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  1. Introduction to chemistry and chemical bonding

    • Atoms, molecules, ions - the differences between these and how they are formed
    • The periodic table - what it is and how we use it
    • Chemical symbols and chemical formulae
    • Chemical bonding and its relationship with physicochemical properties
    • Intermolecular forces - their significance and how they can impact physicochemical properties (e.g. boiling water)

    Categories of chemical and nomenclature

    • IUPAC and CAS numbers - how these can be used
    • The differences between organic, inorganic, polymers and UVCB
    • Introduction to chemical nomenclature - how we name organic and inorganic chemicals

    Organic chemistry

    • Functional groups and structural alerts - why and how these can be used to predict likely chemical reactions and other properties
    • The impact of intermolecular forces on boiling points/solubilities of organic chemicals

    Physicochemical properties

    • Physical form (solid, liquid, gas) - how predictions of the likely physical form at a given temperature can be made
    • Vapour pressure and volatility
    • Water solubility
    • Octanol water partition coefficient
    • Acids, bases and their relationship to pH

    Chemical reactions

    • Hydrolysis
    • Oxidation and reduction reactions
    • Electrophilic reactions
    • Neutralisation reactions
    • Explosives
    Laura Robinson Laura Robinson
    Occupational Toxicologist, Toxicology Consulting Ltd, UK
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