This course is for students who have never studied chemistry or understood basic concepts of chemistry.
The course is divided into four units: matter and energy, atomic theory, atomic structure, and introduction to electron configuration. There is no textbook or homework for this class.
All the material will be provided by the instructor. After the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with concepts of kinetic and potential energy, the composition of atoms, the history of atoms and periodic table. In addition, students will be familiar with scientists and their major contribution to the advance of chemistry. Each student will know how to draw the Bohr diagram, Lewis diagram, and orbital diagram for any element on the periodic table. This course is taught over the period of 30 weeks.
This course is divided into two parts. General chemistry and organic chemistry.
The textbook for this course is General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry, Janice Gorzynski Smith, 2nd edition. General chemistry will be studied in the first half of the course, and organic chemistry in the second half. This class is equivalent to the first year of college chemistry.
This course is taught over the period of 30 weeks. Each week the student will attend a one hour in-person chemistry class. Students are required to do all the odd problems at the end of each chapter of the textbook. Videos on how to solve assigned problems will be available. The student must take a quiz after the study of each chapter. Combined with the observed development in class, the chapter quiz will be used to measure the student progress in the course.