The Molecular World OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Chemistry Class

Published Feb 13, 2009

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'The Molecular World' is free undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare offered by The Open University. This online course focuses on the principles of chemical reactions and the periodic table of the elements. It is intended for students with an interest in Chemistry, Biology or Engineering.

The Molecular World: Course Specifics

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The Molecular World: Course Description

'The Molecular World' is an intermediate-level undergraduate course offered by The Open University's Science Department. The course focuses on the periodic table and teaches students about chemical bonding and chemical reactions. Students will learn how a molecule's shape can affect chemical reactions. The course features a practical examination of the chemical reactions inside a catalytic converter in a car. Most students will require approximately 20 hours to complete this course. A basic understanding of chemical principles is recommended for students interested in taking this course.

This course provides online unit notes and links to student learning journals and forums. To learn more, or to take advantage of this free course, visit the molecular world course page.

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