Mr. Guch Explains
With the site update currently going on, lots and lots of tutorials are being added and the ones that already were here are being improved. What this means for you is that there will be way more chemistry awesomeness to make your life wonderful.
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Why Study Chemistry, Anyway? (UPDATED) – The reason it’s important to take chemistry, even if you don’t wanna.
Dealing With Idiot Teachers (NEW) - Are most teachers good? Yes. Are some of them idiots? Yes. Find out how to identify the idiots.
The Scientific Method (UPDATED) – Use the scientific method to solve any problem!
Significant Figures (UPDATED) – Learn to find them and why you should care.
SI / metric units and conversions (UPDATED) – Become a unit conversion pro and impress your friends!
Drawing Good Graphs (UPDATED) – I’ll take you through the steps of how to write a good graph.
Lab Safety (NEW) – How not to kill yourself in the lab.
The periodic table and chemical properties:
The Historical Atom:
The Periodic Table (UPDATED) – Everything you ever wanted to know about the periodic table!
The Octet Rule and Periodic Trends (NEW) – The most important thing you'll read today.
Intro to Ionic Compounds (NEW) – Properties and characteristics of ionic compounds.
Naming Ionic Compounds (NEW) – Your favorite subject in the whole world!
Properties of Covalent Compounds (NEW) – The properties of covalent compounds.
Drawing Simple Lewis Structures (UPDATED)– A simple six-step method for drawing perfect Lewis structures.
Drawing Lewis Structures of Ions (NEW) – Pretty much what it sounds like
All About VSEPR – What it is, how it works, and how to use it for both good and evil.
Types of Solids – Learn about the many types of solid and their properties!
Equations and math and formulas and stuff:
What's a Mole? (NEW) – So, what is a mole, anyway?
Finding Molar Masses – An easy way to find ‘em!
Mole Calculations! Convert between grams, moles, and molecules!
Balancing Equations – Handy tricks to become a balancing pro!
Writing Word Equations – Translate plain English equations into well-crafted chemical equations
Types of Reaction – The care and feeding of the six types of chemical reaction.
Stoichiometry Explained (UPDATED) – Find out what stoichiometry is all about!
Those topics that are close to the end of the book (depending on your book, of course):
All About Polarity – Intermolecular forces and polarity explained and made simple!
Solutions and Molarity – Find molarity and other handy stuff about solutions.
Colligative Properties – All about that melting point/boiling point stuff.
Acids and Bases – The properties and calculations involved with acids and bases!
Gas Laws Help – How to tell the gas laws apart and how to use them to solve problems!
Energy Diagrams – Learn how to draw ‘em and interpret ‘em.
Identifying Unknowns (UPDATED) – Spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spec, and X-ray diffraction.
Nuclear Decay – Learn about decay! Hooray!
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