CAPE Chemistry



Chemistry is a branch of science concerned with the properties and interactions of the substances of which matter is composed. This CAPE Chemistry Syllabus provides the specific knowledge base and the skills and attitudes associated with advanced study of the subject. It is structured to ensure that students become aware of their moral, social, and ethical responsibilities, as well as the benefits to be derived from the practical application of scientific knowledge. Completion of the course of study outlined in this syllabus will enable persons to apply chemical principles to societal concerns such as birth control, communicable diseases, environmental pollution, global warming, and the depletion of natural resources.

This syllabus is arranged into TWO Units, each made up of three Modules.

Unit 1: Chemical Principles and Applications I

Module 1 Fundamentals in Chemistry
Module 2 Kinetics and Equilibria
Module 3 Chemistry of the Elements

Unit 2: Chemical Principles and Applications II

Module 1 The Chemistry of Carbon Compounds
Module 2 Analytical Methods and Separation Techniques
Module 3 Industry and the Environment