Course Catalog

Chemistry for Non-Chemists: The Basics, Language, and Function of Chemistry

This course empowers you with the essential knowledge to be able to effectively communicate and think like a chemist. No longer will you cringe when you hear the word chemistry, or when someone says, “everything is chemistry.” This course will provide you with a unique set of activities to help transform your application of scientific principles in your everyday interactions at home for healthy living and in the work place for informed decision-making.

Module 1: Classifying Matter / Separation of a Mixture
Module 2: The Periodic Table / Atomic Structure
Module 3: Properties of Bonds / Forming Chemical Bonds
Module 4: Chemical Identity: Spectroscopy / Radioactivity & Dating
Module 5: Molecular Shape / Polarity
Module 6: Organic & Polymer Chemistry / Safe Handling, Use & Storage

 

Course Details

Key Topics

• Classification of Matter
• Separation of a Mixture
• The Periodic Table
• Atomic Structure
• Properties of Chemical Bonds
• Types of Chemical Bonds
• Chemical Analysis: Spectroscopy & Analytical Techniques
• Radioactivity & Dating
• Molecular Shapes
• Polarity
• Organic & Polymer Chemistry
• Safe Handling, Use, and Storage

Information

This time-tested, but recently updated course is designed to give non chemists, and chemists in need of review, an understanding of basic and fundamental chemical principles. The essential, overarching themes of chemistry will be explored through the use of modern contextual examples.

Who Should Attend

Anyone that serves in a predominantly chemistry-driven work environment, but lacks a degree in chemistry or wants to improve his/her ability to communicate and think like a chemist in his/her work place.

Benefits

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Describe what you see (macroscopic)with chemical language (microscopic & sub-microscopic)
• Design ways you can separate a mixture into its components by manipulating physical and chemical properties
• Use the Periodic Table to support decision-making
• Differentiate between chemical elements using subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
• Identify an unlabeled chemical using its chemical & physical properties
• Explain how type of chemical bond governs behavior of a compound
• Identify elements and chemicals using “light”
• Utilize practical applications of radiation/radioactivity
• Connect molecular shape to function or use
• Rationalize physical phenomena using polarity
• Justify properties of polymer using organic chemistry
• Analyze MSDS/SDS to make informed decisions

Agenda

  • Module 1: Classifying Matter / Separation of a Mixture
  • Module 2: The Periodic Table / Atomic Structure
  • Module 3: Properties of Bonds / Forming Chemical Bonds
  • Module 4: Chemical Identity: Spectroscopy / Radioactivity & Dating
  • Module 5: Molecular Shape / Polarity
  • Module 6: Organic & Polymer Chemistry / Safe Handling, Use & Storage

Course Locations

Date

April 19 - May 24, 2017

This course will meet online for six (6) sessions on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET on the following dates:
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

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Venue

Online
Online


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $995 $1195
Date

July 26 - August 30, 2017

This course will meet online for six (6) sessions on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET on the following dates:
July 26
August 2
August 9
August 16
August 23
August 30

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Venue

Online
Online


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $995 $1195
Date

October 25 - November 29, 2017

This course will meet online for six (6) sessions on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET on the following dates:
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

Online
Online


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $995 $1195

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