Day 1: Tuesday 28 February 2019



    Laura Robinson Laura Robinson
    Occupational Toxicologist, Toxicology Consulting Ltd

    Refreshments/coffee break

  3. Course Commencement

  4. PART 1: Atomic structure, chemical binding and categories of chemical

    • Introduction

    • Atomic structure, atomic mass & number, electron shells, isotopes & the periodic table

    • Chemical bonding: Covalent (including polar covalent), ionic and metallic bonding & their properties

    • Electronegativity and polar bonds/molecules (including their impact on physicochemical properties, such as boiling point)

  5. Refreshment break

  6. PART II: Chemical Identity

    • States of matter

    • Substance type – Mono-constituent, multiconstituent substances, UVCB, Nanomaterials, impurities

    • Chemical identification (Smilies, IUPAC naming, EC number, CAS number, EINECS and REACH Registration Number)

    • Mixtures and articles

    • Chemical nomenclature (Organic, inorganic) • Molecular and structural formula

    • Isomers

    • Functional groups (including use as structural alerts)

  7. Lunch

  8. PART III: Physicochemical properties - and how they can be used

    • Boiling point and melting point

    • Vapour pressure & volatility

    • Density and specific gravity

    • Water solubility

    • Octanol water partition coefficient

    • pH and pKa

    • Viscosity

    • How physicochemical properties can be used to help likely human and ‘environmental’ exposures

  9. Refreshment break

  10. PART IV: Chemistry in action

    • Chemical reactions and equations

    • Hydrolysis

    • Oxidation reactions (with examples from metabolism)

    • Acid – base (neutralisation) reactions

    • Flashpoint and flammability

    • Explosives


    Questions and close of day