Wednesday, November 25, 2009

2009 SPM Chemistry Tips - Updated on 5 Dec 2009

Paper 2

Section A:

Question 1: Form 4 (Chapter 4)

- Group and period of elements in Periodic Table

- Transition metals

Question 2: Form 4 (Chapter 8)

- Salts preparation (soluble salts and insoluble salts Experiment)

Question 3: Form 4 (Chapter 9)

- Alloy

- Haber process

Question 4: Form 5 (Chapter 2)

- Fermentation or latex

Question 5: Form 5 (Chapter 3)

- U-Tube

Question 6: Form 5 (Chapter 5)

- Soap preparation & cleansing action

- Food additive and medicine


Section B:

Question 7-Essay: Form 4 (Chapter 3)

- Empirical Formula and Molecular formula (Experiment)

Question 8-Essay: Form 5 (Chapter 1)

- Electroplating and rusting of iron nail and protection (experiment)


Section C:

Question 9-Essay: Form 4 (Chapter 5)

- Structure of atom and properties of ionic and covalent compound

Question 10-Essay: Form 5 (Chapter 4)

- Heat of combustion of alcohol (Experiment)



Paper 3

Section A:

Question 1: Form 4 (Chapter 7)

- Relationship between concentrations of acid with pH values

- Titration (Reading of burette)

Question 2: Form 4 (Chapter 6)

- Voltaic cell (Reading of voltmeter)

Question 3: Form 5 (Chapter 1)

- Rate of reactions (temperature or catalyst - Experiment)


List of Experiemts:

Form 4 – Chapter 3

(1) To determine the empirical formula of copper (II) oxide

(2) To determine the empirical formula of magnesium oxide

Form 4 – Chapter 6

(3) To investigate the chemical properties of Group 17 elements

Form 4 – Chapter 6

(4) To investigate the effect the types of electrodes on the products of electrolysis

(5) To construct the electrochemical series based on the potential difference between two metals

Form 4 – Chapter 7

(6) To investigate the relationship between pH values and the molarity of dilute solution of acids

Form 4 – Chapter 8

(7) To construct an ionic equation for the formation of lead(II) chromate(VI)

(8) To prepare sodium chloride by mixing an acid with alkali (titration method)

(9) To prepare copper(II) nitrate by mixing and acid with a metal oxide

(10) To prepare insoluble salts by precipitation method

Form 4 – Chapter 9

(11) To compare the hardness of a pure metal and its alloy.

Form 5 – Chapter 1

(12) To investigate the effect of total surface area of the reactant on the rate of reaction.

(13) To investigate the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction.

(14) To investigate the effect of catalyst on the rate of reaction.

Form 5 – Chapter 4

(15) To determine the heats of combustion for alcohols.

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