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Basic chemistry refresher?

littwentythreelittwentythree Registered User regular
edited April 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
In order to take an introductory chemistry course at my university, I need to take a chemistry placement test. That seems strange to me, but whatever. I haven't taken chemistry since 10th grade so I'm a little rusty. As it is a placement test I expect it to be very, very easy, however I would like to make sure that I haven't forgotten everything.

Could anyone link me to a web resource that has a basic summary of chemistry concepts, I.E. what you would find in a high school textbook? Thanks.

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    Dark MoonDark Moon Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Just a thought - since you're going to have to buy the textbook for the course anyways, why not just buy it now and read the first few chapters? They usually introduce the basics (understanding the periodic table, the concept of a mole, electron orbits) before moving on to the guts of the book. I know in my 1st year textbook the first 7 chapters are entirely devoted to reviewing what you should already know having taken grades 10-12 chemistry.

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    littwentythreelittwentythree Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I won't be taking it until next year, and my university has custom editions that it makes every year. Most of our books also come with special codes that have to be unique so you can use them online as well. Plus I don't want to waste money on something I could probably find easily on the internet.

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    gogglesgoggles Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Chemistry/index.htm

    I've dabbled in the MIT OCW and found it quite capable. It's been edited and refined for something like ten years when they first started offering it. As you can see by the courses available, there's a broad spectrum of levels to choose from. Hope this helps.

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    Dark MoonDark Moon Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    goggles wrote: »
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Chemistry/index.htm

    I've dabbled in the MIT OCW and found it quite capable. It's been edited and refined for something like ten years when they first started offering it. As you can see by the courses available, there's a broad spectrum of levels to choose from. Hope this helps.

    "Principles of Chemical Science" looks absolutely perfect, as far as appropriate content for a grade 12/1st year uni course. It also offers full video lectures, which is very helpful. It might be a bit tough with nothing beyond grade 10 chemistry, but most 1st year courses tend to assume their students didn't pay any attention during their high school courses anyways and offer at least a quick overview of the most basic concepts.

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    BEAST!BEAST! Adventurer Adventure!!!!!Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    goggles wrote: »
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Chemistry/index.htm

    I've dabbled in the MIT OCW and found it quite capable. It's been edited and refined for something like ten years when they first started offering it. As you can see by the courses available, there's a broad spectrum of levels to choose from. Hope this helps.
    i was about to suggest this..i've been doing some Bioinformatics and Astrophysics courses on there recently and it's working out great for me

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