MCH Chemistry Help

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 […]
27 July 2020

Basics of NMR Spectroscopy

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is probably the most widely used method for structural elucidation. It provides information about molecular structure through examination of the magnetic […]
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 […]
20 July 2020

Chemical Kinetics Part II: In great deeds, something abides!

With all due respect to Joshua Chamberlain; what about little deeds? By “little” I don’t mean “less important”, but “microscopic”. When studying (and understanding) chemical kinetics, […]
17 July 2020

Arrhenius Theory in Relation to Acids, Bases and Electrolytes

The Arrhenius theory of electrolytic dissociation is expressed in Chapter 7.3 of the Physical Chemistry book. The theory stated that electrolytes such as acids, bases and […]
11 July 2020

The Donnan Phenomenon in Living Cell Functions

The Donnan phenomenon is not only limited to thermodynamic concepts in physical chemistry. It can be used to help us understand how living cells function. This […]
6 July 2020

Chemical Reactions; What? How much? How fast?

When dealing with chemical reactants, three important questions are usually asked. (1)    What product(s) can be made, (2)    How much can be made and (3)    How […]
6 July 2020

Phase equilibrium in a one-component system

The overall process of reaching phase equilibrium and the concepts associated with it can be very complex. Here’s where the laws of thermodynamics come into play. […]

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