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Hours to complete

Approx. 25 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English, Hebrew, Spanish...
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 25 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Hebrew, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Review Videos (I)

<p>Welcome! Over the eight weeks of the Introduction to Chemistry: Structures and Solutions course, we will begin discussions about the electronic structure of the atom, structures of molecules, phases of matter, and solutions. This week, we included some basic concept videos in Chemistry. These come from the partner course called Introduction to Chemistry: Reactions and Ratios. You can technically start with either course, but when these courses were originally designed, the Reactions and Ratios content came first, and you might find it helpful to complete that course before this course. If you are not familiar with the concepts of physical change v.s. chemical change, or significant figure and scientific notations, then please begin by reviewing video “Introduction”. I hope you enjoy this week's materials!</p>...
Reading
8 videos (Total 83 min)
Video8 videos
1.1 Scientific Method9m
1.2 Measurement and Significant Figures Part I 16m
1.3 Measurement and Significant Figures Part II 13m
1.4 Energy Part I 14m
1.5 Energy Part II 14m
1.6 [DEMO] Physical Change 3m
1.7 [DEMO] Chemical Change 4m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

light

We will cover introduction to light, Bohr model of the hydrogen atom, atomic orbitals, electron configurations, valence versus core electrons. Don’t forget to use this week’s discussion forum for any questions and discussions. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 88 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
[DEMO] Blackbody Radiation6m
Light Wave Particle Duality14m
Atom Emission Spectra8m
Bohr Model Part I20m
[Demo] Colored Flames5m
Bohr Model Part II12m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Exercises16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Quantum Number, Lewis Dot Structure

<p>Welcome to week 2! This week we will introduce quantum numbers, more information about periodicity, chemical bonding concepts including Lewis dot structures, resonance, bond order. Continue using the discussion forum for any questions, concerns, discussions, and suggestions. We value your feedback very much!</p> <p>I hope you already found out how we captured the course logo from Colored Flames. Wasn't that fun to watch? Kudos to those of you who browsed the course, watched videos, submitted exercises, and/or posted on the discussion forum! Keep the great work going please.</p>...
Reading
7 videos (Total 127 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Introduction to Quantum Numbers Part II25m
Electron Configurations14m
Core and Valence Electrons9m
Introduction to Lewis Structures17m
Lewis Dot Structure Construction23m
Bond Order, Expanded Octet18m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Exercise22m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Formal Charge, VSEPR Theory, Hybridization

<p>Welcome to week 3! This week includes introduction to the octet rule and expanded octets, formal chargevalence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory, sigma and pi bonds, hybridization of the main group elements, and introduction to molecular shapes.</p> <p>I hope you enjoyed the last two weeks of learning chemistry. Great work on watching videos, posting on the discussion forum and submitting your exercises!</p>...
Reading
6 videos (Total 98 min), 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Simple Structure, Formal Charge and Resonance Part II11m
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Part I21m
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Part II11m
Sigma and Pi Bonds16m
Hybridization23m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 3 Exercise22m
First Advanced Problem Set2m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Phases of Matter, Gas Laws

<p>Welcome to week 4! This week we will discuss phases of matter, the importance of thermal energy, ideal gas law calculations, kinetic molecular theory of gases. Hope you will enjoy!</p> <p>We are at the midway point in the course! As a group you have been watching videos, completing quizzes, and/or actively discussing chemistry on the forums, so please accept our compliments on your hard work so far in the course. </p>...
Reading
6 videos (Total 85 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
[DEMO] Gas Phase14m
Ideal Gas Law20m
Gas Law: Partial Pressure20m
The Importance of Thermal Energy6m
Phases of Matter, Liquids15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Exercise12m
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Top Reviews

By TASep 17th 2017

Skillful Quiz, the best understanding of chemistry. Although a little difficult to pass, U will be proficient in Introductory Chemistry.

By LSep 16th 2017

Excellent presentation of the topics, easy to understand the instructor.

Instructor

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Prof. Dorian A. Canelas

Assistant Professor of the Practice
Chemistry

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