General chemistry

Course contents
  • - Categories of chemical substances: element, compound, mixture
    - Chemical sign language: element symbols, chemical formulas, reaction equations
    - Atomic models: Rutherford (nucleus, relative atomic mass, isotopes), Bohr's atomic model (spectra), wave mechanical model (representation of energy levels, configuration rules)
    - Periodic table of the elements: structure, periodicity of properties
    - Fundamentals of chemical bonding: ionic bond, covalent bond, polar atomic bond
    - VSEPR model
    - Anomalies of water
    - Intermolecular interaction
    - Metallic bond
    - Stoichiometry: mole, molar mass, molar volume, concentration ratios
    - Strong acids and bases: Brønsted-Lowry theory, autoprotolysis of water, pH value, neutralisation