The ICSE adopts all the necessary measures required to make learning easier for students. The board considers the present educational requirements and provides proper study materials for the students of ICSE. Numerous academic experts are connected with this renowned board, and hence, the board revises the syllabus regularly. The ICSE Class 7 Chemistry syllabus is prepared by considering the intellectual ability and learning capacity of the students.
Theme 1: Matter and its Composition
- Definition of matter
- Matter has mass and occupies space – Explanation
- Composition of matter
Theme 2: Physical and Chemical Changes
- Physical and chemical changes
- Chemical change – formation of a new product with new properties
- Differentiating between physical and chemical change
- Classification as physical & chemical change
- Types of change involved when there is a change of state of matter
- Types of change involved when there is a change in energy
Theme 3: Atomic Structure
- An atom is the smallest particle of an element.
- It is not capable of independent existence.
- The properties of an element depend upon the atoms constituting it.
- A molecule is the smallest particle of an element or compound, capable of independent existence. It consists of one or more than one atom of the same or different elements.
- A radical is a single atom of an element or a group of atoms of different elements behaving as single unit and with a charge on group.
- Atomicity (no. of atoms in an entity) of elements and compounds – mono atomic, di atomic, tri atomic, polyatomic.
- Associate the first 20 elements in the periodic table with their names and symbols
- Valency is the combining capacity of an element or the number of hydrogen atoms with which it combines or replaces.
Theme 4: Language of Chemistry
- A chemical reaction may take place when two or more reactants come in contact with one another and transfer of energy takes place.
- Characteristics of occurrence of a chemical reaction:
– Evolution of gas
– Precipitate formed
– Heat evolved / released
- Chemical Equations:
– Writing word equations for chemical reactions and emphasize on the observational skills and the names of products formed.
– Some examples of word equations for practice.
Theme 5: Metals and Non-Metals
- Properties of metals and non-metals
- Distinguish between metals and non-metals with the general properties (lustre, conduction of electricity, heat, malleability, ductility, sonority, melting point, boiling point, density, strength.)