CH1013 - Chemistry for the Dental Sciences
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree only.
Atomic and Molecular Structure. Electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solids.
Bonding theories. Hydrogen bonding in natural systems. Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.
IUPAC nomenclature. Organic isomers. Structure and function: proteins. Carbohydrates.
Synthetic polymers. Metallurgy. Alloys/Ceramics. Physical Chemistry. Stoichiometry,
gas laws, chemical kinetics, catalysis (enzymatic applications), thermochemistry,
equilibrium, acid-base chemistry of drugs, radiochemistry, electrochemistry (Nernst
equation, cell membrane applications, corrosion, batteries). Colligative properties
(osmosis). Pharmacokinetics. Pharmacodynamics.
- In conjunction with CH1010, to become familiar with key chemical concepts that are
involved in medicinal and polymer chemistry as it applies to later years of the course;
- Become familiar with the acid/base chemistry of drug molecules and develop an understanding
of basic pharmacology;
- Become familiar with the physical chemistry concepts used in the dental sciences (kinetics,
- Build a knowledge of standard inorganic and organic nomenclature needed in understanding
drug / nutrient formulations;
- Develop competence in the application of common laboratory techniques in chemistry,
particularly those relevant to drug structure and activities.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest