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The National 4 Chemistry Course enables learners to develop and apply knowledge and understanding of chemistry. Learners also develop an understanding of chemistry’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of chemistry in society and the environment.

The National 5 Chemistry Course enables learners to develop and apply knowledge and understanding of chemistry. Learners also develop an understanding of chemistry’s role in scientific issues and relevant applications of chemistry, including the impact these could make in society and the environment.

The Higher qualification in Chemistry extends learners’ knowledge and understanding of the physical and natural environments, through a wide range of studies including chemical reaction rates, enthalpy and patterns in the Periodic Table. The Course develops greater knowledge of bonding, structure and properties, and of the mole, and enables learners to acquire enhanced understanding of carbon compound reactions, nomenclature and structural formulae, and of polymers and natural products. They will also study Hess’s Law, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions, and nuclear chemistry.

The Advanced Higher qualification in Chemistry develops sophisticated skills of independent study and thought. Learners are given the opportunity of in-depth study of electronic structure, chemical bonding, thermochemistry and kinetics. Further topics for study include organic chemistry, structural analysis, and medicines. Learners will be able to demonstrate proficiency in scientific writing, revealing the significance of findings by analysing and interpreting results in a critical and scientific manner.

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