No formal prerequisites (exams to be passed), but some basic mathematical skills are advised: e.g: decimal logarithm rules and use properties.
This course provides the basic knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry. It aims to introduce the student to the learning of the matter properties in the different states, its compositions and structure, bonding theories, intermolecular interactions and elementary electrochemistry. Moreover, the course deals with the basic principles in the elements and compounds properties
Atomic structure. Quantum theory. Hydrogen atom and atomic orbitals. Polyelectronic atoms. Periodic table and periodic properties of elements. Molecular geometry. Bonding theories. Covalent bond. Molecular orbitals. Ionic bonding. Metallic bonding. Van der Waals interactions. Hydrogen bonding. Solids, liquids and gases. Basic electrochemistry.
Petrucci-Harwood-Herring, General Chemistry. Principles and Modern Applications, 8th ed. Prentice Hall
Whitten-Davis-Peck-Stanley, Chemistry, 10th ed, 2010, Brooks/Cole Ed.
Lecture notes, material for reference available on line or as a booklet.