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Leaving Certificate - Chemistry

Subject Summary

Leaving cert Chemistry builds on the foundations of the Chemistry section of Junior cert Science. The course includes 28 mandatory practical experiments which must be completed in the lab, as well as a written paper including questions on these experiments and examining the theory and applications of chemistry

Course Content

  • Periodic Table and Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Stoichiometry, Formulas and Equations
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Fuels and Heats of Reaction
  • Rates of Reaction
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Environmental Chemistry: Water
  • Option 1:
  • 1A: Additional Industrial Chemistry
  • 1B: Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Option 2:
  • 2A: Materials
  • 2B: Additional Electrochemistry and the Extraction of Metal