As we all continue to speculate about the role of NIE’s in the new exam, I adapted my old TOPIC 12 notes in an attempt to focus things a little more. These notes probably still represent overkill at this stage, and to be honest they aren’t that much different to the old notes on NIE’s, but until we know more I need to be able to sleep at night! If you have a valid subscription, you can download them, here.
As far as I know we can expect the traditional Q4 to be gone, however, I think it is reasonable to assume that they may ask NIE’s in other places as context allows. At this point, your guess is as good as mine, but here’s a short list that I think is reasonable;
- The ‘usual suspects’ from 1st year chemistry like synthesis, single replacement (metals with water and acids), double displacement/precipitation, decomposition etc.
- Complex REDOX in a titration context (manganate (VII), iodine/thiosulfate, dichromate(VI))
- Acids & Bases
- Second and third period oxides in water