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Gain competencies in the fundamental principles, theories, and concepts of chemistry in this course designed for the non-science major. Take this self-paced, online course anytime, anywhere, and most courses can be accessed from any device.

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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), with an overall score of 70% or better. The assessments for this course may require access to the periodic table of elements, a calculator, and other equations and charts provided within the tutorial associated with those questions. An accessible version of the periodic table provided by WebElements and can be accessed at https://webelements.com/. Desmos free online scientific calculator can be found at https://www.desmos.com/scienti...

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<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Understand the history and context of chemical investigation, measurement, and problem-solving.<br></li><li>Describe the structures and properties of matter.<br></li><li>Predict how chemicals behave based on how their atoms bond.<br></li><li>Classify chemical reactions and quantify the chemical species involved.<br></li><li>Describe the basics of energy and its relationship to matter.<br></li><li>Explain nuclear radiation and its appropriate reactions and applications.<br></li><li>Mathematically describe the behavior of gases.<br></li><li>Distinguish the properties of and forces involved with the different states of matter.<br></li><li>Characterize the properties, concentrations, and applications of solutions.<br></li><li>Differentiate between acids and bases, their various definitions, and ways to measure each.<br></li><li>Compare the major chemical cycles and pollutants in Earth’s atmosphere.</li><li>Categorize common organic molecules and biomolecules based on their structure, function, properties, and applications.</li></ul>
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