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Did you know that everything is made out of chemicals? Chemistry is the study of matter: its composition, properties, and reactivity. This material roughly covers a first-year high school or college course, and a good understanding of algebra is helpful.

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Chemistry Instructor, Department Chair of Chemistry $51k

Buyer - Chemicals $56k

Aluminum and Chemicals CM $66k

Financial Analyst - Chemicals $67k

Sales Representative Frac Chemicals $75k

Consulting - Chemicals Strategy $106k

Marketing Manager Alkali Chemicals $113k

Marketing Manager Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals $126k

Performance Chemicals Product Manager $139k

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Atoms, compounds, and ions (You were viewing this course)

Chemistry is the study of matter, and all matter is made up of atoms. We will learn about elements, atomic number and mass, isotopes, moles (chemistry moles, not the animal), and...

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Chemical reactions and stoichiometry

We are now going to delve into the heart of chemistry. We learn ways of representing molecules and how molecules react. To do this, we'll even think about "how many" of a...

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Electronic structure of atoms

So we know that all matter is made up of atoms, but what is an atom made out of? Chemists describe the structure of atoms using models. This section will cover the Bohr model,...

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Periodic table

Learn how the periodic table organizes the known elements of our world. Check out our videos and exercises on atomic structure and properties and periodic trends.This course...

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Chemical bonds

Chemical bonds are the glue that hold molecules together. We will learn about the different kinds of bonds, ways chemists draw bonds and molecules, and how the type of chemical...

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Gases and kinetic molecular theory

Properties of gases can be modeled using some relatively simple equations, which we can relate to the behavior of individual gas molecules. We will learn about the ideal gas law,...

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States of matter and intermolecular forces

Have you ever wondered how some insects are able to "skate" on the surface of water? We will learn about how intermolecular forces make this possible. We will also cover liquids,...

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Chemical equilibrium

Many chemical reactions are reversible, and the forward and backward reactions can occur at the same time. When the rate of the forward reaction is equal to the rate of the...

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Acids and bases

In this section we will be talking about the basics of acids and bases and how acid-base chemistry is related to chemical equilibrium. We will cover acid and base definitions, pH,...

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Buffers, titrations, and solubility equilibria

We can combine our knowledge of acids and bases, equilibrium, and neutralization reactions to understand buffers and titrations. Solubility equilibria will build on concepts from...

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Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is the study of heat, "thermo," and work, "dynamics." We will be learning about energy transfer during chemical and physical changes, and how we can predict what...

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Redox reactions and electrochemistry

Oxidation and reduction reactions power your phone and make it possible for your body to use the oxygen you inhale. We will learn about oxidation states (numbers),...

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Kinetics

Chemists are often interested in how fast a reaction will occur, and what we can do to control the rate. The study of reaction rates is called kinetics, and we will learn about...

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Nuclear chemistry

Ancient alchemists attempted but failed to turn different substances into gold. It turns out that the only way to turn one element into another element is using nuclear chemistry!...

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Studying for the AP Chemistry exam?

Studying for the AP Chemistry exam? Watch these videos to help you prepare!This course contains 1 segments:2015 AP Chemistry free response questionsIn these videos, Sal explains...

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Meet the chemistry professional

What can you do with chemistry skills? A lot of things, it turns out! Learn about the diversity of careers available to people interested in chemistry. This course contains 1...

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Organic chemistry

Sal and Jay cover topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed (although there is some review).This...

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Alkanes, cycloalkanes, and functional groups

The properties of organic molecules depend on the structure, and knowing the names of organic compounds allow us to communicate with other chemists. We'll be learning about...

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Chemistry Instructor, Department Chair of Chemistry $51k

Buyer - Chemicals $56k

Aluminum and Chemicals CM $66k

Financial Analyst - Chemicals $67k

Sales Representative Frac Chemicals $75k

Consulting - Chemicals Strategy $106k

Marketing Manager Alkali Chemicals $113k

Marketing Manager Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals $126k

Performance Chemicals Product Manager $139k