IBDP Chemistry Chapter 3 Notes



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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 the Periodic table, the elements it consists of, and its overall use in Chemistry. The chapter discusses the structure of the periodic table and how we can effectively use it when studying Chemistry as we continue with the diploma program. The chapter can be divided into four sections, all of which are covered in a comprehensive manner in our notes. We begin by introducing the periodic table and its features such as groups, periods, and blocks and what they denote. We also take a look at the different categories the elements are divided into such as metals, non-metals, metalloids, etc. We then learn to identify the trends that occur in the periodic table and how to best make use of them. The major trends discussed range from physical properties such as atomic radii and ionization energy to chemical properties such as reactivity. The next section focuses on the d-block elements and their physical and chemical properties. We further take a look at the coloured complexes formed by the transition elements and the reason behind them.

At the end of this chapter, we can expect the student to know how to effectively use the periodic table and discuss its elements and properties throughout their IBDP career and beyond.