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General Chemistry


  • Basics of nuclear structure and hybridisation
  • Bonding and structure, H-bonding in organic systems and electronegativity
  • Oxidation number and usage in inorganic and organic chemistry
  • Equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and its applications
  • Solubility and Ksp calculations
  • Solubility curves and phase diagrams
  • Depression of freezing point and general colligative properties
  • Acid Base equilibria, application to proteins and other biological systems, buffering, pKa usage and Indicators
  • Buffering in the bloodstream
  • Rates – the rate equation and determination of rate law
  • Relation of rate law to mechanism
  • Arrhenius equation, activation energy, relationship to biological mechanism
  • Enzyme kinetics and development and use of Michaelis Menten equation
  • Raoult’s law
  • Entropy as a concept and Gibbs Free Energy
  • Use of ΔG=ΔH-TΔS to predict reaction
  • Chemical potential and application to biological systems
  • Gibbs Free Energy profiles
  • Osmotic pressure, Osmolarity and finding protein RMM
  • Redox equilibria introduction
  • Use of electrode potentials in predicting reaction, Nearnst equation, Electrode potentials in biological systems
  • Stiff Diagrams

A range of other degree level areas are introduced, and application to simulated questions will enforce concepts, as they are covered on the course

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