Chemistry Basics with Tyler DeWitt

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Dr. Tyler DeWitt is a research scientist, high school teacher, and digital content author. He is the creator of an online #FOAMed YouTube education channel on science topics, and STEM education.

Tyler holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from MIT, where he served as student coordinator for the new MIT+K12 video outreach project. He has taught high school Chemistry, Biology, and English at schools in both the United States and South Korea.

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Phases of Matter

Phase Changes, Liquid to gas; Boiling, Evaporation, Dissolving, Distillation

Atomic Basics

Atoms and Molecules; What is an Ion?; What are Isotopes?; Atomic Number, Mass Number and Net Charge; Diatomic Elements and Polyatomic ions.

Structure of the Atom

Inside the Atom; Historical Timeline of the atom; The Neutron; The Electron and the Cathode Ray Tube experiment; Electron Charge and the Neutron Millikan Oil Drop Experiment; The Nucleus and Rutherford’s Gold Foil Experiment.

Atomic Mass

Weighted Average; Mass Number; Atomic Weight; Isotope Abundance and Practice problems

Moles and Molar Mass

Moles; Counting Atoms; Converting Grams and Moles; Mass of a Single Atom or Molecule; Molar Mass and Practice problems

Molality, Molarity and Solutions

What Happens when Stuff Dissolves?; Molarity versus Molality; and Practice problems

Chemical Bonding

Ionic Bonds; Molecular Bonds; Hydrogen Bonds; Polyatomic Ion bonds and Valence Electrons

Chemical Formulas

Ionic Formulas; Polyatomic Ions; Transition Metals; Covalent Molecular Compounds; Naming Acids and Practice Problems

Chemical Equations, Empirical Formula

Empirical Formula; Molecular Formula; Balancing Chemical Equations and Practice Problems

Chemical Reactions

Types of Chemical Reactions; Acid and Alkali Magic trick and Practice Problems.

Stoichiometry

Mole ratios; Limiting Reactant; Limiting Reagent; Excess Reactant with basic and advanced practice problems

Oxidation Reduction (Redox) Reactions

Oxidation Numbers; Balancing Redox Equations in Acid and Alkali Solutions with Practice Problems

Gases and Gas Laws I

Atmospheric Pressure ; Gas Pressure; Kelvin Temperature; Absolute Zero; Kinetic Molecular Theory

Gases and Gas Laws II

Boyle’s Law; Charles Law; Gay Lussac’s Law; Ideal Gas Law; Avogadro’s Law; basic and advanced practice problems

Molecular Structure and the VSEPR Theory

Common Mistakes; the Trigonal Bipyramidal Family; the Octahedral Family with basic and advanced Practice Problems

Thermochemistry

Enthalpy; Exothermic reactions; Endothermic reactions; Food Calorimetry and Practice Problems

Electrochemistry

Galvanic Cells; Voltaic Cells; Electroplating; Electrolysis and Practice Problems.

Nuclear Chemistry

Alpha Decay; Beta Decay; Positron Decay; Electron Capture; Nuclear Transmutation; Isotope notation; Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Half Life.

Unit Conversion

Conversion factors; Converting metric units of volume; Converting area and volume and managing multiple conversion factors

Scientific Notation

Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and Division; Fixing Incorrect Scientific Notation; Accuracy and Precision; Error and Percent Error; and Practice problems.

Significant Figures

Significant Zero; Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and Division; and Practice problems

Density

Archimedes and the Gold Crown; Basic and Advanced Practice Problems

Chemistry for Basic science:

  • Phases of Matter – Phase Changes; Liquid to gas; Boiling, Evaporation, Dissolving and Distillation
  • Structure of the Atom – Inside the Atom; Historical Timeline of the atom; The Neutron; The Electron and the Cathode Ray Tube experiment; Electron Charge and the Neutron Millikan Oil Drop Experiment; The Nucleus and Rutherford’s Gold Foil Experiment.
  • Atomic Basics – Atoms and Molecules; What is an Ion?; What are Isotopes?; Atomic Number, Mass Number and Net Charge; Diatomic Elements and Polyatomic ions.
  • Atomic Mass – Weighted Average; Mass Number; Atomic Weight; Isotope Abundance and Practice problems.
  • Moles and Molar Mass – Moles; Counting Atoms; Converting Grams and Moles; Mass of a Single Atom or Molecule; Molar Mass and Practice problems.
  • Molality, Molarity and Solutions – What Happens when Stuff Dissolves?; Molarity versus Molality; and Practice problems.
  • Chemical Bonding – Ionic Bonds; Molecular Bonds; Hydrogen Bonds; Polyatomic Ion bonds and Valence Electrons.
  • Chemical Formulas – Ionic Formulas; Polyatomic Ions; Transition Metals; Covalent Molecular Compounds; Naming Acids and Practice Problems.
  • Chemical Equations – Empirical Formula; Molecular Formula; Balancing Chemical Equations and Practice Problems.
  • Chemical Reactions – Types of Chemical Reactions; Acid and Alkali Magic trick and Practice Problems.
  • Stoichiometry – Mole ratios; Limiting Reactant; Limiting Reagent; Excess Reactant with basic and advanced practice problems.
  • Oxidation Reduction (Redox) Reactions – Oxidation Numbers; Balancing Redox Equations in Acid and Alkali Solutions with Practice Problems.
  • Gases and Gas Laws I – Atmospheric Pressure ; Gas Pressure; Kelvin Temperature; Absolute Zero; Kinetic Molecular Theory
  • Gases and Gas Laws II – Boyle’s Law; Charles Law; Gay Lussac’s Law; Ideal Gas Law; Avogadro’s Law; basic and advanced practice problems.
  • Molecular Structure and the VSEPR Theory – Common Mistakes; the Trigonal Bipyramidal Family; the Octahedral Family with basic and advanced Practice Problems.
  • Thermochemistry – Enthalpy; Exothermic reactions; Endothermic reactions; Food Calorimetry and Practice Problems.
  • Electrochemistry – Galvanic Cells; Voltaic Cells; Electroplating; Electrolysis and Practice Problems.
  • Nuclear Chemistry – Alpha Decay; Beta Decay; Positron Decay; Electron Capture; Nuclear Transmutation; Isotope notation; Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Half Life.

Maths for Basic science:

  • Unit Conversion – Conversion factors; Converting metric units of volume; Converting area and volume and managing multiple conversion factors.
  • Scientific Notation – Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and Division; Fixing Incorrect Scientific Notation; Accuracy and Precision; Error and Percent Error; and Practice problems.
  • Significant Figures – Significant Zero; Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and Division; and Practice problems.
  • Density – Archimedes and the Gold Crown; Basic and Advanced Practice Problems.

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