MCH Chemistry Help

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 […]
14 August 2020

Digging into Phase Diagrams & Cooling Curves

Condensed Binary Systems and  Thermal Analysis  are described in sections 6.4 and 6.5 of the Physical Chemistry textbook. While most of us may not realise it, […]
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 […]
6 August 2020

A look into Gibbs Energy

The Gibbs Energy, G is a function of state that provides useful information for deciding whether or not a change of any kind will tend to […]
31 July 2020

Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

So far we have learnt from Chapter 2 of the Physical Chemistry book that the First Law of Thermodynamics is essentially the law of conservation of […]
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 […]
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. […]
29 June 2020

A Look Into Bonding; Part 1 – Atoms

One of the most exciting parts of studying chemistry is the power to predict how atoms will combine into different molecules.  Of course, in order to […]

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