Crude Oil and Alkanes (Fuel)

Curriculum support20 mins£3.50

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Key takeaways
Define crude oil and alkane
Describe the structure of alkanes  
Name the first 5 alkanes and calculate their molecular formula
Jessica Klein Deters Host: Jessica is currently the Head of Science at a secondary school in Somerset. Previously she was both the Head of Science and Head of Sixth Form at a school in Greater London. Jessica has a total of 7 years teaching experience in schools from KS3 to KS5; AQA Combined Science, AQA Separate Science, OCR, IBMYP and IB Diploma.

This class covers all the basics of Crude Oil & Alkanes: definitions, examples and structures. Followed by practice exam questions to consolidate knowledge. 

In this class, students will define crude oil and name the first 5 alkanes.  Students will be able to describe the structure of alkanes and be able to calculate the molecular formula of any alkane using its general formulae.  Once we have gone through the theory they will get the opportunity to work through some exam style GCSE questions with the aim of mastering exactly how to answer the different style of questions and to make sure they get all available marks.  

Applying knowledge students have just learned to past questions allows them to make sure they have a good understanding of the topic and feel confident and ready for any exam or teacher assessments. 


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Suitable for:

This Chemistry class is suitable for students in Years 9-11 or S3-S5 who want to revise the topic of Fuel. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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