Curriculum in Chemistry Pre-semester

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Physics                              Chemistry                                Mathematics

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Course Curriculum

1) Atoms, Elements and the Periodic Table

  • Elementary particles
  • Elements
  • Electron shells and the periodic table
  • Chemical Formulae and stoichiometry
  • Avogadro’s constant and the mole

2) Covalent Bonding

  • The octet rule
  • Lewis (valence-bond) formulae
  • Simple reactions
  • Reaction enthalpie

3) Ionic Bonding

  • Formation of ions
  • Crystal lattices
  • Lattice energies
  • Bosch-Haber cycles

4) Bonding in Metals

  • Structures of metals
  • Hard and soft metals

5) Solutions

  • Concentration
  • Water as solvent
  • Salvation of ions and covalent compounds
  • Entropy and free enthalpy of solution
  • Dependence of solubility on temperature and pressure

6) Equilibria

  • Mass-action law and equilibrium constants
  • Position of equilibrium
  • Metastable systems
  • Catalysts
  • Solubility product

7) Acids and Bases

  • Br?nsted an Lewis theories
  • pH and ionic product of water
  • pKa and acid strength
  • calculation of pH in aqueous solutions
  • pH of basic solutions and pKb
  • proton transfer in solutions of metal salts and amphotericity
  • buffer solutions and indicators
  • Lewis acids and bases

8) Redox Reactions

  • Oxidation states
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Redox equations
  • Electrochemical series

9) Electrochemistry

  • Electrolysis
  • Galvanic cells
  • Standard potentials
  • The hydrogen electrode
  • The Nernst-equation
  • Decomposition voltage and overvoltage
  • The lead accumulator
  • Local cell and corrosion

10) Selected Topics in Chemistry (topics to choose from)

  • Synthesis of Ammonia
  • Blast Furnace process and Steel production
  • Aluminium production
  • Production of sulphuric acid
  • Chemistry of metals
  • Chemistry of non-metals
  • Salts

11) Organic chemistry

  • Alcanes, Alcenes, Alcines
  • Alcohol
  • Carbonic acids
  • Ester
  • Synthetics and plastics

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Physics                              Chemistry                                Mathematics

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

WordPress Themes