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Fundamentals of Chemistry - Revised

Gain an in-depth understanding of basic chemistry including the periodic table, atoms, and molecules with this course.

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This free online chemistry course will teach you about the atomic and molecular structure of matter and the changes it undergoes through chemical reactions. Chemistry focuses on the composition, structure, and properties of matter. In this course, you will look into the three states of matter, study acids and bases, and examine the periodic table including groups, compounds, metals, and nonmetals. Start learning, today.
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    3-4 Hours
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This course will first discuss the periodic table and the groups of elements. You will study chemistry symbols, atoms and molecules, elements, and compounds. You will also cover ions and particles, and study the three states of matter: liquids, gases, and solids. You will look into mixtures, and discuss the two types of corrosive substances: acids and bases. In addition, this course will discuss PH scales, PH meters, and acid-base indicators.

Mixtures can be separated using different techniques. This course will discuss chromatography (which is used to separate mixtures of substances into their components), decanting (which is the separation of liquids from solids by gradual pouring), dissolving, solidification, and precipitation. You will also look into evaporation, distillation which purifies a liquid by heating or cooling, and filtration which separates solids from liquids using a medium. You will also study sublimation which is the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas phase.

Chemistry is also known as the central science because it joins together biology and medicine, physics and mathematics, and the earth and environmental sciences. By the end of this course, you will have gained a deeper understanding of the behavior of atoms, molecules, and ions, all of which determines the very world we live in. So, check out this course today and start gaining a clearer understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry, all for free.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the periodic table including groups, compounds, metals and non-metals.
  • Outline the reasons for using various symbols in chemistry.
  • Describe what atoms are.
  • Classify elements and compounds.
  • Explain chemical bonds including ionic and covalent bonding.
  • Describe the reactions between acids and metal carbonates.
  • Define the meaning of ions, particles, gases, liquids, solids, soluble and insoluble mixtures.
  • Explain the pH scale, evaporation, and filtration.


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