IB Chemistry 11 and IB Chemistry SL 12

Course Outline

In the IB Chemistry SL course, themes are used that tie together basic concepts and present Chemistry as an interrelated discipline rather than an array of separate parts. The course places great emphasis on experimental work with 40 hours required for SL students.

Core topics covered include the following mandatory topics: stoichiometric relationships, atomic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding and structure, energetics/thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox processes, organic chemistry, measurement and data processing. Teachers must also include one optional topic chosen from the following: materials, biochemistry, energy, and medicinal chemistry.

The final grade comprises an external component of 80 percent and an internal component of 20 percent. The internal component (20 percent) is based on experimental work in the laboratory which culminates with the design and execution of an individual investigation and write up. The external component (80 percent) is a final examination made up of one paper of multiple-choice questions, and two papers of both data-based short-answer questions and extended response questions.

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