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Course SummaryChemistry 101: General Chemistry has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Work through the course at your own pace to study the fundamentals of chemistry, learn from expert instructors and jumpstart your degree.
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The course objective is to learn the basics of organic and inorganic chemistry.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Analyze the metric system, unit conversion, scientific notation, Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan, Avogadro's number, the four quantum numbers, the physical and chemical properties of matter and the states of matter
- Examine atomic numbers and mass numbers, the periodic table, the energy levels of atoms of elements, ionization energy, electronegativity and transition metals vs. main group elements.
- Identify types of radioactive decay and learn about balancing nuclear equations, calculating radioactive decay and interpreting decay graphs
- Classify the octet rule, Lewis structures of atoms, ionic compounds, covalent compounds, molecular orbital theory, metallic bonding, identification of organic and inorganic macromolecules and functional groups in organic molecules
- Illustrate the kinetic molecular theory, phase changes, heating curves, temperature units, the Boltzmann distribution and Graham's law
- Summarize the rate of dissolution, solubility, colligative properties, Raoult's law, calculating molarity and molality concentration, calculating dilution of solutions and using colligative properties to determine molar mass
- Paraphrase how to balance chemical equations, calculate relative quantities in a gas or solution, calculate excess reactants and calculate reaction yield and percentage yield from a limiting reactant
- Generate the definition of decomposition, the pH scale, precipitation reactions, electrochemical cells, electrochemistry, oxidation numbers, and single displacement and combustion reactions
- Breakdown dynamic equilibrium, Le Chatelier's principle, solubility equilibrium, the common ion effect and selective precipitation
- Take a look at the rate of a chemical reaction, rate constant and rate laws, the rate of a chemical reaction and activation energy
- Differentiate the state functions in thermochemistry, enthalpy, Hess's law, calorimetry, free energy, predicting the entropy of physical and chemical changes and the relationship between enthalpy, free energy and entropy
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Chemistry 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Chemistry 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Chemistry 101 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Experimental Chemistry and Introduction to Matter||Study the metric system, unit conversion, scientific notation, the physical and chemical properties of matter and the states of matter. Take a look at chromatography, distillation and filtration.|
|Atoms||Learn about atomic numbers and mass numbers. Discover the work of Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan. Study calculations involving Avogadro's number and the four quantum numbers.|
|The Periodic Table||Examine the periodic table. Identify groups of elements with similar ionization energy and electronegativity. Compare transition metals with main group elements.|
|Nuclear Chemistry||Study types of radioactive decay before learning how to balance nuclear equations, calculate radioactive decay and interpret decay graphs.|
|Chemical Bonding||Explore the octet rule and Lewis structures of atoms. Differentiate between ionic and covalent compounds. Study metallic and hydrogen bonding, and learn to identify functional groups in organic molecules.|
|Liquids and Solids||Take a look at kinetic molecular theory before studying phase changes and heating curves. Discover the types of crystal structures and unit cells.|
|Gases||Study the ideal gas law, temperature units, Dalton's law of partial pressures, the Boltzmann distribution and Graham's law. Learn about molar volume, Avogadro's law, Boyle's law, Charles' law and Gay-Lussac's law.|
|Solutions||Explore concepts like the rate of dissolution, solubility curves, colligative properties and Raoult's law. Practice calculating molarity and molality concentration, dilution and molar mass.|
|Stoichiometry||Learn how to balance chemical equations and calculate relative quantities, percent composition, excess reactants, reaction yield and percentage yield.|
|Chemical Reactions||Study decomposition and synthesis reactions, acid-base reactions, precipitation reactions and electrochemistry. Learn to assign oxidation numbers to elements in a chemical formula, balance redox reactions, predict products of single displacement reactions and write and balance combustion reactions.|
|Equilibrium||Discover LeChatelier's principle, solubility equilibrium, the common ion effect and selective precipitation. Learn how to make equilibrium calculations.|
|Kinetics||Take a look at factors affecting chemical reaction rates. Explore the relationship between the rate law, rate constant and rate determining step.|
|Thermodynamics||Study state functions in thermochemistry, Hess's law and calorimetry. Learn to predict the entropy of physical and chemical changes. Study the relationship between enthalpy, free energy and entropy.|
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