Online Live Chemistry for Non-Chemists: The Basics, Language, and Function of Chemistry

This course empowers you with the essential knowledge of the transformative power of chemistry. For non-chemists--and chemists in need of review--the essential, overarching themes of chemistry will be explored through the use of modern contextual examples.

Pricing: Starting USD 895
Duration: 3–8 hours
Registration Info

About the Instructor(s)

Carl E. Heltzel
President, Heltzel Editorial, LLC  (DBA)

Dr. Carl E. Heltzel has more than 20 years of experience teaching college chemistry courses; he was the Monroe Moosnick Professor of Chemistry at Transylvania University.

About the Course

This course empowers you with the essential knowledge to be able to effectively communicate and think like a chemist.

This course will provide you with a unique set of activities and active discussions to help you apply scientific principles to everyday interactions--at home for healthy living, and in the work place for informed decision-making.

Topics include:

  • Classification of Matter
  • Separation of a Mixture
  • The Periodic Table
  • Atomic Structure
  • Properties of Chemical Bonds
  • Types of Chemical Bonds
  • Chemical Analysis: Spectroscopy & Analytical  Techniques
  • Radioactivity & Dating
  • Molecular Shapes
  • Polarity
  • Organic & Polymer Chemistry
  • Safe Handling, Use, and Storage of Chemicals
No longer will you cringe when you hear the word “chemistry”, or when someone says, “everything is chemistry”!

What You Will Learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what you see (macroscopic) with chemical   language (microscopic & sub-microscopic)
  • Design ways you can separate a mixture into its components by manipulating physical and chemical properties
  • Use the Periodic Table to support decision-making
  • Differentiate between chemical elements using subatomic particles (protons, neutrons and electrons)
  • Explain how type of chemical bond governs behavior of a compound
  • Identify elements and chemicals using “light”
  • Understand practical applications of radiation/radioactivity
  • Connect molecular shape to function, use, and activity
  • Rationalize physical phenomena using polarity and intermolecular forces
  • Understand the organic chemistry of polymers
  • Analyze MSDS/SDS to make informed decisions

Who Should Attend

Anyone that serves in a predominantly chemistry-driven work environment, but lacks a degree in chemistry or wants to improve his/her ability to communicate and think like a chemist in his/her work place.

Course Outline

  • Module 1

    • Classifying Matter
    • Separation of a Mixture
  • Module 2

    • The Periodic Table
    • Atomic Structure
  • Module 3

    • Properties of Bonds
    • Forming Chemical Bonds
  • Module 4

    • Chemical Identity: Spectroscopy
    • Radioactivity & Dating
  • Module 5

    • Molecular Shape
    • Polarity
  • Module 6

    • Organic & Polymer Chemistry
    • Safe Handling, Use & Storage of Chemicals

Dates, Locations, and Prices

Five for four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. The free registration will be the course of the lowest price. Please note: This discount cannot be combined with any other discount offered. 


Online Live

Nov 15 - Dec 20, 2022

(11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 and 12/20)

Early Bird Full Price
Member(Premium Package) $895
Member or Associate(Standard or Basic Package) $1095
Non-Member $1095

This course will meet online for 6 sessions on Tuesday from 1:30 AM to 3:00 PM ET. Course fee includes electronic access to the course materials and session recordings. Each person attending must register individually for this course.