The Course

Introduction to elementary concepts of chemistry theory. The course emphasizes molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, and the mole concept and its applications.

The goal is to provide students with a working knowledge of the basic concepts of general chemistry needed for creative problem solving, as well as a background for advance chemistry and related science courses and for laboratory applications.  The course focuses on the following:  the architecture of the atom; molecular structure and bonding; chemical reactions; thermo chemistry; the mole concept and its applications; and the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Basic problem solving skills and critical thinking are also emphasized.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will therefore:

1)      Be able to use basic concepts in moles and chemical bonding theory by predicting both the chemical properties (e.g. periodic trends, reactivates) and the electronic.

2)      Be able to interpret experimental data (in both tabular and graphical form) by appropriately setting up and solving scientific problems using analysis with proper attention to scientific units and significant figures.

3)      Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of energy in physical changes and chemical reactions by predicting the direction and magnitude of energy changes and by performing thermochemical calculations.

4)      Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the properties of substance by applying the laws and molecular theory to processes involving gases.

5)      Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the relevant applications of chemistry in society and in everyday life.

Course details

Faculty:  Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
School: School of Health
Department: Department of Medical Microbiology
Course title: Chemistry
Course code: CHE6502
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic 2015-2016
Lecturer: Shameran Jamal Salih Salihy
 Support Office Hours by appointment

Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.