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Course SummaryTake General Chemistry for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your teaching license with General Chemistry for Teachers. Brush up on science topics so you can better teach chemistry, biology, health and other sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about chemistry and the periodic table.
- Check your knowledge of things like thermodynamics and chemical bonding.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert science instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Chemistry exam.
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General Chemistry for Teachers is ideal for any teacher looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
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- Expert Instructors: Expert chemistry instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review chemistry terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete General Chemistry for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Experimental Chemistry and Introduction to Matter (the metric system, chemistry lab equipment and procedures, matter, chromatography)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Atoms (atomic number and mass, Avogadro's number, the four quantum numbers)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||The Periodic Table (arrangement of the periodic table, the energy levels of atoms of elements, transition metals)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Nuclear Chemistry (radioactive decay, calculating half-life, applications of nuclear chemistry)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Chemical Bonding (the octet rule, ions and ionic compounds, London dispersion forces, orbital hybridization)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Liquids and Solids (kinetic molecular theory and the properties of liquids and solids, phase diagrams, crystal structures)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7||Gases (kinetic molecular theory and the properties of gases, temperature units, diffusion and effusion)|
|Day 8||Chapter 8||Solutions (rate of dissolution, solubility, calculating molarity)|
|Day 9||Chapter 9||Stoichiometry (chemical equations, calculations involving gases and solutions, hydrates)|
|Day 10||Chapter 10||Chemical Reactions (decomposition, acid-base reactions, the pH scale, combustion reactions)|
|Day 11||Chapter 11||Equilibrium (dynamic equilibrium, using a RICE table, the common ion effect, titration curves)|
|Day 12||Chapter 12||Kinetics (rate of chemical reactions, activation energy, reaction mechanisms)|
|Day 13||Chapter 13||Thermodynamics (state functions, energy transfer, entropy, free energy)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for general chemistry|
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