Organic Chemistry – Core

What is here?

Worksheets and practical guides to support A Level Core Organic Chemistry, and pages that describe and explain key ideas.


Introduction to organic chemistry





Organic analysis:

  • test tube reactions
  • mass spectrometry
  • IR spectroscopy


PDF codeTitle of worksheetDescription
N-ch3-04Alkanes: Physical propertiesStructured worksheet
N-ch3-06Alkanes: Thermal crackingStructured worksheet
N-ch3-07Oxidation of ethanol to ethanal (simple method)Practical guide
N-ch3-08Haloalkanes: Physical PropertiesStructured worksheet
N-ch3-10Comparing the degree of unsaturation of margarine with that of butterPractical guide
N-ch3-15Oxidation of ethanol to ethanal (using Quickfit)Practical guide

These worksheets are the ones found on the old version of this website. They are here to maintain some continuity. New content will replace them over time.

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