Physical Chemistry

Physical chemistry is the study of the physical behaviour and interactions of matter on an atomic level. It is commonly considered as being a combination of physics and chemistry.

Physical chemistry is the most numerical (quantitative) part of chemistry and, as a result, frequently makes use of mathematical formulas.

Current and exciting developments in physical chemistry centre around quantum mechanics - this is not studied in A-level Chemistry!

AS-Level or Year 1
A2-Level or Year 2

Enthalpy and Entropy (Thermodynamics)

Rates of Reaction (Kinetics)



Acids and Bases