20 free Chemistry courses from world’s best universities



20 free Chemistry courses from world’s best universities

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There’s a lot of content out there for students to improve their knowledge and skills. Most of them are very helpful. But most readers are questioning the validity of the content. Well, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Oxford and most of the world best universities offer their full programs online FREE. No question! That’s the best! These courses are very subject-specific, very well organized and easy to follow.

Currently, Gradhopper lists more than 1200 online courses hosted by it’s university or EdX which is the only open source platform. EdX offers a verified certificate for an additional fee, if you wish to include in your resume.

This article contains only 20 chemistry related courses, but you can find many more courses in agriculture, science, statistics, business management, economics, biology and other disciplines in Gradhopper listings, only a click away…

  1. Introduction to Solid State Chemistry, MIT
    • An introduction to principles of chemistry.
    • This course emphasizes on solid-state materials and their application to engineering systems.
    • Includes video lectures, lecture notes, assignments (questions and answers), exam questions and answers.
  2. Basic Analytical Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
    • This course provides a basic background in the chemical principles, particularly important to analytical chemistry.
    • Techniques in analytical chemistry, skills needed to solve analytical problems and statistical methods to judge accuracy of experimental data.
    • 2-3 hours per week to cover the course in 6 weeks.
  3. Freshman Organic Chemistry I, Yale University
    • This course focuses on theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development, and their basis in experimental observation.
  4. Freshman Organic Chemistry II, Yale University
    • You will learn simple and complex reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, organic synthesis, and some molecules of nature.
  5. Principles of Chemical Science, MIT
    • This course introduces the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules.
    • You will learn basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis.
    • Includes video lectures, lecture notes, and exam questions and answers.
  6. Atmospheric Chemistry, MIT
    • This course provides a detailed overview of the chemical transformations that control the abundances of key trace species in the Earth’s atmosphere.
    • You will learn topics including photochemistry, kinetics, and thermodynamics important to the chemistry of the atmosphere; stratospheric ozone depletion; oxidation chemistry of the troposphere; photochemical smog; aerosol chemistry; and sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and other climate forcers.
    • Includes lecture notes and assignments.
  7. Physical Chemistry, MIT
    • This course introduces quantum mechanics.
    • You will learn the historical development of quantum theory, properties of particles and waves, wave mechanics and applications to simple systems — the particle in a box, the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotor and the hydrogen atom.
    • Includes lecture notes, assignments and exam questions.
  8. Physical Chemistry II, MIT
    • This course covers elementary statistical mechanics, transport properties, kinetic theory, solid state, reaction rate theory, and chemical reaction dynamics.
    • Includes lecture notes and exam questions.
  9. Biological Chemistry I, MIT
    • This course focuses on the chemical and physical properties of the cell and its building blocks, with special emphasis on the structures of proteins, principles of catalysis, and the chemistry of organic / inorganic cofactors required for chemical transformations within the cell.
    • Includes video lectures, lecture notes, assignments (questions and answers) and more.
  10. Biological Chemistry II, MIT
    • This course covers topics including macromolecular machines such as the ribosome, the proteasome, fatty acid synthases as a paradigm for polyketide synthases and non-ribosomal polypeptide synthases, and polymerases.
    • Includes video lectures, assignments (questions and answers) and exam questions and answers.
  11. Molecular Biogeochemistry, MIT
    • This course covers lipid biosynthesis, isotopic contents, diagenetic pathways, analytical techniques and the occurrence of molecular fossils through the geological record.
    • Includes lecture notes and assignments.
  12. Biochemistry Laboratory, MIT
    • This course provides a research-inspired laboratory experience.
    • Techniques include protein expression, purification, and gel analysis, PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, kinase activity assays, and protein structure viewing.
  13. Introduction to Experimental Chemistry, MIT
    • You will learn the fundamentals of Spectroscopy, Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics, Fabrication of a Polymeric Light Emitting Device.
    • Includes lecture notes.
  14. Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery, MIT
    • You will learn methods for modeling a drug’s half-life, activity of enzymes and receptors, techniques for discovering molecules with desired biological activity and more.
    • 6-8 hours per week to cover the course in 7 weeks.
  15. Chemistry of Biomolecules I, MIT
    • The course covers the assembly of complex polyketide, peptide, terpene and alkaloid structures.
    • Topics cover chemical and biochemical strategies used to elucidate natural product pathways.
    • Includes lecture notes, assignments (questions and answers), and exam questions and answers.
  16. Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University
    • You will learn to become more effective writers in science.
    • Good and bad writing examples, tips, authorship, peer review, format of an original manuscript and more.
  17. Course Report Writing Stages, Oxford
    • This course will help you to build the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to write a variety of business reports, contributing to your continuous professional development.
    • Course length is 10 hours.
  18. Introduction to Project Management, University of Adelaide
    • Principles of project management and application in your own work and life.
    • You will learn core knowledge and applied skills in project management, essential communication skills to manage a project.
    • 2-3 hours per week to cover the course in 6 weeks.
  19. Leadership & Management Course, Oxford
    • You will learn how to define leadership role from an organizational perspective and the difference between management and leadership.
    • Hard and soft skills to create effective leader, influence strategies, ethics, leadership practices and more.
    • Course length is 20 hours.
  20. Fundamentals of Statistics, MIT
    • You will learn hypothesis testing, goodness of fit test, linear, nonlinear and generalized linear models, using principal component analysis (PCA) and more.
    • 10-14 hours per week to cover the course in 18 weeks.

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