Study Guide

Chemistry Basics Topics

What is Chemistry?

Simply put, chemistry is the study of matter. Matter makes up everything around us, as well as...

Matter

Ah, now on to what really matters: matter. Matter exists in three forms, or what scientists like...

Elements

This is elementary, my dear Watson. Actually, the elements are anything but elementary. For...

Atoms

Atoms are a small subunit of matter. Previously, atoms were thought of as the smallest unit of...

The Periodic Table

The periodic table is a chemist's best friend. It will also be our BFF for much of this course....

Bonding & Chemical Reactions

When chemists talk about "bonding," it is not code for some Cold War spy mission to find James...

Common Mistakes

Below are some common mistakes students make when preparing for a lab. Don't get caught making...

Test Your Knowledge

1. What is chemistry?a. A pseudo-science developed to torture studentsb. The study of numbers and...