Sign-up today to join over 5 million learners already on ALISON:

Fundamentals of Chemistry


Fundamentals of Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry

Learn about the basics of chemistry


Join 12,823 other students.
4 218

Course Description

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.

Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

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.


Manage a Group of Learners

Share This Course!

 
Module Title
The periodic table
Using symbols
Atoms
Molecules
Elements and compounds
Chemical bonds
Chemical reactions
Reactions
Atoms and molecules - summary
Atoms and molecules glossary
Ions
Particles
Gases, liquids and solids
Mixtures
Acids
Bases
pH scale
pH meters
Acid-base indicators
Acids and bases - summary
Chromatography
Solidification
Decanting to separate liquids
Dissolving and precipitation
Evaporation and distillation
Evaporation
Filtration
Detecting gases
Separation techniques
Sublimation
Assessment

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 218 reviews
Course Title: Fundamentals of Chemistry
Course #: 181
Course Publisher: XSIQ
Course Category: 85
Content Origin: Australian School Curriculum
Course Description:

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.

License:
Release Date: 18 April 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: Low
Animation: Low
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 14+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

  • aaa
    Rebecca Rose Jordan This was excellent. Exactly what I needed for revision for my upcoming IGCSE exams. 2015-02-13 17:02:41
  • aaa
    Robert Dely United States of America This course is EXACTLY what I needed to gain a basic understanding of chemistry. There are a few minor typo-errors in the text windows, but overall, it is VERY helpful. The problem this course solved is that it doesn't use PhD explanations to describe INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS like other reference materials, even simpler dictionaries, "child encyclopedias," etcetera. I did need to supplement these course materials with dictionaries, on-line drawings and images, YouTube videos of experiments, on-line definitions, but this course was EXTREMELY helpful! I sincerely appreciate it, and plan to re-visit this site for more instructional courses. Many thanks to whomever created this, maintain it and keep it available. 2015-02-10 10:02:38
  • aaa
    Meena Yadav India This course is very knowledgeable. I learned basics of chemistry from this course. I enjoyed the course. 2015-02-09 10:02:04
  • aaa
    Meena Yadav India This course is very nice. I learned nice basics of chemistry 2015-02-09 10:02:58
  • aaa
    Roger Wilfred Cane United Kingdom Quite a good course. I enjoyed it a lot. I was able to do this course as and when I had the time. 2015-02-08 22:02:32
  • aaa
    Robert Dely United States of America So far, I really like it. By the by, in the first section on the Periodic Table, there are two errors in the quiz questions near the end of that section where it asks about 4 or 5 questions, the last question in two of the last sections is apparently typo'd. 2015-01-18 09:01:15
  • aaa
    Chris Liz Rodriguez United States of America This was a great course. It truly does teach the much needed fundamentals to build upon. 2015-01-12 19:01:42
  • aaa
    Paul Robb United States of America Very good refresher. Thank you for offering this. 2015-01-07 01:01:10
  • aaa
    Jason Solomon Jamaica The course is okay 2014-12-20 04:12:38
  • aaa
    Stephan Heim United States of America The Fundamentals of Chemistry course made the topic very easy to understand. I recommend it's use to any individual needing a primer on the subject. 2014-12-11 21:12:14
More Comments and Reviews >>

Study for Free at Your Own Pace! Start This Course

Free, Online Fundamentals of Chemistry Course.