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Advanced Chemistry  2

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This free online course in Chemistry looks at elements, electrochemistry and food chemistry among other topics. It is an ideal course to engage students and help them grapple with the subject matter in an interactive and self-paced manner. It is particularly suitable for any student of chemistry at second level, or anyone who wants to gain more knowledge and understanding of the world of chemistry.

  • After completing this course you will know about the different elements of chemistry. You will have a good understanding of the periodic table. You will be more aware of electron arrangements. It will help you understand the history and development of atomic theory. You will gain a knowledge of electrons, isotropes, relative atomic mass, nuclear fission, thermochemical equations, electrochemistry and much more. This course will help you to easily understand the nitrogen cycle, digestion, carbohydrates, proteins, food components, glycogen and many other food important food concepts.

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Advanced Chemistry  2
  • Free

  • 3-4 Hours

  • XSIQ

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 30 )
  • Module
    1
    The origins of the elements
    • The origins of the elements This free online course is a review of where the elements in the periodic table originated. 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 big picture - the origins of the elements
    • The naturally-occurring elements
    • Glen Seaborg and the transuranium elements
  • Module
    2
    The periodic table: an overview of chemistry
    • The periodic table: an overview of chemistry This free online course covers the origins of the periodic table and the importance of Dmitri Mendeleev. 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: an overview of chemistry
    • The periodic table - a little history
    • The elements
    • Mendeleev
  • Module
    3
    Trends in the periodic table
    • Trends in the periodic table This free online course discusses trends in the periodic table, and covers topics such as ionisation energy levels, and electronegativity. 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.
    • Trends in the periodic table
    • Atomic radius and ionisation energy
    • Trends in atomic radius
    • Ionisation energy
    • Electronegativity
    • Redox properties and metallic/non-metallic character
    • Summary of trends in the periodic table
    • Acid/base properties of oxides across a period
  • Module
    4
    Elements of the first transition series
    • Elements of the first transition series This free online course is an introduction to the chemistry of the first transition series of elements in 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.
    • Elements (metals) of the first transition series
    • Electron arrangements of the first transition series
    • Some properties of the first row transition elements
    • The significance of the 4s subshell
    • Oxidation numbers (states) of transition metals
    • Colour and transition metal compounds
    • Transition metals and complex ion formation
    • Transition metals and group I and II metals - a comparison
    • The f-block
  • Module
    5
    History and development of atomic theory
    • History and development of atomic theory This free online course is a review of the history and development of atomic theory, and covers individuals such as Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford. 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.
    • History and development of atomic theory
    • Democritus
    • Dalton
    • Ramsay
    • John Joseph Thomson
    • Marie Curie
    • Ernest Rutherford
  • Module
    6
    Electrons
    • Electrons This free online course covers electron configuration and periodic classification. 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.
    • Electrons
    • Niels Bohr and emission/absorption of energy
    • Electron arrangements
    • Ionisation energy
    • The orbital motion of the atom – Building on Bohr's energy levels
    • Electron configuration and periodic classification
    • Electron configuration and periodic classification: the group relationship
    • The modern periodic law
    • Electron configuration and periodic classification: a highly informative isotopic symbol
    • Electron configuration and periodic classification: hydrogen and helium
    • Further aspects of the periodic table
  • Module
    7
    Isotopes and relative atomic mass
    • Isotopes and relative atomic mass This free online course is an introduction to isotopes and relative atomic mass. 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.
    • Isotopes and relative atomic mass
    • Frederick Soddy
    • Mass spectroscopy
    • Relative atomic mass
    • James Chadwick and the neutron
  • Module
    8
    Nuclear fission and fusion
    • Nuclear fission and fusion This free online course is a review of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. 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.
    • Nuclear fission and fusion
    • Lise Meitner and nuclear fission
    • Nuclear fusion
    • The appeal of fusion
  • Module
    9
    Thermochemical equations
    • Thermochemical equations This free online course is an introduction to thermochemical equations. 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.
    • Heats of combustion
    • Thermochemical equations
    • Thermochemical equations: an explosive reaction
  • Module
    10
    Electrochemistry
    • Electrochemistry This free online course is an introduction to electrochemistry and covers topics such as the galvanic cell, the Leclanche dry cell, and alkaline cells. 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.
    • Electrochemistry
    • Galvanic cells
    • Half-cell combinations
    • The electrochemical series
    • The Daniell cell
    • Leclanche dry cell
    • Secondary cells: the lead-acid battery
    • Using the electrochemical series
    • Limitations of the electrochemical series
    • Applications of galvanic cells
    • Secondary cells
    • Alkaline cells
    • Other alkaline cells
    • Batteries - the future
    • Recharging of the lead-acid battery
  • Module
    11
    Electrolysis
    • Electrolysis This free online course is an introduction to electrolysis and electroplating. 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.
    • Electrolysis
    • Electroplating
    • Electrolysis of molten NaCl
    • The Downs cell - industrial production of sodium
    • Electrolysis of aqueous solutions
    • Electrolysis of dilute sodium chloride
    • Electrolysis of dilute hydrochloric acid
    • Electrolysis of dilute copper chloride
    • Electrolysis: copper plating
    • Quantitative aspects of electrolysis – Faraday's laws
  • Module
    12
    Fuel cells
    • Fuel cells This free online course is a review of fuel cells and discusses hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells. 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.
    • Hydrogen - oxygen fuel cells
    • Current developments
    • Fuel cells
    • Other fuels
  • Module
    13
    Aqueous solution or molten salt - the production of aluminium
    • Aqueous solution or molten salt - the production of aluminium This free online course is a review of the production process used to produce aluminium. 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.
    • Aqueous solution or molten salt - the production of aluminium
    • Aqueous solution or molten salt - the production of aluminium: the production of aluminium by electrolysis
    • Aqueous solution or molten salt - the production of aluminium: factors that determine the products of electrolysis
  • Module
    14
    Production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide: The chloralkali industry
    • Production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide: The chloralkali industry This free online course is an introduction to the production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide. 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.
    • Production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide - the chloralkali industry
    • The diaphragm cell
    • Membrane cell
  • Module
    15
    Energy conversions
    • Energy conversions This free online course is an introduction to energy conversions and gives an example of energy conversion in a coal-fired power station. 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. 
    • Energy conversions
    • Energy conversions in a coal-fired power station
    • Efficiency of energy conversions
  • Module
    16
    Supplying and using energy
    • Supplying and using energy This free online course is a review of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. 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.
    • Supplying and using energy
    • The range of energy sources available to society
    • Non-renewable energy sources: fossil fuels
    • Non-renewable energy sources: nuclear energy - fission and fusion
    • Renewable energy sources
    • Renewable energy sources: solar energy
    • Renewable energy sources: water and wind
    • Renewable energy sources: biomass
  • Module
    17
    The nitrogen cycle
    • The nitrogen cycle This free online course is an introduction to the nitrogen cycle and covers topics such as the use of nitrogenous fertilisers. 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 nitrogen cycle
    • Nitrogenous fertilisers
    • Matter cycles
    • The carbon cycle
  • Module
    18
    Digestion
    • Digestion This free online course reviews the digestion of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. 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.
    • Digestion - the enzyme-catalysed hydrolysis of proteins, carbohydrates and fats
    • Protein - digestion
    • Carbohydrates - digestion
    • Lipid - digestion
  • Module
    19
    Carbohydrates
    • Carbohydrates This free online course covers carbohydrates and topics such as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. 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.
    • carbohydrates
    • Photosynthesis
    • Monosaccharides
    • Disaccharides
    • Polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates)
    • Hydrolysis of disaccharides
    • Hydrolysis of starch to glucose
  • Module
    20
    Proteins
    • Proteins This free online course is an introduction to amino acids and how proteins are formed from amino 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.
    • Proteins
    • Amino acids
    • Amino acids continued
    • Acid based properties of amino acids
    • Formation of proteins from amino acids
    • Protein structure
    • Denaturation
    • Enzymes
    • Enzymes continued
  • Module
    21
    Fats and vegetable oils
    • Fats and vegetable oils This free online course is a review of saturated and unsaturated fats and vegetable oils. 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.
    • Fats and vegetable oils - triglycerides
    • Fats and oils
    • Hydroxy groups
    • Glycerol
    • Saturated and unsaturated fats
  • Module
    22
    The role of water
    • The role of water This free online course covers the role of water 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.
    • The role of water
    • Water continued
    • Carbon dioxide, water and urea
  • Module
    23
    Food chemistry
    • Food chemistry This free online course covers nutrients and nutrition, and energy found in food. 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.
    • Food chemistry
    • Food energy
    • The purpose and key components of food
    • Components of food
    • Nutrients and nutrition
    • Nutrients and nutrition continued
    • The carbon compunds that comprise the major food groups
    • Respiration
    • The source of the energy in food
  • Module
    24
    Energy content of foods
    • Energy content of foods This free online course covers energy content of food and discusses glycogen and fat as energy reserves in the body. 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 relative energy content of foods
    • Glycogen and fat as energy reserves in the body
    • Glycogen continued
  • Module
    25
    The relative energy content of foods
    • The relative energy content of foods This free online course is a review of the relative energy content of food. 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 relative energy content of foods video
  • Module
    26
    Calorimetry
    • Calorimetry This free online course is an introduction to calorimetry, how to measure the heat of a reaction, and how to calibrate a calorimeter. 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.
    • Calorimetry - measuring heats of reaction
    • Components of a calorimeter
    • Calibrating a calorimeter
    • Calorimetry: determining the heat of reaction
    • Calorimetry - measuring heats of reaction: specific heat capacity
  • Module
    27
    Food additives
    • Food additives This free online course is a review of food additives, antioxidants and emulsifiers. 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.
    • Food additives
    • Antioxidants
    • Emulsifiers
  • Module
    28
    The energy consumed in food production
    • The energy consumed in food production This free online course is a review of the energy consumed in food production. 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 energy consumed in food production video
  • Module
    29
    The denaturation of proteins
    • The denaturation of proteins This free online course is a review of the denaturation of proteins. 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 denaturation of proteins video
  • Assessment
    • Assessment
    • Chemistry Upper 2 Assessment
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