IB DP Chemistry Higher Level (HL): Question Bank with solution Paper 3

Higher Level  (HL) Paper 3

HL

  • Time: 135 minutes (95 marks)
  • Short – answer and extended – response questions (core & AHL)
  • CALCULATOR ALLOWED
  • Data booklet provided
  • 36% weight​​​ 

Topic 1. Stoichiometric relationships

  • 1.1 Introduction to the particulate nature of matter and chemical change 
  • 1.2 The mole concept
  • 1.3 Reacting masses and volumes

Topic 2. Atomic structure

  • 2.1 The nuclear atom
  • 2.2 Electron configuration

Topic 3. Periodicity

  • 3.1 Periodic table
  • 3.2 Periodic trends

Topic 4. Chemical bonding and structure

  • 4.1 Ionic bonding and structure
  • 4.2 Covalent bonding
  • 4.3 Covalent structures
  • 4.4 Intermolecular forces
  • 4.5 Metallic bonding

Topic 5. Energetics/thermochemistry

  • 5.1 Measuring energy changes
  • 5.2 Hess’s Law
  • 5.3 Bond enthalpies

Topic 6. Periodicity

  • 6.1 Collision theory and rates of reaction

Topic 7. Equilibrium

  • 7.1 Equilibrium

Topic 8. Acids and bases

  • 8.1 Theories of acids and bases
  • 8.2 Properties of acids and bases
  • 8.3 The pH scale
  • 8.4 Strong and weak acids and bases
  • 8.5 Acid deposition

Topic 9. Redox processes

  • 9.1 Oxidation and reduction
  • 9.2 Electrochemical cells

Topic 10. Organic chemistry

  • 10.1 Fundamentals of organic chemistry
  • 10.2 Functional group chemistry

Topic 11. Measurement and data processing

  • 11.1 Uncertainties and errors in measurement and results
  • 11.2 Graphical techniques
  • 11.3 Spectroscopic identification of organic compounds

AHL Topic 12. Atomic structure

  • 12.1 Electrons in atoms

AHL Topic 13. The periodic table—the transition metals

  • 13.1 First-row d-block elements
  • 13.2 Coloured complexes

AHL Topic 14. Chemical bonding and structure

  • 14.1 Covalent bonding and electron domain and molecular geometries
  • 14.2 Hybridization

AHL Topic 15. Energetics/thermochemistry

  • 15.1 Energy cycles
  • 15.2 Entropy and spontaneity

AHL Topic 16. Chemical kinetics

  • 16.1 Rate expression and reaction mechanism
  • 16.2 Activation energy

AHL Topic 17. Equilibrium

  • 17.1 The equilibrium law

AHL Topic 18. Acids and bases

  • 18.1 Lewis acids and bases
  • 18.2 Calculations involving acids and bases
  • 18.3 pH curves

AHL Topic 19. Redox processes

  • 19.1 Electrochemical cells

AHL Topic 20. Organic chemistry

  • 20.1 Types of organic reactions
  • 20.2 Synthetic routes
  • 20.3 Stereoisomerism

AHL Topic 21. Measurement and analysis

  • 21.1 Spectroscopic identification of organic compounds

Options. A: Materials

  • A.1 Materials science introduction
  • A.2 Metals and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy
  • A.3 Catalysts
  • A.4 Liquid crystals
  • A.5 Polymers
  • A.6 Nanotechnology
  • A.7 Environmental impact—plastics
  • A.8 Superconducting metals and X-ray crystallography (HL only)
  • A.9 Condensation polymers (HL only)
  • A.10 Environmental impact—heavy metals (HL only)

Options. B: Biochemistry

  • B.1 Introduction to biochemistry
  • B.2 Proteins and enzymes
  • B.3 Lipids
  • B.4 Carbohydrates
  • B.5 Vitamins
  • B.6 Biochemistry and the environment
  • B.7 Proteins and enzymes (HL only)
  • B.8 Nucleic acids (HL only)
  • B.9 Biological pigments (HL only)
  • B.10 Stereochemistry in biomolecules (HL only)

Options. C: Energy

  • C.1 Energy sources
  • C.2 Fossil fuels
  • C.3 Nuclear fusion and fission
  • C.4 Solar energy
  • C.5 Environmental impact—global warming
  • C.6 Electrochemistry, rechargeable batteries and fuel cells (HL only)
  • C.7 Nuclear fusion and nuclear fission (HL only)
  • C.8 Photovoltaic and dye-sensitized solar cells (HL only)

Options. D: Medicinal chemistry

  • D.1 Pharmaceutical products and drug action
  • D.2 Aspirin and penicillin
  • D.3 Opiates
  • D.4 pH regulation of the stomach
  • D.5 Anti-viral medications
  • D.6 Environmental impact of some medications
  • D.7 Taxol—a chiral auxiliary case study (HL only)
  • D.8 Nuclear medicine (HL only)
  • D.9 Drug detection and analysis (HL only)

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