Chemistry Notes

I shall be posting here resources which will help you to understand better and in depth the concepts we study in our course.

Monday, November 21, 2005


Here you can read a comprehensive explanation of UV-Vis spectroscopy:

Why are complex ions of transition metals and many organic molecules coloured? You can read on these two sites:

Mass spectrometry is a powerful technique to determine the relative atomic masses:

Here are some videos from Royal Society of Chemistry about different spectroscopic techniques:

Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) used to determine low concentration of metal ions:

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


You can enlarge your understanding about isomerism visiting the following site:

You can exercise on optical isomerism if you follow the link:

Why is optical isomerism important for the biological systems?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Acids and bases

You can revise here the two theories about acids and bases:

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Analytical methods

You can consult these sites about the three analytical methods mostly used for analysing the sample - Mass spectroscopy, IR - and NMR - spectroscopy:
Look at this site to see how a mixture of proteins is separated by Affinity chromatography:

Using the HPLC chromatography: