• Chemistry
  • Year 11

Properties of Matter

approx. 6 hrs

4 topics

49 concepts

Learn how to classify matter based on its properties and establish strong foundations for HSC Chemistry.

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The Year 11 Properties of Matter program is aligned to the NSW Chemistry curriculum within Module 1: Properties and Structure of Matter. This topic explores the classification and properties of matter, types of mixtures and separation techniques, percentage composition calculations and the nomenclature of inorganic compounds.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 4 topics, broken down into 49 concepts.

  • Matter Intro 20 concepts

    1. Main Group and Transition Elements

    2. Common Polyatomic Ions

    3. The Particle Model for Distinguishing between Physical and Chemical Change

    4. Elements and the Periodic Table

    5. Classification of Matter

    6. The Periodic Table

    7. Difference in Properties between Elements and Compounds

    8. Compounds

    9. Classification of Elements based on Observable Properties

    10. Classification of Elements based on Physical Properties

    11. The Physical States of Matter

    12. Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

    13. Chemical Properties

    14. Physical Properties

    15. Properties of Matter

    16. Difference between Physical and Chemical Properties

    17. Elements

    18. Matter

    19. The Composition of Matter

    20. Definitions of Different Types of Chemical Species

  • Naming Compounds 10 concepts

    1. Covalent Compounds

    2. Nomenclature of Organic Covalent Compounds

    3. Ionic Compounds

    4. Organic vs. Inorganic Compounds

    5. Nomenclature of Binary Ionic Compounds

    6. Nomenclature of Binary Ionic Compounds containing Transition Metals

    7. Polyatomic Ions

    8. Nomenclature of Ionic Compounds containing Oxyanions

    9. Nomenclature of Ionic Compounds containing Polyatomic Ions

    10. Nomenclature of Inorganic Covalent Compounds

  • Mixtures 9 concepts

    1. Classification of Matter

    2. Mixtures

    3. Physical Properties of Mixtures

    4. Types of Mixtures

    5. Homogeneous Mixtures

    6. Heterogeneous Mixtures

    7. Properties of Pure Substances

    8. Properties of Mixtures

    9. Distinguishing Between Pure Substances and Mixtures

  • Separation Techniques 10 concepts

    1. Evaporation

    2. Centrifugation

    3. Chromatography

    4. Examples of Separating Components of a Mixture

    5. Calculating Mass Percentage Composition of a Mixture

    6. Separation Techniques

    7. Filtration

    8. Crystallisation

    9. Decantation

    10. Distillation

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