Basic Chemistry - Particles, Acids and Separation Techniques
Learn about the basic principles and concepts of chemistry with this free online course.
Take this certificate on your own.
Start now and learn at your own pace.
CertificationView course modules
This free online chemistry course starts off with the periodic table. You will explore the various groups on the table and what they mean. You will also learn how to use chemical symbols for elements to present information clearly and concisely. The course then moves on to discuss atoms and molecules, examining how molecules are made as well as how to classify elements and compounds. You will also look at the basic principles of writing out chemical formulae.
You will then study both ionic and covalent chemical bonding and explore how chemical reactions happen. The course then moves on to talk about ions and measuring the valence of atoms. You will learn about the three states of matter and kinetic theory before moving on to learn about the pH scale and the ways in which substances can be tested to check if they are acid, alkali or neutral.
Finally, you will learn about various separation techniques, from decanting and dissolving to evaporation and distillation. This course covers all you need to know to gain a firm grasp of the basic building blocks of chemistry and gives you the confidence and knowledge to move onto learning more advanced topics as you discover more and more about the world around us. So make sure you start your learning journey today.Start Course Now
Basic Chemistry - Learning Outcomes
The Periodic Table
Molecules, Atoms and Elements
Chemical Bonds and Reactions
Atoms and Molecules - Summary
Basic Chemistry - Lesson Summary
Particles, Acids and Separation Techniques
Particles, Acids and Separation Techniques - Learning Outcomes
Ions, Particles and Mixtures
Acids, Bases, pH Scale and Acid-Base Indicators
Types of Separation Techniques
Particles, Acids and Separation Techniques - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Explain the periodic table including groups, compounds, metals and non-metals
- Define what an atom is
- Explain how molecules are made
- Explain chemical bonds including ionic and covalent bonding
- Explain how ions are formed
- Summarize the process for writing chemical formulae
- Explain the pH scale, evaporation, and filtration
- Describe various processes for separating gases, liquids and solids
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:
Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning
Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:
Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping
All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.