Chemistry 1 & 2
This course aims to equip the students with basic knowledge of the scientific method, the fundamental properties of matter, its physical and chemical transformations, its classification, naming, structure and reactivity, and its role in everyday life.
Topics covered include: the scientific method, measurement and significant figures, physical and chemical changes, classification of matter, the atomic theory and modern atomic structure, the mole concept, periodicity of elements, chemical reactions and equations, stoichiometry, chemical bonding and molecular structure, and intermolecular forces and structure-property relationships. The laboratory component reinforces learning of these topics and introduces the students to basic laboratory equipment and methods.
Brown, T.E., LeMay, H.E., Bursten, B.E., Murphy, C. & Woodward, P. (2008). Chemistry: The Central Science, 11th ed. Prentice Hall.
Change, R. (2009). Chemistry, 10th ed. McGraw Hill.
Hill, J.W. and Kolb D.K. (2007). Chemistry for Changing Times, 10th Ed. New York: Prentice Hall.
Silderberg, M. (2009). Principles of General Chemistry, 2nd ed. McGraw Hill.
Snyder, C.H. (2005). The Extraordinary Chemistry of Ordinary Things, 3rd. Ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
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