Chemistry Matters Textbook
Chemistry Matters textbook is written in alignment with the latest GCE Ordinary Level Chemistry syllabus by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. Designed for effective concept development and reinforcement, this textbook presents Chemistry in an engaging and effective manner through the use of infographics, graphic organisers and real-life examples. The textbook also aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and 21st century competencies for their journey of lifelong learning.
Makes Chemistry engaging, clear and simple - Captivating chapter openers with attractive photos and though-provoking questions spark off the inquiry process. - Concepts presented within authentic contexts make Physics relevant, useful and interesting. - Step-wise presentations with infographics and flow charts break down difficult concepts into easy-to-understand bites. - Illustrations and photographs and visualisation of abstract concepts. Links to online animations and videos provides dynamic visual learning support.
Promotes learning with understanding and hones critical thinking - Hands-on activities enable the experiential learning that strengthens conceptual understanding. - Links between chapters and end-of-chapter concept maps highlight interconnected concepts. - Worked examples guide students on how to apply concepts. - Regular test questions prompt immediate checks on understanding, providing opportunities for assessment for learning. - Ample practice questions, including challenging and data-based questions, nurture higher-order thinking skills and agile minds that are able to apply concepts on novel situations.
Develops 21st century competencies - A diagnostic checklist for every chapter surfaces flaws in conceptual understanding and promotes self-directed learning by guiding students to the relevant sections for revision. - Group and online learning activities that require students to evaluate, process and communicate information, foster independent learning, problem-solving, ICT, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
The Periodic Table of Elements Preface Chapter 1 Kinetic Particle Theory Chapter 2 Measurement and Experimental Techniques Chapter 3 Separation and Purification Chapter 4 Elements, Compounds and Mixtures Chapter 5 Atomic Structure Chapter 6 Ionic Bonding Chapter 7 Covalent and Metallic Bonding Chapter 8 Writing Chemical Equations Chapter 9 The Mole Chapter 10 Chemical Calculations Chapter 11 Acids and Bases Chapter 12 Salts Chapter 13 Oxidation and Reduction Chapter 14 Metals Chapter 15 Electrolysis Chapter 16 The Periodic Table Chapter 17 Energy Changes Chapter 18 Speed of Reaction Chapter 19 Ammonia Chapter 20 The Atmosphere and Environment Chapter 21 An Introduction to Organic Chemistry Chapter 22 Alkanes and Alkenes Chapter 23 Alcohols and Carboxylic Acids Chapter 24 Macromolecules Quick Revision Guide