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Course Description


CHEMISTRY: It is Not Your Great-Grandfather's Science Anymore

At a minimum, a basic understanding of chemistry is needed for it offers a foundation for comprehending the inner workings of biology (how cells function and the behavior of organisms), as well as, the ecological relationships that exist between organisms and their environment.

In short, chemistry offers us a way of understanding the world in which we live.

Chemistry provides us with insights into how our bodies function; the ingredients that are contained within the foods we eat; the reason cars, planes and trains are able to run as efficiently as they do; the manner in which computers are built and operate; and the materials used to construct our homes and buildings within our communities.

Basically, chemistry is a part of almost everything we do for everything is comprised of chemical compounds. The claim that chemistry is everywhere is, thus, entirely accurate.

Chemistry encompasses a multitude of specialized sub-disciplines which have proven highly useful to chemistry as they have provided for the following: the production and testing of stronger materials, creation of pharmaceuticals to treat disease, and the study of life processes.

Course Requirements

It is advantageous to have a working knowledge of chemistry basics to be prepared for this Chemistry 101 course.

Universal Class offers Introduction to Chemistry (CRN: 7550427

No books will be required

Course Topics


Lesson 1: Chemical Foundations

Lesson 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

Lesson 3: Stoichiometry

Lesson 4: Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry

Lesson 5: Gases

Lesson 6: Thermochemistry

Lesson 7: Atomic Structure and Periodicity

Lesson 8: Bonding: General Concepts

Lesson 9: Valence Bond Theory

Lesson 10: Properties and Solutions

Lesson 11: Chemical Kinetics

Lesson 12: Chemical Equilibrium

Lesson 13: Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy

Lesson 14: The Nucleus: A Chemist's View

Lesson 15: Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry

Lesson 16: Organic Chemistry

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with one or two assignments. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define atoms, molecules, and ions.
  • Describe chemical foundations and stoichiometry.
  • Identify gases and thermochemistry.
  • Describe atomic structure and periodicity.
  • Describe bonding and the Valence Bond Theory.
  • Know properties and solutions.
  • Describe chemical equilibrium.
  • Know spontaneity, entropy, and free energy.
  • Know the nucleus, a chemist's view.
  • Know transition metals and coordination chemistry.
  • Know organic chemistry, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Lesson 1 Assignment25
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Assignment25
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Assignment25
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment25
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Assignment25
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Lesson 8 Exam9
Lesson 9 Assignment25
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Assignment25
Lesson 11 Exam10
Lesson 12 Assignment25
Lesson 12 Exam10
Lesson 13 Assignment25
Lesson 13 Exam10
Lesson 14 Assignment25
Lesson 14 Exam10
Lesson 15 Assignment25
Lesson 15 Exam10
Lesson 16 Assignment25
Lesson 16 Exam10
The Final Exam46
Total Points:610

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