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Water for life

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Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this free course, Water for life, you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together, starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with water.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • read data presented in tables
  • use scientific notation to express both large and small quantities
  • appreciate why chemists use different models to represent molecules
  • identify the number and type(s) of atom present in a molecule from its chemical formula
  • identify the reactants and products of a reaction in a chemical equation.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 17/01/2018

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