IBDP Chemistry Chapter 14 Notes

option c energy

STUDY NOTES FOR CHEMISTRY CHAPTER 14 – OPTION C ENERGY 

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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 optional chapter of IBDP Chemistry, we take an in-depth look at Energy Resources whilst, exploring the connection between Physics and Chemistry. The chapter can be divided into seven sections, all of which are covered comprehensively in our notes. We begin by introducing the concept of Renewable Energy Resources and efficiency. We then explore fossil fuels and their role as energy resources and the process of producing energy from them. We then take a look at nuclear fusion and fission, sub-atomic particles, and radioactive decay from the perspective of both physics and chemistry.

We then look at solar energy and biofuels and discuss them in terms of advantages and disadvantages. We also explore the environmental impact of various energy resources by discussing catalytic reforming, green fuels, and carbon footprint when addressing global warming side by side. Our next section expands on electrochemistry and the use of various batteries as energy resources. We end the chapter with a look at photovoltaic and dye-sensitized solar cells in terms of their functions, characteristics, and differences.

At the end of this chapter, we can expect the students to understand the use of various Energy Resources, the process of obtaining them, and the ability to evaluate them in terms of environmental impact using knowledge from both physics and chemistry.