Structure

The chemistry bridging course consists in 18 lectures and 4 laboratory units. Our highly qualified lecturers will closely follow you through the exploration of chemistry theoretical principles. In the laboratory units you will also have the opportunity to test those theories with real chemical experiments.

2020 CHEMISTRY BRIDGING COURSE SCHEDULE

Lectures

  Unit outline Learning outcomes
Lecture 1

Classification of matter

Chemical Foundation: elements, atoms and ions

Atomic Structure

To understand the properties of matter and the definitions of elements, atoms and ions

To learn about the internal workings of an atom

Lecture 2

Introduction to the Periodic Table

To be able to read the periodic table and understand the basis of the information presented

To understand the features of the periodic table including the ability to predict the properties of elements in the table

Lecture 3

Naming the Binary Ionic Compounds and Binary Compounds

To be able to name binary compounds and compounds that contain polyatomic ions

To be able to write formulas from names and vice versa

Lectures 4-6

Information Given by a Chemical Equation

Chemical Composition

The Mole and Stoichiometry

Molarity

Chemical Reactions

Chemical Equations and the Balancing Act

To understand the concepts given and to apply them to the calculation of reaction yields and analytical measurements

To learn to identify the characteristics of a chemical reaction and the information given by a chemical reaction

To be able to write and balance a chemical equation

Lecture 7

Reactions in Water Solutions and Precipitation Reactions (Solubility Rules)

To understand how to predict the products of chemical reactions

Lecture 8

Limiting reagents in reactions

Yields of reactions

To understand how to predict how much product is produced by a reaction

Lectures 9-10

Acids and Bases

To understand the concepts of acids and bases

To be able to calculate pH

Lectures 11-13

Modern Atomic Theory

Chemical Bonding

Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Electronegativity and Bond Dipoles

Lewis Structures

To be familiar with each model of the atom

To understand electron configuration

To understand the different types of chemical bonds

Lectures 14-16

Oxidation and Reduction Reactions

To understand the concepts of oxidation and reduction

Lectures 17-18

Introductory Organic Chemistry

To be able to draw and name simple organic structures

Laboratories

  Unit outline Learning outcomes
Laboratory 1

Equipment

Glassware

Safety

Identifying equipment and glassware in the laboratory

Safe handling procedures

Laboratory 2

Precipitation reactions

To use the solubility rules to predict the products of reactions

To practice balancing equations

Laboratory 3

Acid base titrations

To develop manipulation skills useful to chemistry

Practice balancing of equations and use of units

Laboratory 4

Electron transfer reactions

To apply theory used in practical application