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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Review Videos (I)

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 83 min)
8 videos
1.1 Scientific Method9m
1.2 Measurement and Significant Figures Part I 16m
1.3 Measurement and Significant Figures Part II 13m
1.4 Energy Part I 14m
1.5 Energy Part II 14m
1.6 [DEMO] Physical Change 3m
1.7 [DEMO] Chemical Change 4m
2 hours to complete

light

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 88 min)
7 videos
[DEMO] Blackbody Radiation6m
Light Wave Particle Duality14m
Atom Emission Spectra8m
Bohr Model Part I20m
[Demo] Colored Flames5m
Bohr Model Part II12m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Exercises16m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Quantum Number, Lewis Dot Structure

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 127 min)
7 videos
Introduction to Quantum Numbers Part II25m
Electron Configurations14m
Core and Valence Electrons9m
Introduction to Lewis Structures17m
Lewis Dot Structure Construction23m
Bond Order, Expanded Octet18m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Exercise22m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Formal Charge, VSEPR Theory, Hybridization

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 98 min)
6 videos
Simple Structure, Formal Charge and Resonance Part II11m
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Part I21m
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Part II11m
Sigma and Pi Bonds16m
Hybridization23m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Exercise22m
First Advanced Problem Set1h 2m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Phases of Matter, Gas Laws

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 85 min)
6 videos
[DEMO] Gas Phase14m
Ideal Gas Law20m
Gas Law: Partial Pressure20m
The Importance of Thermal Energy6m
Phases of Matter, Liquids15m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Exercise12m

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