Course Description

Course Name

Chemistry 1010

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: CEM1009H

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course builds on the foundation laid in the CEM1009H course and several of the topics are covered at a more advanced level. Topics include microscopic and macroscopic concepts, atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, the chemistry of the elements and inorganic chemistry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, vapour pressure and phase diagrams, thermodynamics, colligative properties, oxidation and reduction, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. The course includes an introduction to the language of organic chemistry, structure and reactivity in organic chemistry, describing and predicting organic reactivity and the properties and reactivity of biologically important molecules. Practicals aim to develop essential manipulative and technical laboratory skills, as well as to draw links to interpreting the physical world in terms of its molecular nature.

*Course content subject to change