Hi. I'm a 11th grade student interested in pursuing career in chemistry.
I've only learned basic introductory chemistry (AP) and a bit organic chemistry, but I've till now found bonding mechanism quite interesting.
I, judging from my little knowledge in science, think physics would in future integrated to chemistry to make itself more quantitative.
I don't know for now if MO theory is really accepted and developed actively, but I want to study on theory like MO to have more rules to specify a chemical bonding.
To make myself more prepared, I'm planning to take some MOOC courses, as it isn't so easy for me to take courses in local college in my country.
I'm currently taking MIT's 3.091x Intro to Solid State Chemistry - which seems to be a more quantum/solid-focused advanced course for introductory chemistry and Universitat Hamburg's course about Crystals.
From searching, I've found Physical Chemistry course from Rice and Organic Chemistry course from UIUC would come handy for me to study these topics.
What I'm really confused here is, because MOOCs are not arranged in curriculum, I'm not sure which topics I should study first and after.
My school has Organic Chemistry, Quantum Mechanics, and Classical Mechanics (which I get to choose I from these) courses at my 12th year, but as I can only select one and is kind of late - being last year in high school, I want to study with online resources on my own.
These are my current position on studying physical science-related subjects.
Introductory Calculus (AP Calculus BC)
Some statistics and vector operations (by my country's curriculum in set as 11th grade course; just basic cross/dot operations & standard distribution related things)
Introductory Physics (AP Physics C Mech & Electromagnetics, AP Physics B)
Introductory Chemistry (AP Chemistry)
Could you suggest me a general plan for me to be more prepared for chemistry-related career? Thanks a lot.