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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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Aug 29, 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.


Oct 02, 2018

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автор: Malcolm W

May 24, 2020

The second half is not as polished as the first half. However, I still found this useful as this encourages engaged learning and worked well with the constructivist philosophy of the course. Overall, an excellent experience.

автор: Dr. C K

May 02, 2020

good basic learning program,thank you to the Professor for easy expaination.

автор: Marc H

Jun 15, 2017

The concept development method of learning was very effective. Thank you!

автор: Fernando d S M

Oct 26, 2015

Very Very good, if you want to learn something just try these classes !!!

автор: Glenn E M

May 14, 2020

Much more challenging than expected for a general chemistry course.

автор: Jonathan L

Jan 25, 2016

The concept development approach is a much better way to learn!

автор: Stéphane H

Mar 26, 2019

Very insightful course ... very well explained and progressive

автор: Chen C

Sep 30, 2015

really helpful advice, completed content with acceptable depth

автор: Sidharth D

Oct 03, 2015

Excellently delivered..... High clarity and focus on concepts

автор: Lord L A

Apr 14, 2018

excellent course. Gives basic concepts that one must learn.

автор: Deleted A

Sep 10, 2017

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

автор: Tripat S

Sep 18, 2016

The best course to grasp the fundamentals of chemistry

автор: John H

Feb 09, 2016

Fantastic approach to concepts. Excellent instructor.

автор: 胡启涛

Aug 23, 2016

Excellent course. There are many questions to think.

автор: Bartolome M M

Nov 15, 2017

Good Teacher, good Metodology, recomendated 100%

автор: Jhon A C

Apr 28, 2020

Awesome. I leraned a lot of this course.

автор: Dr.Shailashree S

May 23, 2020

course completed but no certificate

автор: Alfonso O

Oct 10, 2019

Excellent refreshing class!

автор: Kelly H

Jan 25, 2017

Nice !! Thank you very much

автор: jianghui

Sep 25, 2018

it is very important to me

автор: Dr M R K

May 11, 2020

Great learning experience

автор: augustin m k

Sep 06, 2018

it's was good for me

автор: Andres C P V

Mar 11, 2018

excellent, thank you

автор: Alma D

Sep 08, 2017

Excellent challenge!

автор: Abraham N

Aug 27, 2015

Very informative