1.1 What is this course about?

This course builds the basic fundamentals of your knowledge as a chemist. Understanding what atoms are, how they are built and the relationship they have with making compounds, formulae, pure and impure mixtures is essential in understanding the world around us.


Being able to examine mixtures and knowing how to separate them into pure samples is very important if you are a miner or a trekker lost in the bush

wanting fresh water. Knowing the properties of isotopes gives you a greater understanding how hoe the periodic table is constructed and eventually how to measure out chemicals in the lab for conducting chemical reactions or making up solutions.

This course examines all the above and more to get you started on your exciting chemical adventure.