Balancing an entire sheet of chemistry equations, memorizing the Periodic Table, and answering tough vocabulary questions is much easier when you have a strong foundation in General Chemistry. Whether you are taking your first college chemistry course or still in high school, knowledge of chemical processes provides insights into a variety of biological and physical phenomena. These phenomena and more are explored in Professor Franklin Ow’s General Chemistry course. In each of his lessons, Professor Ow explains concepts in easy to understand language and follows with plenty of examples you will likely see on homework and exams.
Chemistry explains the world around us. Everything we can see, and many things that we cannot, are made up of chemical elements and molecules. No one knows the ways in which chemistry shapes our world better than Dr. Harold Goldwhite. His experience on the History Channel coupled with over 45+ years teaching transform his lectures into an informative and fascinating journey. Dr. Goldwhite’s comprehensive syllabus is perfect for standard and accelerated one year chemistry courses. He covers everything from Atomic Theory, Chemical Reactions, Bonds, Kinetics, Acids and Bases, and Thermodynamics to Electrochemistry and Radioactivity. Dr. Goldwhite received his Ph.D and B.A. from the University of Cambridge.
Chemistry is defined as the study of matter and its properties. With regard to this definition, the roots of the study of chemistry can be traced back to more than one ancient civilization. Most notably, the Greeks and Chinese each independently postulated thousands of years ago that there must be a small number of elemental substances from which all other things were created as admixtures.
"In centuries past, kings and emperors appointed alchemists to discover, in their primitive furnaces, the "philosopher's stone" which would turn base metals into gold. Today, the conquest of nuclear energy is the modern philosopher's stone. This book, simply and nontechnically, (sic) explains to the layman the great discoveries of chemistry–from early alchemy to the cyclotron."