About this courseSkip About this course
Chemistry is the fundamental discipline that helps us explain properties, structure, and behavior of matter. A solid foundation in chemistry is of importance in addressing today’s challenges with innovative chemical technological solutions.
This course provides you with an opportunity to revisit the fundamentals of chemistry, either out of personal interest or to ensure that you are adequately equipped for the first year of your Bachelor's degree.
You will acquire a solid understanding of the fundamental chemical concepts and see how they can be applied to real-world problems, in areas including: energy transition, chemistry of health and new materials.
The course not only covers the content needed for further study, but it also introduces the different ways in which chemistry is taught at the university-level.
This course is intended for:
- Prospective university students who seek a review
- High school students who want an additional challenge in chemistry not offered by their school
- Students who have already started at university who realize that they have a knowledge gap
- Professionals who want to broaden their knowledge or are looking for a refresher course
At a glance
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
After taking this course you will be able to:
- Understand the basics of general chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry
- Apply principles of chemistry in various science and engineering contexts
- Perform quantitative calculations and apply basic calculus to solve chemical problems
- Combine knowledge from different areas of chemistry to solve advanced problems
Module 1: Energy Transition
An introduction to basic concepts in general chemistry and chemical technology to understand the challenges for (future) chemists and chemical engineers working on the energy transition.
- Molecules, bonds, and orbitals
- Balancing a chemical equation
- Redox chemistry
- Reaction mechanism
- Equilibrium reactions
- Chemical technology
Module 2: Chemistry of Health
An introduction to organic chemistry to understand the challenges for (future) chemists and chemical engineers working on medicinal applications.
- Molecular structure
- Acid-base reactivity
- Organic reaction mechanisms
- Weak forces
- Solutions and solubility
- Biomolecules and macromolecules
Module 3: New Materials
An introduction to inorganic chemistry and materials chemistry to understand the challenges for (future) chemists and chemical engineers working on novel materials.
- Phase transitions
- Solid Materials
- Metals and conductivity