MYP 10

Unit 10.3: Classification of reactions


  • To know that reactions may be categorised
  • To recognise the terms synthesis, neutralisation, decomposition, precipitation, redox and combustion
  • To know that redox involves electron transfer
  • To know that all sodium, potassium and ammonium salts are soluble
  • To know that all nitrates are soluble
  • To know that a decomposition can be 'followed' by formation of products

Scheme of work


B1: Periodic Table:

  • metals (and non-metals);
  • transition metals.
  • Redox reactions:
  • reactivity series;
  • extraction of metals, and corrosion,
  • electrochemical cells

B2: Organic Chemistry:

  • IUPAC naming and classification of:
  • alkanes
  • alkenes
  • alcohols
  • carboxylic acids and esters
  • structural formulas

B3: Energy changes in reactions:

  • endo- and exothermicity
  • combustion of fuels.

B4: The atmosphere:

  • characteristics of gases
  • atmospheric composition
  • testing and treatment
  • extraction, emission and environmental implications

B5: Reaction kinetics:

  • rates, and factors affecting rates
  • collision theory

B6: Equilibria:

  • reversible reactions