1. Introduction to Chemistry

    • The periodic table
    • Nomenclature (how we name chemicals)
    • Chemical bonding and polarity

    Categories of chemical

    • Atoms, molecules, ions
    • Organic substances (including functional groups) and inorganic substances and metals.
    • Polymers and UVCB

      Physicochemical properties

    • Vapour pressure and volatility
    • Water solubility
    • Octanol water partition coefficient
    • pH (acids, bases and buffers) and Pka
    • Henry's Law Constant

    Chemical reactions

    • Hydrolysis
    • Oxidation and reduction reactions
    • Electrophilic reactions
    • Neutralisation reactions
    • Explosives
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