chemistry CAPE syllabus

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

CAPE

®

CHEMISTRY
SYLLABUS
Unit 1 - effective for examinations from May/June 2007
Unit 2 - effective for examinations from May/June 2008

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Published by the Caribbean Examinations Council
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Copyright © 2006, by Caribbean Examinations Council
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Contents
RATIONALE.................................................................................................................................................... 1 AIMS ................................................................................................................................................................ 1 - 2 SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED ............................................................................................. 2 - 4 PRE-REQUISITES OF THE SYLLABUS ..................................................................................................... 4 STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS ............................................................................................................ 4 - 5 UNIT 1 : CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS I

MODULE 1 : FUNDAMENTALS IN CHEMISTRY……… ..................................................................6 - 15 MODULE 2 : KINETICS AND EQUILIBRIA ……… ............................................................................ 16 - 22 MODULE 3 : CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS .............................................................................. 23 - 29 UNIT 2: CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS II

MODULE 1 : THE CHEMISTRY OF CARBON COMPOUNDS...................................................... 30 - 37 MODULE 2 : ANALYTICAL METHODS AND SEPARATION TECHNIQUES ............................ 38 - 45 MODULE 3 : INDUSTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT .................................................................... 46 - 51 OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................................. 52 - 56 REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES ...................................................................................... 56 - 57 REGULATIONS FOR RESIT CANDIDATES............................................................................................ 57 ASSESSMENT GRID ..................................................................................................................................... 57 APPENDIX 1 - GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................................... 58 – 62 APPENDIX 2 – DATA BOOKLET ............................................................................................................... 63 – 71

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AMENDMENTS ARE INDICATED BY ITALICS.

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Introduction

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he Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) is designed to provide certification of the academic, vocational and technical achievement of students in the Caribbean who, having completed a minimum of five years of secondary education, wish to further their studies. The examinations address the skills and knowledge acquired by students under a flexible and articulated system where subjects are organised in 1-Unit or 2-Unit courses with each Unit containing three Modules. Subjects examined under CAPE may be studied concurrently...
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