Chemistry: Introduction
Chemistry: Introduction

Chemistry: Introduction

by Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Chemistry is the scientific study of the properties of matter. It is a natural science that involves the elements that make up matter—their compositions, structures, properties, and behaviors, as well as the changes they undergo when reacting with other substances.

At its most basic level, chemistry helps to explain how molecules and atoms may interact via chemical bonds and form new chemical compounds. In the body, this can be applied to our fundamental building blocks—for example, explaining why DNA behaves the way it does, how proteins fold, and why cell membranes have hydrophilic and hydrophobic compartments.

Clinically, we encounter chemistry most often as it applies to pharmaceuticals and pharmacology. It governs the behavior of these molecules in our bodies, as with regard to bioavailability to binding sites and other characteristics.

Course Details

  • Videos 28
  • Duration 2:18 h
  • Quiz questions 94
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Chemistry: Introduction

 Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Dr. Adam Le Gresley is Professor of Organic Chemistry within the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kingston University in London, United Kingdom.
He obtained his PhD in supramolecular organic chemistry from the University of Surrey in 2004, and undertook his postdoctoral research on photolabile compounds at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia, USA. Currently, he is Director of Research and Enterprise of the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy, and Chemistry at Kingston University. An experienced lecturer, Dr. Le Gresley has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at Kingston University since 2009.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Le Gresley teaches courses on Chemistry.

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buen video introductorio
By olol . on 27. February 2024 for Overview – Introduction to Chemistry

me gusta el video por el ritmo que maneja y dar la idea que la química es importante

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This lecture cleared up any confusion I had about the topics covered. Everything was explained that was mentioned in the video, so one wouldn't be making any assumptions to be able to comprehend.

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I do not like the theme so much but the professour could be more engaging

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By Mohamed K. on 11. February 2022 for Chemistry: Introduction

He is simple, great, and easy to follow from one topic to another