This course gives a foundation of Chemistry, which is concerned, with the study of “Matter” – its composition, structure and properties and with the change of one form to the other. The course is offered by giving examples of numerous activities that we do in our daily lives and then going on to explain how Chemistry is at work in these activities. In this learning process, five sub-divisions – analytical, bio, organic, inorganic and physical chemistries are covered.
Student Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Be able to comprehend and explain how chemistry plays an important role – in industries such as food, drugs, forensics, environment, agriculture, energy, cosmetics, geology etc.
- Explain the chemistry behind several examples such as plastics, soaps, polymers, radioactivity, fuel cells, ozone and its impact, enzymes, isotopes, cotton, cement, batteries etc.
- Acquire skills that are useful for other disciplines and which they can use throughout their lives These include thinking logically and analytically; solving problems and making simplified assumptions and constructing mathematical models