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Course SummaryEarn a College Chemistry certificate with this fun, interactive course, which includes short video lessons, printable transcripts and more. Use the certificate you've earned to boost your resume and show your understanding of the basic chemistry concepts to employers.
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Use this College Chemistry Certificate course to master introductory chemistry concepts in as little as two weeks. Our entertaining video lessons and quizzes can help you explore atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical reaction rates and more.
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This certificate course is for medical device or pharmaceutical sales reps, pharmacy assistants, lab technicians and anyone else who would benefit from a general knowledge of chemistry.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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College Chemistry Program Breakdown
Experimental Chemistry and Introduction to Matter
Review units in the metric system, scientific notation and the uses of chemistry lab equipment. Learn about chromatography, distillation and filtration methods. Get a refresher on the properties and states of matter.
Get an introduction to early atomic theory and explore the relationship between isotope abundance and atomic mass. Study Avogadro's number, the four quantum numbers and the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom.
The Periodic Table
Learn to identify trends in ionization, atomic size and electronegativity among various periods and groups in the periodic table. Compare transition metals with other main groups of elements.
Learn the steps involved in balancing nuclear equations and calculating a radioactive element's half-life. Explore the uses of radioactive elements in carbon dating, medical imaging and energy production. Study mass-energy conversion.
Apply the octet rule and draw Lewis dot structures. Describe the formation of ionic and covalent compounds. Learn to predict molecular shape, determine bond order and identify functional groups of organic molecules.
Liquids and Solids
Get an overview of kinetic molecular theory. Find out how to interpret phase diagrams and heating curves. Identify the types of crystal structures and unit cells.
Examine the relationship between gas temperature, pressure and volume. Learn how to calculate each of these variables using Dalton's law of partial pressures, Charles' law and the ideal gas law, among others.
Study the dissolution of ionic and covalent compounds. Find out how to calculate the dilution of solutions as well as their molarity and molality. Explore the uses of colligative properties to determine molar mass.
Practice balancing chemical equations and making mole-to-mole and mass-to-mass calculations. Learn to calculate relative quantities, reaction and percentage yields, excess reactants and percent composition.
Compare the Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions of acids and bases. Study decomposition and synthesis reactions, the autoionization of water and the neutralization process. Learn to balance combustion reactions, redox reactions, anode half-cell reactions and cathode half-cell reactions.
Examine Le Chatelier's principle alongside the equilibrium constant and reaction quotient. Discover the uses of titration curves and RICE tables.
Find out how temperature, activation energy and catalysts affect the rate of a chemical reaction. Explore the connections between rate laws and the rate determining step.
Learn how to calculate energy transfer in chemical reactions using Hess's law and calorimetry. Study the relationship between enthalpy, entropy and free energy.
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