MCH Chemistry Help

18 September 2020

The usefulness of Enzymes as Biological Catalysts

Fall is creeping into my part of the world; harvest is in full swing and my thoughts are turning now to large dinners with ham, turkey […]
10 September 2020

Chemists and Parents compared, Kinetically speaking

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Have you ever uttered or heard the phrase: Are we there yet? or How much longer?  Does this prompt flashbacks of your last family vacation!?  We […]
6 September 2020

Can you be Electrocuted while showering during an Electric Storm?

It is a known fact that water and electricity should not be used at the same time but have you ever wondered why? Were you ever […]
28 August 2020

Phase Changes with the most amazing substance ever!

There is one substance today that still has the power to amaze and entertain me as it did as a child. I never lose a chance […]
17 August 2020

The world of Equilibrium

Chemistry would be a whole lot simpler if all the reactions would just make their expected products (or even some by-products) and then be done. Reactants […]
10 August 2020

The two ultimate questions of Thermodynamics

Understanding the laws of thermodynamics is paramount to understanding why chemical reactions proceed or not. Unfortunately, many times they seem detached or irrelevant when learning to […]
29 July 2020

Electrochemical Reactions in building Better Batteries

We live in an age where batteries have crossed the threshold of being a convenience to a necessity. Billions are spent each year and it is […]
25 July 2020

Making Sense of Everyday Redox Reactions

A favorite demonstration of mine is sticking a couple of zinc and copper electrodes in potatoes and magically running a clock. When I allow the students […]
23 July 2020

Kinetics basics in discussing a single reaction

When dealing with kinetics, the mechanism or actual pathway followed is required for all chemical equations. If the reaction proceeds exactly as written, it is called […]

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