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Chemistry and Our Universe

How It All Works
Narrated by: Ron B. Davis
Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

Our world is ruled by chemistry. It is the study of matter and energy at the scale of atoms and molecules. As the most all-embracing discipline there is, it should be at the top of everyone’s list of must-learn subjects. 

Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works is your in-depth introduction to this vital field, taught through 60 engaging half-hour lectures that are suitable for any background or none at all. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this amazingly comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math. Your guide is Professor Ron B. Davis, Jr., a research chemist and award-winning teacher at Georgetown University. 

With passion and humor, Professor Davis guides you through the fascinating world of atoms, molecules, and their remarkable interactions, showing you how to think, analyze problems, and predict outcomes like a true expert in the field. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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More like a filmed lecture than an audio book

This was irritating and frustrating as it was obviously taken from a filmed series of lectures and not made as an audiobook. Experiments were not described but we are told to see what is happening. I gave up.

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  • Jen
  • 14-05-19

Great Professor, Hard to Follow.

The professor is fantastic and I enjoyed listening, but the content is very technical which makes it hard to follow while just listening and not seeing his mathematical and structural examples. This content is better suited as a visual lecture rather than auditory in my opinion.

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