understanding the nature of science

Topics include atoms and molecules; molecular connectivity, infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry; stoichiometry and introduction to reactions in aqueous solu-tions; thermochemistry and the first law of thermodynamics; quantum aspects of light and matter; and bonding in diatomic and polyatomic molecules.


During the course of Chemistry/Biochemistry the following subjects are covered:

  • Introduction to chemistry
  • Atomic structure
  • Periodicity
  • Chemical bonding and structure
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Stoichiometric relationships
  • States and state change
  • Energetics/thermochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Equilibrium
  • Acids and bases
  • Redox processes
  • Organic chemistry