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615개의 평가
159개의 리뷰

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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....

최상위 리뷰

2015년 8월 28일

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.

2018년 10월 1일

DEMAND\n\nI would inform you that i wish to receive my certificate according to general chemistry :concept development and application, then your feed back will rejoice more thank you.

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General Chemistry: Concept Development and Application의 156개 리뷰 중 26~50

교육 기관: Rain

2019년 7월 18일

This is an extremely flawed course, both technically and academically. Half of the math used in the first week is incorrect (anyone using a calculator would discover this, but I also worked as an accountant for many years, as well as previously working in the financial markets as an investment analyst, so my math skills are above-average), and even when they made one correction in the video, they missed the other 20 or so. Even the textbook written by the professor has math errors in it (such as 12 X 0.99 supposedly being equal o 11.98 - not on this plant, or any other I know of, since it's actually 11.88). There are mix-ups in what shows up in what areas of the quizzes (such as Rutherford's gold foil experiment being in the first test, but the first week covers an entirely different area), and the first quiz talks about stuff that isn't discussed at all. Please explain how anyone would know grams per litre of SF6 at sea level when it isn't covered anywhere in the textbook or the lectures or the test itself. Not once did he explain the terms diatomic vs. monatomic (only the brief blip with Avogadro and how 'some molecules must be made up of two atoms then' as a conclusion, but no way to determine which ones, and not the actual meaning of the terms that ended up on a test). Nor does he talk about what (aq) is supposed to mean, where he uses it in brackets in an actual chemical formula. From my understanding of math, I'm supposed to be able to multiple aq by the rest of the formula, but since there is no element called aq, I have to guess that can't be right and it must mean aqueous solution, rather than a solid, but again that isn't even mentioned. Less than 2 seconds of time to explain, but the students are expected to search all over the internet for the answers. Um, isn't that the entire point of taking a class? So that that someone *teaches* the subject instead of students being forced to go to Wikipedia (which is generally frowned upon by academia)? Science is supposed to be accurate, and Rice is supposed to be a top university in the US. I weep for the entire country.

교육 기관: DIKSHA S

2020년 6월 15일

I enjoyed every minute of this course and I have learnt so much. Thank you Coursera for this opportunity. I'll definitely recommend this course to my friends and colleagues.

교육 기관: Anna S

2020년 7월 3일

Can I have the certificate of completion?

교육 기관: Pandimadevi M

2020년 5월 26일

The course is really interesting with the concepts and application. I could able to learn many such in the basic chemistry. Since chemistry is one of the subject, which is inter related to our day to day life, the curse is very much useful.

I am really proud to be one of the learner!!! -Dr.M.Pandimadevi, Prof., Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India

교육 기관: Abatayo, D A

2020년 6월 14일

I couldn't wait to take another module everytime i finished one..😍

I love to hear the detailed explanation to each topic's concept..

Thanks Prof. H..God bless you with so much strength and wisdom as you will continue to impart your knowledge to others! 🙏💓😘

교육 기관: Deleted A

2017년 9월 10일

Great course!! Very helpful and intresting method of study.

교육 기관: Tripat S

2016년 9월 18일

The best course to grasp the fundamentals of chemistry

교육 기관: John H

2016년 2월 8일

Fantastic approach to concepts. Excellent instructor.

교육 기관: 胡启涛

2016년 8월 22일

Excellent course. There are many questions to think.

교육 기관: Bartolomemeseguer H

2017년 11월 15일

Good Teacher, good Metodology, recomendated 100%

교육 기관: Jhon A C

2020년 4월 28일

Awesome. I leraned a lot of this course.

교육 기관: Dr.Shailashree S

2020년 5월 23일

course completed but no certificate

교육 기관: Alfonso O

2019년 10월 10일

Excellent refreshing class!

교육 기관: Kelly H

2017년 1월 24일

Nice !! Thank you very much

교육 기관: jianghui

2018년 9월 25일

it is very important to me

교육 기관: Dr M R K

2020년 5월 10일

Great learning experience

교육 기관: augustin m k

2018년 9월 6일

it's was good for me

교육 기관: Andres C P V

2018년 3월 11일

excellent, thank you

교육 기관: Alma D

2017년 9월 8일

Excellent challenge!

교육 기관: Abe N

2015년 8월 27일

Very informative


2015년 9월 5일

Awesome Course.

교육 기관: Mohamed A

2017년 10월 3일

Thank you all

교육 기관: Jaya L

2016년 6월 4일

Great course.

교육 기관: M.R.T.

2019년 6월 17일

Perfect MOOC

교육 기관: Nagaraj P

2020년 4월 22일