Reaction Kinetics, also commonly known as Chemical Kinetics, is easily voted as one of the most difficult Physical Chemistry topics in JC1 (or J1) curriculum under the Singapore’s GCE A-Level H2 Chemistry syllabus (code 9729). The others will be Chemical Energetics and Chemical Equilibrium.
Every year, we always hear from new students who joins our JC2 (or J2) H2 Chemistry Tuition Classes that they dislikes Reaction Kinetics and don’t really know what is happening in their JC lectures and tutorials when it comes to this topic. Many of them would request from us to conduct topical intensive revision workshops to help them to revise and master this important topic.
One of the main reason i found out was that IP or A-Level students tend to study Reaction Kinetics in the wrong way. They went to memorise all the content they can find in their school lecture notes and expect to do well in the upcoming examinations by regurgitating. To master Reaction Kinetics, students would need to truly understand the underlying concepts and apply it to different scenarios in exam-based questions.
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