General and Inorganic Chemistry

2016-2017 Summer
Natural Sciences

This module is concerned with some general concepts and the Inorganic part of Chemistry. In this module we will cover the basic principles, like atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonds, acids and bases, symmetry principles and periodic trends in the Periodic Table of the Elements. We will have a detailed look at the elements, starting with the Hydrogen atom followed by the main group elements and in the end we will learn about the d and f block elements, too. This module is based on the book “Shriver & Atkins’ Inorganic Chemistry” written by P.W. Atkins who is an world-famous chemistry professor in Oxford, whose book is the a compensatory reading at Cambridge NatSci as well.

One aim of this module is also to prepare students for interviews at UK universities like Cambridge and Oxford, since the interview questions in Chemistry/Natural Sciences are frequently drawn from Inorganic Chemistry.

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