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Chemistry 101: General Chemistry

This Chemistry 101: General Chemistry course prepares you to earn real college credit. Watch chemistry video lessons and learn the basics of organic and inorganic chemistry. These lessons are just a portion of our online video lessons. 

About this Course

Learn about the periodic table of elements and study liquids, solids and gasses through Chemistry 101: General Chemistry. Through our engaging video lessons, most of which can be watched in just 5-10 minutes, you'll learn about the work of famous chemists, including Dalton and Avogadro, and explore metallic bonding, the rate of dissolution and dynamic equilibrium. You'll also learn to balance chemical equations and predict the entropy of physical and chemical changes.

By completing the video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this course, you're preparing yourself to earn real college credit. Our team of skilled professional educators developed all of the materials for Chemistry 101: General Chemistry.

Course Topics

CategoryObjectives
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. Also take a look at chromatography, distillation and filtration.
Atoms Learn about atomic numbers and mass numbers. Find out about Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan, Avogadro's number and the four quantum numbers.
The Periodic Table Examine the periodic table, the energy levels of atoms of elements, ionization energy, electronegativity and transition metals vs. main group elements.
Nuclear Chemistry Study types of radioactive decay and learn about balancing nuclear equations, calculating radioactive decay and interpreting decay graphs.
Chemical Bonding Find out about the octet rule, Lewis structures of atoms, ionic compounds, covalent compounds and molecular orbital theory. Also study metallic bonding, identification of organic and inorganic macromolecules and functional groups in organic molecules.
Liquids and Solids Take a look at the kinetic molecular theory phase changes and heating curves. In addition, learn about crystal structures and the unit cell.
Gases Study the kinetic molecular theory, temperature units, Dalton's law of partial pressures, the Boltzmann distribution and Graham's law. Also learn about molar volume, Boyle's law, Charles' law and Gay-Lussac's law.
Solutions Explore concepts like the rate of dissolution, solubility, colligative properties and Raoult's law. In addition, learn about calculating molarity and molality concentration, calculating dilution of solutions and using colligative properties to determine molar mass.
Stoichiometry Learn about balancing chemical equations, calculating relative quantities in a gas or solution, calculating excess reactants and calculating reaction yield and percentage yield from a limiting reactant.
Chemical Reactions Study decomposition, the ph scale, precipitation reactions, electrochemical cells and electrochemistry. Also learn about assigning oxidation numbers to elements in a chemical formula, balancing redox reactions, predicting products of single displacement reactions and writing and balancing combustion reactions.
Equilibrium Find out about dynamic equilibrium, Lechatelier's principle, solubility equilibrium, the common ion effect and selective precipitation.
Kinetics Take a look at the rate of a chemical reaction, rate constant and rate laws, the rate of a chemical reaction and activation energy.
Thermodynamics Study the state functions in thermochemistry, enthalpy, Hess's law, calorimetry and free energy. In addition, learn about predicting the entropy of physical and chemical changes and the relationship between enthalpy, free energy and entropy.

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