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Chemistry Higher Level: For Breaking Bad fans, Heisenberg appeared - albeit in defining his Uncertainty Principle

Katherine Donnelly, Education Editor

Published 17/06/2014 | 17:22

Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad

A very fair and manageable paper that students should be pleased with overall, said teacher Tara Lyons of the Institute of Education about the Chemistry Higher Level paper.

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There were no surprises in the Section A experiments with “helpful diagrams” in the question on the  preparation of soap.

There was good choice in Section B with organic chemistry and atomic theory well represented as usual.

Among the topical notes on the paper was Google's recent symbol using the Bohr model of the atom as the letter 'O" appeared.

And for Breaking Bad fans, Heisenberg was there, albeit in defining his Uncertainty Principle.

The growing world population featured in relation to air pollution levels and their contribution to acid rain.

Although the "usual" water question was not there in any major form which some students may have missed, she thought

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