In this course, you will learn :
- Discover how to apply concepts to comprehend applications.
- How to think outside the box by applying your chemistry knowledge.
- Learn how our understanding of atoms progressed from an atomic pudding to quantum mechanical models in only 29 years.
- Recognize how electrons prefer to arrange themselves around the atomic nucleus.
- Determine the rarest state of matter.
- Learn which elements prefer to take on or give up an electron in order to be more stable.
- Discover why hydrogen is such an important educt in the chemical industry.
- Why hydrogen can "hide" in metals and how to exploit this property.
- Examine when asymmetry can be useful in (dis)solving problems.
- Discover what industry can do with your table salt.
- How lithium can help you store energy.
- Which industry is responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions and why.
- Discover why people measure water hardness.
- Understand how a highly reactive element can be used in cooking.
- Discover why silicon enjoys and excels at forming networks.
1. Trends of the Periodic Table
- Trends of the Periodic Table
2. Main Group I: Alkali metals
- Hydrogen I - Properties and Production
- Hydrogen II - Economic Relevance and Reactions
- Focus: Fuel Cell - Century-old Reactions for Energy Storage I
- Hydrogen III - Isotopes
- Group 1 - Properties and Reactions
- Group 1 - Production and the Chemical Cycle
- Focus Lecture: Lithium - Application in Batteries
3. Main Group II: Earth-alkali metals
- Group 2 - Properties, Reactions and Synthesis
- Focus Lecture: Cement, Gypsum & Hardness of Water
4. Main Group III: Boron group
- Group 3 - Properties and Reactivity
- Boron - Reactions and Synthesis
- Aluminium I - Properties and Chemistry
- Aluminium II - Technical Production
5. Main Group IV: Carbon group
- Group 4 - Properties and Occurrence
- Carbon I - Modifications and Reactions
- Carbon II - The Interplay between the Oxides
- Silicon I - Synthesis and Properties
- Silicon II - Reactions and Chemistry
- Silicon III - One Element in many Forms (Silicates)