Jacaranda Chemistry VCE

FOR THE VCAA STUDY DESIGN (2023-2027) UNITS 1-4

Everything you need for your students to succeed.

The best Chemistry series for the new VCE Study Design. Developed by expert Victorian teachers for, VCE students.

Won: Outstanding Secondary Resource – 2020
Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

Won: Student Resource – Senior 2020
Mathematics/Science
Australian Education Publishing Awards (EPAA)

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  • EXAM READY

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    Get exam ready: Past VCAA exam questions (all since 2013)

    Students can start preparing from lesson one, with past VCAA exam questions embedded in every lesson.  

    Practice, customisable SACs available for all Units to build student competence and confidence.

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  • Learn online

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    Learn online with Australia’s most powerful learning platform, learnON

    Be confident your students can get unstuck and progress, in class or at home. For every question online they receive immediate feedback. Teacher-led videos to learn and re-learn. Instant reports make tracking progress simple. 

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  • Supercourse

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    Combine units flexibly with the Jacaranda Supercourse

    An Australian first, build the course you’ve always wanted with the Jacaranda Supercourse. You can combine Units 1 4 in one title, so students can move backwards and forwards freely. Or Junior and Senior Sciences for when students who need remediation, extension or acceleration 

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Titles in this series

Table of contents

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Jacaranda Chemistry 1 VCE Units 1 & 2 3e

Topic 1: Elements and the periodic table
Topic 2: Covalent compounds
Topic 3: Reactions of metals
Topic 4: Reactions of ionic compounds
Topic 5: Separation and identification of the components of mixtures
Topic 6: Quantifying atoms and compounds
Topic 7: Families of organic compounds
Topic 8: Polymers and society
Topic 9: Research investigation
Topic 10: Water as a unique chemical
Topic 11: Acid-base (proton transfer) reactions
Topic 12: Redox (electron transfer) reactions
Topic 13: Measuring solubility and concentration
Topic 14: Analysis for acids and bases
Topic 15: Measuring gases
Topic 16: Analysis for salts in water
Topic 17: Practical investigations

Digital

Title: JACARANDA CHEMISTRY VCE UNITS 1 & 2 3E LEARNON
ISBN: 9781119884255
Publication Date: 2022
RRP: $50.00

learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!

Digital + Print

Title: JACARANDA CHEMISTRY 1 VCE UNITS 1 & 2 3E LEARNON + PRINT
ISBN: 9781119884316
Publication Date: 2022
RRP: $80.00
($50 plus an additional $30 for print)

The best of both worlds! Get full access to learnON and a printed copy for just $30 extra. The digital access code is printed on the inside of your textbook. This code will not be emailed to you.

NEW EDITIONS COMING FOR 2024

Digital

Title: JACARANDA CHEMISTRY 2 VCE UNITS 3 & 4 2E LEARNON
ISBN: 9780730373827
Publication Date: September 2019
RRP: $50.00

learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!

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Digital + Print

Title: JACARANDA CHEMISTRY 2 VCE UNITS 3 & 4 2E LEARNON + PRINT
ISBN: 9780730373902
Publication Date: November 2019
RRP: $80.00
($50 plus an additional $30 for print)

The best of both worlds! Get full access to learnON and a printed copy for just $30 extra. The digital access code is printed on the inside of your textbook. This code will not be emailed to you.

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  • Series features

    • Tried, tested and trusted. The NEW Jacaranda Chemistry VCE series continues to deliver curriculum-aligned material that caters to students of all abilities.
    • Our expert author team of practising teachers and assessors ensures 100% coverage of the new VCE Chemistry Study Design (2023-2027). 
    • New! Access targeted questions sets including all relevant past VCAA exam questions since 2013. Ensure assessment preparedness with practice SACs for all Areas of Study. 
    • New! Enhanced practical investigation support including practical investigation videos, eLogbook with fully customisable practical investigations – including teacher advice and risk assessments. 
    • New! Teacher-led videos unpack concepts, VCAA exam questions and sample problems to fill learning gaps after the COVID-19 disruptions. 
    • Access the entire course anywhere, anytime, all in learnON:
      • Trusted content brought to life with embedded videos, interactivities and banks of digital resources.
      • Immediate feedback to help students get unstuck, with access to sample responses (online and offline).
      • A testmaker where you can create custom tests from the complete bank of 1,000s of questions (including past VCAA exam questions).
      • Data analytics and instant reports provide data-driven insights into performance across the entire course.
      • Enhanced teacher support, including work programs, curriculum grids, quarantined tests and SACs complete with worked solutions and marking rubrics.
      • And much more! 

  • Authors

    Ben Williams

    Billie Murray

    Kate Burrows

    Jason Bourke

    Angela Stubbs

    Robert Stokes

    Neale Taylor

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