CHEM105 - Foundations of Chemistry

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Incompatible CHEM103 Introduction to Chemistry
Teaching Organisation

The science of chemistry is the foundation upon which many innovations in industry and breakthroughs in scientific research arise. To progress towards a career as a chemist or biomedical professional, students require a sound background in the basic chemical concepts that are covered in this unit.

This unit introduces the foundation principles of chemistry which are essential for the further study of the chemical, biological and environmental sciences. Topics taught include atomic structure, the elements, molecules, compounds, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acids, bases, pH, and buffers. Students will also develop laboratory skills through a comprehensive practical component.