Cambridge IGCSE™ Physical Science Chemistry Workbook


Qualification:Cambridge IGCSE
Author(s):Richard Harwood, Ian Lodge

Cambridge IGCSE® Physical Science resources tailored to the 0652 syllabus for first examination in 2019.


This Chemistry Workbook is tailored to the Cambridge IGCSE® Physical Science (0652) syllabus for first examination in 2019 and is endorsed for learner support by Cambridge International Examinations. The workbook covers both the Core and the Supplement material. Developing students’ scientific skills, the workbook exercises are complemented by self-assessment checklists to help students evaluate their work as they go. Answers are provided at the back of the book.


  • Endorsed for learner support by Cambridge International Examinations.
  • Exercises designed to develop skills in problem-solving and data handling, planning investigations and application of theory to practice to help students work towards the assessment objectives.
  • Self-assessment checklists help students to develop an evaluative approach to their work so they can track their progress as they go.
  • Answers to the exercises in the workbook are included at the back of the book to allow students to check their own progress and understanding.
  • Authored by Richard Harwood and Ian Lodge, accomplished examiners and writers who bring a wealth of experience to the book.
  • Covers the Core and the Supplement material for Cambridge IGCSE® Physical Science in one workbook.


How to use this book
C1. The particulate nature of matter
C1.1 Changing physical state
C1.2 Plotting a cooling curve
C2. Experimental techniques
C2.1 Diffusion, solubility and separation
C2.2 Chromatography at the races
C3. Atoms, elements and compounds
C3.1 Atomic structure
C3.2 The first four periods
C3.3 The chemical bonding in simple molecules
C3.4 The nature of ionic lattices
C4. Stoichiometry
C4.1 Formulae of ionic compounds
C4.2 Making magnesium oxide – a quantitative investigation
C4.3 The analysis of titration results
C4.4 Calculating formula masses
C4.5 A sense of proportion in chemistry
C4.6 Finding the mass of 5 cm of magnesium ribbon
C4.7 Reacting volumes of gases
C5. Electricity and chemistry
C5.1 The nature of electrolysis
C5.2 Making and 'breaking' copper chloride
C6. Energy changes in chemical reactions
C6.1 Energy diagrams
C6.2 The collision theory of reaction rates
C6.3 The influence of surface area on the rate of reaction
C6.4 Finding the rate of a reaction producing a gas
C7. Acids, bases and salts
C7.1 Acid and base reactions – neutralisation
C7.2 Types of salt
C7.3 Descaling a coffee machine
C7.4 Thermochemistry – investigating the neutralisation of an acid by an alkali
C8. The Periodic Table
C8.1 Trends in the halogens
C8.2 Displacement reactions of the halogens
C8.3 Group I: The alkali metals
C9. Metals
C9.1 The reactivity series of metals
C9.2 Energy from displacement reactions
C9.3 Metals and alloys
C10. Air and water
C10.1 Atmospheric pollution, industry and transport
C10.2 Clean water is crucial
C11. Organic chemistry
C11.1 Families of hydrocarbons
C11.2 Unsaturated hydrocarbons (the alkenes)
C11.3 The alcohols as fuels
C11.4 Essential processes of the petrochemical industry
C11.5 Addition polymerisation
C12. Analysis
C12.1 Titration analysis
C12.2 Chemical analysis
C12.3 Planning a controlled experiment
C12.4 Chemical testing and evaluation
C12.5 Experimental design

Additional information

Weight 0.37 kg
Dimensions 22 × 27.7 × 0.8 cm