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This course will cover the topics of a full year, two semester General Chemistry course. We will use a free on-line textbook, Concept Development Studies in Chemistry, available via Rice’s Connexions project. The fundamental concepts in the course will be introduced via the Concept Development Approach developed at Rice University. In this approach, we will develop the concepts you need to know from experimental observations and scientific reasoning rather than simply telling you the concepts and then asking you to simply memorize or apply them. So why use this approach? One reason is that most of us are inductive learners, meaning that we like to make specific observations and then generalize from there. Many of the most significant concepts in Chemistry are counter-intuitive. When we see where those concepts come from, we can more readily accept them, explain them, and apply them. A second reason is that scientific reasoning in general and Chemistry reasoning in particular are inductive processes. This Concept Development approach illustrates those reasoning processes. A third reason is that this is simply more interesting! The structure and reactions of matter are fascinating puzzles to be solved by observation and reasoning. It is more fun intellectually when we can solve those puzzles together, rather than simply have the answers to the riddles revealed at the outset. Recommended Background: The class can be taken by someone with no prior experience in chemistry. However, some prior familiarity with the basics of chemistry is desirable as we will cover some elements only briefly. For example, a prior high school chemistry class would be helpful. Suggested Readings: Readings will be assigned from the on-line textbook “Concept Development Studies in Chemistry”, available via Rice’s Connexions project. In addition, we will suggest readings from any of the standard textbooks in General Chemistry. A particularly good free on-line resource is Dickerson, Gray, and Haight, "Chemical Principles, 3rd Edition". Links to these two texts will be available in the Introduction module....

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28 août 2015

If I'd had access to this material when I first failed freshman chemistry 40 years ago, I probably wouldn't have failed. Kudos to Dean Hutchinson for bringing us his innovative approach.


1 oct. 2018


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15 juin 2020

I enjoyed every minute of this course and I have learnt so much. Thank you Coursera for this opportunity. I'll definitely recommend this course to my friends and colleagues.

par Christophe S

31 août 2015

Excellent course, pleasant to listen to. Definitely improved my understanding of chemistry.

par Akinsola B D A

9 juin 2021

I love the opportunity given to me to learn this course... It explained the basis and really made me understand the harder parts, now i have better understanding and wider knowledge!.

par Anna S

3 juil. 2020

Can I have the certificate of completion?

par Pandimadevi M

26 mai 2020

The course is really interesting with the concepts and application. I could able to learn many such in the basic chemistry. Since chemistry is one of the subject, which is inter related to our day to day life, the curse is very much useful.

I am really proud to be one of the learner!!! -Dr.M.Pandimadevi, Prof., Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India

par Abatayo, D A

14 juin 2020

I couldn't wait to take another module everytime i finished one..😍

I love to hear the detailed explanation to each topic's concept..

Thanks Prof. H..God bless you with so much strength and wisdom as you will continue to impart your knowledge to others! 🙏💓😘

par Deleted A

10 sept. 2017

Great course!! Very helpful and intresting method of study.

par Tripat S

18 sept. 2016

The best course to grasp the fundamentals of chemistry

par John H

8 févr. 2016

Fantastic approach to concepts. Excellent instructor.

par 胡启涛

22 août 2016

Excellent course. There are many questions to think.

par Bartolomemeseguer H

15 nov. 2017

Good Teacher, good Metodology, recomendated 100%

par Jhon A C

28 avr. 2020

Awesome. I leraned a lot of this course.

par Dr.Shailashree S

23 mai 2020

course completed but no certificate

par Alfonso O

10 oct. 2019

Excellent refreshing class!

par Kelly H

24 janv. 2017

Nice !! Thank you very much

par jianghui

25 sept. 2018

it is very important to me

par Dr M R K

10 mai 2020

Great learning experience

par augustin m k

6 sept. 2018

it's was good for me

par Andres C P V

11 mars 2018

excellent, thank you

par Alma D

8 sept. 2017

Excellent challenge!

par Abe N

27 août 2015

Very informative


5 sept. 2015

Awesome Course.

par Mohamed A

3 oct. 2017

Thank you all

par Jaya L

4 juin 2016

Great course.

par M.R.T.

17 juin 2019

Perfect MOOC