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What are the Practical skills?
(Along with the experimental work, these skills are covered in practical skills questions throughout the book)

- Design and use practical techniques to investigate and solve problems
- Use a wide range of experimental and practical apparatus, equipment and materials, including chemicals and solutions
- Carry out practical procedures skillfully and safely, recording and presenting results in a scientific way
- Research using online and offline tools


Use of apparatus and techniques

To meet requirements for the practical endorsement, you will be assessed in at least 12 practical experiments to enable you to experience a wide range of apparatus and techniques. These practical experiments are incorporated throughout the book in practical application boxes.
This will help to give you the necessary skills to be a competent and effective practical chemist.


Practical Activity Group (PAG) Overview

PAG 1 - Moles determination (EL [b] [i]) = EL,DF
PAG 2 - Acid-base titration (EL [c] [i])= EL OZ
PAG 3 - Enthalpy determination (DF [f], O [b]) = DF, O
PAG 4 - Qualitative analysis of ions (EL [s], ES [k], CI [j] = EL, ES, CI
PAG 5 - Synthesis of an organic liquid (WM [f]) = WM
PAG 6 - Synthesis of an organic solid (WM [e]) = WM
PAG 7 - Qualitative analysis of organic functional groups (DF [c], WM [c], WM [d], PL [j], PL [n], CD [f] = DF, WM, PL, CD
PAG 8 - Electrochemical cells (DM [d]) = DM
PAG 9 - Rates of Reaction - continuous monitoring method (CI [c], DM [n]) = CI, DM
PAG 10 - Rates of Reaction - initial rates method (CI [c]) = CI
PAG 11 - pH measurement (O [k]) = O
PAG 12 - Research Skills = EL, DF, OZ, CI, DM, O, CD


Maths skills and How Science Works across module 1

Maths skills are very useful for scientists and as you study your course you will learn maths techniques and equations that support the development of your science knowledge.
Each modular opener in this book has an overview of the maths skills that relate to the theory in the chapter. There are also questions using maths skills throughout the the book that will help you practice.
How Science Works skills help you to put science in a wider context, and to develop your critical and creative thinking skills and help you solve problems in a variety of contexts. How Science Works is embedded throughout this book, particularly in application boxes and practice questions.
You can find further support for maths and How Science Works on Kerboodle.