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Course Description

This course is an 8-week online self-paced delivery model. It is recommended that students spend an average of 15 learning hours per week on this course work.


University Prep Chemistry is designed for students who have never taken chemistry, or who want to improve their knowledge before taking a university chemistry course. There is no laboratory work.  Evaluation is based on a number of quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final exam.

This course is accepted by Dalhousie in place of NS Grade 12 Chemistry and may be used as the prerequisite for all Dalhousie first-year Chemistry classes.

Course Outline

Course Topics include:

  • The different types of matter, properties of matter and changes in matter
  • Atomic theory
  • The periodic table and trends in properties of the elements
  • Chemical bonding, including intermolecular bonding
  • Balancing chemical equations, types of chemical reactions and nomenclature
  • Introduction to chemical kinetics
  • The mole, including stoichiometry, limiting reagents, mole conversions, percentage composition, empirical and molecular formula, and percent yield
  • Solutions, including solubility and formation of precipitates and concentration of a solution
  • Chemical equilibrium, including writing the equilibrium constant K, calculating K, and Le Chatelier’s principle
  • Oxidation and reduction, including oxidation number, oxidizing and reducing agents, and the activity series of metals
  • Acids and bases, including properties, Bronsted-Lowry theory, conjugate acids and bases, acid-base neutralization equations, titration problems

What You Will Learn

You will gain a solid foundation in the subject by learning the major concepts of Grade 11 and 12 Chemistry.

Notes

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites for this course.
 

Recommended For

This course is recommended for students who have never taken chemistry, or who want to improve their knowledge before taking a university chemistry course.

Testimonials

“I was so terrified of chemistry before now. I did it in high school 25 years ago. I now realize it just took critical thinking and the way the course was delivered helped me through it. I struggled with the first two modules but as soon as I started using all the learning resources provided, it went smoothly. If I can do it, I know anybody can. This is what I call "Chemistry made easy.”

~ Barbara Onyechi
Summer 2023 student


"This is an amazing course with very straightforward directions. I love that it is at your own pace! The instructor videos are amazing!"

~ Holly Harding
Fall 2023 student

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Section Title
University Prep Chemistry (Chemistry 0010.00)
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Jul 02, 2024 to Aug 23, 2024
Total Learning Hours
120.0
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $775.00
Section Notes

An e-textbook is required to be purchased for this course through the DAL Bookstore. Information on how to purchase and set up an e-textbook will be provided in a separate email once registration and course payment has been processed.

Section Title
University Prep Chemistry (Chemistry 0010.00)
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Sep 16, 2024 to Nov 08, 2024
Total Learning Hours
120.0
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $775.00
Section Notes

An e-textbook is required to be purchased for this course through the DAL Bookstore. Information on how to purchase and set up an e-textbook will be provided in a separate email once registration and course payment has been processed.

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