Atoms and Molecules

This is an introductory course in chemistry for students of physics.

The course offered as a core for the students in the three year BSc Physics program consists of traditional topics from general chemistry chosen from a molecular perspective to introduce the foundations of chemistry. Through lectures and weekly laboratory experiments the course would emphasize the interrelation of chemistry with physics and to recognize the chemical processes and the different class of materials that they encounter in their everyday life. 

Atoms, molecules and ions, stoichiometry of chemical reactions, chemical energetics and equilibrium, electronic structures and periodic properties of elements, chemical bonding and molecular geometry, reaction kinetics, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, colloids and solutions, are some of the topics covered in the course. 

Verification of gas laws, stoichiometry, investigating the behavior of ionic species in solution, measuring enthalpy changes, using analytical techniques to identify colourless solutions, molecular modelling, measuring concentration of molecules in solutions using spectrophotometry are some of the experiments that will be done by the students .