HES-681 - Introduction to Chemistry

Along the way, you'll learn how everything that goes on in your body depends on a chemical reaction. This course also prepares you for a health-related career or for success in a college chemistry course.The course begins with a discussion of matter and energy. You will learn about the particles that make up matter and the different states matter can take. You will also discover the differences between potential and kinetic energy, examine different ways to measure energy, and explore endothermic and exothermic reactions.The course concludes with a discussion of solutions, inorganic molecules, and organic molecules. You will study the differences between solutes and solvents; unsaturated and saturated solutions; and acids, bases, and salts; and examine the four types of bioorganic molecules in your body. Along the way, you will gain interesting insights about your body's use of food, the role of isotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, nutritional deficiencies, the importance of enzymes, and the function of many specific chemicals in your body.
Academic Level
Continuing Education Level
Subject
Health
Department
Continuing Ed - Open Classes
Credits
Not Available
Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
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