Chemistry is the index of industrial development everywhere in the world. The frontiers of chemistry are very large, ranging from one extreme of natural products to those synthesized by man. The enormous strides made by man in the understanding and exploitation of nature and synthesis of new products all have their roots in chemistry and chemical technology. For economic sustenance and technological breakthrough, this course is designed to introduce the basic concept of chemistry and its enormous benefits to mankind. 


At the end of this course, the Students should be able to:

1.       define atom, molecules and chemical reactions;

2.       discuss the Modern electronic theory of atoms;

3.       write electronic configurations of elements on the periodic table;

4.       justify the trends of atomic radii, ionization energies, electronegativity of the elements based on their position in the periodic table

5.       identify and balance oxidation – reduction equation and solve redox titration problems;

6.       illustrate shapes of simple molecules and hybridized orbitals;

7.       identify the characteristics of acids, bases and salts, and solve problems based on their quantitative relationship;

8.       apply the principles of equilibrium to aqueous systems using LeChatelier’s principle to predict the effect of concentration, pressure and temperature changes on equilibrium mixtures;

9.       analyse and perform calculations with the thermodynamic functions, enthalpy, entropy and free energy; and

10.    determine rates of reactions and its dependence on concentration, time, and temperature.