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Preliminary chemistry

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Module 4 | Energy

Focus 1: Living organisms make compounds which are important sources of energy

Lesson 1 | Photosynthesis

  • Outline the role of photosynthesis in transforming light energy to chemical energy and recall the raw materials for this process.

  • Outline the role of the production of high energy carbohydrates from carbon dioxide as the important step in the stabilisation of the sun’s energy in a form that can be used by animals as well as plants.

Lesson 2 | Fossil fuels

  • Identify the photosynthetic origins of the chemical energy in coal, petroleum and natural gas.

  • Process and present information from secondary sources on the range of compounds found in either coal, petroleum or natural gas and on the location of deposits of the selected fossil fuel in Australia.

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