- Not all experiments require a diagram.
- If there is a required diagram, it is easy marks!
- Make sure you practice it well, be precise, label the diagram clearly.
- These are easy marks so don’t neglect.
- All experiments require you to know some procedural element (what you actually do in the lab when doing the experiment, results of the experiment etc.).
- Be precise and check the marking schemes for what specific language is required.
- This is just information (no difficult concepts or theories) so is another place to gain easy marks.
- A small number of experiments will require a graph (mainly rates of reactions)
- Practice, practice, practice.
- Use graph paper and a ruler.
- Label your axis.
- Use the full sheet of graph paper (this makes your graph-based questions e.g. instantaneous rate more accurate).
- If you practice enough this should be more easy marks.
- These questions can be tricky but will only account for a small percentage of marks.
- Make sure you know the topic to which the experiment is linked e.g. know the rates of reaction theory for the rates of reaction experiment.
- There are usually some theory parts in every experiment question.
- Only some experiments have a calculation aspect e.g. volumetric analysis.
- You do not require a high level of Maths to do them but lots of practice is necessary.
- Stoichiometry is the basis for the majority of calculations in the Chemistry course so it’s very important that you are well practiced in all aspects of stoichiometry.