids and bases and how they can react with many of the chemicals and compounds seen earlier in the IB Chemistry syllabus.

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Topic 9 & 19: Redox Processes

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus focuses on the processes of oxidation and reduction, as seen in most of the reactions discussed throughout the IB Chemistry syllabus and the sub-topics within.

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Topic 10 & 20: Organic Chemistry

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus covers a vast range of content relating to organic compounds, their properties and their reactions. It requires knowledge from elsewhere in the IB Chemistry syllabus, such as bonding.

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Topic 11 & 21: Measurement & Data Processing

This section of the IB Chemistry syllabus focuses on the experimental aspects of science. It explores errors, measurements and techniques necessary for the IA coursework, a part of the IB Chemistry syllabus.

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