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Chemistry Revision – Practicals and Experiments

There’s a host of information to help you with your Chemistry revision online. There are many ways to use this tool. Search engines help to find examples to strengthen any topic you do not understand clearly – both search engines and YouTube give examples to reinforce any topic. You can also find additional examples to broaden learning or do additional calculations.

REMEMBER, the exact course number you are studying and the board, e.g. type in AQA Chemistry 2420, 2421, 1421 – the number of the course you are studying otherwise you will get information that might not be relevant or too high/low a level to what you require.  The examples listed below are not restrictive, find what suits you best.

Experiment with YouTube, it has people giving lessons on every topic in Chemistry and exact information on very specific topics. Some might be a little too academic and if so just find another person on the same topic whose style you can follow or fast forward any bits that are not useful. There are people who demonstrate experimental work, calculations and deliver revision or actual lessons on every topic in AQA Chemistry. You can also find past examination papers and the answers.

Getting Started

I suggest you start with Sarah Yasmin’s revision guide (don’t forget to click on “skip adverts!”):


Then look at the safety element for running experiments – exam papers often ask questions related to safety issues, so for example wear safety glasses/ goggles when using solutions especially any hazardous materials, if in doubt wear safety glasses/ goggles, for example:

Acids, Bases and Periodicity

Find presenters that you like e.g. ReviseChemistry, Tywin Lannister.

Practical Experience

These examples help to understand the Chemistry of a topic and the presenters often offer advice from their own practical experience. Don’t forget if you can get hands-on practical experience this is the best way to learn. However you can search for examples and demonstrations on the web on YouTube. Then start to look at particular topics:

Then look at particular examples of the examination paper and for specific practical demonstrations, such as – Kinetics – how concentration affects rates of reaction:

Titrations – working out the solution concentration:

As you click on one link you will be recommended to lots of other links, please experiment and find those that are best suited to you in terms of learning and style.

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