Chemistry: Introduction
Chemistry: Introduction

Chemistry: Introduction

by Adam Le Gresley, PhD

Chemistry is the scientific study of the properties and behaviors of matter. It is a natural science that involves the elements that make up matter and the compounds composed of atoms, molecules, and ions—their composition, structure, properties, and behavior, as well as the changes they undergo when in reacting with other substances.

At its most basic level, chemistry addresses topics such as how atoms and molecules interact via chemical bonds to 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 in terms of bioavailability, binding sites, and other characteristics.

Course Details

  • Videos 28
  • Duration 2:18 h
  • Quiz questions 96
  • 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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By Antonio M. on 15. March 2022 for Chemistry: Introduction

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

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

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

By Mirela P. on 26. December 2021 for Chemistry: Introduction

A very simple way to introduce Chemistry and understand basic principles. Very good speaker & structure of the course! Congratulations!!!

PhD for a reason !
By juan q. on 31. October 2021 for Chemistry: Introduction

I will choose 5 star because the professor has a Good excellent explication. Let's finish the lectures.