A course covering: basic concepts of Atomic numbers, masses, isotopes, stoichiometry, atomic orbitals. Bonding in molecules: Lewis structures, resonance structures, Types of bonding interactions, Bond polarity and dipole moments, Hydrogen bonds, VB theory, hybridization, MO theory, isoelectronic molecules, aromaticity, VSEPR model. Acids, bases and solutions: Bronsted acids and bases, Lewis acid theory, Introduction to coordination complexes, stability of complexes. Reduction and oxidation: Standard reduction potentials E0, Concentration effects, complexation and precipitation vs. E0, Disproportionation. Basic spectroscopy techniques (UV/Vis, IR, NMR, X-Ray, MS).