1. Elements, atoms and electrons
2. Bonding, electrons and molecules
3. Interactions between molecules
4. Counting molecules
5. Carbon: the basis of biological life
6. The same molecule but a different shape
7. Water: the solvent of life
8. Reacting molecules and energy
9. Reacting molecules and kinetics
10. Energy and life
11. Reactivity of biological molecules
Answers to 'test yourself' questions
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