Leaving Certificate Exam Review – Chemistry

By Dr. Martina Audley McDonagh

Students should be happy with this year’s paper; initially students may have been surprised to see so many images, photographs, tables and graphs on the exam paper but on further inspection the paper offered a wide range of questions. Section A was very manageable with Wrinklers method as Question 1. The Organic Practical question and the Relative Molecular Mass of a Volatile Liquid question had no great surprises. However, some students may have been put off with parts of Question 8, when they were asked to predict the approximate boiling point of the next alcohol.

Students that were well prepared by completing past exam papers should have found this a fair paper, especially Question 9 (Rates) and  Question 11b (Equilibrium)