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Air Conditioning Fundamentals: 2 - Basic Structure of Matter New

Course Description

An introduction to the basic structure of matter, the various states of matter and the concept of chemical compounds, the behavior of matter under different conditions.

Learning Outcome:

Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to:
1. Define the basic structure of matter.
2. Describe the fundamental structure of an element and a molecule.
3. Describe the fundamental structure of a compound.
4. List some examples of chemical compounds.
5. Describe the complex molecular makeup of different refrigerants and how it affects the behavior of the refrigerant.
6. Explain how the motion of molecules of any material is affected by the state of the material.
7. Define the terms “cohesion” and “absolute zero”.

Topic 1: Atoms and Molecules

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Elements
  • Atoms
  • Particles of an atom
  • Molecules
  • Check – Point Question: Atoms
  • Check – Point Question: Particles of an Atom
  • Topic Summary

Topic 2: Chemical Compounds

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Structure of a Compound
  • What are Chemical Compounds?
  • Compounds with a Complex Molecular Makeup
  • Molecular Makeup and Behavior of Refrigerants
  • Check – Point Question: Chemical Compounds and Their Structure
  • Topic Summary

Topic 3: Motion of Molecules

  • Topic Introduction and Objectives
  • Cooling in Air Conditioning Systems
  • Cohesion
  • Absolute Zero
  • Check – Point Question: Cohesion
  • Topic Summary



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