Introduction to the fundamental concepts of inorganic and analytical chemistry such as atomic structure, classification of compounds and chemical bonding to be followed by a rigorous approach to chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, and basics of quantitative and qualitative analytical chemistry. It is expected that students have a working knowledge of differential and integral calculus or equivalent.
Course Pre-Requisites: None
Course Learning Outcomes
- Explain the basic principles of inorganic chemistry.
- Describe the basics of some analytical chemistry methods.
- Design an appropriate methodology and produce usable results.
- Draw logical conclusions and explain the accuracy and limitations of the methods used.
In this course students will learn about: the classification of matter; chemical reaction thermodynamics; atomic structure and periodic table; bonding theories and electronegativity; acid-base chemistry and buffer solutions; on the chemistry of the major group of elements including the transition metals.
The principles of qualitative analytica chemistry will be provided for common cations and anions; as well as the fundamentals of electrochemistry, followed by a finial introduction to more advanced analytical techniques.