Physical Chemistry

26 November 2020

The half-life of beer calculated with chemical kinetics

With the holiday season coming up I thought discussing the half-life of beer could be helpful to some
23 November 2020

Steps in chemical reaction in chemical kinetics

In this clip I am showing chain reactions, in a class demo, using multimedia from the latest edition of the  Physical Chemistry textbook by Laidler, Meiser […]
12 November 2020

Chemical potential of a compound

This clip from the Physical Chemistry book explains how concentration changes with pressure. Changing the pressure on a gas can change the number of moles.
7 November 2020

Ratio of forward and reverse rate constants is equal to the equilibrium constant

In class, I used the animation in chapter 4- Approach equilibrium (page 4.28 of my Physical Chemistry book), to show that the ratio of the forward […]
20 October 2020

Using multimedia to illustrate Entropy and Avogadro’s constant

Here are a couple of clips where I use multimedia from the physical chemistry book, in the classroom, to explain concepts
9 October 2020

Isobaric, Isochoric and Isothermal processes for an ideal gas

Various processes for an ideal gas explained using the Physical Chemistry ebook. The clips are from classroom recordings, please excuse if the quality is not that great.
12 September 2020

Enzyme Catalysis in Chemical Transformations

Enzymes are the catalysts of biological systems. They are remarkable molecular designs that determine the pattern of chemical transformations. The most striking characteristics of enzymes are […]
10 September 2020

Chemists and Parents compared, Kinetically speaking

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 are […]
30 August 2020

An Overview of Colligative Properties

The thermodynamics needed to treat the behaviour of solutions is explored in Chapter 5.8 of the Physical Chemistry book. The aim of this post is to […]

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