Chemistry A and B

SACE Stage 1

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Chemistry A and B


SACE Stage 1

10 or 20 credits

Chemistry A and Chemistry B provide practical and theoretical chemical knowledge that can be used to investigate and explain the physical world.

Course Content
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Chemistry A

Materials and their atoms
  • Physical properties
  • Atomic structure
  • Periodic table
Combinations of Atoms
  • Primary bonding
  • Formulae of substances
  • Shapes and polarities of molecules
  • Interactions between molecules
  • Hydrocarbons and polymers

Chemistry B

Mixtures and solutions
  • Solubility
  • Quantities and writing equations
  • Energy in reactions
Acids and Bases
  • Acid base concepts
  • pH scale
Redox reactions
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Metal reactivity
  • Galvanic cells


Skills and Applications tasks 50%
Investigations Folio 50%


Successful completion of Chemistry A and B is required for Stage 2 Chemistry.