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HSC Chemistry is a recommended prerequisite to a number of STEM degrees, including Engineering, Science, and Medicine. Despite its wide applicability, it is often cited as one of the most difficult courses offered for the HSC, requiring students to grasp abstract concepts and apply them using often unfamiliar mathematical principles. Updates in the new syllabus have only increased the difficulty of this important subject, placing further emphasis on comprehension of tertiary-level concepts.

Studying Chemistry Year 12, at TuteSmart

Our syllabus is designed to unpack the difficulties of chemistry, and provide students with a thorough understanding of core concepts upon which extension learning can then be applied. We aim to help students refine their problem solving skills, become confident in mathematical reasoning, and strengthen their scientific communication for those harder long response questions. Our tutors are all recent high-achieving HSC graduates and current STEM students at university, which means they have fresh experience of the new syllabus as well as in-depth knowledge of the content. They are passionate and experienced at delivering content in unique ways to maximise student understanding.

The key to success in chemistry is application. This is why the HSC Chemistry program is designed so that students can consistently apply their learning and receive continual feedback. They will have access to weekly worksheets, revision questions for each syllabus dot-point, and regular exams designed to extend student capabilities. This will allow students to improve their exam preparation and technique throughout the year to achieve their best results.

HSC Chemistry Year 12 Tutors


ATAR 99.9

HSC Chemistry Year 12 Curriculum

Course Overview and Module 5 Spoilers
5.1 - Equilibrium (static and dynamic equilibrium, model of open and closed systems, analysis of practical investigations regarding equilibrium)
5.1 - Kinetics (entropy, enthalpy, collision theory and reaction rate)
5.2 - Le Chatelier's Principle (LCP and its implications in common reactions)
5.2 - Collision Theory (collision theory, activation energy and heat of reaction)
5.3 - Equilibrium Constant (calculations)
5.4 - Solubility Product and Equilibrium (Ksp)
5 - Module 5 Revision
5 - Practice Exam on Module 5
5 - Practice Exam Review/Feedback
6.1 - Acid/Base Nomenclature and Reactions
6.1 - Neutralisation Reactions, Acid/Base Definitions
6.2 - Bronsted-Lowry Theory and its Implications
6.3 - Titration (prac and calculations)
6.3 - Buffers and Strength of Acids
6 - Practice Exam on Module 6
Module 6 - Practice Exam Review/Feedback
7.1 - Nomenclature of Organic Compounds (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols)
7.1 - Nomenclature of Organic Compounds (alkanoic acids, aldehydes, ketones)
Half Yearly Revision (Module 5 and 6)
Half Yearly Exam
Half Yearly Exam Review
7.1 - Nomenclature of Organic Compounds (amines, amides, halogenated organic compounds, methyl/ethyl groups and isomers), Isomers
7.2 - Homologous Series, Safety and Disposal of Organic Substances, Economic and Sociocultural Implications of Hydrocarbons)
7.3 + 7.4 - Products of Reactions Involving Hydrocarbons & Alcohol Properties etc.
7.4 - Reactions Involving Alcohol, Production of Alcohol, Oxidation of alcohol, Sources of Fuel
7.5 - Reactions of Organic Acids and Bases (structural formulae, properties and functional groups, carboxylic acids, amines, amides)
7.5 - Reactions of Organic Acids and Bases (organic acids and bases, soaps and detergents, chemical synthesis)
7.6 - Polymers (properties and uses)
7 - Module 7 Revision
7 - Practice Exam on Module 7
7 - Practice Exam Review/Feedback
Trial Exam
Trial Exam Review
8.1 - Analysis of Inorganic Substances (cation and anion identification equations and tests)
8.1 - Analysis of Inorganic Substances (colorimetry, UV-spectrophotometry, AAS)
8.2 - Analysis of Organic Substances (qualitative tests, mass spec, IR spec)
8.2 - Analysis of Organic Substances (NMR)
8.3 - Chemical Synthesis and Design (design and issues) AND Module 8 Revision
8 - Module 8 Revision
8 - Practice Exam on Module 8
Sample Exam #1 - Modules 5 and 6
Exam Review/Feedback
Sample Exam #2 - Modules 7 + 8
Exam Review/Feedback
Final Revision - Class Decided Topics

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