Chemistry

We have four flavors of chemistry courses, each using the Conceptual Chemistry textbook and each presented by its author, John Suchocki. Scroll downward to select the one that best suits your needs and interests. We are not allowed to sell our textbooks directly, which is why you’ll need to purchase the textbook separately either from our publisher, Pearson, or any major online bookstore, such as Amazon. Please consider the more affordable eTextbook. Just Google any of our textbook titles and you’ll find they are widely available.

There are numerous hands-on lab activities within the textbook. However, for a full lab experience eScience Labs now offers chemistry lab kits customized to match each of our chemistry courses. A guided inquiry activity manual is also available: “Explorations in Conceptual Chemistry: A Student Activity Manual“, by Jeff Paradis.



1. Conceptual Chemistry, The Full Version 
(Price: $115)

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1. Copy this Course ID: SelfStudyCCFull
2. Paste the Course ID into Conceptual Academy’s registration page.

Full Version (25 – 36 weeks)

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This course leads the student through the entire Conceptual Chemistry curriculum. Each lesson focuses on a series of related concepts. These lessons build upon each other to create a unit, which has a particular theme, such as the stickiness of molecules. All the units, in turn, combine to give the student a solid foundation in the basic concepts of chemistry and the ability to view nature from the perspective of atoms and molecules. Recommended for motivated students seeking a broad understanding of the concepts of chemistry. Works well as a preparation for college general chemistry, but only when the student also has strong math skills. To learn more about this course, please review its users manual:

Conceptual Chemistry Full Version Users Manual

6 Units; 35 Classes

Unit A: Elements of Chemistry
Unit B: Atomic Particles
Unit C: Atoms and Molecules
Unit D: Chemical Reactions
Unit E: The Chemistry of Life
Unit F: Environmental Chemistry



2. Conceptual Chemistry, Life Science 
(Price: $85)

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1. Copy this Course ID: SelfStudyLifeScienceChemistry
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Customized Version (16 – 25 weeks)

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This self-study course is designed for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in one of the life sciences or fields of allied health. With the understanding that biology is founded upon the principles of chemistry, this sequence focuses on the concepts of chemistry essential to understanding any living system. To make for a solid foundation, fewer topics are given in each class to allow time for more in-depth study, which should include more end-of-chapter exercises. To learn more about this course, please review its users manual:

Chemistry Life Science Users Manual

7 Units: 30 Classes

Unit A: Elements of Chemistry
Unit B: Atomic Bonding
Unit C: Chemistry of Solutions
Unit D: Chemical Reactions
Unit E: Acids, Bases, and Redox
Unit F: Organic and Biochemistry
Unit G: Food and Drugs



3. Conceptual Chemistry, Contextual 
(Price: $85)

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1. Copy this Course ID: SelfStudyContextualChemistry
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Customized Version (16 – 25 weeks)

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A “sideways” approach to Conceptual Chemistry in which the social and environmental applications of chemistry take center stage along side the development of chemistry concepts. Although there is a greater emphasis on the topics of chemistry, this curriculum still provides for a solid foundation by embracing Conceptual Chemistry’s carefully crafted spiral approach whereby key concepts are revisited throughout the textbook—each time in a different light and with greater depth. The author himself teaches his college courses using this approach. It’s challenging, but fun! Recommended for students who are not likely to pursue a career in science or technology. To learn more about this course, please review its users manual:

Contextual Chemistry Users Manual

4 Units; 26 Classes

Unit A: Chemistry in the Environment
Unit B: Energy Resources
Unit C: The Chemistry of Water
Unit D: The Chemistry of Life



4. Conceptual Chemistry, College Prep 
(Price: $85)

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1. Copy this Course ID: SelfStudyPrepChem
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Customized Version (16 – 25 weeks)

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This self-study course is designed for students who have an interest in pursuing further studies in any of the physical sciences at the college level and beyond. While this may also be accomplished by enrolling the full version of Conceptual Chemistry, this course omits many of the topics of chemistry, such as agriculture, so that the student has more time to focus on challenging concepts, such as atomic orbitals and stoichiometry. To make for a solid foundation, fewer topics are given in each class to allow for more in-depth study, which should include more end-of-chapter exercises and problems. This course works well as a preparation for college general chemistry, but only when the student also has strong math skills. To learn more about this course, please review its users manual:

College Prep Chem Users Manual

7 Units; 31 Classes

Unit A: Particles of Matter
Unit B: Elements of Chemistry
Unit C: Atomic Bonding
Unit D: Chemistry of Solutions
Unit E: Chemical Reactions
Unit F: Acids, Bases, and Redox
Unit G: Organic and Biochemistry

 

Sample Chemistry Video: Properties

 

“Understanding the world from the perspective of atoms and molecules provides us much insight into the environment in which we live as well as the nature of living organisms, including ourselves. By learning the basic concepts of chemistry, we are empowered to make wiser decisions for a bright and sustainable future.”

Sample Chemistry Video: The Periodic Table

 

 

 

Sample Chemistry Video: Boiling Water