1.1 Background to the Study
Chemistry is the scientific study of interaction of chemical substances that are constituted of atoms or the subatomic particles: protons, electrons and neutrons it is an integral part of the science curriculum both at the Senior Secondary School as well as institution. At this level, it is often called “general chemistry” which is an introduction to a wide variety of fundamental concepts that enable the student to acquire tools and skills useful at the advanced levels whereby chemistry is invariably studied in any of its various sub-disciplines(Wikipedia, 2004).Chemistry and indeed chemists are linked to everything on earth as aptly captured in a slogan: what on earth is not chemistry. Chemistry plays a pivotal role at engineering sustainable economic development and growth in any nation. Put succinctly, there is no aspect of human endeavour on natural phenomena that chemistry does not feature. It features prominently in the areas of oil and gas, agriculture, health, environment, solid minerals, textile, cosmetics water supply and sanitation, crime detection, pulp and paper, waste management just name it. (Zuru, 2009). Chemistry is the catalyst of sustainable national growth and development.