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Fall 2023

WELCOME to Chemistry 10 Online!!!!

When you take one of my online classes, you get the same exact notes that I use in my face-to-face classes, links to excellent other websites, and the most attentive online instructor period!  During the week and on most weekends your question will be answered no later than the next day and most of the time within 6 hours.

This course emphasizes the Chemistry of Every Day Life which you will find interesting and applicable, at least I hope so! Most students are surprised at how much they enjoyed this chemistry course

Class begins on August 14 or October 16, and you will not be able to access the classes until the day before the start.  But it is IMPERATIVE that you LOG ON TO THE SHASTA ONLINE CLASS ON THE FIRST DAY!!! You have things that you need to complete.

The entire course is on the internet.  Unless unusual situations occur, there is no face to face component to the course.

This version of this course will be delivered over the internet using a program called Canvas.   You also must expect to spend the same amount of time on this course to what you would have spent on the face to face version of this course.  You should log onto this course everyday, check the course calendar, and make sure all of your work is up to date. You should expect to spend at least nine hours per week on this course.  Furthermore you must have sufficient self-discipline to set and adhere to your own and to the course’s timelines.  The internet version of this course is equal to or more rigorous than the face to face version.  DO NOT FALL BEHIND!!   I will do everything I can to help you.  Always remember NO FREAKING OUT!!  Freaking out is not allowed in my courses.  You just need to ask me for help.

For information on how to access your online course go to the Shasta College homepage and click on "Shasta College Online"
When you register with Admissions, you are automatically put into that course on.  To register online go to If you have problems contact admission at 530-242-7650.  After you register, you can enroll in courses online using My Shasta available from Shasta College homepage.

To view most course documents you will need the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe. It is free. Get Acrobat Reader.

 This an INTERNET only course and is very different from a face to face course. It is entirely online.

Get the Syllabus and READ this first!!!  An internet course is more difficult for many students because it depends solely on self discipline.  Here is the Fall 2023 syllabus for the August 14 start   start please read it.  Here is the syllabus for the October 16, 2023 start.

Chem 10 text is Chemistry for Changing Times, 15th ed by John Hill,  Hill, et al.ISBN 9780134878102 .  Available at the Shasta College Bookstore or any on-line book retailer. 

You usually can find these cheaper online than the bookstore, especially the older editions.  Search using the ISBN numbers.

I will also accept the   13th ed. ISBN 9780321750877  or 14th ed. ISBN 9780321972026.  Search for these online using the ISBN number and you will find them much cheaper than the Shasta College Bookstore.  The the 14th and 15 ed. have 22 chapters and the 15th ed. has 21 because it combined chapters

Here are two links that will connect you to a list of these texts for cheap. The 14th edition.   The 13th edition.

Another website you can check out is

In the online course, there are the worksheets from which your quizzes will be generated.  The quizzes will from material covered off  the worksheets.  These worksheets are for you to complete in preparation for the quizzes; you do not have to turn them in.  I have provided answer sheets also.  If you have any questions about any of the material, let me know.  I will also provide you with a study guide for each exam.  The exam questions come right off the study guide.  I do not provide the answers to the study guide.  That is your job.

I also have provided lots of notes, video tutorials, video demonstrations and hyperlinks for the class and I am always adding more.   These  should be used in addition to the text.