• Unit 2: Basic Chemistry

    Life is driven by chemical processes. Many topics in chemistry overlap with basic biology principles. To fully understand biology, you must have a basic understanding and appreciation of chemistry. The readings and lectures presented below can help you prepare for the topics in the course as well serve as a resource to which you can refer throughout the semester. This unit contains a series of YouTube video lectures that will address basic chemistry topics. You may find that the importance and organization of this unit will make more sense as you proceed through the course.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 5 hours.

    • 2.1: Atoms and Molecules

    • 2.2: Thermodynamics

    • Unit 2 Assessment