McHenry County College
Aug 19, 2013 to Sep 16, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Provides opportunities to interact with the instructor or students
- Uses discussion forums
Full course description
Chemistry is an integral part of our lives and the world we live in. Chemistry explains the world around us. Are you a college student intimidated by a chemistry course? Do you need a head start in exploring chemistry in order to be prepared for general chemistry courses? In this pre-college course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of chemistry. Concepts, terminologies, and basic mathematics skills required for conversions in chemistry will be covered.
This basic chemistry course is recommended for McHenry County College’s students prior to enrolling in CHM164: Introductory Chemistry
Li Li Zyzak, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
Li Li Zyzak teaches chemistry and biochemistry at McHenry County College and other colleges and universities in the greater Chicago area. She received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of South Carolina after earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. After completing her doctorate degree, Dr. Zyzak conducted research studies on cell culture-signal transduction techniques for understanding the immortalization of keratinocyte cell lines. Before pursuing her passion for teaching, she worked for two companies: first with a major food company, where she commercialized a calcium fortified milk beverage; then with a flavor company, where she developed techniques to investigate the interaction of fragrance/cosmetic products with skin tissue. She was granted two patents for her work in the industry and likes to share her passion about chemistry with her students by teaching them how to link science to business applications.