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IB Chemistry

Our IB Chemistry revision notes offer comprehensive coverage and categorisation by topic. Elevate your IB preparation with these notes as a supplement to your other revision material.


Read some of our most frequently asked questions and answers

What are the key topics I should prioritize while revising for IB Chemistry?

Focus on core areas such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, kinetics, equilibria, and organic chemistry. These topics often form the foundation of IB Chemistry exams. However, you should also spend time revising the topics that you are not confident in to maximise points scored on the exam.

How can I effectively revise and memorise the periodic table and key chemical reactions?

Create concise summary notes for each element, including atomic number, mass, and common oxidation states. Use flashcards to memorise key reactions and their mechanisms, emphasising reaction conditions and catalysts.

Are there recommended resources to enhance my understanding of complex concepts in IB Chemistry?

In addition to your textbook, explore IB-specific revision guides and online resources like educational YouTube channels, interactive simulations, and forums where you can discuss challenging topics with peers. Remember not to get too excited about using lots of resources. Make sure you pick resources that are suited to how you best learn. If you don't retain information by reading it then don't spend a lot of money on big textbooks. Instead, use more visual aids to support your revision.

What strategies can I use to tackle multi-step problem-solving questions in IB Chemistry?

Break down complex problems into smaller steps, label given information, and identify what's asked in the question. Use dimensional analysis for unit conversions, and clearly show your workings to maximise partial credit.

How should I structure my revision timetable to ensure I cover all topics adequately?

Create a revision schedule that allocates time to each topic, giving more attention to areas you find challenging. Include regular breaks to prevent burnout and ensure you have time for a comprehensive review closer to the exam date. Make sure you build in time to practise exam questions. This can be a good indicator of whether you have retained information and mastered the topic.