This module is concerned with some general concepts of Chemistry. In this module we will cover the basic principles, like atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonds, acids and bases, symmetry principles and periodic trends in the Periodic Table of the Elements. This module is based on the first part of the book “Shriver & Atkins’ Inorganic Chemistry” written by P.W. Atkins who is an world-famous chemistry professor in Oxford, whose book is the a compensatory reading at Cambridge NatSci as well.
One aim of this module is also to prepare students for interviews at UK universities like Cambridge and Oxford, since the interview questions in Chemistry/Natural Sciences are fre- quently drawn from General/Inorganic Chemistry.