Chemistry A-Level Practical Endorsements

A-Level Chemistry Practical Endorsements

A-level students currently undertake 12 assessed practical’s (CPAC’s) when studying the A Level Chemistry qualification and must demonstrate five competencies and twelve skills set out by the examination boards.

The Philip Harris Technical Support Team have developed product lists to aid you organise the A-level CPAC’s.  Simply find your practical and click the view products button to see the equipment requirements:

Prepare a volumetric solution & carry out a titration

Make up a volumetric solution and carry out a simple acid-base titration                                                

Prepare simple reactions to indentify cations and anions

Carry out simple test-tube reactions to identify: cations - Group 2, NH4+ anions - Group 7 (halide ions), OH-, CO32-, SO42-

Investigate the rate of a reaction with temperature changes

Investigation of how the rate of a reaction changes with temperature                                                                         

Tests for alcohol, aldehyde, alkene and carbocylic, acid

Tests for alcohol, aldehyde, alkene and carboxylic acid

Distillation of a product from a reaction

Distillation of a product from a reaction   

Measurement of an enthalpy change

Measurement of an enthalpy change      

Investigation into various pH changes

Investigate how pH changes when a weak acid reacts with a strong base and when a strong acid reacts with a weak base

Measuring the EMF of an electrochemical cell

Measuring the EMF of an electrochemical cell                                                                                    

Preparation of and organic solid and liquid

Preparation of: a pure organic solid and test of its purity a pure organic liquid                                                      

Separation of species by thin-layer chromatography

Separation of species by thin-layer chromatography                                                      

Investigate test-tube reactions of transition metal ions

Carry out simple test-tube reactions to identify transition metal ions in aqueous solution

Measuring the rate of reaction using various methods

Measuring the rate of reaction: by an initial rate method by a continuous monitoring method

Other A-Level Practical Endorsements