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This is an introductory course for students with limited background in chemistry; basic concepts such as atomic and molecular structure, solutions, phases of matter, and quantitative problem solving will be emphasized with the goal of preparing students for further study in chemistry.
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Aprox. 23 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 hours/week
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Subtítulos: English, Hebrew, Spanish
Globe

Curso 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

Clock

Aprox. 23 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtítulos: English, Hebrew, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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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
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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 exercises
Week 1 Exercises16m

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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 exercises
Week 2 Exercise22m

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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

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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 exercises
Week 4 Exercise12m

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2 hours to complete

Intermolecular Forces and Phase Changes

<p>Welcome to week 5! This week we will examine the phases of matter more closely, looking at concepts such as intermolecular forces and thermal energy. We will also practice calculations of energetics such as those requiring enthalpies of phase transitions. Finally, we will introduce concepts in metal bonding and solid lattices. We made a few illustrative demonstrations for your viewing pleasure; I hope that these are helpful! </p><p>Remember to continue posting any questions, concerns and suggestions to the discussion forum. Also help your peers out on the forum to build a beneficial learning community together!</p>...
Reading
6 videos (Total 91 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Phase Changes Part I18m
Phase Changes Part II17m
Solids Part I11m
Solids Part II10m
Solids Part III12m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Week 5 Exercise16m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Solutions

<p>Welcome to week 6! We have reached the last week of video lectures and exercises for the course! Are you ready to make the final push through the rest of the material? After that, you should be ready to tackle the final exam which opens next week. I have enjoyed working on this course; and I hope you have too!</p> <p>This week, we will first release a couple of review videos related to solution and solubility from <i>Introduction to Chemistry: Reactions and Ratios</i>. Please review these important concepts before starting Lesson Two - Solutions. Then we will start with a review of dissolution and covers some concentration units. This is accompanied by solution-related demonstrations and another bonus interview with a chemist who also works at Duke. The interviews were conceived and filmed by Abdul Latif, an undergraduate in the humanities who is interested in the history of chemistry and how people choose their professions. Enjoy!</p> ...
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11 videos (Total 137 min), 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
2.2 Introduction to Solutions Part II 11m
2.3 [Demo] Electrolytes10m
2.4 Dissolution and the Solubility Product Constant Part I 15m
2.5 Dissolution and the Solubility Product Constant Part II11m
2.6 Solubility Rules 13m
Solution Review11m
Solutions: Factor Affecting Solubility15m
Solutions: Calculations & Dilutions Part I10m
Solutions: Calculations & Dilutions Part II11m
[Interview] Dr. Dubay Interview8m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 6 Exercise20m
Second Advanced Problem Set8m

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1 hour to complete

Strengthen Your Understanding

<p>Congratulations on making through to the final week of the course! For many of you it was not an easy journey for the past six weeks with dozens of videos, exercises, problem sets, and forum discussions. I am proud of all of you! The last components of the course - final exam opens this week. Please use it as a chance to apply what you have learned from the course.</p> <p>There are two parts (timed, 90 minutes for each part) in the final exam. You are encouraged to review all course lectures, exercises, and problem sets before attempting the Final exam. Please feel welcome to use a calculator, scratch paper, simple periodic table, and the reference materials we provided in the course. Good luck with your final exam!</p> ...
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2 quizzes
Quiz2 practice exercises
Final Exam Part A (12 Questions)24m
Final Exam Part B (12 Questions)24m
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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.

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Prof. Dorian A. Canelas

Assistant Professor of the Practice

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