Chemistry 2


This subject builds on and develops further the material introduced in Chemistry 1. Physical chemistry topics include: acidic and basic salts, acid-base titrations, buffers, solubility equilibria, complex ion equilibria, introduction to chemical thermodynamics, enthalpy of reactions, Hess’s Law, entropy and Gibbs free energy; chemical kinetics; coordination chemistry, redox chemistry, electrode potentials, electrolysis, corrosion and Galvanic cells. Carbon chemistry topics include: structures and reactions of the common families of carbon compounds, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes, halogen compounds, alcohols, ethers, alkanals, alkanones, carboxylic acids, amines, amides, esters; stereochemistry, chirality and optical isomerism; biological molecules and biopolymers, amino acids, peptides, proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.