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28 Chemistry Courses to Expand Your Knowledge of the World

Look at the world around you–what do you see? There is all this “stuff” that things are made of, and there is even more “stuff” that we can’t see (for example oxygen or microorganisms). This is why chemistry has been and always will be relevant. But chemistry is even more important in our modern technological age where we step on brakes with ceramic composite brake pads, look through lightweight glasses with polycarbonate lenses, play tennis with carbon-fiber racquets, and manufacturing biological protein-based medicines. We are even starting to create lab-grown meat! All this points to the foundational nature of chemistry, which covers the physical building blocks of “stuff”, whether it is inorganic or organic. So if you could benefit from learning about this further, or want improve your understanding of the world around us, check out this list of courses below–and get your chemistry on!

Intro to Chemistry

Chemistry – Building Blocks of the World
Swinburne University of Technology via Open2Study
Discover a world built by atoms, shaped by molecules and kept running with chemical reactions!
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Introduction to Chemistry: Structures and Solutions
Duke University via Coursera
This is an introductory course for students with limited background in chemistry; basic concepts such as atomic and molecular structure, solutions, phases of matter, and quantitative problem solving will be emphasized with the goal of preparing students for further study in chemistry.
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Introduction to Chemistry: Reactions and Ratios
Duke University via Coursera
This is an introductory course for students with limited background in chemistry; basic concepts involved in chemical compositions, periodic trends, reactions, and quantitative problem solving will be emphasized with the goal of preparing students for further study in chemistry.
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Introduction to Chemistry
Duke University via Coursera
This is an introductory course for students with limited background in chemistry; chemical problem solving will be emphasized with the goal of preparing students for further study in chemistry.
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Introduction to Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University – Open Learning Initiative
This is a complete course in chemical stoichiometry, which is a set of tools chemists use to count molecules and determine the amounts of substances consumed and produced by reactions. The course is set in a scenario that shows how stoichiometry calculations are used in real-world situations. The list of topics (see below) is similar to that of a high school chemistry course, although with a greater focus on reactions occurring in solution and on the use of the ideas to design and carry out experiments.

 

General Chemistry

Chemistry
University of Kentucky via Coursera
This course is designed to cover subjects in advanced high school chemistry courses, correlating to the standard topics as established by the American Chemical Society. This course is a precursor to the Advanced Chemistry Coursera course. Areas that are covered include atomic structure, periodic trends, compounds, reactions and stoichiometry, bonding, and thermochemistry.
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General Chemistry: Concept Development and Application
Rice University via Coursera
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.
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Preparation for General Chemistry
Rutgers University via Coursera
The course develops critical thinking and analytic problem solving skills within a chemistry context in order to prepare students for success in college-level General Chemistry—a key gateway class required for many undergraduate majors.
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General Chemistry
The University of Oklahoma via Janux
Studying general chemistry gives you a basic understanding of how the universe works at an atomic level. Everything you see, touch, or feel is made up of elements. This course begins with the basic concepts of chemistry such as atoms, molecules, ions, how to express measured quantities through scientific notation, and the periodic table. The course then progresses to energy, atomic and molecular structure, the properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions, and an introduction to organic chemistry.
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Chemistry
University of Kentucky via Coursera
This course is designed to cover subjects in advanced high school chemistry courses, correlating to the standard topics as established by the American Chemical Society. This course is a precursor to the Advanced Chemistry Coursera course. Areas that are covered include atomic structure, periodic trends, compounds, reactions and stoichiometry, bonding, and thermochemistry.
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CHEM101: General Chemistry I
Saylor Academy
This chemistry survey is designed to introduce students to the world of chemistry. The principles of chemistry were first identified, studied, and applied by ancient Egyptians in order to extract metal from ores, make alcoholic beverages, glaze pottery, turn fat into soap, and much more. What began as a quest to build better weapons or create potions capable of ensuring everlasting life has since become the foundation of modern science. Take a look around you: chemistry makes up almost everything you touch, see, and feel, from the shampoo you used this morning to the plastic container that holds your lunch. In this course, we will study chemistry from the ground up, learning the basics of the atom and its behavior. We will use this knowledge to understand the chemical properties of matter and the changes and reactions that take place in all types of matter.

Chemistry 1AL, 001 – Spring 2014
webcast.berkeley
General Chemistry Laboratory – An experimental approach to chemical sciences with emphasis on developing fundamental, reproducible laboratory technique and a goal of understanding and achieving precision and accuracy in laboratory experiments. Proper use of laboratory equipment and standard wet chemical methods are practiced. Areas of investigations include chemical equilibria, spectroscopy, nanotechnology, green chemistry, and thermochemistry. Concurrent enrollment in 1A is recommended.

Chemistry 3B, 002 – Fall 2014
webcast.berkeley
Chemical Structure and Reactivity – Conjugation, aromatic chemistry, carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, amines, carboxylic acids, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acid chemistry. Ultraviolet spectroscopy and mass spectrometry will be introduced.

Organic Chemistry

001x: The Chemistry of Life
Kyoto University via edX
Learn how to generate ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology.
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CHEM 125a: Freshman Organic Chemistry I
Open Yale
This is the first semester in a two-semester introductory course focused on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development, and their basis in experimental observation. The course is open to freshmen with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics, and it aims to develop both taste for original science and intellectual skills necessary for creative research.

CHEM 125b: Freshman Organic Chemistry II
Open Yale
This is a continuation of Freshman Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 125a), the introductory course on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry for students with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics. This semester treats simple and complex reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, organic synthesis, and some molecules of nature.

Bio Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University – Open Learning Initiative
This is an introductory course in biochemistry, designed for both biology and chemical engineering majors. A consistent theme in this course is the development of a quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological molecules from a structural, thermodynamic, and molecular dynamic point of view. A molecular simulation environment provides the opportunity for you to explore the effect of molecular interactions on the biochemical properties of systems. This course assumes that students have taken introductory chemistry, including basic thermodynamics, as well as introductory organic chemistry. An introductory biology course is not a prerequisite for the course, but students would benefit from some prior exposure to biology, even at the high school level. Required mathematical skills include simple algebra and differential calculus.

BioChemistry I
NPTEL
The course covers lessons in Amino Acids, Protein Structure, Enzymes,Enzymes Mechanisms, Myoglobin and Hemoglobin, Lipids and Membranes, Carbohydrates, Vitamins and Coenzymes, Nucleic Acids, Bioenergetics .

Advanced Chemistry

Advanced Chemistry
University of Kentucky via Coursera
A chemistry course to cover selected topics covered in advanced high school chemistry courses, correlating to the standard topics as established by the American Chemical Society.
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Introduction to Physical Chemistry
University of Manchester via Coursera
Chemical reactions underpin the production of pretty much everything in our modern world. But, what is the driving force behind reactions? Why do some reactions occur over geological time scales whilst others are so fast that we need femtosecond-pulsed lasers to study them? Ultimately, what is going on at the atomic level? Discover the answers to such fundamental questions and more on this course in introductory physical chemistry.
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Principles of Chemical Science
MIT OpenCourseWare, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This course provides an introduction to the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules. The emphasis is on basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis.

Introductory Quantum Chemistry
NPTEL
The course will introduce quantum mechanics as applied to chemistry and would be structured such that B.Sc. students can follow, provided they have familiarity with differential equations.

Analytical & Material Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry / Instrumental Analysis
Rice University via Coursera
If chemistry is the science of stuff, then analytical chemistry answers the question: what is it? And how much of it do you have? This course teaches how to do this with instrumental analysis!
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3.091x: Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
3.091x is a first-year course where chemical principles are explained by examination of the properties of materials. The electronic structure and chemical bonding of materials is related to applications and engineering systems throughout the course.
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Advanced Analytical Course
NPTEL
40 lectures will be used to cover topics such methods different aspects of analytical chemistry involving trace detection techniques, mainly application of chromatography and pectroscopy. The course covers lessons on chromatographic techniques—such as gaschromatography (GC) with all the types of detectors—electron capture (ECD), flame ionization (FID), thermal couple (TCD), Nitrogen-Phosphorus (NPD) and mass spectrometry (MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and reverse –phase liquid chromatography (RPLC), liquid chromatography with mass detection (LC-MS), thin layer chromatography (TLC), high pressure thin layer chromatography (HPTLC), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS, inductively coupled plasma emission (ICP/AES), Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) and ultraviolet/visible spectrometry (UV/Vis).

Food Chemistry

Chemistry of Beer
The University of Oklahoma via Janux
This course covers the process of brewing from grain to final bottle product and the chemical and biochemical process involved in each step. Students will be required to utilize previous knowledge in General and Organic chemistry to understand: analytical techniques in brewing, chemistry of the ingredients and products, and the molecules involved in the biochemical processes.
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Kitchen chemistry
University of East Anglia via FutureLearn
The Kitchen Chemistry course is designed to explore some of the principles of chemistry. You will be encouraged to carry out your own experiments using materials that are often found in the home. If not they can be obtained from most supermarkets, pharmacies or hardware stores.
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Science of Gastronomy
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course will introduce you to some of the science behind food preparation, cooking methods, and generally, the enjoyment of food. The ultimate goal is to inspire you to apply scientific principles in your everyday cooking, including the principles of manipulating the human perception of food.
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