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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 physico-chemical properties
    • Intermolecular forces – their significance and how they can impact physico-chemical properties (for example 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

    Physico-chemical 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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