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Curriculum content descriptions

Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179)

Elaborations
  • investigating reactions of acids with metals, bases, and carbonates
  • investigating a range of different reactions to classify them as exothermic or endothermic
  • recognising the role of oxygen in combustion reactions and comparing combustion with other oxidation reactions
  • comparing respiration and photosynthesis and their role in biological processes
  • describing how the products of combustion reactions affect the environment
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Enthalpy,  Acids,  Redox reactions

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