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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....




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.




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General Chemistry: Concept Development and Application: 76 - 100 / 197 レビュー

by Ugbosu F O


I'm really happy about my success in this course, at first it was looking bulky but now I'm done, not just done but I've also acquired so many skills on this course.

A big thank you to everyone at RICE and Coursera.

by Ritchelle A P


i would like ti thank my instructor for having this kind of lecture.. chemistry is one of my favourite subjects during my junior high school. it is indeed an amazing experience to gather learnings about chemistry

by Aaron J S M


Hello! This rating reflects how great the course is! I just need to acquire my Certificate, I thought it was given automatically after the course. Please do tell me ASAP if I need to do something for it.

by 18UCHA041


It was new study approach. It was different and it always kept me on my toes. I kept questioning and understanding topics from different perspectives throughout. Thank you

by Md. R U C


I enjoyed the course very much. None of the lectures was boring. Mr Steven Hutchinson is a dedicated teacher. I'll ensure to keep up my way of learning.

by Revathy R


Thank you Dr. John Steven Hutchinson. The course was systematically covered and questions were challenging too. Looking forward to your next course.

by Nguyen D L


I love the lecture and quizzes. I am more confident to help my son with Chemistry now. Thank you Prof Hutchinson and Rice University Staffs.

by Elsadig A M A


Thanks for this training general chemistery concept I requierd mor courses semiller to advance exciperiance .

by Igbaroola S A


This course has been quite amazing. I hope to apply it in my further knowledge of concept in chemistry.

by Joaquín C


Muy bueno, sigan así con más cursos como estos , pero se necesita certificación por favor, gracias

by Anni J R R


Muy buenos materiales de exposición además de las retroalimentaciones en cada examen, excelente

by Abhishek P


I explore chemical kinetics and equilibrium. Further, i learned some new concepts as well.

by Suthakaran k


Exam papers are really great because each questions are very intelligent and bravely

by Utibe V E C


i​t was a really enlightening course and i am glad i got the honour of doing it.

by Shaik L


Thanks to course community, I have to enjoyed this course.



by sjpradeeba C


Excellent course. I have completed the course but i didnt receive certificate

by Dr. C K


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

by Ms. S B


The course really very helpful to learn the concept much better and easier.



Thank you so much for this cousre. I get more ideas. Really interesting...

by Alvin I


This course is amazing. It helped me to understand chemistry in a fun way.

by Marc H


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

by Fernando d S M


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

by Lalita S B


This course is helpful for understanding basic concept in chemistry

by Glenn E M


Much more challenging than expected for a general chemistry course.

by Poliane m a


Experiência diferente e muito complexa rica em muitos detalhes.