Subject area: physical science, environment
Kind of studies: full-time studies
The course of chemistry offers first degree study based on the elements of mathematics and natural sciences combining knowledge of basic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical, organic, inorganic, quantum chemistry, chemistry of materials, environmental chemistry and ecology and technology and chemical engineering. Undergraduate students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of preparation, analysis, characterization and safe use of chemicals and waste disposal. They learn the basics of safety and efficacy of working with chemical reagents, chemical, physical and biological phenomena and processes taking place in nature and technological rules and schemes. Chemistry Graduates will be prepared for teamwork in the chemical and allied industries (food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, etc.), small manufacturing, government and education - after completing teaching specialty (according to the standards of education in preparation for the teaching profession). After acquiring practical knowledge and experimental training graduate students can solve problems, store, process and transmit information in the form of written or oral. Graduates will be prepared to continue education in master degree studies, especially focused on chemistry.
Chemistry is the scientific discipline involved with compounds composed of atoms, i.e. elements, and molecules, i.e. combinations of atoms: their composition, structure, properties, behavior and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other compounds. Chemistry addresses topics such as how atoms and molecules interact via chemical bonds to form new chemical compounds. There are four types of chemical bonds: covalent bonds, in which compounds share one or more electron(s); ionic bonds, in which a compound donates one or more electrons to another compound to produce ions (cations and anions); hydrogen bonds; and Van der Waals force bonds.
Modern warfare, we discovered, was to a far greater extent than ever before a conflict of chemists and manufacturers. Manpower, it is true, was indispensable, and generalship will always, whatever the conditions, have a vital part to play. But troops, however brave and well led, were powerless under modern conditions unless equipped with adequate and up-to-date artillery (with masses of explosive shell), machine-guns, aircraft and other supplies. Against enemy machine-gun posts and wire entanglements the most gallant and best-led men could only throw away their precious lives in successive waves of heroic martyrdom. Their costly sacrifice could avail nothing for the winning of victory.
David Lloyd George (1938) War Memoirs
I recognize nothing that is not material. In physics, chemistry and biology I see only mechanics. The Universe is nothing but an infinite and complex mechanism. Its complexity is so great that it borders on randomness, giving the illusion of free will.
Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (1931) Monism of the Universe
You don't need something more to get something more. That's what emergence means. Life can emerge from physics and chemistry plus a lot of accidents. The human mind can arise from neurobiology and a lot of accidents, the way the chemical bond arises from physics and certain accidents. Doesn't diminish the importance of these subjects to know they follow from more fundamental things plus accidents.
Murray Gell-Mann (2007) TED talk on beauty and truth in physics — video TC 14m48s (March 2007)