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Fundamentals of Chemistry

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This free online course offers a simple introduction to basic chemistry and is ideal as a study aid for secondary school students or anyone interested in learning the basics of chemistry.


    Topics covered include the periodic table, atoms and molecules, the pH scale and experimental design and techniques.

  • After completing this course you will understand the periodic table including groups, compounds, metals and non-metals. You will learn the reasons for using various symbols in chemistry. You will understand atoms. You will be able to classify elements and compounds. You will learn about chemical bonds including ionic and covalent bonding. This course will help you to gain a good knowledge of the reactions between acids and metal carbonates. It will teach you the meaning of ions, particles, gases, liquids, solids, soluable and insoluable mixtures. You will understand the pH scale, evaporation, filtration and many more interesting areas of chemistry.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Free

  • 3-4 Hours

  • XSIQ

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 31 )
  • Introduction to Atoms View Resource
  • Module
    1
    The periodic table
    • The periodic table This free online course is covers the periodic table and what groups of elements are on the periodic table. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The periodic table
    • What are groups?
    • What groups mean
    • What are periods?
    • Why are compounds formed?
    • Full shells - metals and non-metals
    • Using the periodic table
  • Module
    2
    Using symbols
    • Using symbols This free online course is an introduction to the use of symbols in chemistry. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Using symbols - the language of chemistry
  • Module
    3
    Molecules
    • Molecules This free online course covers the topics of molecules and how molecules are made. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • What is a molecule?
    • How molecules are made
    • The pop test - joining hydrogen and oxygen
    • A roaring good fire - joining carbon and oxygen
  • Module
    4
    Elements and compounds
    • Elements and compounds This free online course is an introduction to classifying elements and compounds, and using chemical formulae to classify complex molecules. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Classifying elements and compounds
    • Chemical formulae
    • Using chemical formulae to describe more complex molecules
  • Module
    5
    Atoms
    • Atoms This free online course is a series of activities to help revise atoms, molecules, elements and compounds. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Activity 1 - Atoms
    • Activity 1 – Molecules
    • Activity 1 – Compounds and elements
  • Module
    6
    Chemical bonds
    • Chemical bonds This free online course is an introduction to chemical bonding such as covalent and ionic bonding. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Types of chemical bonds - covalent and ionic bonding
    • Covalent compounds
    • Covalent bonding
  • Module
    7
    Chemical reactions
    • Chemical reactions This free online course is an introduction to chemical reations involving acids. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Chemical reactions involving acids
    • Reactions between acids and metal carbonates
  • Module
    8
    Reactions
    • Reactions This free online course is an introduction to reactions and what reactions are. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • What is a reaction?
    • Looking at reactions
    • The pop test
  • Module
    9
    Atoms and molecules - summary
    • Atoms and molecules - summary This free online course is a summary and revision of atoms and molecules. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Atoms and molecules summaries
    • Atoms and molecules revision activity
  • Module
    10
    Atoms and molecules glossary
    • Atoms and molecules glossary This free online course is glossary for atoms and molecules. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Atoms and molecules glossary
  • Module
    11
    Ions
    • Ions This free online course covers the topics of ions and the valence of atoms. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • What are ions?
    • The valence of atoms
    • Writing chemical formulae
  • Module
    12
    Particles
    • Particles This free online course is an introduction to matter, and covers the topics of the history of particles and the motion of particles. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Matter
    • History of particles
    • Motion of particles
  • Module
    13
    Gases, liquids and solids
    • Gases, liquids and solids This free online course is an introduction to the chemistry of gases, liquids and solids. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Gas motion
    • States of matter
    • Solids, liquids and gases
    • Solids
    • Liquids
    • Gases
    • Influence of temperature on liquid and gas particles
    • Influence of temperature on liquid particles
    • Kinetic theory summary
    • Gas motion
    • Solids
    • Liquids
  • Module
    14
    Mixtures
    • Mixtures This free online course is an introduction to mixtures and covers soluble and insoluble mixtures, and the mixture of liquids. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Mixtures
    • Soluble mixtures
    • Insoluble mixtures
    • Solutions
    • Mixing liquids
  • Module
    15
    Acids
    • Acids This free online course is an introduction to acids and covers topics such as acids in industry and everyday life. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Introduction
    • Acids in industry
    • Acids around us
    • Acid strength
  • Module
    16
    Bases
    • Bases This free online course is an introduction to alkalis and corrosive bases. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Introduction
    • Corrosiveness of bases
    • Alkalis
  • Module
    17
    pH scale
    • pH scale This free online course is an introduction to pH scale for maesuring the pH of acids and bases. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • pH scale
    • pH change
    • pH scale
  • Module
    18
    pH meters
    • pH meters This free online course covers pH meters and how to use pH meters. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • pH meters
    • Using a pH meter
    • Soil pH
    • Soil pH
  • Module
    19
    Acid-base indicators
    • Acid-base indicators  This free online course is an introduction to acid-base indicators, such as litmus paper and universal indicator. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.  
    • Acid-base indicators
    • Litmus paper
    • Litmus paper
    • Universal indicator
    • Universal indicator
  • Module
    20
    Acids and bases - summary
    • Acids and bases - summary This free online course reviews the actions of acids and bases in everyday life. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.  
    • Acids and bases – Summary and revision
    • Acid rain assignment
    • Acid-base moments
  • Module
    21
    Chromatography
    • Chromatography This free online course covers chromatography. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Chromatography
  • Module
    22
    Solidification
    • Solidification This free online course is an introduction to solidification. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Solidification
  • Module
    23
    Decanting to separate liquids
    • Decanting to separate liquids This free online course decanting to separate liquids, and decanting and centrifuging to separate liquids and solids. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Decanting to separate liquids
    • Decanting and centrifuging to separate solids from liquids
  • Module
    24
    Dissolving and precipitation
    • Dissolving and precipitation This free online course is an introduction to dissolving and precipitation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Dissolving and precipitation
  • Module
    25
    Evaporation and distillation
    • Evaporation and distillation This free online course is an introduction to evaporation and distillation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Evaporation and distillation
  • Module
    26
    Evaporation
    • Evaporation This free online course is an introduction to evaporation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Evaporation
    • Evaporation
  • Module
    27
    Filtration
    • Filtration This free online course is an introduction to filtration. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Filtration
  • Module
    28
    Detecting gases
    • Detecting gases This free online course is an introduction to detecting gases and how to detect oxygen and hydrogen. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Testing for oxygen
    • Testing for hydrogen
    • Detecting gases
  • Module
    29
    Separation techniques
    • Separation techniques This free online course is an introduction to separation techniques. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Separating techniques
    • Which separation technique?
  • Module
    30
    Sublimation
    • Sublimation This free online course is an introduction to sublimation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Sublimation
    • Sublimation
  • Assessment
    • Assessment
    • Basic Chemistry Assessment
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