The scientific method, measurements and significant figures, units and dimensional analysis, naming simple inorganic compounds, stoichiometry, basic reactions in aqueous solutions and solution stoichiometry, properties of gases and kinetic molecular theory, measurements and calculations of energy associated with physical changes and chemical reactions, basic quantum theory and the electronic structure of the atoms, atomic periodic properties, ionic bonding, covalent bonding, molecular geometry, and hybridization of atomic orbitals.
Intermolecular forces, phase changes and phase diagrams, physical properties of solutions, effect of temperature and pressure on solubility, colligative properties, chemical kinetics (rate and rate law of chemical reactions, activation energy, reaction mechanisms, and catalysis), chemical equilibrium and Le Châtelier’s principle, acids and basis, buffer solutions, solubility equilibria, the second law of thermodynamics and entropy, Gibbs free energy and its relationship with chemical equilibrium, redox reactions, electrochemical cells, thermodynamics of electrochemical cells, and electrolysis.
fundamentals of inorganic chemistry including:
The basic concepts of atomic structure and molecules
Covalent bonding and molecular structure.
Ionic bonding and structure of ionic compounds.
Solubility of ionic salts, acids, and bases.
Symmetry elements, operations, and point groups; d-block chemistry; Nomenclature; coordination chemistry, bonding theories, electronic spectra, and magnetic properties.