YEAR 11 CHEMISTRY ATAR

Prerequisite – Science Mainstream high C grade and Chemistry high B grade

Year 10  Year 11  Year 12 
Physical Sciences Physics ATAR Physics ATAR
Chemical Sciences Chemistry ATAR Chemistry ATAR
Biological Sciences    Biology ATAR Biology ATAR
Human Biology ATAR Human Biology ATAR  
Psychology ATAR Psychology ATAR
Marine and Maritime Studies ATAR   Marine and Maritime Studies ATAR 
General Science Human Biology General Human Biology General
Marine Science Marine and Maritime Studies General  Marine and Maritime Studies General

 The shaded area indicates a University Pathway.

Course Description
The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units, each of one semester duration, which are typically delivered as a pair.

Unit 1 – “Chemical fundamentals: structure, properties and reactions”
In this unit, students use models of atomic structure and bonding to explain the macroscopic properties of materials. Students develop their understanding of the energy changes associated with chemical reactions and the use of chemical equations to calculate the masses of substances involved in chemical reactions.

Unit 2 – “Molecular interactions and reactions”
In this unit, students continue to develop their understanding of bonding models and the relationship between structure, properties and reactions, including consideration of the factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions. Students investigate the unique properties of water and the properties of acids and bases, and use chemical equations to calculate the concentrations and volumes of solutions involved in chemical reactions.

Retrieved from: School Curriculum and Standards Authority. 29 June 2023.

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