This online chemistry class is designed as an introduction to chemistry using resources from the Internet and other media. The intent of this course is to make chemistry more visual for the student using animations and videos. Many students find chemistry complicated and confusing. Indeed it can be, but the author believes if certain basic principles can be grasped by the student, the study of chemistry can be an interesting endeavor. This course begins with a brief history of chemistry and physics to show the development of ideas and concepts which are used in chemistry. This is followed by a section on basics which includes basic information the student will need in the course. The basics section concludes with a discussion of positive and negative charge which is the foundation for chemistry. The remainder of the course is built on these basics especially the role of charge in chemical behavior. Additional concepts will be introduced as appropriate.
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