NEW FOR 2020
The new editions of the Jacaranda VCE Chemistry series form a complete suite of contemporary resources, designed to inspire curiosity and scientific investigation while preparing your students for VCE success. Refreshed content explicitly aligns with the Study Design, and now includes comprehensive teacher support so you can teach your class, your way.
Why choose Jacaranda VCE Chemistry:
Over the past few years we’ve been out in schools talking to teachers to learn what’s important to you – our new editions are based off this feedback.
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Encouraging inquiry through scientific investigation
An interactive and engaging resource suite utilising a range of rich media, including new teacher-led videos of practical experiments and sample problems – providing students with more opportunities to consolidate concepts and deepen their understanding.
Developing independent lifelong learners
Now available in learnON, students receive immediate feedback for every question and access to exemplary responses. Their growth, progress and performance are automatically tracked, making it easy to highlight areas of strengths and weakness and focus study.
Unrivalled exam and assessment preparation
Prepare your students for all forms of success with access to every VCAA exam question since 2006, and a range of practice SACs – comprehensively supported with exemplary responses and marking guides.
Unmatched teacher support
A new comprehensive range of teacher support materials, including; work programs, curriculum grids, answers to every question, detailed practical investigation support and quarantined topic tests and SACs.
Jacaranda's VCE Chemistry series
The Jacaranda VCE Chemistry series is available in a print with digital or digital-only format to allow teachers to teach their class, their way.
|Jacaranda Chemistry 1 VCE Units 1 and 2, 2nd Edition|
|Unit 1: How can the diversity of materials be explained?||Unit 2: What makes water such a unique chemical?|
|Topic 1: Elements||Topic 11: Properties of water|
|Topic 2: The periodic table||Topic 12: Water as a solvent|
|Topic 3: Metals||Topic 13: Acid-base reactions in water|
|Topic 4: Ionic compounds||Topic 14: Redox reactions in water|
|Topic 5: Quantifying atoms and compounds||Topic 15: Water sample analysis|
|Topic 6: Materials from molecules||Topic 16: Measurement of solubility and concentration|
|Topic 7: Carbon lattics and carbon nanomaterials||Topic 17: Analysis for salts in water|
|Topic 8: Organic compounds||Topic 18: Analysis for organic compounds in water|
|Topic 9: Polymers||Topic 19: Analysis for acids and bases in water|
|Topic 10: Research investigations||Topic 20: Practical investigations|
|Jacaranda Chemistry 2 VCE Units 3 and 4, 2nd Edition|
|Unit 3: How can chemical processes be designed to optimise efficiency?||Unit 4: How are organic compounds categorised, analysed and used?|
|Topic 1: Obtaining energy from fuels||Topic 8: Structure and nomenclature of organic compounds|
|Topic 2: Fuel choices||Topic 9: Categories, properties and reactions of organic compounds|
|Topic 3: Galvanic cells as a source of energy||Topic 10: Analysis of organic compounds|
|Topic 4: Fuel cells as a source of energy||Topic 11: Key food molecules|
|Topic 5: Rate of chemical reactions||Topic 12: Metabolism of food in the human body|
|Topic 6: Extent of chemical reactions||Topic 13: Energy content of food|
|Topic 7: Production of chemicals by electrolysis and rechargeable batteries||Topic 14: Practical investigations|
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