Fundamentals of Chemistry

Eugeniusz Zych professor
Number of hours: 
4h X 15 weeks = 60 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
6h X 15 weeks = 90 hours (1 semester)
Number of hours: 
4h X 15 weeks = 60 hours (1 semester)

Learning and understanding the chemical laws and gaining the ability to use them in practical laboratory situations and in calculations. Understanding the structure of matters – atoms and molecules. Getting ability to deal with main chemical problems, analyze and synthesize problems. Ability to perform calculations related to stoichiometry of chemical reactions and calculations of concentrations of solutions as well as application of basic chemical laws. Assimilation of the rules of doing laboratory experiments. Learning the methodology of caring out and observation of chemical reactions. Acquiring the knowledge on the basic lab equipment and its usage in everyday work.


lecture: exam
class: tests
laboratory: laboratory exercises and tests
seminar: tests
other: general activity during the course


Comprehensive school chemistry level

  1. Structure of atom, orbitals, Hund's rule, Pauli exclusion principle

  2. Periodic table of elements, periodicity of elements' properties

  3. Definition of mol, molecular weight, mass and atomic numbers (A, Z), expressing concentration of solutions

  4. Basic chemical laws

  5. Types of chemical reactions, stoichiometry

  6. Chemical calculations

  7. Chemical bonds, electronegativity

  8. Hybridization, symmetry of molecules

  9. Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR)

  10. Types of chemical compounds

  11. Solutions, solubility

  12. Water, electrolytic dissociation, theories of acids and bases, hydrolysis, pH

  13. Balance of chemical reactions

  14. Rate of chemical reactions

  15. Basics of electrochemistry

  16. States of matter

  17. Basics of nuclear reactions



  • Acquired knowledge on the main areas of chemistry

  • Knows and is able to use the basic chemical terminology

  • Knows and understands the structure of matters - atoms and molecules and knows related rules

  • Knows the ways of expressing concentrations of solutions

  • Knows the theories of acids and bases and understands solutions pH and knows how to calculate it

  • Understand the electrolytic dissociation and hydrolyses of salts

  • Understands the basics of electrochemistry

  • Knows the basic lab techniques to synthesize and analyze chemical compositions

  • Is able to use the basic lab equipment

  • Evaluates the results of experiments and relates them to the literature data

  • Prepares reports on the performed experiments

  • Uses basic computational techniques to analyze experimental data

  • Makes calculations related to basic chemical laws, stoichiometry of chemical reactions and concentrations of solutions