IBDP Chemistry Chapter 1 Notes

stoichiometric relationships


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Chemistry IBDP is one of the six group 4 Sciences of the IB curriculum. The IBDP Chemistry program explores the three important aspects of chemistry: Physical, Organic, and Inorganic chemistry. The program requires the student to take a look at the qualitative and quantitative aspects of each of the sections using a range of techniques. These techniques range from informative theoretical knowledge to practical applications in the lab and the real world. This holistic approach allows students to learn in a variety of methods including but not limited to exploration, discovery, gathering and interpreting data, analysing outcomes, and giving feedback. The IBO’s special attention to criteria ensures that the student can interconnect the subjects they have chosen and be able to apply them in real life.

In this chapter of IBDP Chemistry, we take an in-depth look at Stoichiometric relations. The chapter focuses on the quantitative aspect of chemistry which extends onto the later chapters as well. The chapter can be divided into 3 sections, all of which we have covered in a comprehensive manner in our notes.

The chapter begins with the very basics of chemistry, being the first chapter of the book. We take a look at types of matter, their kinetic and physical properties, and how they may be linked to each other. We also take a look at the basic scientific vernacular required throughout the program and the
examinations. Next, we cover the mole concept and its subsequent calculations along with the derivation of empirical and molecular formulas. Finally, we take a look at how we may combine chemical equations and numerical data to analyse chemical reactions and their outcomes. We end the chapter by covering topics such as Avogadro’s constant and the Gas Laws which help the students draw connections between mass, volume, temperature, pressure, concentration, and the likes.

At the end of this chapter, we can expect the student to have sufficient knowledg of the numerical aspect of chemistry that will help them throughout their IBDP career and beyond.