In Fascinating Intro to Chemistry, Dr. Margulies gives students an introduction to intramolecular bonding. The method that atoms use to bond together and make molecules determines the properties of the resulting molecule. Understanding these bonds is crucial to understanding chemistry.

The course lessons are laid out in a simple, easy to use table format with buttons below each picture for access to the lessons, text scripts, review, review scripts, and tests that correlate with each lesson. Click the buttons in the sample lesson about “Forces” to start.

Fascinating Intro to Chemistry – Course Content


  • Gravitational forces
  • Magnetic forces
  • Electrical charges
  • Moving electrical charge

Structure of the Atom

  • The first 2 atoms
  • The Hindenburg
  • Party balloon

The First 20 Elements

  • The Periodic Table
  • Lithium
  • Berillium
  • Boron
  • Carbon
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Flourine
  • Neon
  • Sodium
  • Magnesium
  • Aluminum
  • Silicon
  • Phosphorus
  • Sulfur
  • Chlorine
  • Argon
  • Potassium
  • Calcium

Electrical Charges

  • Electrons
  • Electrical neutrality
  • Van der Graaff generator
  • Valence electrons
  • Ions
  • Electricity
  • Electrons on yarn
  • Static electricity

Ionic Bond

  • Unfilled valence rings
  • The Ionic Bond

Properties of Polar Covalent Bond

  • Water molecules stick together
  • Water molecules continually move
  • Ice
  • Static electricity
  • Polarity of ionic molecules

Properties of the Ionic Bond

  • Sodium chloride molecule
  • Polarity
  • Ionic bonds form solids
  • Ionic crystals
  • Crystals crack easily
  • Dissolving ionic crystals


  • Issues of Causation
  • Exampes of Causation
  • Control group
  • Hypothesis
  • Predictions
  • Designing an experiment

Polar Covalent Bond

  • Identifying gases
  • Making a water molecule
  • Arranging hydrogen atoms
  • Modifying the arrangement of hydrogen atoms

Nonpolar Covalent Bond

  • Electrolysis of water
  • Oxygen
  • Neon gas

Properties of Nonpolar Covalent Bond

  • London dispersion forces
  • Gases expand
  • Steam
  • Gases have weight
  • Air pressure
  • Air has weight
  • Mole
  • Gas volume vs gas weight

Metallic Bond and its Properties

  • Metal atoms
  • Metal ion arrangement
  • Metals bend
  • Conductors of electricity
  • Alloys

The Nucleus

  • Protons
  • Graphing force of repulsion
  • Neutrons
  • Isotopes
  • Atomic weight
  • Radioactivity

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